As a member of the Amendment 64 task force who is deeply troubled by the possible repercussions of legalizing marijuana, as well as a central figure in the national anti-pot organization Project SAM, Dr. Christian Thurstone is controversial in the marijuana community. But he hasn't backed away from ... More >>
Most people don't happen to have thousands of LED lights lying around a workshop. And most people don't have two 3-D printers and other tools needed to create an interactive light display controlled by cellphones and containing more than 3,000 bulbs. But for Boulder's Silicon Junkies, all these pi ... More >>
Tom Clements, the reform-minded head of the Colorado Department of Corrections who was murdered at his home last month by a parolee, makes a posthumous appearance in a new video advocating for one of his favorite causes: more substance abuse treatment for chronic, low-level offenders, freeing up cos ... More >>
The passage of Amendment 64, which became law earlier today, presents challenges for Colorado colleges, since lotsa students are as confused about the measure as many members of the public. That likely explains why the University of Denver chose last week to send enrollees a copy of its drug policy ... More >>
After the passage of Amendment 64, opportunities abounded for its main proponents, Mason Tvert and Brian Vicente. But while Tvert said he had no immediate plans to spread the gospel about the measure to other states, despite being invited to do so in California by HBO's Bill Maher, Vicente is branch ... More >>
The sweet plea deal struck by former Arapahoe County sheriff Pat Sullivan for meth possession and soliciting prostitution, which netted him a sentence of thirty days in jail and probation, has been widely criticized for its leniency. But no one is probably in a better position to appreciate the brea ... More >>
Last night, the Boulder City Council passed a resolution supporting CU-Boulder's plan to shrink the campus 4/20 event by closing Norlin Quad and banning visitors on Friday; read it below. This morning, we spoke to two members of the council -- one who supports it wholeheartedly, and another who vote ... More >>
Back on the Monkey
The claims are sure to turn some heads, as well as ruffle some feathers: The Denver-based Aminokit Laboratories is said to offer Colorado's first medical marijuana detox program. But how does one detox off medical marijuana -- and why, exactly, would you want to?
Poker Junkies may eventually come to a theater near you -- but it could take longer than hoped thanks to action by the Division of Securities at Colorado's Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Officials there have issued a cease and desist order against producers for failing to register ... More >>
Ken Buck.Dems pounced after Republican candidate Ken Buck likened homosexuality to alcoholism on Meet the Press. And while Buck's spokesman pooh-poohed the controversy, activists like One Colorado's Brad Clark aren't ready to move on. Clark is among those appearing at a press conference at 1 ... More >>
Ken Buck.From a style perspective, Ken Buck acquitted himself well in his nationally televised debate with Senator Michael Bennet on NBC's Meet the Press yesterday. He came across as forceful and direct, in contrast to Bennet's occasionally halting hemming and hawing. But Buck made the key m ... More >>
Chris Romer's adding a couple of years to his proposal.Senator Chris Romer is the sponsor of Senate Bill 109, a measure that aims to clarify the relationship between doctors and medical marijuana patients. It was approved by the Senate in February. Last week, however, Romer admitted to being ... More >>
Rob Corry isn't buying Chris Romer's arguments.On Monday, Senator Chris Romer argued in favor of requiring those under 21 to do more in order to qualify for a medical marijuana card than those over that age -- and he also predicted that there'd be a backlash and a potential dispensary ban if ... More >>
Stan Garnett and Jann Scott: e-mail buddies?Beware of sending an e-mail to Jann Scott. The longtime public-access gadfly (profiled by yours truly back in 1992, prior to the launch of our online archives) tends to forward his correspondence to anyone and everyone -- and that's precisely what h ... More >>
Meth addict, artifact thief -- or both? On June 10, Secretary of the Interior (and former Colorado senator) Ken Salazar announced the indictment and arrest of 24 individuals suspected of trafficking in illegally obtained artifacts in the Four Corners area. But who found these items in the first pla ... More >>
Why Mexican drivers screw the pooch.
Are Mexicans the worst drunk drivers? Not by a long shot.
Thursday, August 30, 3 Kings Tavern, 303-777-7352.
Police raids bust up drug labs. But they also bust up families.
Down from the mountain, a sofly lit Heath Ledger canít save this by-the-numbers Aussie drug flick.
From the week of 12/14/2006
Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli
The McAdams want their children back, but can former heroin addicts succeed as parents?
Breaking the cycle of addiction and crime.
Rita Anderson has a message for the University of Colorado: Let my monkeys go.
His biological parents didn't want him -- but to get him the help he needs, his adoptive parents must give him up.
From the week of December 12, 2002
A Denver therapist wants to lock up sexual predators -- forever. But patients say the treatment is just making them bitter.
From the week of October 10, 2002
The Denver Drug Court tests a formula for reclaiming addicts.
Forty bucks buys a flicker of heaven and a life of hell.
The pendulum is swinging back from stiff mandatory sentences for drug offenses.
Denver C.A.R.E.S. picks drunks off the streets, then puts them right back out there.
Trick or treatment?
Ray of Light
The mayor's efforts to crown a drug czar aren't exactly smokin'.
Drug-using DARE graduates come clean about the program's faults.
A new detox program for heroin abusers storms into Denver. Methadone proponents are irked.
What's it like to work at the state's largest detox? These counselors were scared straight.
Ten years ago, Colorado began to force batterers into treatment programs. but do they work?
Adams County deputies hit the road to spread the word to landlords about suspicious characters.
In Trinidad, you don't have to drink in bars in wind up behind bars
CHARGES OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION HAVE DENVER'S SALVATION ARMY AT WAR WITH ITSELF.BACKWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS THE SALVATION ARMY'S DENVER REHAB CENTER IS THERE TO HELP, SAY FORMER EMPLOYEES--UNLESS YOU HAPPEN TO BE BLACK.
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