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A marijuana proposal aimed at training people who work in medical marijuana businesses faces a test in Colorado’s Republican House. A House committee known for rejecting Democratic proposals planned Wednesday to consider a “responsible medical marijuana vendor” designation. The optional designation would allow pot shops to train employees in state marijuana regulation and how to… Continue Reading Marijuana training proposal faces CO House test

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Pot activists make 2nd attempt for CO ballot

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Marijuana legalization activists in Colorado say they won’t fall short this time making the statewide ballot. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol planned to turn in some 12,000 petition signatures on Friday to state officials. That may give the activists more than they need to get a legalization question on Colorado ballot this fall.… Continue Reading Pot activists make 2nd attempt for CO ballot

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CU studies how other schools deal with 4/20

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The University of Colorado, as it tries to find ways to end the annual and unsanctioned smoke-out on campus, has turned to other universities that are also plagued with large gatherings on 4/20. And while CU officials and student leaders say there are lessons to be learned from how other schools handle 4/20 events, they… Continue Reading CU studies how other schools deal with 4/20

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Medical marijuana dispensaries join union

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Hundreds of Colorado medical marijuana workers have joined the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. The workers say the medical marijuana is a legitimate part of the retail health care, agriculture, and food processing industry. The Colorado union chapter has about 25,000 members representing grocery, pharmacy, agriculture workers, food processors, meat cutters, textile workers, and… Continue Reading Medical marijuana dispensaries join union

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Suthers, Polis debate legalizing marijuana

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Colorado’s most prominent politicians for and against legalizing marijuana are talking about the question today in Vail. Democratic Rep. Jared Polis and Republican Attorney General John Suthers are among the participants in a discussion at the Vail Symposium. Polis says the federal government should end marijuana prohibition and let states decide whether to allow the… Continue Reading Suthers, Polis debate legalizing marijuana

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Colorado’s medical-marijuana regulators are renting office space from a lawyer whose clients include pot sellers the agency is charged with overseeing. The Denver Post reports that the state Department of Revenue’s Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division will pay attorney H. Alan Dill nearly $1.3 million in rent over the five-year term of the lease, which was… Continue Reading CO’s pot agency renting space from pot lawyer

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Colorado’s position as a key battleground state in the 2012 presidential race comes with a wrinkle neither party seems to like: A freewheeling ballot initiative tradition that could put both legalizing marijuana and gay marriage before voters on Election Day next year. Marijuana activists have begun gathering signatures to ask voters to allow pot for… Continue Reading Pot, marriage could play roles in ’12 Colo. races

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The medical marijuana industry believes offering penny stocks to investors is the path to legitimacy and growth. Investment analysts call that a half-baked idea. A handful of medical marijuana companies sell stock on the Pink Sheets, the unofficial name for stocks that sell over the counter, with prices usually below $2. The stocks are not… Continue Reading Marijuana companies now offering penny stocks

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A medical marijuana bill that drew a warning from a U.S. Attorney appears set to pass both chambers of the General Assembly in the waning days of the session. But whether it helps the fledgling industry — or threatens it — is open to debate. House Bill 1043 loosens some restrictions on the state’s medical… Continue Reading Marijuana industry undaunted by federal threats, regulations

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Pot DUI bill back with teeth in Colo.

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A bill to prosecute drivers under the influence of pot has been revived with teeth after it was watered down so it was just a study on the issue of marijuana impairment. The proposal scheduled to be heard this week in the Senate would set a blood-content threshold that would allow prosecutors to charge drivers… Continue Reading Pot DUI bill back with teeth in Colo.

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