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Marijuana worth more than $1M found abandoned near Manitou Springs vacation home
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 3 hr ago

Manitou Springs police seized more than 262 pounds of marijuana worth between $1 million and $1.5 million that was found stuffed into abandoned trash...

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Prominent powwow set to begin in wake of pipeline protests
By: 0 4 hr ago

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of North America's most prominent powwows is set to begin in New Mexico in the wake of pipeline protests in North Dakota...

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Colorado lawmakers approve pot for PTSD, with new limits
By: - 0 14 hr ago

DENVER — Post-traumatic stress sufferers may soon qualify for medical pot in Colorado.

But the state plans to add significant new limits...

Colorado to allow medical pot for PTSD, with new limits
By: 0 Yesterday

DENVER (AP) — Post-traumatic stress sufferers may soon qualify for medical pot in Colorado.

But the state plans to add significant new limits...

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Tough marijuana position from national prosecutors could influence Trump policy
By: Peter Marcus - 0 Yesterday

District attorneys from across the nation recently backed a position statement that declares that marijuana legalization has increased access by...

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Inside a Colorado Springs pot club — a rare and endangered species in the U.S.
By: - 0 Yesterday

COLORADO SPRINGS — It's the fish tank featuring a colorful reef made of glass marijuana pipes that ultimately sets the Speakeasy Vape Lounge apart...

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Denver to review 4/20 pot celebration that trashed park
By: - 0 Yesterday

DENVER — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has ordered a review of public marijuana smoking, slow trash cleanup and fence hopping that left a downtown...

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Colorado Politics Exclusive: Jared Polis explains why he is thinking about running for governor
By: Peter Marcus - 0 Yesterday

Leaning over a table in an upscale downtown Denver Mexican restaurant, Jared Polis eats nachos while energetically contemplating a run for...

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Colorado marijuana industry sets sales records in early 2017
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DENVER — Colorado's marijuana industry — one of the most mature in the nation — continues to thrive, posting record-setting sales figures through the...

Colorado marijuana industry sets sales records in early '17
By: 0 Mon, Apr 24, 2017

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's marijuana industry — one of the most mature in the nation — continues to thrive, posting record-setting sales figures...

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Study: National medical marijuana laws would save lives — and a billion taxpayer dollars
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 24, 2017

A fascinating study in Health Affairs last year by a father-daughter pair of public policy researchers found that Medicare prescriptions for things...

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Tax money from marijuana sales helping students pay for college in Colorado
By: - 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

DENVER -- Marijuana is a $1.3 billion industry in Colorado, and the ensuing tax revenue is helping students pay for college.

Pueblo County is...

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Court testimony: Fatal Colorado Springs shooting sprung from drug deal gone south
By: Lance Benzel - 0 Sat, Apr 22, 2017

A 10-day feud over an illegal pot deal reached a deadly climax, a Stetson Hills man told authorities, when he fatally shot a would-be intruder from a...

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2 arrested after gunfire near Denver's pot fest; city wakes up to piles of trash
By: - 0 Fri, Apr 21, 2017

DENVER — Authorities are investigating after someone fired a gunshot near Denver's 4/20 marijuana celebration.

The Denver Post reports...

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Pot fans observe 4/20 holiday with smoke-outs, high hike
By: - 0 Thu, Apr 20, 2017

SEATTLE — From Capitol Hill to Hippie Hill, marijuana enthusiasts observed their 4/20 holiday Thursday with public smoke-outs, parties and, yes,...

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Colorado House rejects ban on cannabis use in churches, OKs medical marijuana for PTSD
By: Peter Marcus - 0 Thu, Apr 20, 2017

As marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Denver's Civic Center on Thursday, praying for rain to hold off during 420 festivities, lawmakers across the...

Colorado closer to allow medical pot for PTSD
By: 0 Thu, Apr 20, 2017

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is closer to becoming at least the 15th state to allow medical pot for post-traumatic stress.

The state House on...

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Marijuana-related events scheduled in Colorado Springs this week in honor of 4/20
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Thu, Apr 20, 2017

For marijuana users, tis’ the season for THC.

Recreational marijuana shops may not be legal within city limits, but there’s no shortage of...

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AP Explains: The origins of 4/20, marijuana's high holiday
By: - 0 Thu, Apr 20, 2017

SEATTLE — Thursday marks marijuana culture's high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and...

Audit: US grant funds misused to pay for medical marijuana
By: 0 Wed, Apr 19, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An audit by independent investigators with the U.S. Justice Department has determined a New Mexico program that helps crime...

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Just in in time for 4-20: Colorado company creates a 'Shopify' for cannabis
By: - 0 Wed, Apr 19, 2017

It's that time of year. Thursday is April 20. 4-20, 4/20, 4:20 or just 420. It's the day of the year many call the "stoner Christmas." No one really...

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Skorman, Gaebler take Colorado Springs City Council leadership roles
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Only a few hours after being sworn in to the Colorado Springs City Council on Tuesday, a new progressive majority made itself known, electing Richard...

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Business could be first drive-thru pot shop in Colorado
By: - 0 Tue, Apr 18, 2017

PARACHUTE — A business believed to be Colorado's first drive-thru marijuana shop is opening up this week.

The Rifle Citizen Telegram reports...

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Marijuana DUIs drop 33 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared with last year, but officials still concerned
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 17, 2017

The number of citations for driving while under the influence of marijuana dropped by 33.2 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the...

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Poll: Marijuana safer than opioids, but moms shouldn't use
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 17, 2017

DENVER — Americans think it's safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women...

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Poll: Marijuana safer than opioids, but moms shouldn't use
By: 0 Mon, Apr 17, 2017

DENVER (AP) — Americans think it's safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant...

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Man gets 17 years for fatal Colorado home invasion
By: - 0 Sat, Apr 15, 2017

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The first of four Arizona men charged in a home invasion robbery that led to the shooting death of a Colorado college student...

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Colorado Springs police make arrest in Dorchester Park stabbing
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Fri, Apr 14, 2017

A man was arrested after a reported stabbing near Dorchester Park Tuesday night.

Michael Howard, 46, was booked into the El Paso County jail...

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Brother: Man found shot to death outside Colorado Springs home involved in 'altercation' at club
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Noel King has faith law enforcement will find his brother's killer.

Alton Kelly, 25, was gunned down early Wednesday outside his family home...