A display jar of marijuana is opened at Colorado marijuana shop The Clinic on Feb. 13, 2014, in Denver. (Hyoung Chang, Denver Post file)

Cannabist Show: She leads student advocacy; He’s a voice for the industry

Featured guests: Students for Sensible Drug Policy executive director Betty Aldworth and National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith.

We’re talking about marijuana policy — including legislation in Congress and who’s making an impact; the outlook for changing the federal drug schedule; and adolescent marijuana use. There’s also discussion about one of the biggest issues affecting cannabis businesses and predictions for big stories in 2016.


• The Denver police officer turned his head to the handcuffed man as he was escorting him to a squad car and asked, “You know you got caught by a news guy?” The suspect bowed his head. “I’m a news-hound junkie. This is my niche,” proclaimed 7News photojournalist Daryl Orr, about an hour after he yelled at the suspected thief to stay on the ground. –Report by The Denver Post’s Kirk Mitchell

• Studying a non-psychoactive compound found in marijuana will be slightly easier for researchers after the Drug Enforcement Administration announced a small regulatory change. The change applies to a substance called cannabidiol, or CBD. The substance, which is derived from marijuana, gained renown in Colorado as a healing agent after hundreds of families moved to the state hoping it could cure their desperately sick children, many of whom suffer from seizure disorders. –Report by The Denver Post’s John Ingold


Test your current-events knowledge on marijuana in college sports, a cannabis compound that has been called a “helmet for the brain,” and an enormous weed gift for Snoop Dogg.

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