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U.S. approves first prescription drug made from marijuana 25.6.2018 Denver Post: National News Headlines
U.S. health regulators have approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law.
“We’re really taking step after step after step”: Jeff Sessions sings Trump’s praises in Denver speech at Western Conservative Summit 9.6.2018 Denver Post: National News Headlines
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sang President Donald Trump's praises in a Denver speech Friday at the Western Conservative Summit, touting his agency's move this week to not defend key elements of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act.
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In record-setting veto, Hickenlooper rejects bill adding autism to conditions eligible for medical marijuana 6.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have added autism to the list of conditions eligible under state law for medical marijuana treatment.
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Hickenlooper vetoes bill that would have allowed first-in-the-nation marijuana “tasting rooms” 5.6.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday vetoed a bill that would have created licensed marijuana "tasting rooms" in Colorado -- in what would have been a first-in-the-nation endeavor.
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Romaine lettuce made 172 people sick. Government investigators might never know why. 1.6.2018 Denver Post: Food
More than seven weeks after the start of a massive E. coli illness outbreak from romaine lettuce that sickened 172 people and caused romaine sales to plummet 45 percent, the Food and Drug Administration says it has no idea who or what caused the contamination.
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“Meg the Budtender” takes lead on new Colorado marijuana education campaign 21.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado's health department unveiled "Responsibility Grows Here," the latest public education effort that will include four targeted campaigns addressing consumers, youth, trusted adults, and pregnant and breastfeeding women.
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101 bills that passed and failed: A digest of what you missed in the 2018 Colorado legislative session, from taxes to crime to transportation 13.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado lawmakers introduced more than 700 bills in the 2018 legislative session covering a wide range of topics. If you’re wondering what you missed, one line about 101 bills that passed or failed in the 120-day term.
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Cancer docs feel unprepared, but recommend marijuana anyway 11.5.2018 Denver Post: Business
Nearly half of U.S. cancer doctors who responded to a survey say they've recently recommended medical marijuana to patients, although most say they don't know enough about medicinal use.
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Nearly 280 marijuana stores in Colorado suggested cannabis for pregnancy-related nausea, a new study shows. Health officials urge the opposite. 10.5.2018 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Colorado officials have long warned about the risks of using marijuana while pregnant -- including placing warning labels on cannabis packaging. But a new study shows that employees at marijuana stores will frequently recommend marijuana to control pregnancy-related nausea, if asked.
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Motorcycle bursts into flame, rider killed in high speed collision with van 4.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
A motorcyclist died after he rode at high speed into the back of a passenger van at a Colorado Springs intersection late Thursday night, igniting the motorcycle on fire.
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Could medical marijuana take the place of opioids for acute pain? Colorado may let doctors try it. 27.4.2018 Denver Post: Business
A bill in the Colorado legislature would allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana as a treatment for any condition they might otherwise prescribe an opioid painkiller.
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Pledging to punish the “poison pushers” in Colorado, a new partnership forms to fight heroin 18.4.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
In Colorado, federal, state and local law enforcement joined public health officials to form the Heroin Impact Project where they will target dealers while offering help to addicts.
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Colorado could allow people — including kids — with autism to use medical marijuana 6.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
A Colorado legislative committee gave initial approval to a bill that would allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana to people with autism, after hours of emotionally wrenching testimony.
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Finally, a fix for our forests 23.3.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
Thanks to the work of Colorado’s senators the health of our forests and services on public lands may get back on track after years of under-funding.
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Denver sold bonds to reduce the human and financial costs of homelessness. The results so far are promising. 19.3.2018 Denver Post: Business
250 people -- all homeless and high-frequency users of jail, detox and emergency departments at taxpayer expense -- have been tracked down by Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and Mental Health Center of Denver outreach workers and given apartments through Denver's social-impact bond program.
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Single bedbug shuts down part of CU business school’s library 23.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
A section of the University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business' library is being treated Thursday after a single bedbug was found in the library's lounge.
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Methadone clinics in Colorado have doubled in three years, but the state is still short on treatment options 4.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
The doors to the methadone clinic on the campus of Denver Health open before dawn, and the line stretches down one side of the clinic hallway and back up the other. One at a time, patients swig a cup of methadone passed through an opening from the other side of a protective window. The need, however, far outstrips the ability of Denver Health and others to provide treatment in Colorado.
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To educate people about marijuana, Colorado health officials tried ads with a radically friendly tone. Did it work? 22.1.2018 Denver Post: Local
To educate people about marijuana following legalization, Colorado health officials made a radical choice -- to take the "anti" out of their anti-pot ads. A new study reveals whether it worked.
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Colorado police agencies, armed with $21M in marijuana tax revenue, try to steer mentally ill, drug addicted away from jail 12.1.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
In a new approach, police in 10 communities will divvy up $21.5 million in aid from Colorado to try cleaning up high-crime areas by steering those struggling with drug addiction and mental health disorders toward treatment and housing instead of incarcerating them in jails.
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Colorado is using pot tax money to save programs funded by big tobacco settlement 29.12.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
It was nearly two decades since tobacco manufacturers had agreed to pay billions of dollars to end litigation several states had initiated to recoup healthcare costs attributed to smoking-related illnesses when Colorado Sen. Pat Steadman saw an inevitable end to the funding stream. Seeing the likely demise of several programs funded with tobacco monies, Steadman looked toward another stream of revenue as their likely, if not ironic, savior.
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