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Utah latest state to legalize medical pot, expand Medicaid

Voters in conservative Utah have decided to join the growing number of states legalizing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid to cover tens of thousands more low-income residents, two issues that had long stalled out with conservative state lawmakers.

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Former CU Regent Bob Sievers studying medicinal uses for hemp

Where alfalfa once grew on a plot in unincorporated Boulder County, fledgling hemp plants are pushing skyward.

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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

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

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.

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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The Spot newsletter: Who’s on the 2018 ballot anyway?, regulating the sale of body parts in Colorado, Denver mayor remains in hot water and more

Welcome back to The Spot, where The Denver Post’s politics team captures what’s happening this week — from the Colorado legislature to Denver city hall, with a stop through the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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Five things Colorado should know about Congress’ $1.3 trillion spending package

Congress this week passed a massive $1.3 trillion plan to fund the federal government through Sept. 30 and tucked into that 2,232-page measure — which President Donald Trump must sign to avoid a shutdown– are several provisions that will have an impact on Colorado.

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Colorado lawmakers fall short in effort to shield recreational marijuana from federal enforcement

A $1.3 trillion plan to fund the federal government through the end of September won’t include protections for the recreational marijuana industry — a blow to Colorado lawmakers who tried to add that language to the must-pass bill.

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Will legal marijuana kill the employment drug test?

In a tightening U.S. job market, companies in states that have legalized either recreational or medicinal marijuana are leading the way on dropping drug tests.

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Missouri sues three big pharma companies for “campaign of fraud and deception”

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced he was suing three pharmaceutical giants he claims are responsible for the state’s current opioid crisis.

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