Social Issues

EDITORIAL: Federal report shows damning and deadly trends

By: The Gazette Editorial Board 09/15/2015 In the last year, problems of public health and safety associated with, and caused by, marijuana use have worsened, according to an annual report issued Tuesday by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

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Marijuana campaign aims to educate teens

Jordan Alexander 09/09/2015 GRAND JUNCTION - The Mesa Country Drug Threat Oversight Collaborative (DTOC) are rolling out a new educational campaign to tackle pot use among teenagers.

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On marijuana, state lawmakers tell feds to butt out

John Frank 08/07/2015 A day after lawmakers expressed concern about the federal government’s looming role in regulating state marijuana policy, a bipartisan organization of state lawmakers approved a policy statement with a simple message to Washington: leave us alone.

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Six jail deputies reprimanded in prisoner's death

Ramsey Scott 07/23/2015 The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has reprimanded six jail deputies after an investigation into the March death of Jennifer Lobato, who died in her cell after waiting hours in vain for medical attention.

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New study shows 13.5 percent of regional adults use pot

Stephen Elliott 06/18/2015 At a rate of 13.6 percent, Colorado adults, including 13.5 percent of adults in the region that includes San Miguel, Ouray, Hinsdale, Montrose, Gunnison and Delta counties, reported current use of marijuana in 2014, according to data released Monday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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