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What is this state agency smoking, at $3.7 million a year?

You’ll be glad to know that the ever-vigilant folks at the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) have taken upon themselves the task of telling us about marijuana. Here’s an excerpt from a recent press release: “DENVER—The State of Colorado today lauched (sic) a new website to answer common questions about the legalization of… Continue Reading What is this state agency smoking, at $3.7 million a year?

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment identified 10 “winnable battles” that are key environmental and health issues. The CDPHE chose the issues because they are ones where progress can be made in the next three to five years, according to a press release from the department. The department will focus on clean air,… Continue Reading State identifies ways to improve public health, environment

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More than 4,200 medical marijuana applications have been delayed while the state Department of Health investigates fraudulent physician certification forms. The forms were received between Sept. 5 and Dec. 5 of this year, the department said. The inquiry came from the police, who were present in two locations where applicants were being seen by someone… Continue Reading Potential fraud delays medical marijuana applications

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State flu vaccinations top national stats

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Colorado has a better vaccination rate for both seasonal influenza and H1NI flu than the national rates. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said that 60.3 percent of children and teens in the state received seasonal flu vaccination, which was twice as high as the national rate. Only 32.1 percent of that same… Continue Reading State flu vaccinations top national stats

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While medical marijuana supporters hailed the state’s decision yesterday to uphold a constitutional amendment that allows the drug to be dispensed to an unlimited number of patients, at least one local dispensary believes the burgeoning industry needs more oversight. “In some aspects, I’d be relieved to see some more regulation – the amendment has so many… Continue Reading Medical marijuana victory hailed – but unease lingers

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