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Year 1 of Legal Marijuana: Lessons Learned in CO

By R. Scott Rappold (WebMD Health News), Published: November 6, 2014 When the first legal sales of recreational marijuana in modern history began Jan. 1 in Colorado, it was a bold experiment fraught with unknowns. Would kids get easy access to the drug? Would stoned drivers make the highways more dangerous? Would drug addiction problems increase? While there […]

Marijuana Poisoning Incidents Spike in Washington State

By Victoria Cavaliere, Published: November 18, 2014 SEATTLE (Reuters) – Marijuana exposure incidents, or ‘pot poisonings,’ have spiked in Washington state, especially among teenagers, in a trend experts said on Tuesday appears to be linked to the state’s largely unregulated medical marijuana industry. Marijuana exposures are defined as any situation where an adult or child […]

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Marijuana Public Consumption Tickets Up 471 Percent in Denver

By Ben Markus, Published: November 14, 2014 Since recreational marijuana stores opened in January, Denver Police have issued an unprecedented number of citations for public consumption and display of the drug. Through the first three quarters of 2014 police wrote 668 tickets, compared to just 117 for the same period the year before, a 471 percent increase. […]

Denver Man Accused of Killing Wife after Eating Marijuana Candy Formally Charged with Murder

By Alan Gathright, Published: April 18, 2014 at 10:53 PM DENVER – A Denver man who police say had eaten marijuana-infused candy before shooting and killing his wife while she was on the phone with 911 was formally charged with first-degree murder Friday, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said. Court records say 44-year-old Kristine Kirk told a […]