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Marijuana legalization’s legacy

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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How does marijuana affect us? Colorado twins are part of $5.5 million study to find out

A sweeping $5.5 million study of pot use among Colorado and Minnesota twins, both identical and fraternal, will try to answer why some people are more vulnerable to the negative impacts of legal marijuana.

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Efforts to curtail marijuana-impaired driving collide with evolving attitudes, medicinal use

Promoting cannabis as a safer alternative to alcohol was a tenet of the marijuana legalization movements in Colorado and other states. Early data indicate that attitude continues when people get behind the wheel.

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Denver Post launches series examining effects of marijuana legalization in Colorado

Four years after Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 legalizing the sale of recreational marijuana, The Denver Post is taking a deeper look into the impact the drug has had on the state. First up: the presence of marijuana in fatal crashes across the state.

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