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Durango’s retail pot shops proliferate 20.11.2014 Durango Herald
Retail marijuana shops are making inroads in Durango less than two months after the first retail operation opened.Durango now has three retail marijuana stores: Durango Organics and Wellness Center at 72 Suttle Street in Bodo Industrial Park has been joined by Santé Alternative Wellness at 742 Main Ave. and Animas Herbal Wellness...
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Worried about kids accidently eating pot? Well, don’t 19.11.2014 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – The most politically potent arguments against marijuana legalization have focused on the effects of looser marijuana laws on teens and children. Opponents say that legalization will lead to increased use among teens (so far it hasn’t), and recite the drug war mantra that it will “send the wrong message” (if...
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Marijuana Drastically Shrinks Aggressive Form Of Brain Cancer, New Study Finds 19.11.2014 Green on
Over the past few years, research has revealed that marijuana can both destroy certain cancer cells and reduce the growth of others. Now, a new study in mice has found that when combined with radiation treatment, cannabis can effectively shrink one of the most aggressive types of brain tumors. In a paper published Friday in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapies, a team of researchers from St. George's University of London outlined the "dramatic reductions" they observed in high-grade glioma masses, a deadly form of brain cancer, when treated with a combination of radiation and two different marijuana compounds, also known as cannabinoids. In many cases, those tumors shrunk to as low as one-tenth the sizes of those in the control group. "We've shown that cannabinoids could play a role in treating one of the most aggressive cancers in adults," Dr. Wai Liu, one of the study's lead authors, wrote in an op-ed earlier this week. "The results are could provide a way of breaking through glioma ...
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Bloomington cracks down on e-cigs and cheap cigars 19.11.2014 Star Tribune: Local
An ordinance passed unanimously by the City Council bans ‘vaping’ in most public places.
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Denver pot bakery puts the high into haute cuisine 17.11.2014 LA Times: Nation
It was midafternoon and a disciplined team of chefs began rolling out the day's offerings — four kinds of baklava, oatmeal butterscotch cookies and a toothsome Parisian macaroon.
Deadline nearing for edible pot rule changes 17.11.2014 Denver Post: Local
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities searching for a new look for edible pot are meeting for a final time Monday to try to find a way to make edibles look distinct from other ...
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Pot treats may face state scrutiny 17.11.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – Saying they’re still worried that edible pot sweets are too attractive to kids, Colorado health authorities plan to ask Monday for a new panel to decide which marijuana foods and drinks look too much like regular snacks.A Health Department recommendation, obtained by The Associated Press in advance of a final...
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Colorado Authorities Still Want Review Of Marijuana Edibles And Drinks 17.11.2014 Politics on
DENVER (AP) — Saying they're still worried that edible pot sweets are too attractive to kids, Colorado health authorities plan to ask Monday for a new panel to decide which marijuana foods and drinks look too much like regular snacks. A Health Department recommendation, obtained by The Associated Press in advance of a final meeting Monday on edible marijuana regulations, suggests a new state commission to give "pre-market approval" before food or drinks containing pot can be sold. The recommendation comes a month after the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment suggested banning the sale of most kinds of edible pot. That suggestion was quickly retracted after it went public. Marijuana-infused foods and drinks have been a booming sector in Colorado's new recreational marijuana market. But lawmakers feared the products are too easy to confuse with regular foods and drinks and ordered marijuana regulators to require a new look for marijuana edibles. The new Health Department suggestion calls ...
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APNewsBreak: Pot treats may face Colorado scrutiny 17.11.2014 Yahoo: US National
DENVER (AP) — Saying they're still worried that edible pot sweets are too attractive to kids, Colorado health authorities plan to ask Monday for a new panel to decide which marijuana foods and drinks look too much like regular snacks.
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Colorado Is Using Revenue From Pot Sales To Hire More School Nurses 15.11.2014 Politics on
Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana could actually help improve the health of local students. The state awarded nearly a million dollars' worth of grants to schools throughout the state this week , reports The Denver Post. The grant money will be used by schools to hire health professionals such as nurses, psychologists and counselors and it's composed of funds from marijuana tax revenue. The more than $975,000 of grants handed out this week is part of a larger fund of $2.5 million created by the state legislature for schools to hire health professionals, says the outlet. The window for schools to apply for the rest of the funds closed last week. Overall, a great deal of tax revenue generated by marijuana sales will help public schools in the state. In August, Education Week reported that more than $1 million of pot revenue is being used to help schools fund construction projects . With the implementation of the law, the effect that marijuana legalization has on teenage drug use has been debated . ...
