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Legalizing marijuana is not a one-size-fits-all process for states.  Some cautious states are choosing to only legalize medicinally, while their neighbors leap at the opportunity to go full rec. Some states allow dispensaries to sell cannabis they grow themselves, while others require totally separate licenses for cultivation and dispensing. Some states, like California, have created […] Th...

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New in brew: Fritz Family Brewers

Five years ago, Niwot was home to two breweries. Bootstrap Brewing was first to market, with Powder Keg not far behind. But as of last year, there were none. Powder Keg closed in 2018, and Bootstrap outgrew its original location on 79th Street, and owners Leslie and Steve Kaczeus turned their attention to their spacious […] The post New in brew: Fritz Family Brewers appeared first on Boulder...

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Transcending the housing crisis

Virtually all housing experts agree that there is a housing crisis in the United States. It is estimated that 600,000 Americans are currently homeless, and something like 3 million individuals or families have experienced homelessness in the last five years. But homelessness is only the tip of the U.S. housing crisis. In 2019 (the last […] The post Transcending the housing crisis appeared fi...

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Letters 7.29.21

Turning point U.S.-Cuba relations Dave Anderson is wrong (re: The Anderson Files, “The hidden history of U.S.-Cuban relationship,” July 22). The turning point in U.S.-Cuba relations was the Cuban Democracy Act of 1997. This statute requires the president overthrow whatever government Cuba has.  If Cuban nickel was used to make an auto part in Japan, […] The post Letters 7.29.21 appe...

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Summer s’mores secrets

S’mores — originally created to feed large groups of Girl Scouts — contain one key ingredient that has long been considered an aphrodisiac. Ironically, the foundation of this all-American treat was baked to suppress sexual urges.  According to Smithsonian, the first published s’mores recipe appeared in 1927’s Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts and […] The post Summer s’m...

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Taste of the week: S’mores soar with local bean-to-bar chocolate

From Mallomars to Moon Pies to cannabis edibles, we love the flavor fusion that is s’mores. The easiest way to upgrade that experience is to use exceptional milk or dark chocolate. After a year of leading virtual chocolate bar tastings on Zoom, I’ve learned at least two things.  One: The cacao conglomerates that make most […] The post Taste of the week: S’mores soar with local bean-to...

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Astrology 7.29.21

ARIES March 21-April 19: What does it mean to feel real? Some people have a hard time doing that. They have such false ideas about who they are that they rarely feel real. Others are so distracted by trivial longings that they never have the luxury of settling into the exquisite at-home-ness of feeling real. […] The post Astrology 7.29.21 appeared first on Boulder Weekly....

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California Guitar Trio, mostly

It’s a bit of humor, really, and not necessarily of deep artistic import, but the graphic accompanying the social media announcement of dates for this summer’s King Crimson tour features a horned lady in vaguely Tudor garb, a bunny in her lap, attended by an owl and a deer, smiling Mona Lisa-ish in front of […] The post California Guitar Trio, mostly appeared first on Boulder Weekly....

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