DENVER, CO - MARCH 27: A grow light shines through the leaves of a cannabis plant at Northern Lights grow facility in Denver, Colorado on March 27, 2014. The retail marijuana business has been booming in Edgewater. No crime or problems have been reported to police by retail marijuana businesses since legal recreational sales began on January 1st.(Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

A Denver judge on Friday temporarily blocked the suspensions of four doctors who were the first in the state to be punished for allegedly over-recommending high plant counts to medical marijuana patients. The doctors, though, won’t be allowed to make official medical marijuana recommendations until their disciplinary cases are resolved. “It was…

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This town on Colorado’s Eastern Plains warned its residents not to drink, bathe in or cook with its tap water on Thursday because officials said multiple preliminary tests of the water came back positive for THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana. Residents were told not even to let their…

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Public health researchers generally agree that on balance, marijuana is a less harmful drug than alcohol. Booze, for instance, is more addictive than pot, and from a chemical standpoint, it’s far more toxic — and hence lethal — than marijuana. Alcohol isn’t just more harmful to individuals than marijuana is, it’s more harmful…

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4 percent of visitors age 25-and-up say they came to try the state’s legal marijuana; the percentage mirrors interest in camping, biking, wine tours and horseback riding in the spring-summer-fall months, according to new survey results Last fall, a research firm hired by the Colorado Tourism Office surveyed the state’s…

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