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  • Colorado defends pot law, says states free to legalize weed

    DENVER — States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit from neighboring states that have asked the nation's highest court to shut down Colorado's pot law. The filing marks the first time Colorado has defended legal marijuana in writing. The federal government did...

  • Colorado moving to standardize pot-testing labs

    DENVER — Colorado is moving to establish another marijuana first — the first government standards for marijuana testing. A bill approved by its first committee in the state Legislature Thursday would create statewide laboratory standards for the state's 18 pot-testing labs. Currently the labs are certified by state health authorities, but...

  • Insights at Large: Longinos Gonzalez Jr.

    Longinos Gonzalez Jr. naturally opposes sales of recreational drugs, having done counter-drug work during half of his 20-year stint in the Air Force. And Gonzalez's opposition to marijuana in Colorado also appears to be tied to his concern for children and teens. He has taught science in middle and high schools over the past year. As one of...

  • Colorado officials, pot industry support more regulation in wake of massive bust

    DENVER - As Colorado grapples with a loophole in medical marijuana laws, state and federal prosecutors on Thursday unveiled details of a large-scale illegal grow that trafficked tens of thousands of pounds of pot out of Colorado. The 32-person indictment is being called the largest and most elaborate illegal marijuana bust since voters...

  • Role of pot candy probed in apparent suicide in Colorado

    BRECKENRIDGE — Authorities in Colorado are investigating whether marijuana candy played a role in the suspected suicide of a 22-year-old Oklahoma man. Luke Gregory Goodman of Tulsa died Tuesday at a hospital after apparently shooting himself in the head. Witnesses say he ate several marijuana candies before the shooting while on vacation at...

  • Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

    EDITORS: NEWS DIRECTORS: Thanks to all members for submitting editorials that help The Associated Press assemble the weekly Illinois Editorial Roundup. Due to several factors, it has become more challenging to find fresh, original editorials on member websites. We would very much appreciate if you could take a few minutes to submit editorials...

  • 32 indicted in Colorado illegal marijuana operation

    DENVER — A Colorado grand jury has indicted 32 people on charges that they illegally grew and shipped thousands of pounds of marijuana to other states, most often Minnesota. The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1Oz2dvs ) reported Wednesday that authorities believe the group made about $12 million during the four years it operated. The...

  • Edible marijuana must get new look, lawmakers agree

    DENVER — Edible marijuana sold in Colorado must have a new look. That's according to state senators from both parties who rejected a bill Wednesday to loosen a requirement that pot cookies and candies not look like regular foods. The 0-5 vote was a stunning rejection for a bill supported by the new marijuana industry to back away from a law...

  • Report: Racial disparities in arrests persist with legal marijuana in Colorado

    DENVER — Not surprisingly, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has reduced pot arrests, but a newly released study says it doesn't solve one of the central goals of drug-policy reformers: ending racial disparities in enforcement. A report from the pro-legalization Drug Policy Alliance released Wednesday showed that marijuana arrests in...

  • Colorado may give up on changing the look of edible marijuana

    DENVER — Colorado may give up on one of its toughest marijuana problems to emerge in the new market — making sure that edible pot products can't be confused with regular foods. A bill up for its first vote Wednesday would repeal a 2014 Colorado requirement requiring pot foods to have a distinct look when out of the packaging. The bill strikes...

  • EDITORIAL: Fix Colorado's pot problems

    Today concludes The Gazette's four-part perspective on the world's boldest public policy experiment with commercialized recreational and medical pot. The Gazette created a special project team made up of editorial staff and a seasoned reporter to look into these claims and compare them to information compiled after a year of legal recreational...

Interactive map: Colorado's licensed retail marijuana stores

Fri, Dec 27, 2013 - 2:26 PM 0

See the list of the locations that have received licenses for recreational marijuana sales.

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