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On marijuana, state lawmakers tell feds to butt out



John Frank 08/07/2015 A day after lawmakers expressed concern about the federal government’s looming role in regulating state marijuana policy, a bipartisan organization of state lawmakers approved a policy statement with a simple message to Washington: leave us alone.

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Pot credit union sues Feds, NCUA over denial of master account, insurance



Doug Storum 07/31/2015 DENVER - The Fourth Corner Credit Union in Denver filed a pair of lawsuits Thursday against the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and the National Credit Union Administration after being denied a master account from the Feds and federal share deposit insurance from the administration.

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Two Aspen marijuana shops cited for underage sale to enforcement officer



Jesse Paul 07/31/2015 Two recreational marijuana shops in Aspen were cited this week by state regulators for selling pot to an underage customer in a set of rare cases for the industry in Colorado.

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Lawmakers aim to track drugged-driving arrests



Peter Marcus 07/28/2015 DENVER – State lawmakers are planning legislation for next year that would assist in tracking drivers under the influence of marijuana and other drugged-driving arrests.

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Marijuana study group meets in Cheyenne



Laura Hancock 07/29/2015 CHEYENNE - A 20-member council met for the first time Wednesday morning to talk about the potential impacts of legalized medical or recreational marijuana in Wyoming.

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EDITORIAL: Regulate driving while stoned



The Gazette editorial 07/28/2015 Rational adults know the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol. It stands to reason that anyone driving a vehicle should be clean and sober. But debate continues regarding the dangers of driving under the influence of THC - the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana cigarettes, vaporizers and THC-infused food products.

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Six jail deputies reprimanded in prisoner's death



Ramsey Scott 07/23/2015 The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has reprimanded six jail deputies after an investigation into the March death of Jennifer Lobato, who died in her cell after waiting hours in vain for medical attention.

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Aurora police seek new cap on home-grow marijuana operations



RACHEL SAPIN 07/23/2015 AURORA - The number of recreational marijuana plants residents can grow in their homes could change under a measure proposed by Aurora police. Under the measure, the city would cap each household at 12 plants, and would allow half of those plants to be flowering at any given time.

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