The Experiment – Archive

Below is a compilation of stories of issues surrounding the legalization of recreational marijuana.

  • 4 charged with trafficking in marijuana brought back from Colorado – 5/28/16 >>
  • It Wasn’t Supposed to Work This Way – 5/23/16 >>
  • Pueblo deputies arrest man suspected of illegal marijuana grow – 5/11/16 >>
  • Call for Action Investigation: Illegal Pot Grows At Rental Properties – 5/6/16 >>
  • Officials sign Citizens for a Healthy Pueblo petition for ballot questions – 4/27/16 >>
  • Under Colorado’s Marijuana Law, More Drug Addictions, Emergency Room Visits Reported – 4/19/16 >>
  • Who’s using Colorado as a base for illegal pot grows? – 4/15/16 >>
  • Hidden Valley High School sees rise in marijuana use – 2/26/16 >>
  • Marijuana conference sheds light on unintended consequences – 3/23/16 >>
  • Alaska legalizes pot, crime explodes in Anchorage – 3/19/16 >>
  • Suspected Illegal Pot Houses Raided In Denver Metro Area – 3/15/2016 >>
  • Could You Be Living Next Door To A Pot House? – 3/10/16 >>
  • New SAM report documents impact of three years of marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington – 2/17/16 >>  Report: English  Spanish
  • The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact (Youth and Adult Marijuana Use) – 1/2016 >>
  • Judge tosses Denver marijuana credit union’s suit for federal approval – 1/5/16 >>
  • HHS Survey of States: For the First Time, Colorado Leads the Nation in Regular Marijuana Use Among Youth – 12/17/15 >>
  • Teen Sentenced For Deadly Crash, Driving While High – 4/8/16 >>
  • Marijuana-infused cookie sends Oregon boy to hospital – 2/16/16 >>
  • Wash. sees spike in kids exposed to marijuana edibles – 7/29/15 >>
  • Pot Death: Teen Leaps 4 Stories After Eating Marijuana Cookie – 7/23/15 >>
  • Increase in edible marijuana intoxication among King County children – 7/15/15 >>
  • State Patrol says marijuana a factor in July 4 fatal crash – 7/7/15 >>
  • Hickenlooper issues executive order to declare tainted pot a threat to public – 11/13/15 >>
  • Colorado educators concerned about pot in public schools – 10/14/15 >>
  • The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact – 9/2015 >>
  • Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Executive Director Tom Gorman’s radio interview on The Seth Leibsohn Show >>
  • Aspen police: Man arrested in hammer-wielding robbery of marijuana shop – 7/29/15 >>
  • Colorado court: Workers can be fired for using pot off-duty – 6/15/15 >>
  • Colorado weed czar: Revenue up in smoke – 6/12/15 >>
  • Marijuana businesses robbed, burglarized across metro Seattle area – 6/2/15 >>
  • Colorado investigating Breckenridge marijuana dispensary after arrests – 12/1/14 >>
  • Black Market Pot Sale Becomes Violent Robbery – 5/4/15 >>
  • Colo. company says pot pushed them out of state – 4/23/15 >>
  • The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact (Volume 3 – Preview 2015) – April 2015
  • Pooch accidentally overdoses on pot during trail walk; Max’s marijuana mishap has skyhigh vet bill – 6/18/15 >>
  • Man Shot Following Pioneer Square Marijuana Dispute – 6/3/15 >>
  • Marijuana Intoxication Blamed In More Deaths, Injuries – 5/18/15 >>
  • Marijuana Snacks Found at Middle School – 5/8/15 >>
  • Colo. Vets Warn of Edible Marijuana Threat to Pets – 2/27/14 >>
  • ‘He Ate Four Edibles’ Says Neighbor Of Teen Who Took 3 Story Fall – 4/21/15 >>
  • Hash explosions prompt proposed changes in legal marijuana states – 4/3/15 >>
