Opinion: Added risks of booze + pot “magical cocktail” need to be known

The way Christian Sederberg sees it, the combination of weed and booze is a “magical cocktail.” And not in a good way. Researchers say doses of alcohol and marijuana that are “insignificant” alone could result in impairment when combined. That’s the “magical cocktail,” and the implications for public safety are worrisome.

S02, Ep. 07: The Cannabist Show: He helped Colorado get legalized; She covers the NFL

Featured guests: Christian Sederberg, a cannabis industry attorney who helped draft Colorado’s marijuana legalizing Amendment 64, and Denver Post reporter Nicki Jhabvala, who covers the NFL and other sports. [podcast] LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Is Colorado fulfilling Amendment 64’s directive: “Regulate marijuana like alcohol?” •  What went down at…

Colorado bill on maternal pot shop warnings rejected

In Denver, more and more pot shops are close to schools

As legal marijuana has proliferated in Denver, city officials concerned about exposure to children long have tried to keep pot shops at least 1,000 feet from schools. Yet more than two dozen schools in the city now are located closer than that to stores selling medical or recreational marijuana, according to a Denver Post analysis of city data.

People attending the No on Proposition AA campaign watch party smoke marijuana on the dab bus parked outside of Casselman's Bar and Venue in Denver in November 2013. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)

Denver sets 2015 ballot, without marijuana social use initiative

The Denver Elections Division on Thursday certified the Nov. 3 city/county ballot, but missing will be a hot-button voter initiative that would have expanded the city’s marijuana consumption rules to allow toking up at some bars and other businesses.

Social pot use: Denver ballot initiative gets 10K signatures

Whether Denver voters in November will face a choice about allowing patrons to use marijuana in bars and some other businesses wasn’t in dispute Monday, though ballot certification still could be weeks away.

Marijuana growing spikes electricity demand in Denver

Colorado pot: Excise taxes for school fund surge in April

After four consecutive months of record-setting growth, recreational pot sales in Colorado leveled off in April 2015 — while the pot taxes earmarked for school construction capital reached an all time high that month, according to new Department of Revenue data.