The federal government is cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado for the first time, today ordering 23 dispensaries near schools to shut down within 45 days or face criminal prosecution and seizure of their property.U.S. Attorney John Walsh sent warning letters to the unidentified dispensaries and said in a news release that many are closer than 1,000 feet to K-12 campuses.

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Governor John Hickenlooper says it’s time for Colorado to pass a law allowing civil unions. He made the announcement in front of a packed chamber at the state capitol during his annual state of the state address…Federal officials are beginning a crackdown on medical marijuana businesses in Colorado that targets those located near schools…and, […]

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Colorado’s medical marijuana dispensaries are one step closer to falling under state regulations. The full senate debated regulations yesterday and a final vote is expected this week. The measure has widespread support from members in both parties, but leaves some members feeling uneasy. The house already passed the bill. Bente Birkeland has more from the […]

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With just a few weeks remaining in the session, Colorado lawmakers are hoping to wind down what’s been a lengthy and contentious debate over how to regulate the booming medical marijuana industry. Yesterday the public got what could be one of the last chances to weigh in on House Bill 1284. It would require dispensary […]

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State lawmakers hashed out more restrictive regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries yesterday. The bill would let cities and towns ban dispensaries altogether, and limit on site consumption of the drug. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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The need for drugs and alcohol–or for money to buy them–can drive addicts to robbery, domestic violence, and other crimes. Many people consider jail time the best way to keep them from committing more crimes. But a court program that’s used throughout Colorado, including Front Range cities such as Colorado Springs and Boulder, is proving […]

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U.S. forest officials take a closer look at marijuana cultivation in Colorado’s national forests…a Colorado man is the latest to be charged with crimes associated with artifact looting…and Governor Bill Ritter orders state flags lowered to half-staff.

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Advocates of medical marijuana feared that a hearing last night would result in new regulations. But it turned into an expansion of patients and growers’ rights, and a rousing victory for activists. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney has more.

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