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Meth Ring Busted In Colorado

A major meth ring has been busted in Southern Colorado.

21 hours ago

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Big Colorado Pot Business Bans Drug Use At Work

Workers for one of Colorado’s biggest marijuana businesses learned Wednesday they can be fired for smoking pot on the job or using cocaine any time.

04/16/2014

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A Look At Heroin Abuse In Colorado

Some states, including Colorado, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative.

04/05/2014

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Spike In Heroin Overdoses Prompts A Closer Look At Antidote

Last year in Denver Heroin killed more people than any other substance and now many police agencies are taking a closer look at equipping officers with an overdose antidote.

03/25/2014

The Colorado and Washington chapters of the marijuana reform organization NORML have agreed to a cannabis-based bet to highlight the upcoming Super Bowl, which features respective teams from the two states that have legalized recreational use of marijuana. (credit; CBS)

Pot Groups Wage Weed-Friendly Bets To Highlight Reform In Super Bowl States

The Colorado and Washington chapters of the marijuana reform organization NORML have agreed to a cannabis-based bet to highlight the upcoming Super Bowl, which features respective teams from the two states that have legalized recreational use of marijuana.

01/26/2014

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14 Arrested In Meth Bust In Fort Collins, Denver

Fourteen people were arrested in a methamphetamine bust over the weekend.

12/09/2013

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Police In Summit County Concerned About Drug ‘Krokodil’

A potentially-deadly street drug known as “Krokodil” has made its way into Colorado’s high country.

11/13/2013

CBS4's Jennifer Brice talks with Chris Lazarus whose son died of a heroin overdose. (Credit: CBS)

Heroin Use, Deaths On The Rise In Middle Class America

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, heroin use in America is up 75% between 2007 and 2011. Many heroin addicts start on prescription pain killers prescribed for minor injuries.

10/21/2013

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Colorado Lawmakers Want Overhaul Sentencing For Drug Offenses

Those who do drugs now may be in their own category according to Colorado law. State lawmakers want to overhaul how people are sentenced in the state for drug offenses.

04/03/2013

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District Attorney To Charge Alleged Heroin Dealer For Overdose Death

A deadly batch of heroin is spreading around the mountains communities, and one elected official is trying to put a stop to the overdoses.

03/12/2013

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