cbs4

Colorado Department of Health and Environment

Medical Marijuana (credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)

Colorado Abandons Medical Marijuana Crackdown

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.

04/21/2014

(credit: CBS)

Colorado Cracking Down On High-Volume Pot Patients

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.

03/28/2014

Flu shot (credit: CBS)

It’s Not Too Late To Get The Flu Shot

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.

01/08/2014

(credit: Energy Fuels Inc.)

Public Comment Sought On Proposed Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill

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.

08/13/2013

(credit: CBS)

Report To Look At Colorado Medical Pot Industry

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.

07/15/2013

The news conference from the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar on Monday (credit: Rick Sallinger)

Lawyers: State Lab Woes Could Lead To Thousands Of Appeals

Defense lawyers say potentially thousands of criminal convictions could be appealed because of problems at a state laboratory that tests drunk-driving suspects’ blood.

06/10/2013

(credit: CBS)

Requests For Hepatitis A Vaccine Skyrocket After Outbreak

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.

06/05/2013

Stephen Stein (credit: drstephenstein.com)

Report Says Dentist Who Reused Needles Also A Drug Addict

A dentist who reused needles, putting thousands of patients in danger of deadly diseases, is now accused of manipulating his clients to get drugs.

08/29/2012

(credit: CBS)

Audit: Colorado Used Tobacco Taxes For Smoking Bans

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.

08/27/2012

Tattoo ink was the subject of an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control. (credit: CBS)

Bad Ink Leaves Newly Tattooed With Infection Risk

Health officials are offering a warning to anyone who has received a tattoo in recent months- bad ink has left several people with an infection including one person in Colorado.

08/23/2012

more