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Re: “Study finds postmortem THC tests don’t shed light on intoxication levels before death

Im wondering how this will effect MMJ patients who dont die in an car accident, but the insurance company wants to state our medicated condition was the cause and deny a claim. I got tested after my work day and didnt taking any MMJ for over 12 hours and I still popped an 18+ nanograms per milliliter of THC with the blood test and 98 with the urine test. I did this to prove that my tests cant prove this doesn't impair my mental ability to drive my car. (The staff at the testing clinic told me a person with just a contact buzz would register at 15 without even using MMJ.)

We need to amend the MMJ laws to cover patients in this situation. I cant use pill medications because they upset my stomach and brain condition that can impair driving ability, and I shouldnt be penalized for using a medicine that doesnt affect how I drive since Ive been using it for over 35 years now.

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Posted by guruD on 04/19/2019 at 9:19 AM

Re: “No allergies allowed

This Louis Winterbower is unstable.

Posted by TruB on 04/18/2019 at 12:47 PM

Re: “When it comes to DUIs, officers play a crucial role

9 whole days of education? wow we have certified professionals out here don't we? 9 WHOLE DAYS!!!

Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 04/18/2019 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Study finds postmortem THC tests don’t shed light on intoxication levels before death

wow what a garbage report. Flying high on weed? Thats not what pot does.

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Posted by D34TH0FKVorshk on 04/17/2019 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Study finds postmortem THC tests don’t shed light on intoxication levels before death

good work by a local scientist! seems rather difficult to determine timing of actual THC use. more work needs to be done before ANY determinations can be made to use and intoxication.

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Posted by happyfew on 04/17/2019 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Study finds postmortem THC tests don’t shed light on intoxication levels before death

Maybe because it's not toxic!

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Posted by oh_high_mark on 04/17/2019 at 5:25 AM

Re: “Parking spaces downtown reserved for valet parking in pilot project

A woman once asked Ben Franklin as he exited Independence Hall: Well Doctor Franklin, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy. Franklin replied, A republic . . . if you can keep it.

Between developers, Anschutz, et al, getting anything they want, and a pretentious steakhouse commandeering public parking for itself, then I'd say that COLO SPGS has long lost its republic aroma and defiled itself into being a monarchy where 99% of you folks are LOSERS and PEONS. Enjoy what the GOP has done to you as they laugh at your votes while sneering all the way to the bank.

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/14/2019 at 3:42 PM

Re: “David Jenkins asks the city to annex another 673 acres

The city always gives developers what they want. Always. Whine all you want. Miller is right but no one cares.

Until voters repeal TABOR the only thing voters can do is bend over and let developers have their way even if property taxes don't cover the cost of infrastructure. Someday COLO SPGS will rename itself Pottersville.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by OldCrank on 04/14/2019 at 3:33 PM

Re: “David Jenkins asks the city to annex another 673 acres

Thank you, Joel, you absolutely nailed it, and stuck the landing. The last thing this city needs is more urban sprawl,especially at the expense of current residents. Maybe if we had a paid professional council and not the retired Air Force club, we could inject some knowledge and experience in to the decision making process. This city is now too big for amateur hour, especially when dealing with issues like annexation, expansion, and Mr. Anschutz. I also have to laugh at the quaint notion of public records, open for inspection.

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Posted by rangesaf on 04/12/2019 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Fort Carson Soldier eying lawsuit over hijab

As a soldier one signs a contract to become property of the government for the contracted period of time. It is the duty of any military force to break the individual for the purpose of becoming a soldier who kills people and breaks things upon command.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by William Sullivan on 04/11/2019 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Drake power plant shutdown costs estimated

If Drake is so awful looking; then why is the new Olympic whatever downtown center so cool looking? Smaller? No stacks? ???? Light blue and gray? ???? Better parking (what?) ???

Ever notice that when it gets really, really Colorado Cold out; Drake fires up and keep the juice flowing? Usually on still nights, no wind, no sun - there's Drake, like an Ox of sorts; pushing the Watts Volts and Amps out. Consistently. Cleanly. Efficiently.

