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Pot smell not enough to search car, Colorado court rules

July 15, 2017 — DENVER — Drug-sniffing police dogs in Colorado may need new training if they can detect marijuana, after a ruling last week by the Colorado Court of Appeals that sets a new precedent for drug cases. A three-judge panel agreed that if a drug-sniffing dog is […]

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In the weeds: Snowmass council discusses pot shops in village

July 10, 2017 — If Snowmass joins its neighbors and allows the marijuana business to operate in the village, the Town Council on Monday inched closer to deciding what that might look like. Four of the five Town Council members (Councilwoman Alyssa Shenk was absent) at a work session […]

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Colorado lawmakers fail on bill to define areas where adults, tourists can use pot

May 10, 2017 — DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s long debate over where people can smoke pot will continue for at least another year. State lawmakers failed to agree on a bill to define areas where adults can use pot. The disagreement came Wednesday night in the closing hours of the […]

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Colorado leaves police free to help with pot crackdown

May 2, 2017 — DENVER (AP) — Colorado law enforcement officers are free to help in a potential federal marijuana crackdown. That’s after the state Senate rejected a bill to prohibit public employees from assisting federal agents in “arresting a Colorado citizen for committing an act that is a […]

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Pot-infused jerky made in Aspen getting high marks in industry

April 30, 2017 — The only edible marijuana product made in the Aspen area also is one of the most unique in the state. That's because Todd Gardner's free-range bison jerky infused with cannabis oil extracted from marijuana grown in the Roaring Fork Valley is one of the only […]

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Colorado marijuana industry sets sales records in early 2017

April 24, 2017 — DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s marijuana industry — one of the most mature in the nation — continues to thrive, posting record-setting sales figures through the first two months of 2017. Combined sales of medical and recreational marijuana in January and February 2017 totaled over $235 […]

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Colorado acts to shield medical pot use while awaiting trial

April 6, 2017 — DENVER (AP) — Marijuana use won’t be banned while people await trial in Colorado. That’s according to a new law signed Thursday. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a measure forbidding a court from saying that criminal defendants who are marijuana patients must abstain from pot as […]

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Glenwood Springs voters easily pass new taxes on pot sales

April 5, 2017 — Glenwood Springs voters have agreed to join other area municipalities in assessing special taxes on the retail sale and transfer of recreational marijuana products within the city. City voters, in the mail ballot election that concluded Tuesday, voted 1,205 to 813 to impose a new, […]

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Federal marijuana enforcement could be catastrophic to Colorado economy

January 29, 2017 — After two years of revenue boom, marijuana advocates fear that a federal crackdown on recreational marijuana would be catastrophic to Colorado's economy. With the likelihood of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions being appointed as the U.S. attorney general, marijuana businesses are left uncertain about how he […]

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Glenwood Springs marijuana taxes could reopen detox talks

January 26, 2017 — Not one but two city marijuana taxes are set to be put before Glenwood Springs voters in the April 4 municipal election. And, although no decisions have been made about how the hundreds of thousands of dollars in anticipated new tax revenue would be spent […]

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Basalt council vote could open more of Midland Avenue to pot shops

January 25, 2017 — The Basalt Town Council took the first step Tuesday night in loosening restrictions on where marijuana shops can be located in the town. The council voted 5-1 in a first reading to reduce a buffer between parks and pot shops from 500 to 200 feet. […]

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Downtown businesses, church parishioners on opposite sides of Basalt marijuana issue

October 13, 2016 — Downtown business owners and operators in Basalt are squaring off against members of the Catholic parish in a dispute over pot shops on the town's main street. Representatives of 23 downtown businesses or properties support a request by Norm and Laura Clasen for the town […]

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Basalt council eases pot shops restrictions but keeps them off Midland Avenue

September 14, 2016 — The Basalt Town Council voted Tuesday night to ease restrictions on where marijuana shops can open but kept buffers intact to keep pot shops off the main drag. The council — down to four members because of vacations and illness — voted unanimously to allow […]

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Requests overwhelming agencies — but is it pot that’s bringing more poor to Pueblo?

July 25, 2016 — Is legalized marijuana bringing more poor people to Pueblo County? For local nonprofit agencies that are the front line in dealing with indigent people, there is no question more poor single people and families have been knocking on their doors in the past few years. […]

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Basalt will ease up on pot shop location restrictions

July 13, 2016 — The Basalt Town Council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to direct its staff to look into reconsidering where marijuana shops can be located after the town manager said the current regulations are "too rigid." The council majority said they prefer treating pot shops like liquor stores, […]

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Glenwood moves to toughen pot shop rules

July 1, 2016 — New marijuana businesses in Glenwood Springs will face a special planning review to make sure the proposed location is suitable, and will have to be separated by at least 900 feet. Those are the new rules that won initial approval Thursday night on a 6-1 […]

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Council set to weigh pot rule revisions

July 1, 2016 — A ban on new marijuana businesses in the downtown core, a special permit review that would involve the city's planning commission and a greatly increased 900-foot setback between shops are among options before Glenwood Springs City Council this Thursday. The options were among the ideas […]

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Basalt-area marijuana farm’s license in peril

July 1, 2016 — In a highly charged meeting Tuesday, Pitkin County commissioners told the owners of High Valley Farms, a marijuana grow facility that debuted last year, that its license is in serious peril because of its chronic stench. The meeting was the latest in a series of […]

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Glenwood moves to toughen pot shop rules

July 1, 2016 — New marijuana businesses in Glenwood Springs will face a special planning review to make sure the proposed location is suitable, and will have to be separated by at least 900 feet. Those are the new rules that won initial approval Thursday night on a 6-1 […]

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Growers abandon $8.3 million in illegal pot

July 1, 2016 — GYPSUM – Just because pot is legal in Colorado does not mean you can grow it on someone else's land. In the last week, illegal growers walked away from 3,630 marijuana plants worth as much as $8.3 million in marijuana, 1,000 in Eagle County near […]

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