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A young man smoking marijuana right inside the rat cage at the Denver Skatepark (credit: CBS)

Marijuana Industry In Colorado Battling Stoner Stereotypes

Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.

09/17/2014

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Pot Shop ATMs At Center Of Welfare Cash Withdrawal Legislation

Many retail pot shops have ATMs located inside for convenience of customers who need cash but don’t want to leave the store to get it. Congress is working on a bill that would prevent welfare recipients from withdrawing cash and spending it at marijuana dispensaries.

09/17/2014

One of the human-sized lab rat cages (credit: CBS)

Human-Sized Rat Cages Target Teen Marijuana Use

An anti-pot campaign in Denver employs nine-foot-tall human-sized rat cages with a simple message: With so much still unknown about pot’s effects on kids’ brains, why be a lab rat?

08/11/2014

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

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock in Amsterdam (credit: Denver Mayor's Office)

Denver Mayor Visits Amsterdam To Discuss Marijuana Policies

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock was in Amsterdam Friday night with the city’s leaders wanting his input as they consider implementing marijuana policies similar to Denver’s.

04/11/2014

Broncos Super Bowl

Marijuana Advocates Put Up Billboards Near Site Of Super Bowl

Both teams in the Super Bowl come from states that recently legalized marijuana. Advocates are capitalizing on that to make their case for doing it in the other 48 states too.

01/29/2014

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Legal Recreational Pot Industry Opens In Colorado

Crowds were serenaded by live music as they waited for the nation’s first legal recreational pot shops to open.

01/01/2014

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Shops Make Final Preparations For Recreational Pot Sales

Starting on Wednesday Colorado will be the first state to legally sell recreational marijuana and shops are trying to make sure their first day goes smoothly.

12/31/2013

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Denver Police Not Allowed To Work At Pot Shops

A notice from the Denver Police Department to its officers states that they will not be allowed to work at marijuana shops while off-duty.

12/07/2013

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New Process Detects Contaminants In Marijuana

The microscope at the University of New Haven shows a marijuana leaf covered with dozens of tiny bumps. It’s mold, and someone, somewhere could be smoking similarly contaminated pot and not have a clue.

12/01/2013

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