Colorado

New pot club in Englewood highlights public consumption conundrum



John Aguilar 07/12/2015 ENGLEWOOD - Pot smoking just got a little easier in the Denver area — but no less fraught with controversy. A newly opened cannabis club here allows, for a fee, people ages 21 and older to spark a joint, pack a bowl or vape some THC concentrate with other like-minded weed enthusiasts.

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Commissioners OK another cannabis cultivator in Colorado's high country



Randy Wyrick 07/12/2015 EAGLE - Eagle County is home to another marijuana farm, this one to be run by a professional farmer. Edward Tuft’s High Country Farms LLC will grow marijuana on 4 or 5 acres on his farm located 18 miles north of Wolcott.

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Mesa County's teen drug prevention club begins their summer leadership training course



Lindsey Pallares 07/14/2015 GRAND JUNCTION - Colo. Mesa County's teen drug and alcohol prevention club kicks off its summer skills camp to train its next set of community leaders.

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Charges are pending in pot raid



Charles Ashby 07/11/2015 The Delta County Sheriff’s Office anticipates filing charges in relation to an illegal marijuana grow operation deputies discovered near Cedaredge late last month, but that may not happen for several more weeks, Sheriff Fred McKee said Friday.

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Authorities seize 2,700 pot plants in Delta County



AP 07/10/2015 MONTROSE - Authorities seized 2,700 pot plants that they say were part of an illegal grow operation in western Colorado between Grand Junction and Montrose.

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EDITORIAL: Rand Paul's pot position bad for kids



The Gazette editorial 07/10/2015 Republicans wanting a strong presidential contender must reduce a growing crowd. They should start by pressuring Sen. Rand Paul to step aside. The Kentucky senator has shown himself a likely source of routine embarrassment and distraction.

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Delta County law enforcement shuts down large marijuana grow operation



07/09/2015 A “very large” marijuana grow operation was the target of a search warrant executed June 30 by the Delta County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Delta-Montrose Drug Task Force, officers from the Cedaredge and Delta Police Departments, and Colorado Department of Revenue. A helicopter from the National Guard unit in Eagle was also requested.

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Sheriff tells commissioners of pot growing facilities



J.E. Ward 07/09/2015 Custer County banned commercial marijuana facilities in 2010, but that hasn’t stopped them from appearing. During the regular Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting, Colorado State Treasurer Walker Stapleton stated that other rural counties have reported a problem with marijuana facilities, and he wanted to know if Custer County did as well.

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