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US CO: Colorado Deaths Fire Up Debate Over Pot Edibles
Candy or Cookies May Have High Doses of Marijuana's Active Ingredient. DENVER (AP) - A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly after eating pot-infused candy.
US CO: Deaths Stoke Worries About Pot Edibles
DENVER (AP) - A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marij uana-l aced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly after eating pot-infused candy.
US CO: Colorado Deaths Stoke Worries About Pot Edibles
DENVER (AP) - A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly after eating pot-infused candy.
US CO: Deaths Stoke Worries About Pot Edibles
DENVER (AP) - A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly after eating pot-infused candy.

Opinions

US CO: Editorial: The Challenge Of The 4/20 Festival
Statements by Denver police in the run-up to the two-day 4/20 festival in Civic Center have been deliberately and understandably vague-no doubt because they know they face a difficult balancing act.
US FL: OPED: Medical Pot Push Driven By Profit
In 1939, Frank Capra made one of the most entertaining, important and enduring political movies of all time titled "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur.
US CO: At 4/20 Rally, Blowing Smoke in the Face of the
Prohibition in the United States came to an end on Dec. 5, 1933, when the 18th Amendment to the Constitution was repealed. In the time before and since, there's been no single officially designated day that's meant to encourage drinking publicly (unless you count St. Patrick's Day, the Coachella music festival or most every day in New Orleans).
US WA: Editorial: Reject Pot Scare Tactics
HERE is an image from a War on Drugs time capsule: drug-sniffing dogs sticking their noses in Roosevelt High School students' lockers searching for marijuana.

Letters

US CT: Legalize And Control Marijuana
Legalizing marijuana with controlled conditions is not just something many people want to occur; it's the right thing to do. This topic is controversial, and of course the advocates will say it's a drug that must be kept away from children. This is true -- keep it away from children just like cigarettes and alcohol.
US AR: Ensure Public Health
Modern times and the progression of marijuana laws call for a standard of proofing different types of marijuana strains. Marijuana is used today by many people around the United States for medical problems, such as nerve pain or chemotherapy-related nausea.
UK: Good Drugs, Bad Drugs
SIR - Cannabis is slightly less addictive and harmful than coffee. This has been shown by many studies using much larger sample sizes than the 20 users in the study you report ("Even casual use of cannabis alters brain, warn scientists", April 16).
US FL: Pot's Multiple Benefits
Re: Wired to work with marijuana? | April 14 I worry that the miraculous effect that pot's cannabinoid molecule has on epilepsy will eclipse the benefits of pot's other components. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta described the benefits as an 'entourage effect,' a term coined by Israeli researchers in 1998 to describe the synergistic effect of the multitude of components found in the whole plant.
US WA: Background Checks Bring Illicit Activity
Two of the biggest arguments for marijuana legalization are keeping it out kids' hands, and keeping the business out of criminals' hands. The two are closely related. A liquor store can lose its license if it sells liquor to minors, but a pot dealer has no such disincentive.
US NV: We Lie To Our Kids About Marijuana
I'm writing about Jackie Valley's story in The Sunday: "Modern addiction: Our heroin epidemic." The question that needs to be asked is: Why don't children and adolescents believe those who warn them about the dangers of drugs like heroin? The answer: Because when the drug war cheerleaders lie about or grossly exaggerate the dangers of marijuana, they lose all credibility.
CN ON: Marijuana Is Benign
Re: Marijuana problematic, by Rebecca Campoli, April 8. Leamington doesn't have any responsibility with regard to how or by whom medical marijuana is used. The licensed producer and medical doctors have that responsibility.