marijuana http://kcur.org en Wes Crenshaw: Marijuana Use Among Young People http://kcur.org/post/wes-crenshaw-marijuana-use-among-young-people <p></p><p>Marijuana has been part of college culture for a long time, but is the drug’s legalization in Colorado changing the way college kids use it? Some see it as a way to relax occasionally, but others make it a daily habit that can have destructive consequences.</p><p>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, psychologist Wes Crenshaw joins us to talk about the shift in pot culture among college students, especially when it comes to our western neighbors.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p><strong>Dr. Wes Crenshaw,</strong> psychologist</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 57659 at http://kcur.org Wes Crenshaw: Marijuana Use Among Young People Former Kansas Family Still Hopeful Medical Marijuana Will Help Their Epileptic Son http://kcur.org/post/former-kansas-family-still-hopeful-medical-marijuana-will-help-their-epileptic-son <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Ryan and Kathy Reed celebrated their son Otis’ third birthday last week, hoping that better days are ahead for him in the family’s new Colorado home.</p><p>Otis suffers from uncontrollable epileptic seizures. His body stiffens with them hundreds of times each day.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:28:02 +0000 Jim McLean 57534 at http://kcur.org Former Kansas Family Still Hopeful Medical Marijuana Will Help Their Epileptic Son Could Cannabis Return As Cash Crop? http://kcur.org/post/could-cannabis-return-cash-crop <p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Gina Kaufmann & Matthew Long-Middleton 56132 at http://kcur.org Could Cannabis Return As Cash Crop? Colorado Creates Food Safety System To Regulate Marijuana Industry http://kcur.org/post/colorado-creates-food-safety-system-regulate-marijuana-industry <p>Colorado made history when it opened up <a href="http://kunc.org/post/colorados-mountain-resorts-gear-recreational-marijuana">licensed marijuana retail shops this year</a>. Aside from just legalizing the purchase of smoke-able marijuana, it also means pot brownies have the potential to be big business. Food products infused with marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient, THC, are available in stores across the state.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:59:08 +0000 Luke Runyon 50322 at http://kcur.org Colorado Creates Food Safety System To Regulate Marijuana Industry Ethics Professors: Purple Haze And Protests http://kcur.org/post/ethics-professors-purple-haze-and-protests <p>John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High” is Colorado’s state song, and the marijuana legalization law that went into effect this year might be what the late musician had in mind.</p><p>On Thursday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, the Ethics Professors return to discuss the problems that surround marijuana, which is still illegal under federal law, but increasingly accepted in many states. Also on their slate is a look at anti-government protests in Ukraine and Thailand.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:42:10 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Cody Newill 50155 at http://kcur.org Ethics Professors: Purple Haze And Protests 'Marijuanamerica' http://kcur.org/post/marijuanamerica <p>From the crackdowns on the drug in the 1950s and ’60s to its legalization for recreational use in two states last year, marijuana has a complicated past in America.</p><p>Some have called marijuana legalization the next big civil rights issue. Colorado and Washington have officially said it’s okay, and 19 other states allow it to be used for medical reasons.</p><p>But some big debates about the drug certainly persist. What exactly are the health consequences of using marijuana? What kind of impact is it having on our society? Should we be banning it or legalizing it in more states?</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 03:41:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Elizabeth Alex 39388 at http://kcur.org 'Marijuanamerica' Mo. Lawmaker Wants To Lighten 1st-Time Marijuana Possession Sentences, Expunge Some Records http://kcur.org/post/mo-lawmaker-wants-lighten-1st-time-marijuana-possession-sentences-expunge-some-records <p>A St. Louis-area&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">State House</a> member&nbsp;is proposing legislation that would lessen penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana in Missouri, and would allow for some misdemeanor criminal records to be expunged. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:53:47 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31321 at http://kcur.org K2, Synthetic Marijuana Ban Passes Missouri Senate http://kcur.org/post/k2-synthetic-marijuana-ban-passes-missouri-senate <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cf36533d720-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cf36533d720-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cf36533d720-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-900181.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would outlaw K-2, a group of synthetic compounds that attempt to mimic the effects of marijuana. But the chamber also lessened the proposed penalties for possessing the compounds.</p> Wed, 05 May 2010 20:33:35 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6592 at http://kcur.org K2, Synthetic Marijuana Ban Passes Missouri Senate