Media Awareness Project Drug News
  1. US CO: Denver Voters Support 'Magic' Mushrooms

    New York Times, 09 May 2019 - Voters in Denver, a city at the forefront of the widening national debate over legalizing marijuana, have become the first in the nation to effectively decriminalize another recreational drug: hallucinogenic mushrooms. The local ballot measure did not quite legalize the mushrooms that contain psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic compound. State and federal regulations would have to change to accomplish that.
  2. US CO: Cannabis Consumers Emerge As Voting Bloc In Colorado Campaigns

    New York Times, 26 Jun 2018 - LAFAYETTE, Colo. - The political rise of Colorado's cannabis industry is, in essence, the story of Garrett Hause's alfalfa farm. Mr. Hause, a broad-shouldered, 25-year-old horticulturist who tills his family's land in the shadow of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, said he was never particularly interested in politics - that is, until voters legalized cannabis in 2012. He started familiarizing himself with the stringent state regulations that govern the industry. He and a friend then created Elation Cannabis Company, which uses a section of the family's soil to grow hemp.
  3. US CO: PUB LTE: Be Choosy When Buying Beer

    Boulder Weekly, 26 Jan 2017 - If consumers are going to purchase and consume beer and other alcohol products [Re: Cannabis Corner, "Are People Switching From Booze To Pot?," Jan. 19], consider purchasing them from companies who do not support or enable cannabis (marijuana) prohibition. That's not always easy to do. In the past, large beer producers contributed to the Ad Council, which aired anti-cannabis rhetoric using lies, half-truths and propaganda in order to perpetuate cannabis prohibition, in part to eliminate competition. Another thing making it difficult to know which companies are harmful is the way large breweries are purchasing small craft breweries.
  4. US CO: Are People Switching From Booze To Pot?

    Boulder Weekly, 19 Jan 2017 - It's a question people have been wondering about for years: Would marijuana be a competitor to alcohol if it were legal? Now a new study is out suggesting it might. The Marijuana Times recently reported that according to a study conducted by the research firm Cowen and Company, beer markets in Colorado, Oregon and Washington have "collectively underperformed" over the past three years.
  5. US CO: Trump And Marijuana - The Un-Rosy Scenario

    Boulder Weekly, 30 Dec 2016 - A study of Washington high school students out Tuesday examining marijuana use among students in the state two years before and after the vote to legalize in 2012 finds that marijuana use increased by about 3 percent among 8th- and 10th-graders over that period. Conventional wisdom, based on results since marijuana was legalized three years ago in Colorado, is that availability of legal weed is having little or no effect on teen's use of the drug.
  6. US CO: City Of Pueblo Ends Years Of Delay By Licensing Pot Stores

    Pueblo Chieftain, 28 Dec 2016 - It was the summer of 2009 when City Council started getting questions and calls about just when Pueblo was going to start allowing medical marijuana stores. It was unknown territory for that council, who were just starting to come to grips with the idea that marijuana could be a legal business, let alone one that city officials would license and tax, like taverns.
  7. US CO: Marijuana And The Thinking Teenager

    Boulder Weekly, 15 Dec 2016 - The anti-marijuana-legalization movement has made the claim that legalization will lead to an eruption in teenage marijuana use a central part of its narrative. But it turns out that the kids didn'€™t get the memo.
  8. US CO: Editorial: Retail Marijuana: Yes Or No?

    Pueblo Chieftain, 29 Oct 2016 - The legalization of retail marijuana stores two years ago has had profound impacts on the city and county of Pueblo. Some good. Some bad. Now, the time has come for Pueblo voters to decide whether the benefits outweigh the negatives.
  9. US CO: OPED: Legalizing Retail Pot Has Been Big Mistake

    Pueblo Chieftain, 31 Oct 2016 - Colorado has led the charge for legalization of marijuana and many states are following suit and are entertaining the legalization of marijuana in this year's elections. What most people do not know is that Colorado has a public health problem directly related to marijuana and that 70 percent of Colorado municipalities have voted no to having legalized marijuana in their community.