Hick sells cannabis legalization nationwide | Colorado Springs Gazette | opinion

If history remembers John Hickenlooper, it’s not for his presidential bid in 2019 — something Hickenlooper would undoubtedly prefer to forget. If anything, it should be for opposing Colorado’s retail marijuana legalization — and then supporting it. It’s a flip-flop that even the Democratic ex-governor would just as quickly forget. Now, after a memorable few … Read more

Fringe would sink Colorado’s GOP | WADHAMS | opinion

Dick Wadhams Just as it became apparent that Colorado Republicans might not be able to go any lower after another round of devastating defeats in 2022, an understandably frustrated but horribly misguided group of activists could render the party permanently irrelevant. Fueled by nonpartisan voters’ deep antipathy to Donald Trump, Republicans lost every nationwide race … Read more

Tragedy should not trump freedom of speech KALDARA | opinion

Jon Caldara Club Q shootout gets armed to attack Second Amendment rights. This is to be expected. What might be even more troubling is how it will be armed to attack First Amendment rights. Semantic warfare in politics is fascinating and nothing new. Republicans had little luck reforming “estate taxes” until strategist Frank Luntz suggested … Read more

How voters across the state voted on ‘mushrooms’ | CRONIN & LOEVY | opinion

Tom Cronin and Bob Loevy Coloradans voted 54% to 46% to make the cultivation, gifting, and use of psychedelic compounds—DMT, ibogaine, and mescaline—legal for people 21 and older. Proposition 122 also allows for licensed “healing centers” where clients can consume psilocybin in a regulated “consulting” setting. Older people like us don’t know much about these … Read more

For and against “shrooms”: How Colorado voted on Proposition 122 | Cronin and Loevy | opinion

Coloradans voted 54 to 46 percent to make the cultivation, gifting, and use of psychedelic compounds — DMT, ibogaine, and mescaline — legal for people over the age of 21. Proposition 122 also allows for licensed “healing centers” where clients can consume psilocybin in a regulated “consulting” setting. Older people like us don’t know much … Read more

The University of Colorado devours its bureaucracy | Denver Gazette | opinion

The optics – as they say in politics – could not be worse for CU. No, we’re not talking about the miserable season the buffs are having on the gridiron. We’re talking about the university’s front office’s headline-grabbing mistake this week. As reported by our news partner Colorado Politics, which published the story Thursday, the … Read more

For and against “shrooms”: How Colorado voted on Proposition 122 | Cronin and Loevy | election coverage

Coloradans voted 54 to 46 percent to make the cultivation, gifting, and use of psychedelic compounds — DMT, ibogaine, and mescaline — legal for people over the age of 21. Proposition 122 also allows for licensed “healing centers” where clients can consume psilocybin in a regulated “consulting” setting. Older people like us don’t know much … Read more

5 shocking reasons Ohio is better than Texas, says a frequent visiting Texan

The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media. Texans often think that everything is bigger and better in Texas, and as someone who was born and raised there, I tend to agree. That said, I’ve spent nearly every year of my life … Read more