Medical marijuana gaining traction in Deep South

Medical marijuana gains traction in Deep South

This year, powerful GOP lawmakers in Georgia and Alabama are putting their weight behind bills that would allow for the limited use of cannabis oil by those with specific medical conditions. The key to swaying the hearts of conservative lawmakers has been the stories of children suffering up to 100 seizures a day whose parents say they could benefit from access to cannabidiol (CBD), which would be administered orally in a liquid form.

A satire online article tricked many readers into thinking Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper wanted to free convicts charged with marijuana crimes. (Andy Cross, Denver Post file)

Stoned driving cases in Colorado tough to track

There is currently no comprehensive way to track instances of marijuana-impaired driving in Colorado. Such cases are charged in court under the same law as alcohol-impaired driving cases, meaning the two can’t be separated in judicial data.

Longmont medical marijuana patients won't lose housing benefits

Longmont medical marijuana patients won’t lose housing benefits

Longmont resident Ashley Weber learned on Thursday that she won’t lose her home because she uses medical marijuana to treat pain and spasticity she suffers as a quadriplegic. Under a new policy, Longmont Housing Authority officials will look at individual cases regarding both medical and recreational marijuana.

Reggae icon Bob Marley's birthday is Feb. 6, and Denver reggae bands are ready. (Photo from Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom)

Reggae world wakes up to new weed reality

In honor of reggae great Bob Marley’s birthday on Thursday, (he would have been 69), we caught up with some local and national reggae bands to ask if Colorado’s legalization has affected their work and art, and what’s next in this new weed reality.

Lafayette recreational marijuana

Lafayette starts down path of recreational pot sales

The door to recreational pot sales in Lafayette was opened Tuesday night after the city council approved on first reading an ordinance that would allow the only medical marijuana dispensary in the city to convert to a recreational license.

Comedians Tommy Chong, left, and Cheech Marin

Cheech & Chong on Colorado crash course

Stoner heroes Cheech & Chong are returning to Colorado in a big way March 22 with a show at Broomfield’s 1stBank Center, with music from War.

Media reports of death caused by marijuana

Reaction to Gemma Moss’ “cannabis poisoning” postmortem

International media are reporting that the Oct. 28, 2013 death of 31-year-old Gemma Moss of Boscombe, England, was a result of “cannabis poisoning.” The controversial announcement would make Moss — who is purported to have smoked half a joint before going to bed the night of her death — the first fatality of marijuana in Britain, the agencies said.

Comedian Jeff Ross

Comedian Jeff Ross fires up insults, weed (interview)

Insult comedy is alive and well in stand-up, but few comics do it as harshly and effectively as Jeff Ross. We caught up with the noted cannabis lover before his “Jeff Ross Roasts You” show in Boulder to talk put-downs, pot and more.

More families using cannabis for kids’ medical ailments

An increasing number of families, many of whom have not seen improvements in their children from pharmaceuticals, are flocking to Boulder County and across Colorado to use cannabis for medical reasons.

Marijuana plants at BotanaCare 21+ in Northglenn. (Photo By Craig F. Walker, The Denver Post)

HOAs and pot: A complicated, volatile mix

Homeowner associations are approaching lawyers to find out whether they can ban marijuana use, even in homes, much as they do garish paint colors and funky yard art — a question that may have to be settled in court.

Girl Scout Cookies Marijuana

Girl Scout Cookies (marijuana review)

Review: Girl Scout Cookies is an indica-dominant hybrid marijuana strain crossing the cerebral sativa high Durban Poison with the body-numb of OG Kush.

Marijuana in Colorado has a long history and an uncertain future

Federal marijuana prohibition in the United States started with a knock on a Denver man’s apartment door. Seventy-six years ago, a guy named Samuel Caldwell became the first person arrested and prosecuted under a federal charge of selling marijuana, after drug-enforcement agents busted him with three pounds of cannabis in his apartment at 17th and Lawrence streets.

The Polar Plunge at Boulder Reservoir. Photo by Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

A stoney NYE in Colorado

If there was a bigger year than 2013 in the history of cannabis, people are getting too high now to remember it. The passage of Amendment 64 in November thrust Colorado into the national spotlight as one of the most progressive states in the union when it comes to smoking…

Colombian pleads not guilty on weapons charge

A Colombian national has pleaded not guilty in Denver federal court to a weapons charge after his arrest during raids on medical marijuana businesses.