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State rep on school setbacks: ‘Good enough for pot shops, good...

State Representative Matt Jones on Thursday linked the highly controversial oil and gas drilling process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to the recent federal government crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools in Colorado.

Cash Hyde’s cancer returns

If life was fair you wouldn't be reading this story. Cash Hyde, a three-year-old cancer patient whose use of cannabis oil was considered by his parents to be instrumental in his recovery from chemo, is back in the hospital receiving radiation therapy for his once-again prominent brain tumor.

Local cannabis company announces success with cancer treatment

Denver-based Cannabis Science, Inc. announced this week that a cancer patient has had success using the company's cannabis-based product in the treatment of skin cancer.

Colorado will ask DEA to reschedule marijuana, in recognition of medical...

Governor Lincoln Chaffee of Rhode Island and Governor Christine Gregoire of Washington have petitioned the federal government to change the schedule of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act, a move they claim will remove the conflict between federal drug laws and state laws that allow the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries. Colorado will file its own request before the end of the year.

CU study: Medical marijuana saves lives

A study released Tuesday by the University of Colorado Denver indicates that the legalization of medical marijuana reduces alcohol consumption and, as a result, alcohol-related traffic deaths without a corresponding increase in deaths caused by stoned drivers.

Lack of financial services putting MMJ businesses in a bind

Time was medical cannabis businesses in Colorado were laughing all the way to the bank. Then the bank said, "beat it."

Cannabis replaces prescription drugs, users say

In a story published Monday, Internal Medicine News reports that according a survey of 350 California users of medical marijuana, about two-thirds of them substitute cannabis for prescription drugs.

Colorado court rules against medical marijuana user

The Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled against a man who was fired when he tested positive for marijuana. The man, who had a valid medical marijuana card and a doctor's recommendation to use marijuana to treat headaches, had filed for unemployment, which has now been denied.

Marijuana use up in America, most other drug use down

A study just released by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows that marijuana use in the United States has been increasing since states began legalizing medical marijuana.

Seriously ill cancer patient may face jail time for medical marijuana

Bob Crouse has leukemia. He used to have medical marijuana. Then the police came to his house and took it away. Today, he faces felony charges for cultivating marijuana with the intent to distribute.