As Marijuana Laws Change, Health Risks Of Pot Use Are Weighed

In this case, the president seems to be more correct than the government, says Richard Miller, professor of pharmacology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. "No question about it," Miller says. "It's absolutely clear that marijuana is much less dangerous than alcohol."

Now that people in Colorado (and, soon, Washington state) can buy marijuana about as easily as they can pick up a 12-pack of Bud Light, it’s a good time to ask: How risky is it to turn to pot? President Obama has already shared his opinion, telling the New Yorker magazine, “I don’t think [marijuana] is more Read the full article…

New Year's DUI Arrests In Colorado Down 14% From Previous Year

COLORADO:  Colorado law enforcement authorities arrested 14 percent fewer drunken-driving suspects this New Year’s holiday than during the previous year’s festivities, a sign that people might be finding a safer way home. “It’s hard to tell; we don’t know for sure, but that’s a hope,” said Emily Wilfong, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Transportation. Read the full article…

Mile 'High' Denver Gets No NBA Pot Pass

For now, and for the foreseeable future, the NBA will continue to stand for NoBodyAllowed when it comes to partaking in Colorado's newest participant sport, with the collective-bargaining agreement calling for mandatory testing and penalties for usage.

COLORADO:  It was, as the Denver Post put it, “a historic swirl of commerce and cannabis” this past week in Colorado, as the nation’s first legal sales of recreational marijuana began. To a degree, the Miami Heat couldn’t help but get caught up in that swirl (but not the smoke). First, because they were involved in the last game Read the full article…

Federal Drug Agency Denies Marijuana Is Less Toxic Than Alcohol

Massachusetts cracks down on caregivers providing to more than one medical marijuana patient at a time.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The National Institute on Drug Abuse released an eyebrow-raising statement to PolitiFact on Monday, denying that marijuana is less toxic than alcohol.