Luke Runyon http://wvtf.org en Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions http://wvtf.org/post/colorados-pot-brownies-have-new-ingredient-warning-labels When Colorado <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/colorado-creates-food-safety-system-regulate-marijuana-industry-edibles">legalized</a> recreational marijuana use earlier this year, it also opened the door for food products infused with the psychoactive ingredient, THC, to anyone over the age of 21. That means bakers and food companies now have to ensure new products aren't contaminated with foodborne pathogens. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:11:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 26290 at http://wvtf.org Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades' http://wvtf.org/post/changing-america-gay-masculinity-has-many-different-shades <em>Editor's note: This story contains language that may be offensive to some readers.</em><p>Life as a gay man in the U.S. has changed in the past decade — the law and cultural attitudes toward homosexuality have shifted. And those greater social and legal freedoms have also changed how some gay men choose to express their masculinity — and their femininity.<p>That's true for several players with the Colorado Rush, a gay rugby team in Denver. On a warm, breezy Saturday, about two dozen men in vibrant jerseys and shorts squat and lunge their way across a rugby field. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:43:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 26133 at http://wvtf.org In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades' Industrial Hemp Could Take Root, If Legal Seeds Weren't So Scarce http://wvtf.org/post/industrial-hemp-could-take-root-if-legal-seeds-werent-so-scarce The most recent farm bill is allowing a handful of farmers across the country to put hemp, the nonpsychoactive cousin of marijuana, in the ground.<p>The bill allows small-scale experimentation with the plant. But despite the new law, many farmers say they're getting mixed messages from the federal government.<p>Jim Denny is one of more than 100 growers given the nod by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to start planting hemp seeds. On his farm in Brighton, Colo., just outside Denver, Denny is prepping for planting season. Wed, 28 May 2014 07:33:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 22024 at http://wvtf.org Industrial Hemp Could Take Root, If Legal Seeds Weren't So Scarce Marijuana-Laced Treats Leave Colorado Jonesing For Food-Safety Rules http://wvtf.org/post/marijuana-laced-treats-leave-colorado-jonesing-food-safety-rules Where there's pot, there's pot brownies. But how do you make sure those high-inducing sweets are safe to eat?<p>Colorado regulators are wrestling with that question now that the state has legalized recreational marijuana. From sodas and truffles to granola bars and butter, food products infused with THC – the chemical in marijuana that gives you a high — are already for sale.<p>The problem? Marijuana is still illegal under federal law. Sun, 02 Feb 2014 21:10:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 16723 at http://wvtf.org Marijuana-Laced Treats Leave Colorado Jonesing For Food-Safety Rules Forget Golf Courses: Subdivisions Draw Residents With Farms http://wvtf.org/post/forget-golf-courses-subdivisions-draw-residents-farms When you picture a housing development in the suburbs, you might imagine golf courses, swimming pools, rows of identical houses.<p>But now, there's a new model springing up across the country that taps into the local food movement: Farms — complete with livestock, vegetables and fruit trees — are serving as the latest suburban amenity.<p>It's called development-supported agriculture, a more intimate version of community-supported agriculture — a farm-share program commonly known as CSA. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:15:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 14743 at http://wvtf.org Forget Golf Courses: Subdivisions Draw Residents With Farms