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CU study pushes back on stoner stereotype, suggests 80% mix weed with workouts

Long has the image of the weed smoker – one glued to the couch, Doritos bag in hand – sustained popular culture. Rarely, if ever, does the stereotype include a pair of dumbbells.

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America’s CBD cannabis boom: Brazen claims, fake products, regulatory scrutiny

Got arthritis? Dry skin? Menstrual cramps? Trouble sleeping or feeling stressed? The CBD industry claims it has the cure for you.

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Boulder-based Vera aims to take high energy use out of marijuana cultivation equation

Alex Park and his two partners wanted to grow cannabis commercially without using an excessive amount of energy, a problem that has plagued indoor marijuana cultivation.

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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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The Spot newsletter: What happened during Colorado’s primary elections, a new Aurora mayor, train horn news, more drilling on public lands? 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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The Spot newsletter: The final sprint to next week’s primary election, Denver Post governor’s race debates, an immigration uproar and much 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. Sign up for The Spot newsletter for a weekly rundown of Colorado politics. We are just days away from […]

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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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Marijuana researchers at CU Boulder seek second mobile lab

A fundraising drive is underway to raise $42,000 to add a second CUChange Mobile Pharmacology Lab that would double the fleet of vehicles.

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Colorado researchers examine effects of dabbing marijuana on driving ability

Researchers are using an iPod Touch to measure the effects of “dabbing” marijuana concentrate and how much it impairs driving ability in a new study.

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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Do Not Increase Teen Use, Study Shows

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The rise in teen marijuana use has been a popular discussion for several weeks.  As expected, some will blame medical marijuana dispensaries for the increase even without any data to support these claims.  As we have previously written, assessing a generation and a cultural shift is not as simple as blaming marijuana collectives.

New research indicates that teenage marijuana smoking does not rise in states with legalized medical cannabis.  This also builds on the recent data that showed marijuana collectives did not impact the crime rate in the Sacramento area.  Researchers analyzed data from the Youth Risky Behavior Survey which took into account information from the 13 legal medical marijuana programs from 1993-2009.  Professors from Montana State University, the University of Oregon and the University of Colorado found no data that shows a rise in teen use in areas with marijuana dispensaries.  One of the lead researchers, Professor Daniel I. Rees of the University of Colorado said “There is anecdotal evidence that medical marijuana is finding its way into the hands of teenagers, but there’s no statistical evidence that legalization increases the probability of use.”

Marijuana.net recently posted an article citing the recent data that shows a rise in teenage marijuana smokers as well as a reduction in younger tobacco smokers.  We also made the point that this rise may be due to a combination of factors, including new age information sharing.  Patient stories and scientific data regarding cannabis are instantly available to a generation raised during the information age.  Marijuana propaganda simply cannot hold water in today’s society.  Instead we should concentrate on having an open conversation with teens and accessing whether or not it is wise to continue our policy of non-regulation when it comes to cannabis.  The culture has shifted and marijuana is here to stay. Continued efforts to deny this are starting to appear silly.

However, appearing silly rarely serves as a deterrent for government officials.  This research serves as a rebuff to statements made by the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.  The office continues to assert that medical cannabis collectives are contributing to a rise in teenage marijuana use despite having evidence supporting the claim.    The office may want to do some research as it is getting more difficult to mislead a population that is more informed than the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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