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  1. Ron Strider

    Police Across Colorado Questioning Whether Youths Are Using Marijuana Less

    State and federal surveys have declared that Colorado youths are not using marijuana more than before the drug became legal for adult recreational use in 2014, and that use among juveniles is actually dropping. State officials frequently point to those surveys as proof that Colorado is...
  2. Ron Strider

    WA: The Smell Test

    After legalization, should the mere odor of marijuana be enough to kick a kid out of school? In October, not long after she dropped her son off at Mary Walker High School, Sheila Goforth got a call. It was the school. Her son was being kicked out, she was told, because he reeked of marijuana...
  3. Ron Strider

    NV: Marijuana Money To Go Toward City Schools In Henderson

    The Henderson City Council unanimously voted to put money from marijuana shop sales toward the 39 public schools in the city. A month after recreational marijuana sales kicked off in Henderson, city council officials unanimously voted in a resolution to give a percentage of recreational...
  4. Ron Strider

    Medical Ed Needs To Catch Up To Marijuana Laws

    A new study shows that very few medical students are being trained on how to prescribe medical marijuana, even though it is now a legal medicine in 29 states and the District of Columbia. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis surveyed medical school deans...
  5. Ron Strider

    Med Students Aren't Learning Enough About Marijuana

    New research suggests that medical students aren't learning enough about the risks and benefits of medical marijuana, despite 29 states and the District of Columbia allowing marijuana use for medical purposes. Researchers surveyed medical school deans, residents, and fellows, and examined a...
  6. Ron Strider

    Colorado Schools Bulk Up Staff In Marijuana-Prevention Push

    Colorado has given 42 school districts and charter schools a combined $9.2 million to hire people and create programs to keep marijuana out of the hands of students. The Denver Post reports the money is going to schools located near legal pot shops and is funded by proceeds from marijuana...
  7. Ron Strider

    CO: Marijuana Sales Fund $9.2 Million In School Pot Prevention, Health Care Programs

    School nurse Rhonda Valdez is on the front lines of student health at Wheat Ridge High School, treating myriad concerns – flu outbreaks, diabetes, severe allergies, body image issues, football-related concussions. The job is rewarding and keeps her busy, but the longtime registered nurse and...
  8. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Taxes Are Giving Colorado A Pot Of Money To Rebuild Its Crumbling Schools

    The K-12 school in Deer Trail, Colorado, is in rot. The swimming pool is in such grave shape that students can't use it anymore. People in wheelchairs have to be lifted up stairs. A sewage leak has closed the coach's locker room. Even basic security is a problem, as the doors are so out of shape...
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    Alabama Football - New Marijuana Laws Burn College Athletes

    Alabama Football's Lester Cotton has joined Cam Robinson Hootie Jones, Tim Williams, *Brandon Chicken and hundreds of other college athletes from schools all across the country on the long list of players busted for marijuana. That list a problem — but not just for players, coaches and...
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    Phila To State - Limits On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Near Schools Are Too Strict

    City officials may ask the state to relax restrictions on how close medical marijuana dispensaries can be to schools and day-care facilities, saying current rules would limit access in Philadelphia. "Our density of schools and day cares is already so high, it would be making locations very...
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    NJ: Cannabis Legalised On School Grounds In Board of Education Ruling

    Students will legally be allowed to take cannabis in school after a town's landmark legislation change. Schools in Ridgefield Park, a district in New Jersey, USA, will permit parents and guardians to administer medical marijuana to pupils while on school grounds, on a school bus or at...
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    What You Need To Know About Marijuana Tax Money And Colorado Schools

    In 2012, backers of Colorado's landmark constitutional amendment legalizing recreational marijuana pressed their case by touting the financial benefits to the state's schools. Four years later, backers of a record number of school tax measures on this year's ballot are finding the need to...
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    AZ: Fact Check - Marijuana Tax Claim A Puff Of Smoke In Prop 205 Ad

    Phoenix - Supporters and opponents of recreational marijuana launched their first wave of TV ads this week in the fight over Proposition 205, and there's already at least one claim that's a puff of smoke. A nearly $1 million ad by the No on 205 campaign begins by referencing the first state...
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    CO: Cherry Creek Schools Superintendent - People Asking, 'Where's The Pot Money?'

    Denver - The Cherry Creek Schools Superintendent wants parents to know his district has not received any money from marijuana tax revenue saying in a letter, "People keep asking me, Where's the pot money?" Superintendent Dr. Harry Bull expressed his frustration with the current state of...
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    Pro-Pot Billboards Ask Nevada To Fund 'Schools Not Cartels'

    Las Vegas - Recreational marijuana supporters will be taking over billboards around the Las Vegas area before Nevada voters head to the polls in November. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is formally unveiling a billboard Thursday with the message "Support Schools, Not...
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    CO: Law To Legalize Medical Cannabis In Schools Awaits Hickenlooper's Signature

    Tuesday Colorado Senators unanimously passed a bill to legalize the use of medical marijuana in schools. According to High Times, the drug is not to be administered by teachers or nurses, but instead parents will be allowed to come give their child doses of non-smokable marijuana. The bill...
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    Colorado Schools Have Been Slow To Allow Medical Marijuana, Lawmakers Want A Change

    Colorado schools may soon be forced to allow students to use medical marijuana in a non-smokeable form while on school grounds. It's already allowed under state law — but no districts have created access policies, leaving many families frustrated. A bill under consideration at the capitol...
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    Colorado Law Allowing Medical Marijuana Use At Schools Being Debated

    A new Colorado law allowing medical marijuana use at public schools is getting a second look Monday in a House committee. The current law allows students who need medical marijuana to use edible pot at public schools - as long as the school districts agree. No school districts currently...
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    Bill Requires Colorado Schools To Allow Medical Cannabis On Campus Or Lose Funding

    A proposal set to be introduced next week would require schools to allow students to use some forms medical cannabis or risk losing state funding from marijuana taxes. Rep. Jonathan Singer (D-Longmont) passed a similar bill last year, one that gave schools districts the option of allowing a...
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    Maine: Auburn To Allow Medical Marijuana In Schools

    After years of trying to keep marijuana out of schools, educators across the country are grappling with how to administer cannabis to students with prescriptions for it. Medical marijuana has been legal in some states for two decades but school districts and lawmakers are only now starting to...