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Marijuana home-grows to be limited to 12 plants with Colorado governor’s signature

In this Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, file photo, a flower nearly ready for harvest sits atop a mature marijuana plant at the Pioneer Production and Processing marijuana growing facility in Arlington, Wash. According to results published Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in JAMA Psychiatry, marijuana use among U.S. adults doubled over a decade, rising to almost 10 percent or more than 22 million mostly recreational users, according to government surveys. The trend reflects a cultural shift and increasingly permissive views about the drug, researchers say, noting that other studies have shown increasing numbers of adults think marijuana should be legalized. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday signed legislation that limits growing marijuana at home to 12 plants, a top agenda item for his administration this year. The legislation was somewhat controversial, as a handful of lawmakers argued that it would negatively impact medical marijuana patients who have been granted the ability to grow more than 12 […]

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Pueblo’s Pace to pot’s critics: Lay off — you lost, and it’s here to stay

In this Sept. 30, 2016, a marijuana harvester examines buds from a trimming machine. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, file)

Marijuana has won its place at the table across much of Colorado since legalization by the state’s voters in 2012, but that’s nothing compared to the weed’s status in Pueblo. There, it has moved to the head of the table. We’ve noted before how cannabis production and sales in Colorado’s onetime “Steel City” has been embraced as in […]

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Colorado hemp bill’s author dismisses claims of conflict

Legislation intended to keep federal water flowing to Colorado’s hemp crop — a growing industry in the state, if you’ll forgive the expression — has unexpectedly led to an anonymous accusation that the bill’s sponsor has a conflict of interest. So says a report in the Durango Herald. Spoiler alert: The law seems to be on the sponsor’s […]

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Institute of Cannabis Research suggests pot — and Pueblo — have arrived

Colorado State University-Pueblo’s year-old Institute of Cannabis Research recently hosted its first conference, as Pueblo’s PULP reports, “less than five months after a local ballot initiative threatened to ban recreational shops, grows and manufacturing facilities.” PULP’s Kara Mason and Theresa Wolf write: The propositions to end the marijuana industry failed, but the questions about marijuana’s […]

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Durango leaders call foul on Fox News’ unflattering toke, er, take on city’s downtown

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Et tu, Dana Perino? When Fox News reported last week that “Legalized marijuana turns Colorado resort town into homeless magnet,” regarding Durango, it was Douglas County’s Dana Perino in the video atop the page. Durango leaders, however, didn’t think much of the reporting beneath the video by Fox News’ Joseph J. […]

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Strange bedfellows Coffman, DeGette fight feds’ marijuana meddling

It’s a marriage made over marijuana; specifically, Colorado voters’ decision to legalize it in 2012, and the federal government’s seeming inability to accept it. Colorado U.S. Reps. Mike Coffman, the Aurora Republican, and Diana DeGette, the Denver Democrat, are again joining forces to push back at Donald Trump over pot just as they did against Barack Obama, reports Denverite’s […]

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Noonan: Late session bill dance frustrates citizens and reduces oversight

Paula Noonan
The last full week of the 2017 General Assembly had 220 bills still unfinished, with three bills introduced within five days of the end of session. Five big bills, two negotiated for wins and three up in the air, were on the docket. SB17-267, the Sustainability of Rural Colorado bill, initially received support for its […]

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