The Destructive Potential of Modern Marijuana

Interview with Laura Stack, founder of Johnny's Ambassadors, a non-profit focused on increasing the awareness of the dangers of marijuana. Bill of the Day is HB22-1377, Grant Program Providing Responses To Homelessness. Maurice Emmer on election integrity concerns in Colorado.

First American State Bank

Small businesses are the foundation of the American economy and community banks are the lenders that help entrepreneurs pursue their dreams. Thank you to First American State Bank for their sponsorship/partnership!

The Kim Monson Show
The Kim Monson Show
The Destructive Potential of Modern Marijuana
/

Today, April 20th is a holiday for marijuana users. 4/20 or “420,” is a celebration of marijuana culture. Many people, transplants, and native Coloradoans alike have taken decriminalization and commercialization for granted in Colorado. Colorado set the stage for other states and countries to follow suit, and the open use of marijuana has exploded in the past decade. With that growth has come potent new strains and ways to consume THC. The marijuana of today is powerful, and it can be dangerous.

In the second hour of today’s show, Kim interviews Laura Stack and Ramey Johnson. Stack’s son became addicted to marijuana as a teenager. He committed suicide as a consequence of marijuana abuse. Stack founded Johnny’s Ambassadors in his memory. She seeks to increase public awareness of the dangers of marijuana abuse, especially for teenagers. You can support Johnny’s Ambassadors by going here.

Bill of the Day HB22-1377, Grant Program Providing Responses To Homelessness

Bill summary:

The bill creates the connecting Coloradans experiencing homelessness with services, treatment, and housing supports grant program (grant program), administered by the division of housing (division) in the department of local affairs (department).

The grant program provides grants to local governments and nonprofit organizations to enable those entities to make investments and improvements in their communities or regions of the state to address and respond to the needs of people experiencing homelessness.

The bill requires the division to develop policies, procedures, and guidelines governing the administration of the grant program. The bill specifies how grant funding is to be awarded and the eligible uses of grant money awarded under the grant program. The bill specifies requirements for grant recipients.

The bill creates the connecting Coloradans experiencing homelessness with services, treatment, and housing supports fund (fund) in the department. The bill specifies requirements pertaining to the administration of the fund. The bill requires a transfer of $105 million from the economic recovery and relief cash fund to the fund to administer the grant program.

The bill sets forth specified reporting requirements pertaining to the grant program.

The bill requires the department, in conjunction with the department of health care policy and financing, to report to the house of representatives public and behavioral health and human services committee and the senate health and human services committee, and to its committee of reference during its “State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act” hearing, any results, recommendations, and federal implications concerning any supportive housing pilot program currently being administered by the department in conjunction with the department of health care policy and financing.

The bill requires the division to report on the activities of the grant program as part of the regular annual public report prepared by the division on affordable and emergency housing spending.

HB22-1377, Grant Program Providing Responses To Homelessness does not have bipartisan sponsorship. Sponsors are Representative Steven Woodrow (Democrat), Representative Tony Exum (Democrat), Senator Chris Kolker (Democrat), and Senator Julie Gonzales (Democrat).

Also in Today’s Kim Monson Show (April 20, 2022)

Maurice Emmer on Election Integrity Issues

Retired tax attorney Maurice Emmer discusses election integrity issues in Colorado. Listen to the interview in the first hour.

Passio HR

Whatever your HR concerns, Passio HR has the capabilities, services and solutions to meet your human resource and talent management needs. Thank you to Passio HR for your partnership/sponsorship.

The Kim Monson Quote of the Day for April 20, 2022

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

DON'T MISS OUT ON HISTORICALLY LOW MORTGAGE RATES

If you’re looking to purchase a home or refinance, Lorne Levy can help. For a limited time Lorn will include a free appraisal with all home purchases and refinances. Take advantage of  low rates and the included appraisal for an additional $599 in savings. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

colorado conservative values kim monson

Sign up for The Kim Monson Show newsletter.

Every Sunday you’ll get our upcoming week’s schedule, links to Kim’s latest podcasts, feature articles on the important political and social issues facing Coloradans. You’ll also be the first to hear about exclusive events and offers from Kim and her partners.