Marijuana http://www.kunc.org en Stumping For Beauprez, Christie Stands Firm On Colorado Pot http://www.kunc.org/post/stumping-beauprez-christie-stands-firm-colorado-pot <p>While campaigning for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie refused to back down from his <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/chris-christie-marijuana-colorado-pot-105888.html" target="_blank">comments made earlier in 2014</a>, criticizing Colorado’s quality of life after legalizing recreational marijuana.</p><p>“We’ve got to stop in public life worrying about making everybody happy and faking it, like we’re going to agree all the time,” said Christie.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:35:05 +0000 Bente Birkeland 59034 at http://www.kunc.org Stumping For Beauprez, Christie Stands Firm On Colorado Pot Governor Hickenlooper Signs Stricter Pot Regulations http://www.kunc.org/post/governor-hickenlooper-signs-stricter-pot-regulations <p>Governor John Hickenlooper signed two measures into law Wednesday, both aimed at tightening rules around marijuana edibles and concentrates. One goal is to make sure young children don’t accidentally ingest the drug.</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 21:49:09 +0000 Bente Birkeland 56818 at http://www.kunc.org Governor Hickenlooper Signs Stricter Pot Regulations Without A Marijuana Breathalyzer, How To Curb Stoned Driving? http://www.kunc.org/post/without-marijuana-breathalyzer-how-curb-stoned-driving Like many medical marijuana patients, Greg Duran says he drives in fear, knowing he could be busted at any moment for driving under the influence.<p>As he merges onto Interstate 70 north of Denver, Duran explains that he's probably over the state's new marijuana limit: 5 nanograms per milliliter of blood of THC, the psychoactive chemical in pot.<p>"It would be devastating if I lost my car. It would change everything," Duran says.<p>He needs marijuana to treat nausea from his vertigo and he tries to keep a constant amount in his body in order to keep his condition at bay, he says. Wed, 21 May 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Ben Markus 56791 at http://www.kunc.org Without A Marijuana Breathalyzer, How To Curb Stoned Driving? Poll: Yes To Medical Marijuana, Not So Much For Recreational Pot http://www.kunc.org/post/poll-yes-medical-marijuana-not-so-much-recreational-pot Minnesota has become the 22nd state to loosen restrictions on use of marijuana, with its legislature approving the sale and use of medical marijuana on May 15. Other states, including Florida, are considering similar measures.<p>These changes are happening fast, and we were wondering how people feel about this seemingly inexorable push to decriminalize pot, so we asked, in the latest NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll.<p>Most people said that allowing use of marijuana for medical purposes is a good idea, with 78 percent saying they're in favor of that. Tue, 20 May 2014 17:24:00 +0000 56752 at http://www.kunc.org Poll: Yes To Medical Marijuana, Not So Much For Recreational Pot Kentucky's Hemp Seed Lawsuit Could Affect Colorado's Aspiring Growers http://www.kunc.org/post/kentuckys-hemp-seed-lawsuit-could-affect-colorados-aspiring-growers <p>The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is picking a fight with the federal government, and it’s all about hemp. The state is suing the Drug Enforcement Agency over a shipment of hemp seed. W<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ith <a href="http://kunc.org/post/colorado-hemp-growers-begin-historic-planting-season">Colorado farmers currently exploring their options</a> with the plant, a final decision in the case could have implications here too.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 21:58:17 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 56618 at http://www.kunc.org Kentucky's Hemp Seed Lawsuit Could Affect Colorado's Aspiring Growers