DEVELOPING: CSU freshman apologizes for driving RamRide vehicle while high

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Feb 052013
 

Author: Dillon Thomas

Colorado State University freshman Karl La Borde apologized to the CSU community Tuesday night, in an interview with CTV.

La Borde was pulled over Friday morning near the intersection of College Ave and Laurel on suspicion of speeding and DUI. La Borde was driving a CSU RamRide vehicle.  After the officer approached the vehicle, he requested to search the car for marijuana, as he smelt the scent of the drug.

According to La Borde, he had smoked “…a small amount of weed” while pulled over during a break.  A self-proclaimed “recreational marijuana smoker”, La Borde believed he had not smoked enough marijuana to be considered intoxicated.

In an interview with CTV, La Borde said — I now realize that driving under the influence of marijuana is the same as driving drunk.–

La Borde admitted that he was not in the appropriate state of mind to be operating a vehicle, and he said he believed he was putting others’ lives in danger.

–I will never drive while high on marijuana, and I will take the keys out of the hands of whoever tries.–

La Borde claimed that after the arrest, he went back to his dormitory and threw away all of his drugs, drug paraphernalia, and drug related items.

La Borde expressed that he was putting other people’s lives in danger, and that he was glad that he didn’t hit or kill anyone.

RamRide is a weekend program offered by the ASCSU office at CSU. The program offers safe rides home for those who may have had too much to drink. Karl La Borde did have a partner who was in the car with him.  The ‘navigator’ was not taken to jail.

DEVELOPING: CSU freshman apologizes for driving RamRide vehicle while high

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Feb 052013
 

Author: Dillon Thomas

Colorado State University freshman Karl La Borde apologized to the CSU community Tuesday night, in an interview with CTV.

La Borde was pulled over Friday morning near the intersection of College Ave and Laurel on suspicion of speeding and DUI. La Borde was driving a CSU RamRide vehicle.  After the officer approached the vehicle, he requested to search the car for marijuana, as he smelt the scent of the drug.

According to La Borde, he had smoked “…a small amount of weed” while pulled over during a break.  A self-proclaimed “recreational marijuana smoker”, La Borde believed he had not smoked enough marijuana to be considered intoxicated.

In an interview with CTV, La Borde said — I now realize that driving under the influence of marijuana is the same as driving drunk.–

La Borde admitted that he was not in the appropriate state of mind to be operating a vehicle, and he said he believed he was putting others’ lives in danger.

–I will never drive while high on marijuana, and I will take the keys out of the hands of whoever tries.–

La Borde claimed that after the arrest, he went back to his dormitory and threw away all of his drugs, drug paraphernalia, and drug related items.

La Borde expressed that he was putting other people’s lives in danger, and that he was glad that he didn’t hit or kill anyone.

RamRide is a weekend program offered by the ASCSU office at CSU. The program offers safe rides home for those who may have had too much to drink. Karl La Borde did have a partner who was in the car with him.  The ‘navigator’ was not taken to jail.

COINS Colorado health in jeopardy: marijuana, obesity, and more

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Sep 202012
 

Author: Sophie Vukovich

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Health in Colorado is making the news in many ways. Medical marijuana, obesity, and the “popcorn lung” were all discussed in more detail on tonight’s show. Check out the second episode of Colorad-Ins for more detail.

Denver medical marijuana dispensaries shut down, too close to schools

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Sep 192012
 

Author: Sophie Vukovich

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Many medical marijuana dispensaries that are within 1000 feet of schools have been shut down in Colorado this year. According to the Huffington Post, 10 more dispensaries have been shut down this past week in Denver and southern Colorado.

U.S. attorney John Walsh has been sending letters warning dispensaries they have 45 days to shut down. These most recent ten, make a total of 57 medical marijuana dispensaries that have been shut down in Colorado because of their proximity to schools.

Controlled Substances Act, title 21, section 860, forbids the distributing of any controlled substance within 1000 feet of any schools. However this November there will be the opportunity to vote to legalize marijuana with Amendment 64.

Watch Colorado-Ins on Channel 11, tonight at 8 p.m. to see a full discussion of this topic. This special broadcast is brought to you by CTV11.

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