Boulder-based Vera aims to take high energy use out of marijuana cultivation equation

Alex Park and his two partners wanted to grow cannabis commercially without using an excessive amount of energy, a problem that has plagued indoor marijuana cultivation. The young entrepreneurs, who have been friends since their days at the University of Colorado, found a solution by designing a facility that allows…

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Recent California conviction of stoned driver shows potentially deadly consequences of driving high

By Jason Kotowski While alcohol-related DUIs remain far more common, this past week a case involving a motorist prosecutors say was solely under the influence of marijuana provided a stark example of the danger of driving while stoned. Prosecutors say John Sebastian Hernandez, 23, smoked pot before getting behind the…

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Can You Get High On Moss? Scientists Just Found It Contains A Substance Like THC

Can You Get High On Moss? Scientists Just Found It Contains A Substance Like THC Seems like cannabis isn’t the only plant out there that can get you high. A new study conducted on mice shows that a moss-like plant known as liverwort can produce similar effects as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC),…

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It’s high time we took a breath from marijuana commercialization

In 2012 we were told Colorado would lead the nation on a grand experiment in commercialized marijuana. Six years later — with two major industry reports just released and the state legislature and Denver City Council about to consider more expansion measures — it’s a perfect time to pause and…

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How many Coloradans are driving high? New report offers one answer

Four years after the legalization of recreational pot sales, state officials are another step closer to determining how the change is affecting the safety of Colorado’s roads — but many obstacles remain. About 73 percent of some 4,000 drivers charged with driving under the influence in 2016 tested positive for…

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