Medical marijuana

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Legislative roundup: Sen. Don Coram shares heart failure story

DENVER – A resolution to declare Feb. 3, 2017, as National Wear Red Day and raise awareness about women’s cardiovascular health brought Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, forward to pledge his support –...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Pot pioneer Colorado just now taking look at PTSD treatment

DENVER – The first state to legalize marijuana is just now taking steps to consider the drug medicine for people suffering from post-traumatic stress. Colorado has authorized medical marijuana for...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Legislative roundup: Ballot selfie, PTSD bills move forward

DENVER – Four bills were slated for a third and final reading before being sent from the Colorado Senate to the House of Representatives on Monday, and 27 bills were slated for second readings...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Green Lab Solutions gets green light from city of Durango

Marijuana-testing company Green Lab Solutions plans to open in January after receiving a license from the city last week. The company in Bodo Industrial Park will join 14 certified testing labs...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Medical marijuana robber avoids prison time

A Durango man who stormed into a house pretending to be a drug enforcement officer to steal a large quantity of medical marijuana was sentenced Friday to two years in a community corrections...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mormon brothers pushing for medical pot in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – Twin brothers, both devout Mormons, are among a growing legion of Utah residents embracing medical marijuana as a way to treat a host of ailments. Nathan Frodsham has advanced...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Dolores maintains ban on pot sales

DOLORES – The Dolores Town Board has continued the ban on retail marijuana shops by a vote of 5-2. The pot-sales prohibition ordinance, enacted in 2014, was extended two years, until Dec. 31,...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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2 men plead guilty to marijuana robbery

Two Durango men who entered a home pretending to be Drug Enforcement Agency agents as part of a ruse to steal a large stash of medical marijuana pleaded guilty Friday to robbery. Lorne Heintze, 27,...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Gun sale ban to marijuana card holders upheld

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The decision by the...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Alamosa may take pot questions to voters

ALAMOSA (AP) – The Alamosa City Council will hold a special meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday to decide whether to refer ballot questions to voters on marijuana and council compensation. Council will...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Suspensions stand for doctors in medical marijuana case

DENVER – A Durango doctor and three other physicians accused of abusing the medical marijuana system plan to petition the Colorado Supreme Court after a lower court declined to lift suspensions on...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

With changing views on pot, it’s time for serious study on its effects

With the Drug Enforcement Administration’s decision last week to continue to categorize marijuana along with the most addictive and harmful drugs, including heroin, the federal government is...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Editorial