Six alleged illegal retail pot shops busted in Colorado Springs; $1.375M seized, police say

Business was booming at several Colorado Springs marijuana shops, despite local ordinances that prohibit the retail sale of marijuana and pot products. Following a lengthy investigation, multiple executed search warrants, an arrest and additional arrest warrants issued, police on Tuesday said cash seized from the alleged illegal businesses came out…

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Thieves crash stolen minivan into Colorado Springs pot dispensary, hit police car during escape

A team of alleged burglars crashed a stolen minivan through the glass front entrance of the Native Roots marijuana dispensary, stole containers of marijuana and then crashed into an oncoming police vehicle during their escape early Wednesday morning. The burglary happened at 1:01 a.m. when someone drove the van into…

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2 arrested after large illegal marijuana grow found at Colorado Springs home

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 1:16 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 1:36 pm By Ellie Mulder, The Gazette Katia Sanchez. (Photo provided by Colorado Springs Police Department) Two people were arrested Wednesday after authorities discovered 352 marijuana plants, 1,300 cloned plants and 33 pounds of refined marijuana in a Colorado…

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Colorado Springs declined to allow recreational marijuana sales. Now it’s having second thoughts

Published: Dec 19, 2017, 2:23 pm • Updated: Dec 19, 2017, 2:48 pm By Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — At the two malls in town you can buy key chains and Christmas ornaments shaped like marijuana leaves. Along a downtown shopping corridor, paintings of cannabis plants…

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Colorado Springs head shops accused of illegal marijuana sales; 13 indicted

Published: Jul 25, 2017, 3:33 pm • Updated: Jul 25, 2017, 5:28 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Two Colorado Springs head shops are at the center of a 13-person indictment announced Tuesday. The alleged criminal enterprise running the two storefronts illegally distributed nearly 200 pounds of cannabis. The…

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Op-ed from Colo. Springs: “Goodbye and good riddance to the annual 4/20 pot party in downtown Denver”

Published: May 26, 2017, 1:38 pm • Updated: May 26, 2017, 1:38 pm By Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial Board Via The Associated Press. The following editorial was published in the The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, May 23, 2017, regarding the Denver 420 Rally and its organizer being banned for three years…

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