Denver writer Josiah Hesse was hungry for a new addiction when he picked up some running shoes and threw himself into the sport. He’d heard about the coveted runner’s high — and how health-conscious adults were willing to sacrifice sleep to experience it — and he wanted a taste for himself. He was instantly disappointed. […]
Opinion: When it comes to protecting Colorado kids, is the marijuana industry in or out?
As Chuck Smith, board president for Colorado Leads, the state’s cannabis alliance, highlighted June 19 in a guest-opinion piece in The Colorado Sun, Colorado marijuana business leaders had a key role in shaping House Bill 1317, which the state legislature passed earlier this month. It’s an important bill that takes steps to better protect Colorado […]
Opinion: As THC potency grows, is Colorado planting the seeds of destruction for our youth?
In the San Luis Valley, where I’m from, when late summer turns to fall, harvest is underway. I remember the potato trucks going by, the piles of fresh-cut hay drying before they’re bailed. I remember the canola seeds passed around in a coffee can to snack on while the men in my family played pool […]
Opinion: Let’s face up to marijuana’s toll on kids before it’s too late
It was prom night 2018, but my teenager wouldn’t be putting on a tuxedo. He had been throwing up since dawn. His low back was aching, a sign of kidney distress. He needed to go to the ER. It would be our 11th trip in just over nine months. I found myself hesitating because, at […]
How much do we know about marijuana’s medical capabilities after 163 years of claims? Just a little.
It’s not so much the claims made about the magic qualities of cannabinoids that prick up the ears — curing tuberculosis, anxiety, chronic pain, liver disease. Pretty standard hype in a world of consumers slathering themselves inside and out with anything labeled CBD or THC. It’s the year. The advertising hype about miraculous treatment of […]
Colorado beer makers are expanding to cannabis beverages: “Down the road it could be as big as beer.”
DURANGO — The evening before its 24th anniversary party, Ska Brewing invited friends and brewers from across the country to celebrate with a toast as the sun set behind Perins Peak. The Durango brewery brought a special keg to the event held earlier this month: a pomegranate-flavored CBD seltzer set for release later this fall […]
Colorado has the highest teen vaping rate in the country. Why hasn’t it seen more cases of lung illness?
As a mysterious lung illness related to vaping sweeps across the nation, add one more mystery to the mix: Colorado, which has the highest youth vaping rate in the nation and also was one of the first states in the country with cannabis vaping products for sale in stores, hasn’t so far seen many documented […]