  • The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact (Volume 3 – Preview 2015) – April 2015 >
  • Oregon man accused of blowing pot smoke into his year-old baby’s mouth – 3/24/15 >>
  • Marijuana Pops Out Of Teacher’s Luggage During Packing Demonstration To Students – 3/18/15 >>
  • Denver Police Department sees nearly 1,000% increase in marijuana seizures since 2011 – 3/9/15 >>
  • Colorado’s ‘Pot Pregnancies’ Birthing New Generation of Crack Babies – 2/24/15 >>
  • Jump in Colorado School Drug Cases May be Linked to Marijuana Legalization: Experts – 2/19/15 >>
  • School drug incidents raise questions on Colo. pot policy – 2/18/15 >>
  • Colorado’s New Attorney General: Pot Legalization ‘Not Worth It’ – 2/23/15 >>
  • Former Heads of the DEA Support the Battle Against Legalizing Marijuana – 2/19/15 >
  • Pot products spur new legislation in Colorado – 2/8/15 >>
  • Doctors say more kids using drugs since marijuana legalized – 2/12/15 >>
  • Definition of a Nightmare: Trying to Enforce Colorado’s Conflicting Marijuana Regulatory Laws – 2/11/15 >>  Read A Practical Guide for Law Enforcement >>
  • District: Pot to blame for most school discipline in Seattle – 2/9/15 >>
  • Research shows that teens and adults are uncertain about legalities of marijuana law in Washington State – 3/31/15 >>
  • Marijuana Edibles Blamed For Keystone Death – 3/25/15 >>
  • Colorado Marijuana Study Finds Legal Weed Contains Potent THC Levels – 3/23/15 >>
  • Police: Teen driver who struck, killed Broomfield HS student Chad Britton was high at time of accident – 3/17/15 >>
  • Pot edibles sold at Coal Ridge High; adult arrested; 9 students involved – 2/15 >>
  • Pot products spur new legislation in Colorado – 2/8/15 >>
  • Colorado Publishes Review of Marijuana Health Research – >>    Read Monitoring Health Concerns Related to Marijuana in Colorado: 2014
  • Marijuana: Bill Calls For Grants to Colorado Counties to Offset Legal Pot Impact- 1/21/15 >>   HB15-1090
  • Odd Byproduct of Legal Marijuana: Homes That Blow Up – 1/17/15 >>
  • Short Report – Lessons After Two Years of Legalization – 1/15 article  report
  • EDITORIAL: Feds find marijuana consumption rising in Colorado – 1/2/15 >>
  • New marijuana trend sends smokers to burn units – 1/2/15 >>
  • The Problem with Stoned Diners in Denver – 1/1/15 >>
  • Popular article links legalized pot to reduced crime during 2014, but is that a fact? – 1/1/15 >>
  • Nebraska and Oklahoma sue Colorado over marijuana legalization – 12/18/14 >>
  • Police: Both Drivers In Double Fatal Crash Were High – 12/3/14 >>
  • Investigators: Hash oil production caused blast – 12/1/14 >>
  • 1 injured, others seen fleeing after hash oil explosion – 11/28/14 >>
  • Marijuana edibles must be distinguishable – 11/22/14 >>
  • Cloud of pot smoke puts Colorado high school on partial lockdown – 11/7/14 >>
  • Reminder from Superintendent Brossoit regarding student marijuana use – 10/29/14 >>
  • Charles Lane: Colorado’s marijuana experiment has a bitter aftertaste – 10/23/14 >>
  • Meyer: Spot the pot candy, Colorado – 10/25/14 >>
  • Toxic Trends Report* Cannabis- September 2014 – 10/3/14 >>
  • Marijuana DUIs on rise, report says – 10/23/14 >>
  • Colorado high school getting higher – 10/21/14 >>
  • Colorado proposes edible marijuana ban, then retreats – 10/21/14 >>
  • Police: Watch Halloween candy for edible pot – 10/14/14 >>
  • Nebraska deals with marijuana influx from Colorado – 10/12/14 >>
  • Legal drug dealing comes to school playground in Colorado – 10/10/14 >>
