When most of us picture drug dealers, we don't imagine someone like Almeda Sullivan, a former teacher's aide at a Cherry Creek middle school. But at a preliminary hearing yesterday, she was treated like a serious criminal, and the arrest affidavit on view below explains why. Sullivan is accused of ... More >>
If laughter is the best medicine, then Jason Mewes is quite healthy these days. Mewes, best known as best known as the talking half of the duo Jay and Silent Bob, will be in Boulder this Friday with cult-film-god Kevin Smith to record an episode of their wildly successful weekly comedy podcast, Jay ... More >>
The signing of Amendment 64 has plenty of folks talking about marijuana legalization -- even the Obama administration drug czar. Project SAM, which will formally launch in Denver tomorrow, is against the wider availability of cannabis. But the group, whose acronym stands for "Smart Approach to Marij ... More >>
Shocker: The Partnership at Drugfree.org conducted a study on teen marijuana use, and the results are not positive. Equally big shocker: Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, who never misses an opportunity to criticize medical marijuana, is using the report to climb on the anti-cannabis soapbox ... More >>
On Monday, a Senate committee passed a THC-driving limits bill that's broader than one that fell short last year. As Senator Morgan Carroll noted here yesterday, the proposal establishes zero tolerance for any Schedule I or Schedule II drugs, including many prescription medications. Cannabis activis ... More >>
This afternoon, Senator Steve King's revival of a THC-driving-limits bill will be the focus of a hearing at the State Capitol. In advance of the debate, attorney Rob Corry has released a letter, on view below, in which he argues against the measure. However, he also floats a compromise idea t ... More >>
Last April, a bill to set THC driving standards was put on hold by a senate committee -- and a DUID-marijuana working group charged with reconsidering the issue deadlocked over the question of per se standards. But now, Representative Steve King has spoken publicly about resurrecting the measure, an ... More >>
By mid-January, as many as 4,200 potential medical marijuana patients will be told they are as much to blame for a "fraudulent" MMJ application as the doctor who signed off on a physician assistant's evaluation of that patient. The punishment? Waiting six months before they can apply again fo ... More >>
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced last week that as many as 4,000 medical marijuana patient applications and renewals were being held up in order "to ensure patients and physicians are within guidelines." Despite the CDPHE's vagueness, we've learned that many ... More >>
We all do these things. Maybe not everything on the list every time, but what's the use of having relatives that we visit if we can't rifle through their crap, steal their personal hygiene items and exploit their imperfections to feel better about ourselves? Making them embarrassed and miser ... More >>
Bigger pic below.Kurt Ward, 27, was arrested for his approach to getting off -- and now, some observers may feel he got off too easily. He's been sentenced to three years of intensive supervised probation for breaking into a neighbor's house and fondling panties belonging to a sixteen-year-o ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray STEEL PANTHER with Drug Under 03.16.11 | Bluebird Theater See Steel Panther at the Bluebird slideshow Last night, Steel Panther and a few hundred of its closest friends in Denver, hopped in the Delorean with Doc and took the Bluebird Theater back to the future when spandex, ... More >>
Rob Corry.Yesterday, HB 1261, Representative Claire Levy's bill to set THC driving limits, survived its first legislative test, passing out of committee by a 6-2 vote. But medical marijuana attorney Rob Corry continues to argue against the bill -- see his letter to legislators below. In his v ... More >>
Big pic below.Although Scott Lee Kimball is a convicted serial killer, he's equivocated over time about his role in three of the four murders authorities have long believed he committed. But in an enormous letter to his cousin, author Ed Coet, that found its way into the possession of the FBI ... More >>
Mile High Dispensary was a random stop. I had driven down to Littleton only to find I had the wrong address for another club. Frustrated at my stoner-moment, I made my way back north up Broadway through Englewood and turned in.
Vincent Palazzotto.On Tuesday, the health department's medical marijuana advisory committee, considered whether or not bless language requiring docs to have a permanent location in order to recommend MMJ -- a provision that would have doomed the Medical Marijuana Assistance Program of the Roc ... More >>
Big pics below.Yes, Oxycontin is expensive, and getting a prescription for it isn't easy -- but that doesn't mean it's okay to tell a pharmacist you've got a weapon and swipe as much of it as possible. According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, a thief recently did just that. Look b ... More >>
Plenty of thieves have active fantasy lives. Remember the guy who robbed a 7-Eleven using a Klingon battle weapon called a bat'leth? Or the teen who reportedly deployed a sword to steal Oxycontin? But alleged lawbreakers in Centennial recently took things to the next level, disguising themse ... More >>
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's rejection of nearly 2,000 medical marijuana patients' licenses prompted talk of potential lawsuits from MMJ advocacy groups. But the dynamic changed at yesterday's meeting of the CDPHE's medical marijuana advisory committee, when the ... More >>
Over the past week or so, medical marijuana patients across the state have learned that doctor recommendations for the card allowing them to use MMJ have been rejected. Why? A new health department policy that slid into place almost unnoticed -- one that's likely to disenfranchise and anger n ... More >>
CTI's Laura Kriho would have voted "no."As noted in just-published posts, advocate Matt Brown is a fan of HB 1284, the just-passed measure to regulate the medical marijuana industry, while attorney Brian Vicente sees both that bill and SB 109, about the relationship between doctors and MMJ pa ... More >>
Jeffrey Sweetin doesn't think much of Rob Corry's objections to the doctor-patients bill.For members of the medical marijuana industry, Jeffrey Sweetin, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Denver field office, is a lightning rod thanks to comments he made after th ... More >>
Erick Schmuckal is currently in the Broomfield County Jail.On Wednesday, Erick Schmuckal was taken directly from a court hearing to jail. He's been ordered to serve 120 days for violating his probation. What did he do to earn this sentence? According to his attorney, Sean McAllister, he acte ... More >>
Jessica Corry wants to meet you for lunch, Agent Sweetin.Yesterday, we published an extended interview with DEA special agent Jeffrey Sweetin, a lightning rod for controversy about medical marijuana. Predictably, some of his assertions about the DEA's actions troubled Jessica Corry, an attorn ... More >>
A graphic from the Coalition of Medical Marijuana New Jersey website.Now that Denver City Council has approved a set of medical marijuana rules, the next major deliberative body in Colorado to take on the topic will be the state legislature. But there's no clear map for the legislature to fo ... More >>
Mason Tvert gets ready for Halloween. Busted!It's already been a big week in marijuana. Yesterday, the Obama administration issued new, less strident rules about medical-marijuana, prompting Colorado Attorney General and anti-pot crusader John Suthers to demand tighter regulations on dispensa ... More >>
A Flickr photo Armed robbers are almost invariably armed with the same thing: a gun. Bo-ring! But nineteen-year-old Dylan Lee Suomi reportedly took a different tack Tuesday night when he decided to boost some Oxycontin from a Glendale Walgreens, using a samurai sword. Can't say this switcheroo was ... More >>
Photo: Aaron ThackerayA Shoreline Dream, Moonspeed, SonnenblumeThursday, February 26, 2009Bluebird TheaterBetter Than: Taking OxyContin and staring at clouds.Maybe it's the pretty sunsets, or maybe it's the lack of oxygen, but Denver has the makings of a surprisingly good bliss-rock scene. Last nigh ... More >>
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