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Survey: Two-thirds of cops say marijuana laws should be relaxed

- 0 - Wed, Jan 11, 2017

A Pew Research Center survey of nearly 8,000 police officers finds that more than two-thirds of them say that marijuana use should be legal for either personal or medical use.

The nationally representative survey of law enforcement, one of...

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LETTERS: We can do better in Colorado Springs; near-death experience on I-25
By: - 0 Tue, Jan 10, 2017

We can do better than this

I was shocked and more importantly, disappointed to read the article by Kaitlin Durbin regarding the lack of...

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Who works in the cannabis industry? A new trade association ad campaign shows its employees.
By: - 0 Tue, Jan 10, 2017

The cannabis industry is trying to show a different face - one that is far from a stoner stereotype.

The National Cannabis Industry...

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Man arrested in the case of the 'HOLLYWeeD' sign
By: - 0 Mon, Jan 9, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police have made a "HOLLYWeeD" bust.

Zachary Cole Fernandez, 30, was arrested Monday, just over a week after a...

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LETTERS: Grateful to anonymous Colorado Springs donor; article was police bashing
By: - 0 Sun, Jan 8, 2017

Gratitude to anonymous donor

As a recipient of the generosity by an anonymous donor in our community to local nonprofits and their employees...

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Colorado lawmakers under pressure to work together on solutions in session beginning Wednesday
By: Peter Marcus - 0 Sun, Jan 8, 2017

With the most divisive election in recent memory out of the way, and midterm elections nearly two years away, state lawmakers are under pressure to...

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Second suspect in three Colorado Springs homicides captured in Arizona
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Sat, Jan 7, 2017

A suspect in three Colorado Springs homicides in late November was arrested without resistance this week by FBI agents in Phoenix, police said...

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How much marijuana was sold in 2016? A lot!
By: - 0 Fri, Jan 6, 2017

While some activists are planning to give away marijuana on Inauguration Day, other entrepreneurs are taking a different approach: making a ton of...

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Would-be marijuana dispensary robbers aren't able to force down door, Colorado Springs police said
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, Jan 4, 2017

When two robbers tried to force open the door at an east Colorado Springs medical marijuana dispensary, the employees decided to go into a safe and...

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D.C. cannabis group giving away 4,200 joints on Inauguration Day
By: - 0 Wed, Jan 4, 2017

The D.C. Cannabis Coalition will be giving away thousands of free marijuana joints on Inauguration Day as part of its work to advocate for the...

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Marijuana dispensary guard stabbed after trying to stop man allegedly throwing rocks
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Wed, Jan 4, 2017

A Texas man was arrested Tuesday night after he allegedly stabbed a security guard at a marijuana dispensary who caught him hurling rocks at passing...

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Security forces airman from Air Force Academy accused of rape, drug dealing
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Jan 4, 2017

A security forces airman at the Air Force Academy will face court-martial in March on charges including sexual assault and drug dealing.


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US Sen. Warren seeks to pull pot shops out of banking limbo
By: - 0 Mon, Jan 2, 2017

BOSTON — As marijuana shops sprout in states that have legalized the drug, they face a critical stumbling block — lack of access to the kind of...

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Vandalized Hollywood sign now reads 'Hollyweed'
By: - 0 Sun, Jan 1, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles residents awoke New Year's Day to find a prankster had altered the famed Hollywood sign to read "HOLLYWeeD."


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A powerful new form of medical marijuana, without the high
By: - 0 Sat, Dec 31, 2016

Jackson Leyden had always been a healthy kid; he practiced taekwondo, and he played lacrosse and baseball. But in 2011, a few months after his eighth...

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The global experiment of marijuana legalization
By: - 0 Fri, Dec 30, 2016

The US military is warning against the danger of troops over consuming energy drinks, saying it could do "some serious harm to your body."


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EDITORIAL: Top issues from 2016 include I-25, homelessness, marijuana and more
By: - 0 Fri, Dec 30, 2016

This is the time of year that we reflect and resolve. The Gazette's editorial board has researched and opined on countless issues this year, some...

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Pueblo police arrest man who allegedly shot bail bondsman
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Wed, Dec 28, 2016

A 21-year-old man was arrested Thursday in a shooting on Pueblo's East side - despite his later attempts to evade police by climbing out of a motel...

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It’s official: Pueblo to allow 8 marijuana stores in city
By: - 0 Wed, Dec 28, 2016

PUEBLO, Colo. — The Pueblo City Council has cleared the way for marijuana stores to open within city limits.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports that...

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Colorado Department of Public Safety: Blacks more frequently arrested, more harshly punished
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Racial profiling is evidently flourishing in Colorado, a new state report indicates, reinforcing national studies.

While African-Americans...

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New year rings in huge drop in number of marijuana plants Colorado caregivers can grow
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Tue, Dec 27, 2016

Caregivers' ability to grow hundreds of marijuana plants - which some claim is supplying the black market in Colorado and outside the state - is...

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Burglars botch break-in of Colorado Springs marijuana dispensary
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Fri, Dec 23, 2016

A brazen burglary attempt that ripped the door off a marijuana dispensary didn't get far Thursday morning.

The incident happened just after 3...

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Marijuana use among Colorado teens in decline in both federal and state data reports
By: Peter Marcus - 0 Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Federal data released Tuesday shows marijuana use among Colorado teenagers to be in mild decline, an unexpected phenomenon since the state legalized...

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Colorado Springs School District 11 analyzes damaging initiative defeats
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Voters approved two of six education financing ballot measures from local school districts on Nov. 8, with the region's largest district, Colorado...

Montgomery to appeal ruling on Arizona medical marijuana law
By: 0 Thu, Dec 22, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says he'll ask the Arizona Supreme Court to review a lower court's ruling that the state's...

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High cannabidiol marijuana available for 1 cent to certain marijuana patients
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Wed, Dec 21, 2016

Pikes Peak region medical marijuana patients can get a special present this holiday season, if they're willing to take a drive.


Florida Health Department approves seventh marijuana license
By: 0 Wed, Dec 21, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Less than two weeks before Florida's constitutional amendment expanding the legal use of medical marijuana takes effect, the...

Court: Medical marijuana law trumps law on transporting pot
By: 0 Wed, Dec 21, 2016

ST. JOHNS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's medical marijuana law trumps another law that restricts how users can transport pot in cars, the state appeals...

Pennsylvania medical marijuana program to issue permits soon
By: 0 Wed, Dec 21, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will take applications to grow and distribute medical marijuana over the next couple of months with hopes of...

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Already a brain drain of Colorado's expertise on legalized marijuana?
By: Dan Njegomir - 0 Wed, Dec 21, 2016

It seems like just yesterday that Coloradans voted on the statewide ballot to legalize marijuana for recreational use (with plenty of ifs, ands and...