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To educate people about marijuana following legalization, Colorado health officials made a radical choice — to take the “anti” out of their anti-pot ads.
The latest results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health align with data collected by the state’s Healthy Kids Colorado Survey.
One of the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center doctors who wrote a case study linking marijuana to a fatal heart condition in an 11-month-old Colorado boy says he is surprised at the controversy surrounding the report.
An 11-month-old Colorado boy’s death from a heart condition was likely related to ingestion of marijuana, two Denver doctors have concluded, but the precise link remains unclear.
The number of teenagers going to the emergency room at Children’s Hospital Colorado for what appeared to be marijuana-related reasons increased significantly after legalization, a new study by a Children’s doctor found.
Amid speculation over how the Trump administration will approach cannabis legalization in Colorado and other states, the Drug Enforcement Administration has requested information about marijuana cases from the Colorado attorney general’s office.
The federal DEA has pulled the medicine-prescribing certificates of two doctors, whose licenses were suspended over their medical marijuana recommendations.
Large percentages of University of Colorado medical students believe cannabis can have both health benefits and harms.
Legal weed had no impact on Colorado teen marijuana use or on whether they think it is dangerous, according to a new study. Here’s why.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced $2.35 million in grants on Tuesday for studies that will help explain the impacts of marijuana legalization on the state.
Colorado’s new rules for marijuana-infused edibles — which prohibit products made in animal or fruit shapes — take an important step to curb edibles’ appeal to young children but they also may not go far enough by not regulating color, taste and smell, a recently released study suggests.
A crowd of hundreds on Thursday remembered Jack Splitt, a Jefferson County teenager who battled cerebral palsy and whose lobbying efforts at the state Capitol changed the law not once but twice.
‘As a parent, I know conversations like these aren’t always easy,’ says Gov. John Hickenlooper. Colorado’s Health Dept’s new educational ads will be aimed for parents, mentors and adults on how to discuss kids marijuana use.
Four Colorado doctors accused of over-recommending high plant counts for medical marijuana patients have had their suspensions re-instated, after a judge reversed course and tossed out their lawsuit.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will deny requests that it change the legal classification of marijuana and reject arguments that marijuana has medical value, according to multiple news reports.
The study — led by a doctor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus — found that edibles accounted for almost half of all accidental ingestion cases seen at Children’s Hospital.
Four Colorado doctors whose licenses were suspended based on allegations that they over-recommended plant counts for medical marijuana patients have filed suit.
Four Colorado doctors had their licenses suspended Tuesday after the state Board of Medicine alleged the doctors improperly recommended excessive plant counts to more than 1,500 medical marijuana patients.
The Drug Enforcement Administration flaked on its self-imposed deadline to announce whether to reschedule marijuana, and now it’s not clear when a decision might come. FULL REPORT
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is asking for grant applications from researchers who would like to study the health effects of marijuana use and legalization.
Teen marijuana use in Colorado: A new survey shows past-month use has remained stable since legalization, and is in line with the national average.
Tech giant Microsoft and marijuana industry services provider KIND Financial will work together to help governments track regulated marijuana production from seed to sale.
While people say they’re using cannabis more frequently, the author of an expansive new report on Colorado marijuana legalization says this new data should be viewed as a starting-off point on measuring impacts.
Colorado lawmakers have rejected an initial effort to cap the THC potency of marijuana that customers can buy at recreational pot stores.
A proposed ballot initiative and an amendment to a bill in the state House would cap the THC potency of recreational cannabis and marijuana products at a percentage below most of those products’ current averages. The initiative would limit the potency of “marijuana and marijuana products” to 15 percent or 16 percent THC.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied Nebraska and Oklahoma’s proposed lawsuit against Colorado’s legal marijuana laws. The decision means the nation’s highest court will not rule on the interstate dispute, and Colorado’s legal cannabis market is safe — for now.
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