Under Siege: Marijuana and Colorado Schools

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A handful of students from Denver’s East High School recently spent a warm January lunch period huddled against a brick home two blocks from the school, passing a joint and discussing the merits of medical marijuana.

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Precious Loss, a new Rocky Mountain PBS Documentary, Premieres Tonight

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Colorado has the 5th lowest overall infant mortality rate in the United States at approximately five deaths per 1,000 live births, according to data from the state Department of Public Health and Environment. But within that ranking is one of the nation’s glaring racial disparities.

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Top Five Lists: Gun Deaths by Census Tract

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Top neighborhoods for overall gun deaths between 2000 and 2011

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Gun Deaths by County

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Residents in Boulder County had one of the lowest death rates from guns among the state’s most populous counties during the 12 years between the Columbine High School and Aurora theater massacres.

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Treatment for rare condition forces teen from school

Last Updated by Katie Kerwin McCrimmon on

An attack seizes Chaz Moore’s body, stealing much of his breath. Spasms in his throat, lungs and diaphragm cause the 17-year-old to speak in hiccups, one syllable at a time.

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Teens using marijuana face higher risk of addiction, changes to brain

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He’s 16 but his baby face makes him look a little older than 10, his age when he first tried marijuana.

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Study says legalized marijuana could lead to more ingestion accidents among children

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Increased availability of marijuana in Colorado could lead to more children accidentally ingesting the drug, according to a new study conducted in the state. Voters last fall in Colorado and in Washington state legalized sales of pot for recreational use to anyone 21 and older.

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Jails, Prisons Are Common Repository for Those with Mental Illness

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Many more people suffering with mental illnesses are in jail or prison in Colorado than in a therapeutic hospital setting.And many of the state's sheriffs are outspoken with their opinions that that should not be the case.

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