Kiss all the smooth on demand energy goodbye when Drake goes.

Give a chilly hug to the 20%+++ increase in utility rates.

The sun and the wind might be free; but paying for the solar fields, far away wind farms, and electricity off of the grid; that will be a BILLION dollar expense incurred when Drake is no longer.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Old COS on 04/11/2019 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Parking spaces downtown reserved for valet parking in pilot project

If there was a list of things that were troublesome downtown; this parking item might be on it. Right there; on page #12 or so.
Top pages would be litterbugs (not concerned whether 'homeless' or not), street side alley side smells of bodily wastes, vehicle break ins, and then trash, trash, and more trash again.

When why and who where did it become ok for Colorado to be a place to have trash and garbage blowing all over the place?

Downtown is a passable shame at times. "Homeless" is not license to not use a Leave no Trace ethos.

Oh wait; everybody get concerned and involved now. About parking. :/

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Posted by Old COS on 04/11/2019 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Parking spaces downtown reserved for valet parking in pilot project

Legal and Illegal are sometimes different from right and wrong. This may be legal, but it is also wrong.

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Posted by gyrogearloose on 04/11/2019 at 8:00 AM

Re: “David Jenkins asks the city to annex another 673 acres

But Joel.
It will be a very tight, close vote.
Like 8 to1 for approval.

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Posted by R Wehner on 04/10/2019 at 7:08 PM

Re: “David Jenkins asks the city to annex another 673 acres

There is a 100% probability that Council will approve the annexation at the urging of the Mayor and his staff. 100%. Oh sure, theyll have public hearings. Theyll have community input sessions. The Mayors staff will prepare a cost analysis PowerPoint stating that it will cost the City NOTHING to provide police, fire, stormwater and street maintenance and parks maintenace for the area. The Mayors staff will commission a taxpayer-funded economic study with Mr Jenkins providing the direction and parameters to his handpicked economist that will say it would actually cost us money if we DIDNT annex the area. Then, one after another Councilmembers will say how theyve really pondered all the information and justify their unanimous, 8-1 or 7-2 vote for annexation. But after all that...At the end of the day if Mr Jenkins wants it...hell get it.

And to the vast majority of the 19% that voted in the city election...theyre fine with continuing that path. And to the 81% that dont vote? I guess they are too.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 04/10/2019 at 5:30 PM

Re: “David Jenkins asks the city to annex another 673 acres

If Jill Gaebler was concerned about emergency services' response times then she never would have voted to grant real estate developers and property speculators yet another handout in BLR. You had developers owned by Buffett pleading poverty or saying they couldn't afford to build in the city even as they were doing just that.

The argument was made then that fire and police service response times are already too low and would be made lower by not making developers in BLR pay their fair share; her concern now over a much smaller parcel seems like so many crocodile tears. She and the rest of the council that voted for it (which means everyone except Murray and Avila) had their chance and blew it in a historically huge way; in comparison any other proposed annexation with the exception of Cimarron Hills is a rounding error.

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Posted by JadedOptimist on 04/10/2019 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Booby trap on trail injures local cyclist

Is that the greenway area near the trailer park?

Posted by rider65 on 04/08/2019 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Property taxes on the rise after county reevaluation

Assessment values are based on sales data, not policy whims. We are seeing the affects of a mass migration of Denver residents seeking out lower priced homes. People who can afford $300,000+ are staying in Denver. Owners of lower priced homes are being punished by the market, not the assessor.

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Posted by REED on 04/08/2019 at 5:58 AM

Re: “Inmates attack jailers in understaffed Criminal Justice Center

Take it from somebody is actually work there, run away from that organization as fast as you can. If you get killed while working there they won't lose a wink of sleep over it believe me. You're nothing but a fall-guy to them, someone to do the dirty jobs that they don't want to do.

Posted by Howard Ferguson on 04/07/2019 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Property taxes on the rise after county reevaluation

happy few .... that's not interesting .... that's crazy! May we please see in writing the justification for such an upside-down distribution of the increases.

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Posted by Mur on 04/04/2019 at 12:20 PM

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