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Researchers fret as info lags on pot effects on older adults

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DENVER — Surveys show a small but growing number of older adults are using marijuana — a trend that worries researchers who say not enough information exists about how pot affects older users.

Abundant research has been done on how the drug...

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission members to be named
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Members of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission are to be announced.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Senate President Pro...

Knox Medical authorized to distribute medical pot in Florida
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A fourth Florida organization has been allowed to distribute low-THC cannabis as medicine for a narrow list of conditions....

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Upcoming Colorado Springs City Council election lures new potential candidates
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 15 hr ago

With two-thirds of Colorado Springs City Council seats up for grabs next spring, a lot of people are contemplating a run for city office.


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Gov. Hickenlooper aims Colorado marijuana tax revenue toward affordable housing, homeless
By: - 0 Mon, Dec 5, 2016

A proposal by Gov. John Hickenlooper to direct marijuana revenue toward building affordable housing and curbing homelessness offers a glimpse into...

Correction: Medical Marijuana-New York story
By: 0 Mon, Dec 5, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Dec. 4 about New York state's medical marijuana program, The Associated Press reported erroneously on where Columbia...

Durango grants license to marijuana testing facility
By: - 0 Mon, Dec 5, 2016

DURANGO — A marijuana testing company is preparing to open its doors next month in Durango after receiving a license from the city last week.


Elections results for Marsy's Law have been certified
By: 0 Mon, Dec 5, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state Board of Canvassers on Monday certified voter passage of a constitutional initiative that establishes certain rights...

Legislation aimed at voter-approved medical marijuana law
By: 0 Sun, Dec 4, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Legislation aimed at Arkansas' new medical marijuana law is planned or already filed for the upcoming Legislative session,...

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Players: Kerr's marijuana admission could spark dialogue
By: 0 Sat, Dec 3, 2016

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — David West has undergone four surgeries in his long NBA career: left knee, right elbow and right foot twice to fix a couple of...

July 1 start date sought for Montana crime victim rights law
By: 0 Fri, Dec 2, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana and representatives of city and county governments on Friday asked the state...

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Colorado Springs police identify victim and 2 suspects in fatal weekend shooting
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Fri, Dec 2, 2016

The victim in Saturday's fatal shooting was an uninvolved bystander who was playing video games with friends, court records show.


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Colorado Springs police link 2 men to pair of shootings; search continues for 'dangerous' suspect
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Fri, Dec 2, 2016

Two people suspected in a fatal shooting Saturday are wanted in Tuesday's double homicide.

Colorado Springs police say Haywood Eugene Miller...

Minnesota OKs using medical marijuana for PTSD
By: 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota veterans and other residents suffering post-traumatic stress disorder will be allowed to use medical marijuana...

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Q&A: Can my employer fire me for legally using marijuana?
By: 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

BOSTON (AP) — Changing marijuana laws aren't necessarily making weed more welcome in the workplace.

For now, many employers appear to be...

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Secretary of State: Amendment 71 makes Colorado 'less of a guinea pig'
By: Matt Steiner - 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams and a pair of political consultants on Wednesday rattled off a list of impacts that the "Raise the Bar"...

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A tip sheet for workers and workplaces where marijuana is legal
By: - 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

BOSTON — Changing marijuana laws aren't necessarily making weed more welcome in the workplace.

For now, many employers seem to be sticking...

Arkansas agency begins drafting medical marijuana rules
By: 0 Wed, Nov 30, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Medical marijuana products sold in Arkansas would have to include detailed labels with information about their laboratory...

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Marijuana plants confiscated in raid of Colorado Springs home
By: - 0 Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Colorado Springs Police raided a home off Akron Road Wednesday afternoon on the northeast side of the city and confiscated about 16 marijuana...

The tax man cometh: California ponders legal pot, paying up
By: 0 Wed, Nov 30, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's legal marijuana industry is expected to involve everything from backyard growers to sprawling fields in the farm...

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Judge rejects Colorado Springs robbery suspect's theory about failed alcohol test
By: Lance Benzel - 0 Wed, Nov 30, 2016

A Colorado Springs robbery suspect offered a novel explanation for why he failed a urine test while free on bond: Too much fruit juice.


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1 arrest made in fatal Colorado Springs shooting, another man remains wanted
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Wed, Nov 30, 2016

One of two men suspected in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old in Colorado Springs has been arrested.

Haywood Eugene Miller Jr., 24, was taken...

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EDITORIAL: Governor wants pot taxes for homeless
By: - 0 Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Gov. John Hickenlooper wants millions in pot tax revenues to address a growing homeless population linked by mounting evidence to Big Marijuana.


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Gov. Hickenlooper debuts 'aggressive' new efforts to battle homelessness with marijuana tax dollars
By: - 0 Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Gov. John Hickenlooper is proposing “aggressive” new efforts to address homelessness in Colorado, returning to an issue that helped launch his...

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Roots of dissent: Accused Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Dear lived in Hartsel Flats area, a burden on local community
By: Lance Benzel - 0 Tue, Nov 29, 2016


Tattered American flags lay draped in the dirt as Steven J. Bedigian paced the lonely ground where he plans to spend his final...

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Weed is winning, but the train could still go off the tracks
By: 0 Mon, Nov 28, 2016

DENVER (AP) — Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal...

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Medical marijuana panel to hire diversity consultant
By: 0 Mon, Nov 28, 2016

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Maryland's medical marijuana commission is taking steps toward evaluating minority participation in the state's nascent...

Peter Thiel seeks Silicon Valley insiders who will help Trump
By: - 0 Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel is putting together a brain trust of Silicon Valley insiders to share ideas with the transition team for...

This Week from Albany: Hate crimes response, indictments
By: 0 Sat, Nov 26, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In this week's news from Albany, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new response to hate crime and indictments were unsealed in an...

Wary of Trump, New Jersey lawmakers eying pot legalization
By: 0 Sat, Nov 26, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers say they're concerned about what President-elect Donald Trump's selection of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions as...