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People who make marijuana hash oil with hazardous materials at home will face felony charges in Colorado, and online bullies will be subject to penalties for harassment under new state laws that took effect July 1. Licensed manufacturers of pot … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper has vetoed a bill that sought to ban red-light and speeding cameras in Colorado and another measure that would have required voters to approve use of the devices. The proposals had bipartisan support from lawmakers who … more
Local brewers and liquor stores are bracing for another push to allow Colorado grocery stores to sell wine and higher alcohol-content beer, a move opponents see as a threat to the craft beer industry. The debate has played out many times in the … more
Colorado's governor has signed into law a crackdown on medical marijuana, one of two measures designed to ferret out people improperly using and selling untaxed marijuana. The law limits caregivers, those who grow pot on behalf of patients, to 99 … more
The Colorado legislative session that concluded last week was among the most sharply partisan in recent memory — even for a state where political division is the order of the day. A Republican Senate and a Democratic House spent much of the … more
Colorado is cracking down on pesticide use in the marijuana industry, trying to end years of sloppy oversight of which chemicals are used on the nascent industry. A state Senate panel voted 7-0 last week to give the Colorado Department of … more
A long-awaited bill to make it harder to sue Colorado homebuilders for defective construction has failed in the Colorado legislature. The bill was rejected last week by a House committee controlled by Democrats. The measure would have revised … more
Colorado Republicans are joining GOP colleagues in other Western states trying to exert more control over federal lands. The state Senate gave preliminary approval last week to a bill giving state and local authorities so-called concurrent … more
A $25 billion Colorado budget with taxpayer refunds and more funding for education was sent to the governor's desk after state lawmakers gave final approval to the spending plan last week. “No one pretends that this year's budget was perfect. … more
A Colorado proposal to allow people on probation or parole to use medical marijuana won unanimous approval last week in its first test in the state Legislature. The state has allowed medical marijuana use for 15 years, but not for people on … more
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