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Marijuana DUI bill amended to become study

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Colorado senators on Monday diluted a proposal that would have set the country’s most liberal limit for what’s legally considered too high to drive, changing the bill so that it effectively becomes a study on the issue of marijuana impairment. A subtle tinge of pot smoke permeated a committee room as the senators voted to… Continue Reading Marijuana DUI bill amended to become study

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A bill setting an impairment standard for driving under the influence of marijuana is getting its first hearing in the Colorado Senate. The proposal would set a blood-content threshold that would allow prosecutors to charge drivers believed to be under the influence of marijuana. Drivers would be considered too high to drive if they have… Continue Reading Pot DUI standard getting first hearing in Senate

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Cynthia Willis calls up and down the firing range to be sure everyone knows she is shooting, squares up in a two-handed stance with her Walther P-22 automatic pistol and fires off a clip in rapid succession. Willis is not only packing a concealed handgun permit in her wallet, she also has a medical marijuana… Continue Reading Medical marijuana users fight for gun rights

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Medical marijuana is now a $1.7 billion market, according to a report released today by See Change Strategy LLC, an independent financial analysis firm that specializes in new and unique markets. To put that number in perspective, it will soon rival the annual sales of Viagra. Medical marijuana markets exist in seven states (California, Colorado,… Continue Reading Medical marijuana sales to reach $1.7 billion this year

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State board to mull medical pot regulations

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Marijuana doctors in Colorado are supposed to have a “bona fide” relationship with patients before recommending the drug. State health regulators are working to define what a “bona fide” relationship means with new regulations up before the Board of Health Wednesday. The proposed regulations specify that a doctor has to complete a physical exam of… Continue Reading State board to mull medical pot regulations

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Colorado’s rules for edible marijuana could be changing under a proposal up for a vote in a House committee. The House Judiciary planned to vote on edible marijuana changes Tuesday. Lawmakers appear unlikely to ban edible marijuana completely, but they may consider new labeling requirements or other safeguards to make sure edible marijuana is not… Continue Reading Edible marijuana changes getting vote in Colo.

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Synthetic marijuana ban faces first test

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A permanent ban on synthetic marijuana known as “spice” faces its first test in the Colorado Legislature. The Senate Judiciary Committee is taking up a measure to outlaw synthetic cannabinoids such as the “spice” drug that recently got five Air Force Academy cadets expelled. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration banned “spice” on March 1, but… Continue Reading Synthetic marijuana ban faces first test

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The surge of medical marijuana use in Colorado has started another debate in the state Legislature: What constitutes driving while high? Lawmakers are considering setting a DUI blood-content threshold for marijuana that would make Colorado one of three states with such a provision in statute – and one of the most liberal, according to Rep.… Continue Reading A driving question for Colo. marijuana users

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Colo. pot patients briefed on privacy rules

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Medical marijuana patients in Colorado are facing new rules concerning patient privacy, and some are getting a briefing from the state health department to understand how their patient records could be used. Marijuana advocates requested Wednesday’s briefing by the state Board of Health. Marijuana advocates complain that looming regulations allowing law enforcement to access records… Continue Reading Colo. pot patients briefed on privacy rules

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Marijuana rules back before Colorado lawmakers

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Medical marijuana rules set by Colorado lawmakers last year haven’t entirely taken effect yet – but already lawmakers are back at work making changes. A state House committee planned to start work today on a revision to the marijuana rules that govern how pot is grown and sold. That bill set up the nation’s most… Continue Reading Marijuana rules back before Colorado lawmakers

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