  • Growers abandon around $8.3 million in illegal pot – 10/7/14 >>
  • Marijuana from out West hits Indiana black market – 10/6/14 >>
  • Seattle church says pot store is too close for comfort – 10/5/14 >>
  • Marijuana grow worth up to $8 million found in forest near Aspen – 10/2/14 >>
  • Documents reveal new details of feds’ raid on Colorado pot operations – 10/1/14 >>
  • Survey: Support for legal weed drops 7 points in the past year – 9/23/14 >>
  • Major National Poll Finds Support for Legalization Down 10% Since 2013 – 9/23/14 >>
  • Legalized recreational marijuana use draws homeless Texans to Colorado – 9/22/14 >>
  • Colorado Voters Turning Against Marijuana Legalization – 9/18/14 >>
  • Marijuana-Infused Drink May Soon Hit Grocery Aisles – 9/2/14 >>
  • Troopers say teen admitted to smoking pot before crashing into school bus – 9/9/14 >>
  • Colorado’s missing marijuana taxes – 9/2/14 >>
  • Army helicopter helps seize 400 pot plants – 9/2/14 >>
  • Damage Control Needed for Colorado Youth Harmed by Marijuana – 8/29/14 >>
  • Judge upholds local pot business ban in Wash. state – 8/29/14 >>
  • Chiefs not high on pot legalization – 8/28/14 >>
  • Colorado Pot Is Being Seized from the Mail in Record Numbers – 8/28/14 >>
  • Man who ‘killed wife while hallucinating on marijuana edibles and painkillers asked son, 7, to kill him so he could be together with her
    again’ – 8/22/14 >>
  • 7 Harmful Side Effects Pot Legalization Has Caused in Colorado – 8/20/14 >>
  • Dumb and Dumber: Colorado’s Misadventure on Marijuana – 8/18/14 >>
  • Man Allegedly Shoots Teen Over Stealing Marijuana – 8/18/14 >>
  • The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact – 8/2014 >>
  • Youth Marijuana Use Rises Nearly 11% in Colorado Since Medical
    Legalization – 8/14/14 >>
  • Legal Pot Burning Through the Future of Colo. Youth? – 8/13/14 >>
  • Doctors find more babies being born from marijuana-smoking mothers – 8/13/14 >>
  • Crowdsourcing Medicines Just Like Movies – 8/12/14 >>
  • Colorado ad campaign tests new message to prevent teen marijuana use – 8/10/14 >>
  • Pot Edibles Lawsuit Filed as More People Say They Were Sickened at Denver County Fair – 8/8/14 >>
  • Colorado Coalition and Doctors Call on Denver Post and Leafly to Stop Showcasing Unfounded Medical Claims – 8/7/14 >>
  • Survey: Fewer CO high school students think marijuana is risky – 8/7/14 >>
  • Post pot ads irresponsible – 8/6/14 >>
  • Trafficking Colorado’s pot to neighboring states – 8/4/14 >>
  • Indian youth hurt by Colorado’s marijuana experiment – 7/26/14 >>
  • Legal pot blamed for some of influx of homeless in Denver this summer – 7/25/14 >>
  • Colorado Marijuana Market Largely Driven by Heavy Users – 7/25/14 >>
  • Denver crime rate up almost 7 percent – 7/23/14 >>
  • Welfare Cash for Weed in Colorado – 7/22/14 >>
  • Moody’s: Washington might not see the marijuana tax windfall previously projected – 7/22/14 >>
  • Man arrested for unlicensed marijuana grow-house in Denver – 7/17/14 >>
  • Study Finds Colorado Marijuana Use Much Higher Than Predicted – 7/15/14 >>
  • Legal pot trade not siphoning sales from Colorado brewers, distillers – 7/13/14 >>
  • Colorado’s troubles with pot – 7/10/14 >>
  • The Devastation That’s Really Happening in Colorado – 7/10/14 >>
  • Study: Market Size and Demand for Marijuana in Colorado – 7/9/14 >>
  • “Don’t Be a Lab Rat”: Pot-cautious campaign aimed at Colorado teens – 7/2/14 >>
  • Recreational pot sales banned by Littleton city council – 7/2/14 >>
