Medical Marijuana Dispensary Review: The Clinic Cap Hill in Denver

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Consistency and quality. Those two things are what keep most businesses afloat. A quality restaurant that can't consistently deliver top-notch meals will fail. Likewise, a consistently bad restaurant doesn't stand a chance. The same is true in the medical marijuana dispensary world, where shops consistently lacking in quality have found themselves run out of business or sold to another owner.

That said, there's a reason the Clinic hasn't changed since opening the doors to its first shop in 2009. It hasn't had the need.

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Marijuana: Health Department Cannabis Meeting Today Officially Excludes the Public

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is holding a workshop today to discuss the CDPHE's role in recreational and medical cannabis. In an announcement about the semi-private event, which invitees can attend in person or via an online webinar feed, Elyse Contreras, program coordinator for the retail marijuana and medical marijuana grant programs at the CDPHE, notes that the meeting is intended to "update our local partners on latest information regarding marijuana surveillance, prevention efforts, medical research, lab regulations, infused product safety and more."

Though no rulemaking is on the agenda, several patient groups are upset that the meeting wasn't opened to the public. In fact, Westword learned about it only after activist Kathleen Chippi forwarded us a copy of the invite she had obtained.

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Marijuana: $24.7 Million in Recreational Pot, Edibles and Concentrates Sold in June

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What better way to celebrate the coming of summer in Colorado than with weed?

That seems to have been the case in Colorado this past June, when tourists and locals purchased more than $24.7 million in recreational marijuana, concentrates and pot-infused food.



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Pot-Impaired Driving Fatalities Up 100 Percent in Five Years, New Report Says

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A Colorado State Patrol photo from a January crash involving Keith Kilbey, who tested positive for THC and alcohol.
Earlier this week, we shared a Washington Post item that found this year's legalization of recreational marijuana sales has not led to more traffic fatalities. But a new report from the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area suggests that stoned driving remains a big problem that's getting bigger, with fatalities increasing 100 percent from 2007 to 2012.

Stats about teen pot use in the report, on view below in its entirety, are also considerably more negative than those in at least one other recent state-sponsored survey. RMHIDTA director Tom Gorman explains and highlights some of his outfit's findings below.

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Anti-Pot "Don't Be a Lab Rat" Campaign Uses Disputed Facts That Might Be True

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A cage that's part of the "Don't Be a Lab Rat" campaign. More photos plus videos below.
Mike Sukle, the advertising agency pro who worked with Colorado officials to develop a new anti-pot campaign, had a significant challenge on his hands. He wanted to warn teens away from marijuana use without engaging in the sort of hyperbole they'd likely reject. Hence, "Don't Be a Lab Rat," which presents controversial facts and then asks viewers the equivalent of "Wouldn't you rather be safe than sorry?"

Continue for more details from Sukle, plus additional photos and videos.

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Marijuana Legalization Not Causing More Highway Fatalities, Report Reveals

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A CBS4 image of a crash near Colfax and Speer in July.
Crashes involving alleged stoned driving continue to get a great deal of attention following this year's start of legal recreational marijuana sales. Note the story of Emily Strock, who reportedly admitted to consuming one bowl of pot and drinking one beer prior to a grisly Colfax and Speer crash but has only been charged with driving under the influence of drugs. The accusation came down before blood test results were final.

But have legal pot sales led to more Colorado highway deaths thus far in 2014? One report says "no" -- and that cheers a local marijuana business representative.

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Marijuana: Fourteen Updates About MMJ Dispensary Openings, Closings, Changes

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Last week, we shared twelve updates about new or changing recreational dispensaries. Now, here's the latest from the State of Colorado about medical marijuana dispensary licenses, including news about three new businesses granted MMJ licenses and the very first dispensary in Trinidad. Continue for details about these centers and more.

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Cannabis Time Capsule, 1893: Marijuana Stops Cannibalism in Africa, Germans Say

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Hermann Von Wissmann and an African security detail.
We're not really sure what the point of this August 10, 1893 pitch from the Greeley Tribune on "Hasheesh smokers" is all about. It starts out like something out of the SAFER playbook but then devolves into a complete hash fable loaded with half-truths.

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Pot-Related Immigration Hell the Subject of New Movie, Kickstarter Campaign

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Hap Cameron in Colombia on one of his many global adventures.
When Amanda Cameron met her now-husband, Hap Cameron, on the beach in Mexico in 2006, she didn't have the slightest clue that the nice guy from New Zealand would eventually become her husband -- or what she'd have to go through to get his green card. That story is being turned into a film, Loving In Limbo, and the Camerons are hoping to raise enough cash by Monday, August 11, to pay for the film's post-production and cover a few festival entry fees. Get details and see a video from the project below.

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Pot Edibles Lawsuit Filed as More People Say They Were Sickened at Denver County Fair

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Although fair-goers were told the Full Melt chocolate bars given out inside the pot pavilion didn't contain any cannabis, several people reported feeling sick and high.
Denver County Fair's pot pavilion wasn't supposed to have any cannabis on the premises, but several people have reported feeling sick and dizzy after eating candy bars given to them by a pavilion vendor, with two men going to the hospital -- and one of them filing a class-action lawsuit about the incident.

We've got statements from the fair and the vendor about a controversy that continues to build.

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