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Denver pot club petition insufficient for ballots

- 0 - 18 min ago

DENVER — A Denver proposal to give marijuana tourists clubs to legally use the drug has failed to make city ballots this fall.

But a second proposal to allow some marijuana use at bars and restaurant still awaits word on whether it will go...

Pennsylvania can do more to end marijuana arrests, Wolf says
0 4 hr ago

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania needs to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday, yet he...

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Owners say Colorado Springs medical marijuana business always under watchful eyes of state
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 9 hr ago

The owners of Strawberry Fields disagree with anyone who says the heavily-regulated marijuana industry plays a part in the black market for pot.


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A great year for touring in the Colorado Springs area
By: Maria St. Louis-Sanchez - 0 10 hr ago

An improving economy, low gas prices, beautiful weather and a lack of natural disasters have the local tourism industry declaring the summer of 2016...

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Greens' Stein comes to Colorado Springs, posed as alternative to Clinton, Trump
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Yesterday

Dozens of people marched up and down Tejon Street on Saturday in support of Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, a sight eliciting peace...

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Motorhome carrying 100 pounds of Colorado marijuana seized in Tennessee
By: - 0 Sat, Aug 27, 2016

JASPER, Tenn. — A traffic stop in Tennessee turned into a big drug bust when authorities found 100 pounds of marijuana stashed in a motorhome.


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Medical marijuana petition unlikely to make November ballot
0 Sat, Aug 27, 2016

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A petition to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma is unlikely to go before voters in November because advocates say they will...

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Pot plants on display at Oregon State Fair in a first
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 26, 2016

SALEM, Ore. — A display of living pot plants is on display at the Oregon State Fair and organizers say it marks a first for any state fair in the...

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Colorado Springs has a new Republican vying for House District 18 seat
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Fri, Aug 26, 2016

There's a new Republican in the House District 18 race.

Cameron Forth, a 41-year-old land surveyor who grew up in Colorado Springs, was...

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Jerry Jones on Ezekiel Elliott visiting marijuana dispensary: 'It's just not good'
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 26, 2016

The Dallas Cowboys got a glimpse Thursday night of what rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott can accomplish on the field. But before the game, they...

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Jack Splitt, the teenager who changed Colorado medical pot law, dies
By: - 0 Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Jack Splitt was a charmer, a flirt and a fighter for the right to open Colorado school doors for medical marijuana treatments for eligible...

Error in marijuana initiative could delay changes to law
0 Thu, Aug 25, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Organizers of a ballot initiative that aims to immediately reverse severe new restrictions to medical marijuana distribution in...

Arkansas governor criticizes marijuana, casino proposals
0 Thu, Aug 25, 2016

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Legalizing medical marijuana would be a drain on the state's resources, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday as legalization...

Group asks Arkansas court to dismiss medical marijuana suit
0 Thu, Aug 25, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana have asked Arkansas' highest court to dismiss an attempt to block their ballot...

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Sunday morning shooting near Colorado Springs also included marijuana arrest, records show
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Concerned that law enforcement officials are hiding details of an altercation in their neighborhood, Security-Widefield residents told a story...

Black caucus chair to meet with Hogan on medical marijuana
0 Thu, Aug 25, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to meet with the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland to discuss the shortage of...

Medical marijuana panel releases applicant rankings
0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's medical marijuana commission on Wednesday released details on how top applicants to grow and process marijuana in...

A look at medical marijuana applicants rankings in Maryland
0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Here is how top applicants ranked to become medical marijuana growers and processors in Maryland. The top 15 are in line to be...

Group asks Arkansas court to block medical marijuana measure
0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A group opposing efforts to legalize medical marijuana asked Arkansas' highest court to block a legalization measure on the...

West Virginia editorial roundup
0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:


Aug. 21

The Register-Herald of Beckley on drug addiction in West...

Anti-pot initiative sponsor gives up Montana ballot effort
0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The sponsor of a proposed initiative to repeal Montana's medical marijuana law said Wednesday he won't appeal a judge's refusal...

Montana Editorial Roundup
0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

The Missoulian, Aug. 21, on the state's handling of sexual assault cases:

Last week the Missoula County Attorney's Office marked yet another...

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Colorado Springs business leaders lash out against universal health care plan
By: Rich Laden - 0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Local business leaders and a state office holder joined forces Tuesday in Colorado Springs to denounce a proposal to bring universal health care to...

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Kansas cops can't stop drivers just because they have Colorado plates, court says
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. - €” A federal appeals court says law enforcement officials in Kansas cannot stop and search motorists for having nothing more than...

Counting complete on signatures for medical marijuana plan
0 Tue, Aug 23, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Secretary of State Chris Benge's office has finished counting the signatures on a petition drive to put a proposal to...

Hundreds apply for new Arizona pot dispensary licenses
0 Tue, Aug 23, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) — State officials say they received hundreds of applications for approximately 30 new licenses for medical marijuana...

Ohio regulators get $1.8M for medical marijuana program
0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two agencies that will regulate Ohio's forthcoming medical marijuana program are getting the $1.8 million they sought from the...

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A pot of money: Oregon collects $25.5M in marijuana taxes
0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has processed $25.5 million in tax payments from recreational marijuana from January through the end of July.


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Colorado launches campaign to battle underage marijuana use
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

A new campaign aims to help parents avoid the awkwardness of talking to their kids about marijuana use.

The Colorado Department of Public...

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LETTERS: I-25 transformation to parking lot; support for Fonda-Redford movie; troubling language
By: - 0 Sun, Aug 21, 2016

I-25's parking lot transformation

$3.75 million and 18 months for the first of how many studies preparatory to widening Interstate 25 from...