• Colorado Editorial Roundup

    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    The Times-Call, June 13, on maintaining iconic mountain peaks: They are among Colorado's most-iconic features: the mountain peaks that reach higher than 14,000 feet. Some are accessed through well-maintained trails, other sit either partially or fully on private property. None is an...

  • Tommy Chong tweets out he has cancer, can use 'more marijuana' to treat it

    ABC News
    Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    "Cheech & Chong" star Tommy Chong has revealed he is battling rectal cancer. "I've had some medical issues lately," Chong, 77, told Us Weekly on Tuesday. "I got diagnosed with rectal cancer." "I'm in treatment now," he added. "Either I get healed or I don't. But either way, I’m...

  • Memorial Hospital OKs use of cannabis-based oils for some young patients

    By jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Parents of children using cannabis-based oils to treat seizures can administer the oils at Memorial Hospital under a newly approved policy announced Tuesday. Parents must administer the oils themselves while their children are under the care of a pediatric neurologist, and parents...

  • EDITORIAL: Consider the children

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    2014 was the first year in which selling recreational marijuana became legal, and its impact is unsurprising, yet saddening. In 2014, the number of drug violations in middle schools increased by almost 200 from the previous year's 769 to come in at 951 - a 10-year high. That means the...

  • EDITORIAL: Want to smoke pot? The boss can fire you

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Colorado pot users have no fear of federal or local law enforcement. As of this week, they might start fearing the boss. The federal government lacks resources to enforce its laws against recreational or medical marijuana. It also lacks authority to require local or state police to...

  • Colorado Springs family in limbo waiting on hospital's decision

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Memorial Hospital officials made no announcement Monday on whether they would allow cannabis-based oils - a popular treatment for many children suffering from debilitating seizures - onto its Boulder Street campus. The issue arose after Memorial Hospital took over all pediatric...

  • Who is using marijuana? New Colorado survey gives some insight

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Across Colorado, 13.6 percent of adults said they had recently used marijuana when surveyed in 2014, according to a report offering the first look at pot use since legal recreational sales began last year. Whether that represents an increase from previous years isn't clear, however,...

  • LETTERS: Known for drugs not beauty; more on trash service zones

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Known for drugs, not beauty There has been much discussion on whether marijuana should be legalized in Colorado Springs. I am against legalizing marijuana for Colorado Springs because of the sad experience I had when returning to Colorado Springs on an airplane. One man said to me,...

  • Colorado Supreme Court: Workers can be fired for using marijuana off-duty

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    DENVER — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. The state Supreme Court ruled 6-0 Monday that a medical marijuana patient who was fired after failing a drug test cannot get his job back. The case was being watched closely by employers and pot smokers...

  • Colorado Springs woman suspected of selling marijuana to juveniles

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    A female resident of an east Colorado Springs house is suspected of distributing marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after investigators observed at least 75 underage people "stopping by the house, staying for a short time and then leaving," according to a police...

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