Cannabis Time Capsule, 1907: No Weed in Headache Pills (Just Poison)

Categories: Marijuana

The Smithsonian
The use of cannabis for headaches these days is common, at least here in Colorado and other states with medical marijuana laws are in place (and plenty where medical pot isn't legal, for that matter).

But in 1907, cannabis was beginning to be seen as an adulterant in medicines. Many ads for drugs, like the one we found for Dr. Miles' Pain Pills, advertised their lack of cannabis as an advantage over the competition. Their drugs were safer, they said, because the medication didn't have any pot in them. But looking back now, it's clear that wasn't the case at all.

See also: Cannabis Time Capsule, 1911: Marijuana Kills Babies?

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Reader: Judging Someone for Being a Juggalo Is Like Being Racist

Nicholas Damon.
Our post about a search for alleged cop assaulter Nicholas Damon generated plenty of comments, many of them about his self-identification as a Juggalo -- a fan of the group Insane Clown Posse. Here's one person who warns against what she sees as a form of prejudice.

See also: Nicholas Damon, Self-Described Juggalo, Wanted for Assaulting Cops and More

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Denver's Ten Best Hotel Restaurants

Categories: Denver Blogs

Photo by Jake Shane
Denver blog posts will take your order now.

Our Cafe Society blog picks the ten best hotel restaurants in Denver.

The Colorado Independent's Bob Berwyn on Senator Cory Gardner's decision to join with Democrats in a vote to protect public lands.

Denver PR Blog on the launch of SativaCOMM, a public-relations firm focused on the legal cannabis industry.

See also: SkyMall, R.I.P.: Why the Internet Is No Substitute for the Greatest Catalog Ever

Denver Rescue Mission Breaks Ground on New Center, But Neighbors Still Fighting

Categories: News

Robert Bogan/DRM
The Denver Rescue Mission broke ground on a new community center to serve the homeless at 17th and Lawrence streets this week, and city officials came out in force to mark the occasion. But the Ballpark Neighborhood Association, which has fought the project, calls that groundbreaking "premature."

See also: Denver Rescue Mission Community Center Okayed Over Neighborhood Association Challenge

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Larry Church's Alleged Molestation of Sleeping Woman Leads to More Victims, Including Kids

Categories: Crime
Mesa County Sheriff's Office
Larry Church. More photos below.
On Wednesday, January 28, Grand Junction's Larry Church turned 53 -- and was placed under arrest. Authorities have accused Church of sexually assaulting at least eight victims, with the youngest being just six years old. And the details are beyond shocking.

See also: Joseph Ellsworth, Ex-Denver Cop Turned Sex Offender: Attempted Child Sex Assault Bust

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Everett Kirby Busted for Biting a K-9 Officer
Call us crazy, but we always assumed that K-9 officers were most in danger of getting bitten by dogs. But that wasn't the case with our latest Schmuck of the Week. Meet Everett Kirby, who's accused of chomping into the sort of cop who's presumably very accustomed to avoiding teeth.

See also: Kathleen McGrath Admits Stealing From Booster Club After $170K Embezzling Bust

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Marijuana a Factor in 12.2 Percent of DUI Citations, State Patrol Says

Categories: Marijuana

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Has marijuana legalization made our roads more dangerous? At least one report maintains that Colorado's pot laws haven't led to more highway fatalities. But the Colorado State Patrol remains concerned based on statistics showing that 12.2 percent of all DUI citations issued last year involved cannabis -- although weed was often only one of the factors.

See also: Marijuana Legalization Not Causing More Highway Fatalities, Report Reveals, published August 2014

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Ten Kinds of Crimes That Have Gotten Worse in Denver -- and Ten That Have Gone Down

Categories: Crime

Photos and more below.
The Denver Police Department has released crime statistics for 2014, and in comparison with the numbers from 2013, the news is mixed. Many of the most serious crimes have gone down, but plenty of others have increased in frequency -- sometimes by a little, sometimes by a lot. Continue to see our photo-illustrated breakdown of twenty offenses: ten that went up, followed by ten that went in the opposite (and better) direction. And to see all the data, click here.

See also: Top Ten Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Denver

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The Ten Patriots and Seahawks Figures Most Broncos Fans Hate Most

Categories: Lists, Sports
Daily Snark
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We recently dubbed the upcoming Super Bowl the Intoler-a-Bowl, because it includes the two teams most Broncos fans dislike the most: the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. But who among the Super Bowl participants is the most unlikable? Here are our ten picks, all of them available for hating this Sunday. Count them down below.

See also: 20 Intoler-a-Bowl Memes, For Fans Who Want Seahawks, Patriots to Both Lose Super Bowl

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Jessie Hernandez Death: Monitor Questions DPD Policy for Shooting Into Moving Cars

Categories: News
A Facebook photo of Jessie Hernandez. More photos and a video below.
The death of Jessie Hernandez, a seventeen-year-old shot and killed by Denver Police Department officers while she was behind the wheel of a stolen car, has resulted in a new focus on the DPD's approach regarding shooting into moving vehicles. Now, Westword has obtained a letter from Independent Monitor Nicholas Mitchell to Police Chief Robert White about a review of that policy. In the document, on view below, Mitchell calls shooting at moving vehicles a "potentially dangerous practice that can create significant public safety risks" and cites federal recommendations to numerous troubled departments to start doing things differently.

See also: Jessie Hernandez Shooting: New Protest, Past Record, More People Shot by Cops in Cars

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