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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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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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Marijuana testing could be allowed in Jeffco



Ramsey Scott 07/08/2015 Jeffco’s commissioners are leaning toward allowing marijuana testing operations in the county, but it appears unlikely that grow operations, manufacturing or retail sales will be permitted anytime soon.

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EDITORIAL: Activists should target Big Marijuana



The Gazette editorial 07/08/2015 Some see it as a blessing, others a curse. Either way, environmental activists are vigilant in Colorado Springs and up and down the Front Range. Big Marijuana should be in their sites.

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Denver campaign would allow pot use in bars



Kristen Wyatt, AP 07/03/2015 Beer? Wine? Or weed? A campaign is underway to ask Denver voters about allowing marijuana consumption in bars and other places that only allow people over 21.

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Fewer crimes, more revenue as medical marijuana industry stabilizes in Colorado Springs



Kassondra Cloos 07/06/2015 Data from the city of Colorado Springs, its police department and the Colorado Department of Revenue show interesting trends as the marijuana industry matures amid growing pains that have attracted national attention, including the cash-only nature of the business.

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Aurora considers change in pot plant limits



Noelle Phillips 07/07/2015 AURORA - The city of Aurora is considering a change in the number of pot plants allowed in home-grown operations. Under the proposal, the city would allow a total of 12 plants per household.

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