Colorado Department of Health and Environment
There are more concerns about the number of children and teens using marijuana in Colorado. In a study just released, Colorado has a higher number of kids and college students using the drug than other states.
Colorado appears to be giving up on its effort to crack down on medical marijuana growers using a legal loophole to grow high numbers of pot plants without the kind of oversight faced by commercial growers.
Colorado plans to crack down on medical marijuana patients, state health department authorities announced Friday, saying it would challenge patients and medical pot growers with permission for more than six plants.
The number of people hospitalized for the flu keeps growing but health experts said it’s not too late to protect yourself and get a flu shot.
The Colorado health department is accepting public input on a Toronto-based energy company’s plan to build what would be the first new uranium mill in the United States in more than 30 years.
Colorado took a hard look at the agency that oversees marijuana sales this spring. Now state auditors are looking at the health department, which oversees the medical marijuana patient registry.
Defense lawyers say potentially thousands of criminal convictions could be appealed because of problems at a state laboratory that tests drunk-driving suspects’ blood.
Colorado health officials say the state is home to 12 of the 49 hepatitis A illnesses that have been reported in seven states since late April.
A dentist who reused needles, putting thousands of patients in danger of deadly diseases, is now accused of manipulating his clients to get drugs.
Auditors on Monday questioned whether Colorado health officials are following the law by giving money from tobacco taxes to help local initiatives barring smoking in public beyond what’s already prohibited by state law.