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What We Really Know About Psychedelic Mushrooms 14.11.2014 Politics on
For centuries, "magic" mushrooms have been both celebrated and reviled for their mind-expanding properties. Research and popular use of psychedelic drugs like mushrooms and LSD surged in the 1960s, when the substances first entered the American cultural consciousness on a large scale, and came to define '60s counterculture. At this time, thousands of studies were conducted to determine the properties and potential therapeutic applications of the drugs. But in 1970, the Controlled Substances Act brought an end to this era of science-based open-mindedness, and greatly limited drug research for the next four decades. Today, research on psychedelic drugs is experiencing a renaissance of sorts . A growing body of scientific studies from major universities and medical centers suggests that the substances may hold promise as therapeutic interventions for a number of mental health conditions. 'Shrooms are known to trigger hallucinations, feelings of euphoria, perceptual distortions, inability to distinguish ...
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South Routt School District receives $60,360 grant from marijuana tax revenue to hire health care professional 14.11.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The South Routt School District was awarded $60,360 in grant funding from marijuana tax revenue Wednesday as part of a $2.5 million pool set aside by the Legislature to be used specifically for addressing health care professional needs in Colorado schools. • Alamosa School District, $50,000 • Archuleta School District No. 50 JT, $65,790 • Center Consolidated Schools 26JT, $87,062 • The New America School, $169,232 • Atlas Preparatory School, $89,200 • Cripple Creek School District, $108,024 • HOPE Online Learning Academy, $131,900 • GOAL Academy, $53,440 • Mountain Valley School District RE-1, $64,000 • South Routt School District RE-3, $60,360 • St. Vrain Valley School District, $96,650 South Routt was one of 11 districts that received part of the $975,000 total in grants. The Colorado Department of Education, which received the grant applications and will allot the money, has opened a second application period for the remaining grant pool. Karla Setter, the grant writer for all three Routt County ...
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This 30 cent device could save a life 14.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
It's an entirely preventable disease, and when diagnosed early, it's easily treatable. Yet Malaria still claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year. This kit could put an end to that.
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Sheridans' son was charged with cocaine possession after deaths 13.11.2014 News
SKILLMAN, N.J. - Hours after Cooper Health System CEO John Sheridan and his wife, Joyce, were pulled from their fire-ravaged bedroom and pronounced dead Sept. 28, one of the couple's sons was arrested for cocaine possession, police records show.
Colorado hands out $975,000 in pot funds to schools for health workers 13.11.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
After taking applications for about a month from school districts looking to hire health workers with funds from marijuana revenue, the state on Wednesday awarded more than $975,000 of ...
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Ricki Lake: Pot can treat cancer in kids 12.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Ricki Lake's new documentary highlights the benefits of using medical marijuana to treat children with cancer.
Ending New York City's Low-Level Marijuana Arrests Doesn't Fix The Problem 11.11.2014 Politics on
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to arrest fewer people for marijuana possession drew cautious optimism from elected officials and advocates on Monday, but they said they feared black and Latino men will continue to be disproportionately affected by marijuana laws. De Blasio and NYPD Commissioner William Bratton Monday announced that starting Nov. 19, those found in public possession of less than 25 grams of marijuana will be issued a court summons instead of being arrested on a misdemeanor charge. “This new policy will reduce unnecessary arrests for minor marijuana possession and put an end to an era where many of young New Yorkers were being arrested and saddled with criminal records for minor violations,” de Blasio said in a statement. De Blasio said the change would direct police resources “towards more serious crime” and not waste “officer time processing unnecessary arrests.” There are, however, some caveats. Anyone caught with “burning” marijuana (smoking a joint) in public will still be ...
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Wisconsin 17-year-old accused of allowing puppy to eat marijuana-laced brownie 8.11.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Lakewood medical marijuana shops see bleak future after retail ban 8.11.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Owners of medical marijuana dispensaries in Lakewood say the vote to ban retail sales could be the death knell for their businesses.
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Medical marijuana program on track for summer launch, officials say 7.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
July 1, 2015 is the deadline for the health department to fully implement the law and have medical marijuana available only for the people on the registry.
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