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The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian



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A quick guide to dispensaries near CSU’s campus

Grayson Acri, Staff Reporter August 18, 2022

It's that time of year again: back to school. As a student in Colorado, you have access to unique opportunities to purchase recreational cannabis, provided you are of legal age. Whether you want to...

A joint sits filled with ground cannabis flower, waiting to be rolled and sealed

CSU ensures you’ll be out of a ‘high’ school forever

Bella Eckburg, Opinion Director August 15, 2022
Colorado has a long history with cannabis, and Fort Collins is now home to a plethora of dispensaries, but that doesn't mean you can light up on campus.
Marijuana plants in the vegetation room at Seed & Smith in Denver, Colorado

Welcome to weed: A guide for newcomers

Taylor Paumen, Content Managing Editor August 13, 2022

Becoming a cannabis connoisseur doesn’t happen overnight. Just like anything else, being an educated stoner takes practice, courage and a personal touch of creativity. While most people learn the angles...

Jamie Cuchiaro discusses the difference between some of the 120 known cannabinoids in the new Cannabinoid Research Center in the Colorado State University Yates Chemistry building. The lab was a 1.5-million-dollar gift from CSU alumna Leslie Buttorff, CEO of Panacea Life Sciences. Buttorff stated, “What we want to do is find unique cannabinoids that can help people, natural remedies to get rid of big pharma medicine that people have.” Oct. 19. (Garrett Mogel | The Collegian)

CBD could make or break your finals anxiety

Hayden Hawley, Cannabis Director May 4, 2022

Cannabidiol is a nonpsychoactive component of cannabis that interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors in the human body. It’s grown into a wildly popular cultural phenomenon over the last several years, likely...

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‘How High’: the perfect cannabis movie for finals

Hayden Hawley, Cannabis Director May 2, 2022
Ahead of finals, we thought it would be funny to review this movie, as it features weed and college as its main plot elements. We had no idea what we were getting into.
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Democrats still refuse to prioritize cannabis. Why?

Hayden Hawley, Cannabis Director April 27, 2022

Editor’s Note: This is an opinion article from The Collegian. All opinion content reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian or its editorial...

A photo illustration of marijuana packed in a bowl that sits in a bong Sept. 7, 2021.

Study researches the safety of secondhand bong smoke

Elizabeth White, Cannabis Reporter April 20, 2022

Everyone knows about the dangers of secondhand tobacco smoke, but what about cannabis? In a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, researchers found smoking cannabis with a bong in a house produced...

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Cannabis may be on its way to helping with epilepsy

Grayson Acri, Cannabis Reporter April 19, 2022

Nothing rocks the traditional drug treatment model quite like cannabis. Medical cannabis is often approved long before its recreational use. We are a far cry from fully understanding cannabis, but we do...

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Embark on a listening journey with these blazed bops on 4/20

Maddy Erskine, Arts and Culture Editor April 19, 2022

Happy 4/20! Today, no one can judge you for lighting up in the morning and spending the whole day dazed, confused and, hopefully, giggly and happy.  And of course, nothing pairs better with this holiday...

Students walk by a sticker on an emergency call box to the north outside Albert C. Yates Hall March 29.

What’s the deal with these Ganja Goods stickers?

Hayden Hawley, Cannabis Director April 18, 2022

A few weeks ago, I noticed some stickers around campus. They were advertising a business called Ganja Goods. I was curious. Once I started noticing them, I saw them everywhere: on a lamppost outside...

A cannabis flower bud rests on the rim of a glass of New Belgium Brewings Old Aggie lager

Beer Edition: The perfect puff for the perfect pour

Hayden Hawley, Cannabis Director April 13, 2022
For those who know what kind of beer they like and are looking to branch out, check out our list of ideal beer and cannabis pairings.
Dr. Keith Villa looks at some beer.

Beer Edition: The connection between bud and beer

Grayson Acri, Cannabis Reporter April 11, 2022

On first inspection, it may seem beer and cannabis are fundamentally opposed. After all, they are made of different plants and used in different settings. You wouldn’t want to smoke a joint at a football...

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