  • Washington State to Require Approval of Packaging for Edible Marijuana Products – 6/24/14 >>
  • Colorado Deputy: School Resource Officers Will Be Busier if Medical Marijuana Passes in Florida – 6/19/14 >>
  • Crime Up in Denver Five Months into Legal Pot Sales – 6/18/14 >>
  • Florence City Council prohibits all marijuana facilities – 6/16/14 >>
  • Black Market Weed Rampant on Colorado Public Land – 6/13/14 >>
  • Marijuana Is Now Big Business – 6/5/14 >>
  • Maureen Dowd on pot candy bar: ‘I became convinced that I had died’ – 6/5/14 >>
  • Pot shop hopeful sues Wenatchee over ban – 6/3/14 >>
  • After 5 Months of Sales, Colorado Sees the Downside of a Legal High – 5/31/14 >>
  • Denver County Fair Doubles Size of Pot Pavilion – >>
  • More Colorado drivers in Fatal Car Crashes Testing Positive for Marijuana – 5/29/14 >>
  • Colorado’s neighbors dismayed by new wave of marijuana traffic – 5/27/14 >>
  • Proposed pot processing plant ousting Oak Harbor businesses – 5/22/14 >>
  • Colorado’s unregulated marijuana grow sites persist despite legal ‘green rush’ – 5/23/14 >>
  • Colorado tightens control on marijuana edibles, concentrates – 5/21/14 >>
  • Children’s Hospital sees surge in kids accidentally eating marijuana – 5/21/14 >>
  • Marijuana use involved in more fatal accidents in Colorado – 5/15/14 >>
  • Marijuana on the move from Colorado; official says Centennial State now pot source much like Mexico – 5/9/14 >>
  • Colorado’s marijuana sales draining Nebraska budget – 5/7/14 >>
  • Colorado highs burn Lowe’s – 5/4/14 >>
  • Conspiracy to harvest marijuana in Colorado for Oklahoma distribution leads to 9 arrests – 5/1/14 >>
  • Lives put at risk as hash explosions are on the rise – 5/1/14 >>
  • DEA Chief says marijuana-trafficking spiking in states near Colorado – 4/30/14 >>
  • Denver emergency room doctor seeing more patients for marijuana edibles – 4/29/30 >>
  • Two children caught in marijuana oil explosion – 4/28/14 >>
  • Marijuana Edibles Linked to Two Deaths, Increased ER Visits in Colorado – 4/24/14 >>
  • 4th grade students accused of trying to sell pot at Greeley School – 4/23/14 >>
  • Small explosion at marijuana grow house in SW Denver; 3 injured – 4/23/14 >>
  • Man accused of killing wife took meds, ate pot – 4/17/14 >>
  • Legal pot in Colorado comes with risks – 4/7/14 >>
  • Students Find Way To Secretly Smoke Marijuana In Class – 4/5/14 >>
  • Legal pot in Colorado hasn’t stopped black market and marijuana-related violent crimes – 4/4/14 >>
  • Denver coroner: Man fell to death after eating marijuana cookies – 4/2/2014 >>
  • Drive High, Get a DUI Ads Chide Newly Legal Weed Smokers – 3/6/14 >>
  • Legal marijuana and the workplace: Legally high, legally fired for pot use – 3/2014 >>
  • Washington State Experiences 40% Increase in Share of Total Driving Cases Testing Positive for Recent Marijuana Use Since Drug Was Legalized – 3/2014 >>
  • An Inside Look at Colorado’s Money-Hungry Pot Industry – 3/14/2014 >>
  • Colorado Marijuana Businesses Embrace New Drug at Center of DEA Crackdown in California – 2/26/2014 >>
  • Growing Number of Localities Oppose Legal Marijuana – 1/24/2014 >>
  • Butane used for making hash oil leaks, explodes, knocks Seattle building off foundation – 1/7/2014 >>
  • Pot extraction using butane may have caused 3 Spokane fires >>
  • Pot Problems Increase in Colorado Schools – 11/12/2013 >>
  • Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado – The Impact – 8/2013 >>
  • Colorado Diversion Report HIDTA – 8/2012 >>