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Colorado congressman denounces “shortsighted” Trump policy on Cuba

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat, declares he's running for governor of Colorado on Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Golden. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Colorado’s U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Arvada) is joining the criticisms of President Donald Trump’s newly-announced policy toward Cuba. The policy Trump announced Friday would increase restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and reduce rights of U.S. businesses to operate in the island nation. “President Trump’s reversal on Cuba is unfortunate and shortsighted,” Perlmutter said in […]

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Federal and Colorado law differences signal more conflict over marijuana

In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2014, file photograph, Matt Hart holds up a bud of Lemon Skunk, the most potent strain of marijuana available at the 3D Dispensary in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new dispute in the nation’s Capitol over the right of police to confiscate marijuana demonstrates the likelihood of more policy conflicts in Colorado and elsewhere, according to legal experts. The controversy focuses on different enforcement standards between state laws that make marijuana possession legal and federal law that makes possession illegal. […]

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