Colorado budget proposal cuts teen survey on sex, drugs

Published: Mar 27, 2017, 3:22 pm • Updated: Mar 27, 2017, 3:24 pm By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado schoolchildren may not be asked about their drug use and sex habits in anonymous surveys anymore, under a bipartisan budget proposal moving through the Legislature. The budget draft…

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Colorado has strategy for recreational marijuana industry if feds crack down

Published: Mar 27, 2017, 7:41 am • Updated: Mar 27, 2017, 9:27 am By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax…

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Eight of 16 people indicted in Colorado marijuana trafficking operation listed as having state pot licenses

Published: Mar 24, 2017, 4:19 pm • Updated: Mar 24, 2017, 4:33 pm By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post Eight of the 16 people indicted on charges they ran a massive illicit marijuana operation that sold and shipped weed out of state are listed in Colorado records as having active or expired licenses…

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Colorado lawmakers urge governor to step in on medical marijuana registry backlog

Published: Mar 24, 2017, 5:32 pm • Updated: Mar 24, 2017, 5:32 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Three Colorado legislators are calling on Gov. John Hickenlooper to intervene in the state’s medical marijuana registry backlog, an issue that one lawmaker says is a matter of “life and death.”…

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Colorado Senate committee lowers marijuana plant limit to 12, or 24 with registration

Published: Mar 23, 2017, 7:46 am • Updated: Mar 23, 2017, 7:58 am By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — A Colorado plan to crack down on homegrown pot is rapidly heading to the governor’s desk after lawmakers changed the bill to give pot patients more leeway. A Senate…

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Colorado pot clubs bill passes through House committee, showdown with governor likely

Published: Mar 21, 2017, 7:36 am • Updated: Mar 21, 2017, 8:26 am By Kristen Wyatt,  the Associated Press DENVER — Colorado lawmakers moved closer Monday to a showdown with the governor over pot clubs. A House committee voted 8-3 to approve a bill giving local governments a roadmap to…

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16 people indicted in massive Colorado marijuana home grow op

Published: Mar 17, 2017, 6:34 pm • Updated: Mar 20, 2017, 7:51 am By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post CENTENNIAL — Sixteen people have been indicted on charges they ran a massive home-grown marijuana operation across the Denver metro area that produced hundreds of pounds of pot each month for…

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Thousands of Colorado medical marijuana patients caught in registry backlog

Published: Mar 16, 2017, 1:08 pm • Updated: Mar 16, 2017, 2:19 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Registry is in the thick of a six- to eight-week backlog for mailed applications for medical cannabis cards, affecting thousands of patients. As of Thursday, the office was…

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Colorado Moves to Limit Plant Count for Medical Grows from 99 to 16

Colorado is a step closer to curbing the plant count for medical patients that are allowed to grow for their own needs with a state bill that would bring the home allowance of 99 plants – down to 16 plants. The House of Representatives in Colorado recently gave their preliminary approval for…

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Colorado congressman says he’ll “fight the Attorney General” if need be on marijuana

Published: Mar 16, 2017, 12:07 pm • Updated: Mar 16, 2017, 4:11 pm By The Associated Press DENVER — Rep. Mike Coffman is suggesting he might use the power of the purse to protect Colorado’s legal marijuana industry. During a telephone town hall Wednesday evening the Republican congressman was asked…

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