I honestly don't think that there is a significant increase of teen usage of marijuana after implementation of legal medical or recreational marijuana in Colorado. I think the numbers may appear to be more, because the subject has come to the forefront and data is needed by both sides to prove their respective points. Since more people are paying attention to teen usage and looking for ways to blame legalization for the supposed increase, it looks like an uptick; when in fact it is probably just the same as it has ALWAYS been. Teens are going to find ways to get high and they have ready access to the same street drugs that they always have.
I also dropped my subscription to the GT Online. I'd rather read the Indy anyway, but for local and state daily news the GT was convenient and the cost wasn't too bad. I was notified three weeks ago about the online cost increase -- they want over $100 per year for online access -- ridiculous!
MileHi: I'm quite sure that Charlotte Figi and her family, and many others like them, absolutely don't think the Stanley's are any kind of scum. Sounds like your own meds aren't working quite as well as they could/should... perhaps you need to up the dosage and chill out!
At the very, very least marijuana should be immediately removed as a Schedule 1 substance. That action would not need anything from our do-nothing congress!
Wow, how refreshing to see a city or county administration that isn't totally May-Suthers-Bach scared to death of legalized marijuana sales and usage!! Nice going Pueblo!!
I agree wholeheartedly with Lorena -- why does this issue have to be put on yet another ballot at all. The voters already decided to legalize recreational use and sales to be treated like alcohol. The City Council decided they had to vote whether to ban sales or not, and they voted to indeed ban sales AGAINST the will and voice of the people. All they have to do now is listen to their constituents and vote again to allow sales in the city. No $750,000 bogus bill for yet another ballot question that isn't necessary. WE ALREADY VOTED FOR THIS!!!
Soooo, why is the Indy readership being subjected to ANYTHING Ted Haggard has to say about ANYTHING?? I guess because he's such a fine upstanding member of our community that we all look up to for his compassionate counsel and wisdom... NOT! Rather, yet another example of someone, like the Sheriff, who thought they were better than everyone else so high on their own pedestal that their dirty deeds would go unnoticed and/or unpunished. As a taxpayer, I'm royally ticked off that we are paying for Maketa's legal representation as well as paying for the settlements forthcoming from multiple employee lawsuits. Go back under your rock Ted -- Terry should be joining you shortly!
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