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Marijuana arrests are way down — but Black Coloradans are still twice as likely to get busted for pot, new report says

Seven years after the first recreational pot shops opened for business in Colorado, youth aren’t smoking more weed, older adults are blazing more and marijuana-related arrests are way down — but Black Coloradans are still much more likely to get in trouble for cannabis offenses, according to a state report released Monday.

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Steve Fox, who helped legalize marijuana in Colorado, has died at 53

Steve Fox spearheaded legalizing recreational marijuana in Colorado in 2012 and helped give rise to the massive legal cannabis industry in the state and across the country. He has died at the age of 53.

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On Charlotte Figi Day, family will celebrate the Colorado girl who helped legitimize medical marijuana

Charlotte Figi died last April after contracting what her family suspects was COVID-19, but her legacy lives in on in the medical marijuana reform she helped inspire through her journey with cannabidiol, or CBD. Friends and fan are invited to celebrate Charlotte at a virtual memorial on April 7.

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Jared Polis taps marijuana industry veteran to lead Colorado pot policy. It’s a notable change.

The move to hire a marijuana industry veteran marks a notable change from the previous administration, which tapped people from politics or law enforcement. Industry watchers say the hire is a win for the pro-marijuana camp.

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Retrial begins for International Church of Cannabis co-founder charged with public consumption of marijuana

The co-founder of the International Church of Cannabis finally got his day in court Tuesday, nearly two years after Denver police cited him for public pot consumption, and almost a year after a judge declared a mistrial in the same case.

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Future of public pot smoking in Denver may be impacted as International Church of Cannabis co-founder heads to court Tuesday

Marijuana experts are watching to see how Steve Berke’s case might address a tricky question of what is considered “open and public” marijuana consumption.

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Risk of stoned driver crashes grows as legal marijuana spreads across U.S., according to study

As the push to legalize marijuana gains momentum, so is evidence that more permissive policies on the drug are putting motorists at risk.

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Police across Colorado questioning whether youths are using marijuana less

School resource officers in Colorado – police who are assigned to public schools across the state – say that marijuana use among students has increased in recent years, based on their observations — which contradicts what several surveys and other data say.

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Some Colorado police chiefs and sheriffs shift attitudes toward recruits’ past marijuana use

Colorado police departments and sheriffs offices are changing their policies toward past marijuana usage for recruits as legalization spreads and society’s attitudes toward the drug evolve.

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GOP’s Tom Tancredo: No regrets on backing 2012 Colorado marijuana vote

Former congressman Tom Tancredo, who recently entered 2018 race for Colorado governor, speaks about his support in 2012 for marijuana legalization ballot initiative Amendment 64.

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