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11:44am

Tue February 21, 2012
Health

New TV Series to Showcase Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Debate

The Stanley brothers inspect young crops at their medical marijuana growhouse.
Photograph by Drew Olberholtzer / NGT

A new series on the National Geographic Channel will chronicle the growing debate around medical marijuana in Colorado. Called “American Weed,” the episodes were filmed across the Front Range and feature dispensary owners, patients and growers.

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10:20am

Tue February 21, 2012
Health

Doctors And Teens At Opposite Ends On Marijuana

Dr. Christian Thurstone, right, an adolescent psychiatrist, gives instruction to a patient, who requested not to be identified, about a prescription at Denver Health’s STEP Program office on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 in Denver.
Joe Mahoney I-News Network

He’s 16 but his baby face makes him look a little older than 10, his age when he first tried marijuana.

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9:29am

Tue February 21, 2012
Health

Medicare Online: A Frustrating Way To Find A Doctor

The government's database for finding a doctor who takes Medicare is riddled with errors.
Robert. D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

On the surface, the government’s official Medicare website looks helpful if you’re looking for a doctor. 

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7:48am

Tue February 21, 2012
Politics

Rural Lawmakers Get Daily Expense Increase

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The Colorado House of Representatives gave lawmakers who live outside of the Denver area a 22% cost of living increase last week. The measure passed under the radar with no debate. But now some lawmakers are speaking out in advance of the bill heading to the senate.

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6:36pm

Mon February 20, 2012
Business

Farm Bill Reauthorization Closely Watched in Colorado

The sweeping federal farm bill that allocates billions of dollars to subsidy and other agricultural programs is up for reauthorization later this year and Colorado Republican Congressman Cory Gardner is gathering input from farmers and ranchers across his Fourth Congressional District this week.  

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