Halloween celebrations can be a trick or a treat when it comes to food safety. Proper preparation by parents can go a long way for children of all ages who indulge in holiday activities and goodies.

These tips and tricks will help carve out food-safe festivities for party throwers and party goers.

This year’s spooky…

Three years after the state’s chief medical officer called for a ban on most marijuana-infused edibles in the interest of food safety, Colorado has enacted changes that should make this Halloween a little less risky.

The state’s potent Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) did not act on Dr. Larry Wolk’s 2014 call to ban edibles and…

Marijuana is a hot topic among state ballot measures for 2016 and its highly likely after the votes are counted a fourth of the U.S. population will reside in states permitting recreational use of cannabis.

medicalmarijuana_406x250Among the 163 total measures that qualified for spots on ballots across 35 states this year, few are stand-outs and…

California’s Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act has been in effect for a month now, but the state’s Department of Public Health hasn’t yet published or implemented food safety standards for so-called edibles. However, the Act didn’t give the department a deadline. It simply states “the state department of public health shall develop standards for…

The Solicitor General of the United Sates says that recreational marijuana is Colorado’s business and there is no need for the U.S. Supreme Court to review claims from Nebraska and Oklahoma that they are owed something because the legal weed is being trafficked beyond the Centennial State’s borders. Nebraska and Oklahoma sued Colorado a year…

The Controlled Substances Act, which is not being enforced in states with recreational and medical marijuana, should be amended by Congress to explicitly allow any state marijuana and hemp policies without federal interference. That polite “butt out” request was made to the federal government last week in Seattle by the National Conference of State Legislatures…

It’s occurred to me that maybe this is all about the demise of smoking skills. It used to be that even those of us who did not smoke cigarettes knew how to do it. Learning  to smoke was just one of those necessary social skills you picked up in about the sixth grade, even if…

When history is written about Colorado’s 10-month-old experiment with recreational marijuana, events of the past week should be good for at least a chapter. Dr. Larry Wolk, the state’s chief medical officer and the executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), came out for a ban on most marijuana-infused products…

My adult beverage of choice for several years now has been “Blue Moon” beer, in part because every glass is served with a big slice of orange to help meet my minimum daily servings of fruits and vegetables. I rarely indulge alone as I am what they call a “social drinker,” meaning I am not…