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Let’s be sensible on hot issues

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As the year of 2013 arrives, the Colorado Springs area faces two uncertain matters that must be addressed in the weeks and months ahead. Trouble is, both of them qualify as hot-button issues, far more volatile than filling potholes or maintaining parks. In fact, these two agenda items have become questions for each end of… Continue Reading Let’s be sensible on hot issues

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Amendment 64 is now officially state law, allowing adults to grow up to six plants at home and possess small amounts of marijuana without fear of state criminal prosecution. But that’s about the only clear conclusion from the news earlier this week that Gov. John Hickenlooper certified the Nov. 6 election results. It’s not clear… Continue Reading News analysis: City examines local options for retail marijuana

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After Tuesday’s election, marijuana is no more than 30 days from becoming legal for limited possession and recreational use by adults in Colorado — but the regulatory atmosphere is still hazy. Amendment 64 passed with a 53 percent majority statewide — although it failed by a 3,300-vote margin in Colorado Springs, actually just 50.6 to… Continue Reading Amendment 64: The real challenge lies ahead for legalized marijuana

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Amendment 64 could transform the business, legal and economic environment in Colorado — changing marijuana into a cash crop worth millions. Continue Reading Marijuana: Economic stimulant, or just a can of worms

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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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