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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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New Denver program can make old marijuana conviction disappear

The city’s “Turn Over a New Leaf Program” helps those convicted of low-level marijuana offenses prior to legalization start fresh.

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Marijuana-fueled crash in Douglas County snuffs life of young woman, triggers “black hole of grief”

A Douglas County judge has sentenced a 20-year-old man to eight years in prison after the marijuana-impaired driver caused a four-car crash that killed a 24-year-old woman.

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420 in Denver: 5 things to know about smoking weed in Colorado

A lot of people will be smoking marijuana at this weekend’s 420 events, but these are the things to consider before lighting up.

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Idaho police may get tests to tell hemp and pot apart

Idaho State Police may get the funding to purchase equipment that would allow investigators to distinguish hemp from marijuana after a high-profile case in the state grabbed headlines and prompted a federal lawsuit.

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Feds, local police launch raids on up to 50 black-market marijuana grow houses in Denver area

Scores of agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and local police agencies fanned out early Thursday morning in a coordinated raid of up to 50 suspected black-market marijuana grow houses in the Denver metro area, authorities say.

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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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Owners of Sweet Leaf dispensary chain sentenced to a year in prison for illegal marijuana distribution

In a landmark case involving licensed Colorado marijuana retailers, the owners of the shuttered Sweat Leaf dispensary chain each were sentenced to one year in prison Friday for their role in selling large quantities of pot to the same customers in the same day.

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Denver will erase some marijuana convictions. The mayor says it could finally diversify an “awfully white” industry.

Denver officials will help thousands of people convicted of low-level marijuana crimes expunge their records in a series of four clinics in February and March.

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