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DENVER (AP) – The Colorado State Patrol says the number of citations related to marijuana dropped by more than 1 percent last year as compared with the year before because of increased training and enforcement.

Troopers issued more than 4,500 citations for driving under the influence or driving under the influence of drugs in 2015, including more than 1,000 involving marijuana or marijuana-related offenses.

State patrol chief Scott Hernandez says all troopers are now being trained to deal with drivers driving under the influence of drugs.

The state began tracking drug-related traffic arrests beginning in 2014 to determine if there were any trends and come up with ways to deal with marijuana related issues.

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