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  • Discussion on the Anniversary of Colorados Marijuana Law
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    Colorado Marijuana Law Anniversary

    Panelists talked about the local, state, and national impact of decriminalizing recreational marijuana, and gave advice to other states passing similar laws. In January 2014, the first…

  • Genetically Modified Food
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    Genetically Modified Food

    Consumer advocate Jeffrey Smith and biotechnology entrepreneur Gregory Stock debated the safety of genetically modified food (GMOs). Each gave an illustrated presentation, and then they offered rebuttals. Mr Smith…

  • Legalization of Marijuana
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    Legalization of Marijuana

    Participants debated the legalization of marijuana. They assessed the “war on drugs,” the impact of Prohibition, potential revenues from taxation, rates of drug use, incarceration rates for drug…

  • emThe Boys of Winter  Life and Death in the US Ski Troopsem
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    The Boys of Winter: Life and Death in the U.S. Ski Troops

    Charles Sanders talked about his book The Boys Of Winter: Life And Death In The U.S. Ski Troops During The Second World War, published by University Press of Colorado. The book tells the…