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South Dakota Indian Tribe Signs Contract With Colorado Marijuana Growing GroupAn Indian tribe in South Dakota that plans to start selling marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes has chosen a Colorado-based company to grow and distribute the drug on the reservation.
Western Nebraska Law Enforcement Cheers Colorado Pot LawsuitSome western Nebraska law enforcement officials are cheering a new state lawsuit that seeks to thwart Colorado's legalization of marijuana, even as Colorado vows to fight it in court.
Big Game Outfitter Charged With Wildlife PlotFederal authorities have accused a Colorado man and a guide from Oregon of illegally capturing and maiming mountain lions and bobcats as part of a scheme to make hunting the cats easier for their clients.
Colorado Readies For 'Green Wednesday' Pot SalesAt least 24 marijuana shops in eight Colorado towns are scrambling to get ready for the opening of the nation's first legal pot industry.
Cement Maker Fined, To Cut Emissions At Colorado PlantA cement manufacturer in Lyons has agreed to pay a $1 million fine and to install controls to decrease its emissions of the pollutant nitrogen oxide, the U.S. Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday.
New Bill Would Ease State-Federal Pot ConflictA bill introduced in Congress would fix the conflict between the federal government's marijuana prohibition and state laws that allow medical or recreational use.
Future Of Colorado, Washington Pot Farming Still UncertainIrrigation canals line Washington's Yakima Valley east of the Cascade Range, transforming a desert landscape into one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world - including crops for some of America's biggest vices.
Colorado, Washington Await Federal Response To Pot MeasureThe marijuana measure passed by Colorado voters this week is in direct violation of federal law and Colorado's governor expects to hear what the federal government plans to do about it Friday afternoon.
U.S. Justice Department Could Sue If Amendment 64 PassesIf it passes, Amendment 64 could have the U.S Justice Department suing the state of Colorado.
Federal Court Hears Appeal On Canyonlands ParkThe federal government said Wednesday it has control over highway access in national monuments even if no official notice was given, in a case that could affect highway rights of way on federal public land across the country.
Banking For Pot Shops Rejected In ColoradoMedical Marijuana is legal in 17 states, but the industry has a decidedly black-market aspect - it's mostly cash-only.
Coloradans React To The 'Stop Online Piracy Act' ControversyThe popular Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia will go dark for a day on Wednesday. It's joining other websites to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act -- a bill that's been getting a lot of attention on Twitter and blogs.
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