• 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...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Magna Carta anniversary marks freedom's birthday

    Douglas Bruce
    Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Tradition accepts June 15, 1215, as the start of limited government in Anglo-American law. The Magna Carta ("great charter') was signed under duress by King John. John was the brother and successor to Richard the Lion Heart, whose loyal subjects included that tax rebel, Robin Hood....

  • New Colorado Springs mayor gives council a to-do list with his priorities

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Like a racehorse pushing at the gate, John Suthers - after 11/2 weeks as mayor - is making executive decisions and calling for plenty of other changes, too. The code enforcement staff has been moved from the Police Department to the Land Department, where it can be a higher priority,...

  • Colorado Springs man convicted in connection to 2013 death investigation

    By April Nowicki Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    A Colorado Springs man was recently convicted of tampering with evidence in a 2013 death investigation that has taken some unusual turns, and a second man will go to trial next month on the same charges. Stephen Barker, 21, and Damian Johnston, 23, each were charged with tampering...

  • Patient use of cannabis-based oils a new issue in recent Memorial Hospital changes

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    A week before her daughter's surgery, Alicia Stier said Memorial Hospital Central officials told her to keep one seizure medication home: cannabis-based oils. The voicemail left her scrambling. "It's just like any other medication for seizure control," she said. "You don't drop,...

  • Got pot? San Francisco to host medical marijuana food fair

    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, imagine what a pancake breakfast might do for medical marijuana. Marijuana is only legal for medical purposes in California, but that isn't stopping purveyors of pot-infused cupcakes, nuts and other edible forms...

  • Colorado schools to track marijuana offenses by students

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado schools will begin compiling data on students who get busted for using or distributing marijuana, an effort aimed at gauging the effects of the drug's legalization in the state. The new requirement is an addition to a 2012 law directing law enforcement and district...

  • EDITORIAL: Big Tobacco 2.0 holds conference

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Saturday's "Marijuana and Health Symposium" at National Jewish Health in Denver raises red flags. The event, specifically designed for medical professionals, appears to be a maneuver right out of Big Tobacco's old playbook, which used physicians to cloak smoking in a veneer of health....

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