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Hemp Seeds Bound For Colorado Seized At US-Canada Border

Hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp seeds bound from Canada to Colorado have been seized by federal authorities in North Dakota, marking the latest bump along the road to legalization of marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin.

06/19/2014

CBS4's Lauren DiSpirito talks with farmer Kirk Eppelsheimer about hemp farming (credit: CBS)

Uncertainty Dominates New Hemp Market

Marijuana’s square cousin, industrial hemp, has come out of the black market and is now legal for farmers to cultivate, opening up a new lucrative market. That was the idea, anyway.

06/07/2014

CBS4's Lauren DiSpirito talks with farmer Kirk Eppelsheimer about hemp farming (credit: CBS)

Ag Secretary: US Must Figure Out Hemp Production

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday he’s working with the Department of Justice to permit the importation of hemp seeds for cultivation.

05/20/2014

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Poll: Nationwide Marijuana Legalization Inevitable

Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday.

04/02/2014

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Hickenlooper Praises Marijuana Banking Announcement

Gov. John Hickenlooper is responding with relief to word from federal officials that marijuana businesses will be allowed to access banking services.

01/24/2014

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Udall: Attack On U.S.-Born Al-Qaida Leader Was Legal

Colorado’s Mark Udall and two other senators say the U.S. drone strike that killed an American-born al-Qaida leader in Yemen was legal.

11/26/2013

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Drug Abuse Groups Say Pot Stance Of Feds Is Wrong

Drug abuse prevention groups asked the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday how it will know whether its acceptance of recreational marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado affects public health.

09/04/2013

Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Feds Won’t Sue To Stop Pot Use In Colorado

The federal government says it will not sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana use.

08/29/2013

Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Feds Set To Make Announcement On Marijuana Stance

Sources tell CBS4 investigator Rick Sallinger that an announcement is expected in less than an hour from the Justice Department on the federal stance on legal marijuana.

08/29/2013

Former meth addict Kerry Norris talks with CBS4's Rick Sallinger (credit: CBS)

Some Former Meth Users Don’t Agree With Easing Sentences

In an effort to ease prison overcrowding some federal convicts will be put in drug treatment and community service programs.

08/12/2013

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