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Sen. Cory Gardner’s virtual town hall draws 10,000 and critical questions

Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner took a dozen questions from a skeptical crowd in a telephone town hall Wednesday before departing for an event with President Trump at the White House.

The 45-minute call drew about 10,000 people and put the Republican senator on the defense on a range of issues, from Trump’s cabinet picks and Russia to the Affordable Care Act and marijuana.

“Nothing is more important to me than listening to your concerns and hearing your important opinions,” he said at the beginning of the call.

Pediatricians warn against teen pot use amid increasingly lax laws

By Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press

CHICAGO — An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana’s potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use.

Many parents use the drug and think it’s OK for their kids, but “we would rather not mess around with the developing brain,” said Dr. Seth Ammerman.


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