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Marijuana Legalization

US President Barack Obama (L) and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (R) toast their beers at a pub in Denver, Colorado, on July 8, 2014. (credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

‘You Want To Take A Hit Of This?': Man Asks Obama If He Wants To Smoke Pot

President Barack Obama was asked if he wanted to smoke some marijuana while he was at a Denver bar on Tuesday.

07/09/2014

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Breckenridge Rethinking Ban On Selling Recreational Pot Downtown

One tourist destination in Colorado’s high country is rethinking its ban on selling recreational marijuana in its downtown area.

07/08/2014

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Commerce City Extends Ban On Retail Pot Shops

Commerce City has extended its moratorium on retail marijuana shops for another year.

07/08/2014

A dispensary owner counts down to his grand opening in Washington on Tuesday morning (credit: CBS)

Washington Handling Legal Pot Differently Than Colorado

Washington state has joined Colorado in legalizing recreational marijuana, and as expected, lines were long when the first shops opened for business in Washington on Tuesday.

07/08/2014

Patrons at a marijuana store celebrate its opening in January. (credit: CBS)

Marijuana, Gay Marriage Lead Top 6 Colorado News Stories Of First Half Of 2014

Social issues and the weather found center stage in the first half of 2014 in Colorado, with legal pot and not-so-legal gay marriage claiming the headlines.

07/08/2014

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Washington Follows Colorado In Allowing Sale Of Recreational Pot

Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses Monday with a middle-of-the-night email alerting bleary-eyed pot-shop proprietors that they’ll finally be able to open for business.

07/07/2014

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AP NewsBreak: Raid At Pot Club Raises Questions

A police raid at an Amsterdam-style cannabis lounge in Denver has triggered a debate over where adults can smoke pot in a state that allows recreational marijuana consumption — but not in public.

07/03/2014

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On Pot Edibles, Washington State Chews Over Colorado’s Early Stumbles

Washington State has adopted Colorado as its guinea pig for pot, as the Pacific Northwest state prepares to be the second state to welcome legalized recreational marijuana sales early next month.

06/27/2014

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Dispensaries Pass The State’s Undercover Dispensary Test

Colorado marijuana regulators say that no sales to minors were discovered during recent undercover dispensary checks.

06/26/2014

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Substance Abuse Centers Say Evidence Shows More Coloradans Are Driving Stoned

It’s been almost seven months since stores in Colorado began selling legal pot, and one substance abuse treatment center says it is seeing a growing number of people who have been arrested for being high and driving since then.

06/26/2014

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