State health officials want new rules for the Medical Marijuana Registry

Categories: Marijuana

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Ken Hamblin
State health officials are calling for a public rule-making committee this fall to iron out details involving the medical marijuana patient registry, including limiting the ability of caregivers to serve more than five patients. In a letter to the Colorado Board of Health earlier this month, Ron Hyman, director of the Medical Marijuana Registry, outlined areas that he says will require a rule-making hearing on September 16.

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Chive Fest is coming to City Park, but the neighbors aren't sold

Categories: Denver Blogs

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Denver blogs just want some peace and quiet.

On our Backbeat blog, Gina Tron looks into how The Chive got permission to host a festival in City Park.

The most annoying noise in Boulder County? Skydiving planes, according to Free Range Longmont.

South Stands Denver ponders why no one wants to join the Nuggets.

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Protesters ready to line up against Ted Nugent

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Ted Nugent's remarks about the president and gun control have some calling him a patriot and others calling him a bigot.
Ted Nugent used to be known for iconic guitar riffs and songs about getting laid, but now he makes headlines with his extreme political views -- often peppered with vulgarity. Nugent's remarks about certain Democrats and hot topics like immigration have made him a divisive figure (to say the least) and you can expect some heated dissent at his concert tonight at the Gothic Theater.

See also: "Ted Nugent called Hillary Clinton a "toxic c*nt"...eighteen years ago"

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Reader: Your excessive Juggalos coverage is about to topple your marijuana coverage record

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Enough, already with the Juggalos!
Can you overdose on pot? You can sure overdose on pot coverage, says one reader. And the number of slide shows we've posted on the Juggalos gathering is making many commenters jiggy.

See also: The twenty best-dressed juggalos at the Gathering


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Single fracking waste well blamed for hundreds of low-level quakes

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A single injection well in Weld County, used to dispose of millions of gallons of produced water from fracking operations, has been linked to 500 minor earthquakes in the area over a seven-week period since early June, according to University of Colorado researchers who've been monitoring seismic activity around the site. But whether that figure is something to get shook up about is, like many other issues surrounding Colorado's booming oil and gas industry, a matter of some debate.

See also: "How Colorado became ground zero in America's energy wars"


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Gregory Carter charged with 2012 sexual assault after police stop him for jaywalking

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Gregory Carter. Full mug shot below.
Jaywalking, punishable in Denver by a simple fine, led the police to arrest 46-year-old Gregory Carter last week for a much bigger crime: sexual assault. The police stopped Carter for jaywalking and then realized he was wanted for the 2012 sexual assault of a 23-year-old woman. DNA linked him to the two-year-old crime, which allegedly took place while the victim was semi-conscious after a suicide attempt.

See also: John David Martinez allegedly robs bank wearing shirt with his name on it

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Ten best Colorado inventions -- from weird to wise

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Birthplace of the cheeseburger -- in north Denver, Colorado.
From its rolling prairies to its purple mountains majesty, Colorado is full of natural beauty. But this state is also home to many manmade marvels, too. In addition to some of the country's best craft beer, Colorado is the birthplace of numerous inventions, from wacky to wise. Here are the ten best:

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Two proposals to clean up the courts -- and throw out bad judges

Categories: Politics

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Attorney Chris Forsyth thinks that Colorado courts need to change the way they do business, and the best way to do that is to start with cleaning up the bench, he says. If they make the November ballot and are passed by voters, Initiatives 79 and 94 would create different ways of getting rid of bad judges -- one through an independent ethics committee, the other through the will of the voters. And either way, Colorado could throw the bums out...

See also: Inside fracking initiatives 88 and 89, which Hick had hoped to keep off the ballot

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Initiative #124 would give school boards and unions a lesson in transparency

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By next Monday, all signatures for potential ballot initiatives are due at the Colorado Secretary of State's office. At least 86,105 legitimate signatures are needed to put a citizens initative before the voters on November 4, and several efforts are still collecting signatures. One of those is Initiative 124, which would open school-board meetings to a wider audience.

See also: Henry World Middle School staffers ask Denver Public Schools to oust their vice principal

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Continental Divided: Our guide to the ten states of Colorado

Categories: Colorado Day

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Noah Van Sciver
Is Colorado a state of mind? This state survived last year's secession movement, when a dozen counties wanted to leave Colorado (and, in one sad case, align with Wyoming), but Colorado is still separated by differences in geography, economy and philosophy. In honor of Colorado Day -- August 1, which commemorates the day that the Centennial State became official -- in this week's issue we take you on a trip through ten very distinct states of our state, everywhere from Methopotamia to the Land of Disenchantment to JesusHChrist!dom to Coolerado.

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Fifty reasons why Colorado is the best state in the country

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