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Police: Driver who hit and killed 8-year-old was under influence of pot

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LONGMONT — Investigators believe a driver who struck and killed an 8-year-old girl riding a bicycle in Longmont in May was under the influence of marijuana.

Police announced their findings Tuesday and said they plan to arrest the unidentified...

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LETTERS: No one really listens; welcome road repairs
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No one really listens anyway

Well it's that time of year again where people get to celebrate the nation's birth. Once again our city says it...

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El Paso County residents want illegal marijuana grows shut down
By: Chhun Sun - 0 10 hr ago

During a nearly two-hour discussion Tuesday night, El Paso County residents expressed frustration and anger about law enforcement efforts to shut...

'Where's my stuff?'_ first medical pot shop opens in Florida
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The first shop that can legally sell medical marijuana in Florida opened at a strip mall in Tallahassee on Tuesday and...

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This map shows how many people are getting high near you
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Take a bow, San Francisco: The Bay Area is home to the highest concentration of marijuana smokers anywhere in the country, according to new data...

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Doctors warn Colorado toddlers increasingly exposed to recreational marijuana
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She kept the marijuana cookies in the freezer. Not because the edibles were better chilled, but because the ice box was supposed to be too tough a...

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Colorado Springs fire marshal proposes stricter regulations for growing marijuana, other plants, in homes
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Colorado Springs needs to better regulate residential "flora grows," Fire Marshal Brett T. Lacey told the City Council on Monday.


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El Paso County Sheriff's Office to hold forum on marijuana laws
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, Jul 25, 2016

A community forum will be held Tuesday night to discuss how new marijuana laws and regulations affect El Paso County residents.

Led by the El...

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Legislature aware part of Ohio pot law legally questionable
0 Sun, Jul 24, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A key lawmaker says apparently unconstitutional portions of Ohio's medical marijuana law, which set aside a piece of the...

First home delivery of medical marijuana made in Florida
0 Sat, Jul 23, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The first organization authorized to dispense medical marijuana in Florida has made its first home delivery.


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Tests : No THC detected in Colorado town's water
By: - 0 Sat, Jul 23, 2016

HUGO — A warning not to drink the water in a Colorado town has been canceled after tests showed there is no longer any evidence of a marijuana...

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Colorado resident leading national retail push for CW Hemp
By: - 0 Sat, Jul 23, 2016

BOULDER — The nondescript building in east Boulder is like many other in the city; is, in fact, identical to several surrounding structures. Passing...

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Pot chemical in Colorado town's water closes restaurants
By: - 0 Sat, Jul 23, 2016

HUGO — Bottled water was distributed to residents of the small Colorado town of Hugo on Friday as officials investigate the possibility that a...

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Colorado town at risk of getting high on its own water supply
By: - 0 Fri, Jul 22, 2016

HUGO — Officials in a small Colorado town say well water has been contaminated with marijuana's psychoactive chemical.

Authorities are telling...

Lawmaker says he should have revealed ties to pot industry
0 Fri, Jul 22, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland lawmaker says he wished he had been more transparent about his business connection to the cannabis industry prior to...

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Three arrested in Pueblo for illegal marijuana grow
By: Tiffany Ditto - 0 Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office arrested three men in connection with 19 firearms and 56 marijuana plants seized in a Pueblo West home...

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Only 4% of Colorado tourists came for the legal weed in 2015, survey says
By: - 0 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Last fall, a research firm hired by the Colorado Tourism Office surveyed the state’s visitors and found that legal marijuana influenced vacation...

Medical marijuana could be available in Florida next week
0 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More than two years after being approved by Florida's Legislature, medical marijuana is expected to be available in the...

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Colorado Springs doctor among 4 in state to have license suspended for medical marijuana authorizations
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

A Colorado Springs doctor was among four physicians whose licenses were suspended Tuesday after state regulators claimed the doctors wrongfully...

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Hickenlooper for VP talk generates surprise, excitement
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Gov. John Hickenlooper has made a short list of finalists for Hillary Clinton's running mate.

The news that he was spotted Friday leaving...

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Pair arrested in Monument with 32 pounds of marijuana in rental car
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

A man and woman were arrested Saturday in Monument when police found them in a rental car with more than 32 pounds of marijuana, stolen...

Medical marijuana program will tap input from physicians
0 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Department of Health expects to begin working soon with physicians from health systems and professional...

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Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Colorado Springs area
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Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been...

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One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana
By: - 0 Sat, Jul 16, 2016

There's a body of research showing that painkiller abuse and overdose are lower in states with medical marijuana laws. These studies have generally...

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Hawaii pot dispensaries can legally open, but none are ready
0 Fri, Jul 15, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) — Medical marijuana dispensaries can now legally open in Hawaii, but not one is ready to do so.

The state Department of Health...

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Colorado town to lower cap on pot production to curb smell
By: - 0 Fri, Jul 15, 2016

The Garfield County town of Carbondale is looking to lower the town's cap for marijuana grow operations in hopes of addressing complaints about the...

Agency: Medical pot would be big cost for North Dakota
0 Thu, Jul 14, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — It would cost North Dakota's Health Department more than $3.5 million a year and a small army of workers to regulate medical...

Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials
0 Thu, Jul 14, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Minot Daily News, Minot, July 13, 2016

Voters might have some homework to do

Supporters of medical marijuana in...

GUEST COLUMN: Misrepresenting Colorado marijuana
By: - 0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

What is wrong with the marijuana legalization debate, and who is responsible for its sorry state? No better example of misdirection can be offered...

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Correction: Hawaii-Medical Marijuana story
0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) — In a story July 11 about medical marijuana dispensaries, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the executive director of the...