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  1. Ron Strider

    Laid-Back Hawaii's Strict Approach To Marijuana

    Aloha Green is situated in a downtown building whose austere beige-ness belies the company’s more therapeutic purpose: It’s a medical-marijuana dispensary. As soon as I tried to walk inside for an interview, I was met by a metal detector and a large man who demanded to see my medical-marijuana...
  2. Ron Strider

    More Aging Coloradans Are Turning To Medical Marijuana, But Data Is Sparse

    In the airy first-floor lounge of Balfour Senior Living at Riverfront Park in downtown Denver, Dr. Joe Cohen prepares to speak to a packed house. This is "Cannabis 101 for Seniors," a talk he's given before. Michael Schonbrun, Balfour's CEO, says he's got residents in almost all of his Colorado...
  3. Ron Strider

    OR: Cannabis Cookies You Should Try

    Do you like cookies? "Well," you answer coyly, "I'm trying to be 'good' this month and avoid gluten, and plus, I restarted my vegan diet yet again, but I love butter so much, oh I'm so bad tee hee...." Well, golly, that's swell and all, and, you know, gluten-free kudos to you. But since you...
  4. Ron Strider

    Should Marijuana Smokers Be More Considerate

    I support marijuana legalization, but I wish pot smokers would stop stinking up the sidewalks. I'm not alone. In places where using marijuana no longer carries the threat of a jail sentence, the pungent odor of ganja is increasingly infiltrating daily life -- and annoying nonsmokers. "It used...