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White House spokesman fuels fears in Colorado of crackdown on recreational marijuana

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Ex-Fort Carson soldier sentenced to life after being convicted in deadly pot burglary
By: Lance Benzel - 0 10 hr ago

Calling it a senseless killing, a judge sentenced an ex-Fort Carson soldier to life in prison Thursday in the murder of a Colorado Springs man who...

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Report: America’s marijuana industry headed for $24 billion by 2025
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Denver can't keep mere suspects out of parks, a judge rules
By: Dan Njegomir - 0 Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Denver authorities were told by a court today to back off of their new policy banning suspected lawbreakers from parks without hearings or other due...

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Fate of ex-Fort Carson soldier accused in deadly marijuana theft in jury's hands
By: Lance Benzel - 0 Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Is a Colorado Springs man facing a murder rap for his association with a shady friend - or is he a killer whose baseball bat struck the first blows...

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Richard Skorman, Chuck Fowler cordial in drawing differences in Colorado Springs council forum
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Chuck Fowler's and Richard Skorman's stark differences surfaced during a Colorado Springs City Council candidate forum attended by about 50 people...

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Colorado town getting a drive-through marijuana shop
By: - 0 Sun, Feb 19, 2017

PARACHUTE, Colo.  — The western Colorado town of Parachute is getting a drive-through marijuana shop, believed to be the first in the...

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Smell of pot in Denver suburb leads feds to bust of Nebraska marijuana network
By: - 0 Sun, Feb 19, 2017

An investigation of an alleged interstate crime network all started with an anonymous tip about a pungent odor emanating from a rental home in...

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Who killed the clown? The mystery remains unsolved after plea deals in Colorado Springs attempted robbery
By: Lance Benzel - 0 Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Two men pleaded guilty in a robbery plot Friday without addressing the central mystery in their case: Who killed the clown?

Former Colorado...

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U.S. Rep. Jared Polis joins with congressional colleagues to create Cannabis Caucus
By: - 0 Fri, Feb 17, 2017

WASHINGTON — Marijuana now has its own official club in Congress, thanks to Colorado congressman Jared Polis and three of his colleagues.


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Colorado Springs supplier looks to expand production of popular hemp oil
By: Rich Laden - 0 Thu, Feb 16, 2017

A Colorado Springs company that bills itself as one of the nation's largest hemp oil suppliers wants to more than quadruple the size of its local...

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Colorado warms to marijuana clubs, despite federal uncertainty
By: - 0 Thu, Feb 16, 2017

DENVER — At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed pot clubs. But the details...

New Mexico GOP says Democrat failed to report conflict
By: 0 Tue, Feb 14, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican Party of New Mexico criticized the Democratic leader of the state House of Representatives on Tuesday for not...

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Colorado governor talks pot challenges in California Capitol
By: - 0 Tue, Feb 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper told California state senators Tuesday to set standards for edible marijuana goods and driving...

Medical marijuana reforms clear New Mexico Senate
By: 0 Mon, Feb 13, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Revisions to New Mexico's medical marijuana program are advancing in the New Mexico Legislature that would make room for larger...

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World's first cannabis-funded scholarship program accepting applications
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Pueblo is the first community in the world to provide a cannabis-funded scholarship to every graduating high school senior. 


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Pueblo County announces first full year of new cannabis-funded scholarships
By: Dan Njegomir - 0 Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Just in from the Steel City in southern Colorado: Pueblo County commissioners announced today that "the world's first cannabis-funded scholarship has...

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Vince Bzdek: Colorado Springs churches show the way through service to the homeless
By: - 0 Sun, Feb 12, 2017

Shortly after the wall came down in Berlin in 1989 and Eastern Europe shook off communism, I visited the citadel city of Krakow, Poland, which had...

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Colorado Springs a 'low-key' magnet for millennials
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Between latte sips and bites of artisan toast, patrons at downtown Colorado Springs cafe Loyal Coffee set up camp at wooden tables and concrete...

Colorado Springs sales tax revenue surges in December
By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Fri, Feb 10, 2017

The holiday season delivered just about everything Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers could have wanted: a double-digit percentage increase in sales...

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Colorado Springs home-invasion death trial turns on 'relationships'
By: Lance Benzel - 0 Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Kyle Scott Sullivan awoke in April to the fight of his life.

He lost due to the viciousness of two intruders - one armed with a baseball bat,...

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Amsterdam West? Legislature considers Colorado marijuana consumption clubs
By: Peter Marcus - 0 Thu, Feb 9, 2017

Could Denver become Amsterdam West?

A bipartisan bill in the legislature, Senate Bill 63, would allow for marijuana consumption clubs....

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Colorado sells more than $1 billion of marijuana in 2016
By: - 0 Thu, Feb 9, 2017

DENVER — Newly released state figures show Colorado's marijuana dispensaries sold $1.3 billion worth of recreational and medical pot in 2016.


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Trial for man accused of murder during botched pot burglary begins Thursday
By: Lance Benzel - 0 Thu, Feb 9, 2017

An El Paso County jury this morning will begin hearing testimony at the trial of a man accused of breaking into a Colorado Springs home in search of...

New Mexico may allow medical marijuana for all veterans
By: 0 Wed, Feb 8, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Extensive revisions to New Mexico's medical marijuana program that would automatically allow all military veterans to qualify...

Nevada official eyes summer launch of recreational marijuana
By: 0 Wed, Feb 8, 2017

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Recreational marijuana shops could open in Nevada as early as July 1 under a timeline proposed by the state's top tax...

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Border officers find nearly 2 tons of weed camouflaged as limes
By: - 0 Wed, Feb 8, 2017

At first glance, these limes look like a normal shipment of the green fruit. But they don't contain the citrus juice you would squeeze into your...

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Colorado Springs is a microcosm of debate over how best to help homeless
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Mon, Feb 6, 2017

For some rule infractions at the Salvation Army's local homeless shelter, it's one strike and you're out on the streets.

Even as federal...

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Report shows less marijuana-related emergency room visits
By: - 0 Sat, Feb 4, 2017

PUEBLO — New state data shows a decline in emergency room visits for marijuana issues.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports (

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Colorado's pot lessons: Prepare for no help, a lot of smell
By: - 0 Sat, Feb 4, 2017

DENVER — Don't delay. Don't expect help. And get used to the smell.

Those are some marijuana lessons from the Colorado Department of...