Colorado starts “Cannabis Conversation” to drive honest dialogue about marijuana use behind the wheel

Amid a rise in Colorado auto fatalities involving marijuana, state transportation officials are surveying thousands of residents this year to better understand public attitudes toward driving under the influence of pot, with the hopes of blunting the increasingly deadly trend. The Cannabis Conversation, a campaign led by the Colorado Department…

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Marijuana tax revenues start in 2018, but the real work starts now, proponents say

Published: Nov 10, 2017, 1:28 pm • Updated: Nov 10, 2017, 1:28 pm By Randy Wyrick, Vail Daily EAGLE — The day after Election Day, Chris Lindley was smiling as he picked up campaign signs. It’ll be his easiest task for the foreseeable future, after helping pass Eagle County’s new…

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Sessions: Drug addiction starts with marijuana. Trump: Just say no

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 8:53 am • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 8:53 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Speaking at separate events Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump delivered remarks on drug policy that matched messaging straight out of the 1980s. “We’ve got to re-establish first…

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Florida Senate starts work to set regs for medical marijuana in Amendment 2 era

Published: Mar 23, 2017, 8:15 am • Updated: Mar 23, 2017, 8:15 am By The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The chair of the Florida Senate’s Health Policy Committee says they’re at least two weeks away from voting on a medical marijuana bill. The committee held a workshop on Wednesday…

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Another state starts thinking about cashing in on the benefits of legal marijuana

Published: Mar 15, 2017, 9:12 am • Updated: Mar 15, 2017, 9:12 am Via The Associated Press. The following appeared in the (Washington, Pennsylvania) Observer-Reporter. According to a piece that appeared a couple of years back in The (Philadelphia) Inquirer, authorities in Pennsylvania were arresting about 21,000 people annually for…

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Leading the way: Denver starts work on allowing public marijuana use, a first in U.S.

Published: Jan 18, 2017, 8:21 am • Updated: Jan 18, 2017, 8:29 am By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Denver is starting work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios…

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