After years of trying and failing to make it harder to grow large amounts of pot without paying taxes, the Colorado Senate has given unanimous preliminary approval to a crackdown on unregulated marijuana growers.
Colorado has been asking middle and high school students about their sex lives and drug use for nearly a quarter of a century in anonymous public health surveys.
A measure that would increase oversight over medical marijuana caregivers has moved forward at the state Senate.
As vaccine skeptics fight laws that would force more parents to inoculate their kids, they are finding unexpected allies in conservative Republicans, including in Colorado.
Many blame the expanding measles outbreak on the increased number of families choosing not to vaccinate their children. Now there may be a bill to support those parents who are against vaccines.
Colorado Democrats who credit a drop in teen pregnancy to expanding access to long-acting birth control such as intrauterine devices have to convince Republicans next year to use state funds for the contraceptives.
Frustrated by federal delays getting experimental medications to terminally ill patients, some states are forging so-called “Right To Try” legislation to allow access to the drugs without federal approval.
Lawmakers held off on a directive to implement new restrictions on marijuana edibles in Colorado Thursday, but they will study the issue to consider legislation next year.
Colorado has one of the nation’s most lax vaccination requirements. And a bill to make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children has been largely abandoned.
Colorado won’t ban the use of public assistance at marijuana-shop ATMs, despite calls from both Republicans and the pot industry to ban it.