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D.A.R.E. Essay Winner

Posted on June 17, 2016 by in Colorado, Hometown, News

Pueblo County Deputy John Christie and D.A.R.E. Essay Winner Daniela Vasquez

A Liberty Point Elementary School student was the second place finisher in this year’s District 70 DARE essay contest, making her teachers and school very proud of her accomplishments. Daniela Vasquez was recognized at a school assembly for having the second best essay in the competition among nearly 650 fifth graders in Pueblo School District […]

Colorado Springs Gazette publishes groundbreaking, four-day series to expose what’s really going on with marijuana legalization in Colorado

Posted on March 26, 2015 by in Colorado, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, News

Colorado Springs Gazette

A list and summaries of each story published in this remarkable series follows. Clearing the Haze. Day 1: Regulation http://gazette.com/analyzing-colorados-grand-experiment/article/1548294 Two important assumptions were made about successful legalization of marijuana in Colorado: regulation would 1) provide a safer way to solve the state’s drug problems and 2) make money for the state via taxes. Day […]

The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact

Posted on February 15, 2015 by in Colorado, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, News

Legalization of MJ in Colorado the Impact

Click the image to view the report. From www.rmhidta.org    

DRUG INFORMATION BRIEF: Marijuana Pixy Stix

Posted on January 20, 2015 by in Bulletins, Colorado, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Officers

Wizzie Stix

From ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA JANUARY 2015. Download the PDF. It has come to the attention of RMHIDTA that a number of our officers were unaware of “Pixy Stix” as a marijuana edible. This bulletin will provide officers with some basic information on the topic. For more information see below for sources. DETAILS This […]

Halloween Candy May Contain Marijuana, Denver Police Warn

Posted on October 16, 2014 by in Colorado, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown

Candy

From The Huffington Post. With marijuana now legal in Colorado and cannabis candy a big part of the scene, Denver police are issuing an unusual warning ahead of Halloween. In short, they want people to know that not all candy is for kids. “With edibles gaining in popularity we thought it was important to alert the […]

Colorado’s governor: Legalizing marijuana was “reckless”

Posted on October 12, 2014 by in Colorado, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown

John Hickenlooper

Right: Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper speaks during the 2011 Governors Summit of U.S. Chamber of Commerce June 20, 2011 in Washington, D.C. – ALEX WONG, GETTY IMAGES. From CBS News. It was “reckless” of Colorado voters in 2012 to approve the legalization of marijuana, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said in a debate Monday. “I’m not […]

Denver coroner: Man fell to death after eating marijuana cookies

Posted on September 28, 2014 by in Colorado, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Wyoming

Levy Thamba

Levy Thamba was a student at Northwest College in Powell, Wyo., who was also known as Levi Thamba Pongi. (Via Facebook). Originally published on The Denver Post on April 2, 2014. A college student visiting Denver jumped to his death from a hotel balcony after eating marijuana-infused cookies, according to a coroner’s report that marks the first […]

The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact

Posted on September 28, 2014 by in Colorado, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown

Legalization of MJ The Impact

Published by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program in August 2013. Executive Summary Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) will attempt to track the impact of marijuana legalization in the state of Colorado. This report will utilize, whenever possible, a comparison of three different eras in Colorado’s legalization history: 2006 – […]

Legalized marijuana: Colorado kids are paying the price

Posted on September 28, 2014 by in Colorado, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown

Colorado Retail Marijuana Sales

Polk: Arizona shouldn’t rush to make its neighbor’s mistake. Image: More than 300 customers wait in line Jan. 1 to buy medical marijuana, the first day marijuana sales for recreational use were legal in Colorado. AAron Ontiveroz/AP. Originally published on www.azcentral.com on January 6, 2014. On Jan. 1, Colorado opened its doors to this nation’s first […]

After 5 Months of Sales, Colorado Sees the Downside of a Legal High

Posted on September 28, 2014 by in Colorado, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown

Edible Marijuana

Edible marijuana products in Denver. Some worry that recreational goods, sometimes brightly packaged, are finding their way into children’s hands. Credit: Matthew Staver for The New York Times. Originally published on The New York Times on May 31, 2014. DENVER — Five months after Colorado became the first state to allow recreational marijuana sales, the battle over […]