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Colorado Supreme Court rules police need probable cause before using pot-sniffing dogs to search for drugs

The Colorado Supreme Court greatly diminished the role of police dogs trained to detect marijuana with a ruling Monday that created another divide between how state and federal law enforcement can investigate pot.

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Denver first in U.S. to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

Denver is poised to become the first city in the nation to effectively decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms after final ballot-counting flipped Initiative 301’s margin in favor of narrow passage.

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Longmont announces pot shop picks

Longmont officials on Monday announced the four businesses that will be permitted to operate retail marijuana sales establishments within the city limits.

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Man sentenced up to 12 years in prison for two armed robberies of same Denver pot shop

One of four men charged with marijuana store robberies in Denver pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced up to 12 years in prions.

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The Spot newsletter: Who’s on the 2018 ballot anyway?, regulating the sale of body parts in Colorado, Denver mayor remains in hot water and more

Welcome back to The Spot, where The Denver Post’s politics team captures what’s happening this week — from the Colorado legislature to Denver city hall, with a stop through the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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El Paso County authorities find 212 pounds of marijuana in home east of Colorado Springs

Authorities in El Paso County say they found 212 pounds of marijuana Tuesday packaged for distribution and six handguns in a rented home east of Colorado Springs.

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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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Couple sues after cops arrest them for hibiscus plants mistaken for cannabis

A Pennsylvania couple is suing their local police department and Nationwide Insurance Co. after they were arrested when an insurance agent mistook their hibiscus plants for marijuana.

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Under pressure, Justice Department creates internal watchdog for asset forfeiture program

A unit will be set up in the Justice Department to oversee a policy that allows police to take cash and property from people suspected of a crime, even if they have not been charged.

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DEA likely to get “a lot more aggressive” if California can’t shut down black market

The Drug Enforcement Agency has its eyes on California, which produced five times more cannabis than it consumes last year, much of it ending up in other states.

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