Cannabis Time Capsule, 1952: Feds Called on "Mexican" Kids With Six Ounces of Pot

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We admit that two minors of any ethnicity might be facing jail time -- or at least some heavy fines and probation -- if something like this 1952 story from the Douglas County News happened today, even in Colorado. But local police calling the feds for two youths with six ounces of pot? It would be unnecessarily harsh -- and today, the feds would likely laugh off the request as a waste of time and resources.

But it's what happened to Anthony Chavez an David Valdez after getting popped with a half-dozen lids of grass in Castle Rock, then a town of about 750 residents and at least two cops.

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Review: Golden Meds in North Denver

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The thing that's going to turn people away from Golden Meds isn't the shop or the herb. It's the parking lot. Even with nobody around, it's a mess of broken concrete, potholes filled with oily water and bags' worth of garbage blowing around and stacking up on the curbs. Neither does it help that Golden Meds' neighbors include a cut-rate pawnshop and the center as a whole is in a forgotten corner of Montbello on the north side of I-70 that seems to be mostly populated by big rig trucks, fast food joints and gas stations. You probably wouldn't have moved to this area of town to buy cannabis before a state-legal medical cannabis dispensary opened up. That is, unless you had a sketchy dealer who liked to meet in what he thought was a stereotypically sketchy drug-dealing spot.

All of which doesn't set up high expectations for the dispensary itself, frankly. But that's also what made finding the surprisingly high-quality buds inside that much more rewarding.

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Iowa Parents Allowed to Get CBD Oil For Sick Kids in Colorado Break Law Bringing It Home

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A CBD-oil syringe.
A limited Iowa medical cannabis law that allows parents of minors to bring home high-CBD/low-THC oils from Colorado is hitting some major snags, as would-be patients and politicians are increasingly saying they need to be able to grow their own supply.

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Marijuana: Heartbreaking Testimony About Caregiver Cap at Board of Health Hearing

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Dana Erpelding, director of Center for Health and Environmental Data, testifies before the Board of Health.
Yesterday, a hearing was held about proposed modifications to Colorado's medical marijuana rules, including regulations outlining how patients must apply for registry identification cards and how stakeholders can go about adding debilitating medical conditions to the state's list.

However, the most intense public testimony centered around a suggested change to the reg that would prevent caregivers from serving over ten patients; although caregivers are currently limited to serving five patients, they may submit a waiver that will allow them to work with more than that. Heart-wrenching stories from parents who moved children with life-threatening conditions to Colorado for treatment with cannabis and testimony from industry activists generally questioning the Board of Health's authority over these legal issues dominated public commentary. Nonetheless, the Board of Health approved the modifications, although one line was removed.

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Top 8 Ways Marijuana Will Supposedly Destroy Your Life -- and a New Try at Real Pot Education

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Today at noon in Denver, the unveiling of a billboard inspired by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd's unhappy experience with pot edibles will serve as the official launch of Consume Responsibly, a new campaign intended to counter decades worth of pot misinformation with practical facts about cannabis use. Included in the campaign materials are satirical images about what has up until now qualified as "marijuana education." Count down the eight graphics below, followed by more information about today's event.

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Pot Edibles Lawsuit Update: More Than 100 People Sickened at Denver County Fair?

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Jerelyn Jayme and Adam Carr, seen in a Facebook photo, are among the lawsuit's new plaintiffs. Additional photos and the amended complaint below.
Last month, we told you about a class-action lawsuit accusing a Denver County Fair vendor of giving away pot-infused candy without informing patrons, reportedly resulting in a number of them becoming ill.

Now, the figure is growing. Six more people have joined the complaint, which maintains that the total victims could exceed a hundred. Photos, details and the new document below.

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Marijuana-Positive Drug Tests Rising Faster in Colorado Than Nationwide

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The findings of some studies are surprising. Others, not so much.

Quest Diagnostics data that shows a nationwide increase in positive marijuana results during workplace drug tests -- with the numbers even higher in Colorado and Washington -- qualifies as the latter. However, a closer look at the numbers suggests that exercising caution before drawing sweeping conclusions would be wise.

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Marijuana Working Group Asks: Should All Pot Edibles Be Colored Orange?

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Cannabis edibles in a storefront window in Amsterdam.
Should recreational cannabis edibles manufacturers be required to ensure that their products are distinguishable from similar non-medicated products even outside the original packaging materials? That's the tricky question that was discussed on Thursday, September 11, when a working group met to discuss implementation of the Smart Colorado-sponsored House Bill 14-1366.

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Marijuana: Denver Police Address Worries That Pot Edibles Will Be Given to Kids on Halloween

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According to a Denver Police Department podcast, calls have already started coming in from parents concerned that their kids will be slipped pot edibles while trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Get details and hear the complete podcast below.

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Cannabis Calendar for the Week of September 15

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Evan Butman with the Polyphonic Spree's Tim DeLaughter in a photo from the Wellspring Collective Facebook page.
Cannabis activists and industry workers have a busy day ahead of them today and tomorrow, between the CannaSearch job fair and Colorado Board of Health rulemaking hearing, both of which are scheduled to start early tomorrow morning. And there's a lot more here for your dank datebooks, too.

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