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Vaping Illnesses Increasing Support of Marijuana Legalization

October 26th, 2019

As black market vaping products, including THC products, have been increasingly linked to vaping illnesses, support of marijuana legalization has only grown. As marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are unable to regulate products, even in legal states. Meanwhile, legal states are also struggling to keep up with regulation and safety for marijuana products. This is becoming even more of a problem as marijuana related products, including pre-filled vaping cartridges, are far outstripping studies about general vaping risks, and specifically... Read More

Colorado Health Study Finds Major Risks from Fracking

October 24th, 2019

An eagerly awaited health study regarding the safety of fracking has been released. The study, conducted by consulting firm ICF International, found that oil a gas drilling caused health risks at distances greater than the currently established “setback” distance of 500 feet from single family homes and 11oo feet from high occupancy buildings. The study found that there were negative health effects from fracking ranging from 300 feet to 2000 feet. “Exposure to chemicals used in oil and gas development, such as benzene, may cause short-term negative health impacts…during ‘worst-case’... Read More

1-4″ of Snow Expected Across Metro Denver

October 23rd, 2019

A winter storm warning has been issued across Colorado after a temperate Tuesday. By this afternoon, there will be a strong cold front and scattered rain showers. By sunset, the rain will have changed to snow and is expected to snow throughout the night in some areas. There will be little snow in northeast Colorado, but heavier snow is possible in the foothills. The Winter Storm Watch has been issued across the Palmer Divide between Denver and Colorado Springs, with the potential of 5-8 inches of snow with isolated higher totals. By Thursday and Friday, the weather should clear up, moving all the... Read More

Denver Named 10th Best City in the World for Travel

October 22nd, 2019

Lonely Planet has released its world-renowned travel list for 2020, and Denver placed in the top 10, one of only two U.S. cities to do so. Lonely Planet said about Denver, “Denver’s elevated position as one of the USA’s most charming boomtowns has reached new heights as the Mile High City enters its latest phase of growth, creative energy and damn good food. Construction cranes dot the mountain-studded horizon and empty lots turn into hip new hotels seemingly overnight, while new food halls such as Milk Market satisfy appetites with an eclectic mix of farm-to-table and international fare.... Read More

Colorado Proposes Law to Ban Additives in Marijuana Vape Products

October 19th, 2019

With a string of illnesses and vaping related deaths in the last few months, the public has been turning a harsh eye towards all vaping products, including marijuana products. Several vaping related illnesses have been seen in Colorado, and nearly all of the patients were using a combination of tobacco and marijuana products. The source of the illness is still unknown, but many have pointed towards black market vaping products. In an effort to quell some of the destruction of vaping related illnesses, particularly in teens and young adults, many cities have taken it upon themselves to remove flavored... Read More

5 Facts About the Flu Shot Before Flu Season

October 17th, 2019

There’s a whole host of misinformation regarding the flu shot, and with this season set to be a particularly nasty year, it’s important to dispel any myths. 1. The flu season generally runs from late October to May. You will need a new flu shot for every flu season as the virus changes between seasons 2. Flu vaccines can fight multiple strains of the flu, and will help lessen symptoms if you do get the flu 3. The flu vaccine protects 40-60% of people on average every year. Even if you claim to never get sick without the flu shot, you may actually be symptomless but still passing on... Read More

Denver and Colorado Springs Ranked Among Worst Drivers in the Nation

October 16th, 2019

A new study put together by Quote Wizard ranked U.S. cities to see who really has the worst driver. Drivers were ranked based on accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, and citations that were reported throughout the year. Denver landed a top ten…or rather bottom ten, spot at number 8 for worst drivers in the nation. Colorado Springs was not far behind at number 16. The worst ranked city for driving was Portland, Oregon. Top ranked cities for best drivers include Detroit, MI, Louisville, KY, and Chicago, IL. 10 worst driving cities: 1 Portland, OR 2 Boise, ID 3 Virginia Beach, VA 4 Columbus,... Read More

Coors and Lagunitas Join Cannabis Drink Market in Colorado

October 12th, 2019

Coors and Lagunitas are both going to try their hand at marijuana infused beverages in Colorado. Coors will be distributing a non-alcoholic carbonated CBD soda and sparkling beverage line. Distribution will be limited to Denver. “We see a big demand for high-quality and unique products in the non-alcoholic space,” Coors Distributing Company marketing director Jennifer DeGraff says in a statement announcing the deal. “While both brands are locally produced and focus on using high-quality ingredients to deliver superior tasting products that stand out above competition, they each... Read More

Should Scientists Create a Universal Flu Shot?

October 9th, 2019

Scientists across universities have been given $130 million by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to create a universal flu shot, or a shot that attacks the recurring parts of the flu that go unchanged from year to year. This is great news, but it is expected that it will take at least 7 years to curate. According to the CDC, the 2017-2018 year was the worst flu year in over a decade, and the 2018-2019 season broke records, with the flu remaining active and elevated for over 21 weeks. This was despite the also record breaking 169 million vaccine doses given. This year’s... Read More

‘Zombie Deer’ Escaping from Colorado to Nevada

October 8th, 2019

‘Zombie Deer’ is surprisingly similar to what it sounds like; the phrase is referring to chronic wasting disease, a highly contagious disease that affects deer and elk populations and causes lack of fear of humans, lethargy, and emaciation. The disease is not bacterial or viral; instead, it is transmitted by prions similarly to how mad cow disease or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is spread. These diseases attack brain tissue and are incurable, hence the zombie name. Currently, Colorado, Wyoming, and Kansas have all shows animals with the disease, and surrounding states fear that it will... Read More