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Colorado tightens rules on edible pot after two deaths possibly linked to marijuana-laced food

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation on Wednesday to tighten controls on edible and concentrated forms of marijuana, as concerns mounted about safety issues after two deaths possibly linked to the ingestion of pot-infused goodies. Voters in Colorado approved a landmark ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana for adults in 2012,…

Voters shoot down CO town’s ‘silly’ proposal to issue drone-hunting licenses

Voters in the small farming town of Deer Trail, Colorado, on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a tongue-in-cheek proposal to issue hunting licenses to shoot down unmanned drones that fly over the hamlet’s airspace, an election official said. The ballot question, which would have allowed the town of 600 to issue mock…

Horde of tumbleweeds a public safety issue in drought-stricken Colorado

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – Forty-eight hours after a recent windstorm blew a wall of tumbleweeds into his community on the high plains of Colorado, Robert McClintock and his neighbors were still working to clear away heaps of the spiny plant. “It was crazy. Some piles were more than…

Economic high: Colorado made $3.5 million in pot tax in first month since legalization

Marijuana sales in Colorado brought in $3.5 million in tax revenues and fees in the first month retail pot outlets were allowed, the western US state said Monday. The figure included $2.9 million in taxes for recreational and medical marijuana in the month of January, and nearly $600,000 in fees,…

Colorado high speed rail project could cost more than $30 billion

While the California High Speed Rail Project is struggling to leave the station, Colorado is looking into its own high speed rail line. As it turns out though, the price tag is just as steep as the Golden State’s fumble. The state of Colorado has……

Drought conditions in Colorado create plague of tumbleweeds clogging roads and waterways

The infrastructure of drought-stricken Colorado is being increasingly, and dangerously, clogged by that iconic image of the American West — the drifting tumbleweed. Tumbleweeds are created when the above-ground parts of plants detach from the root and are whipped away the wind. The effect of tumbleweeds on the local environment…

Colorado CEO, under investigation, commits suicide with a nail gun

The  CEO of American Title Services in Centennial, Colorado was found dead in his home by a family member this past week, the result of self-inflicted wounds from a nail gun. According to the Denver Post, Richard Talley, 57, and the company he founded in 2001 was under investigation by…

Colorado pastor arrested for impersonating U.S. marshal to kidnap and rob gay man

A Colorado Springs pastor is accused of soliciting gay men for sex online, then attacking them and robbing them under the guise of a U.S. marshal making an arrest. According to Denver’s CBS Channel 4, friends and relatives of Set Free Christian Ministry’s Rev. Michael Abromovich are completely baffled to…

Jobs, tax revenue and tourism: America’s first marijuana stores open in Colorado

America’s first retail stores selling marijuana open for business in Colorado on Wednesday, putting the western state in the vanguard of the country’s evolving attitudes on legalizing the drug. Officials in the state famous for its ski resorts and breathtaking mountain vistas have issued 348 retail marijuana licenses — including…

Colorado man shoots and kills stepdaughter after mistaking her for a burglar

A 14-year-old Colorado girl was shot and killed by her stepfather early Monday morning after he mistook her for a burglar entering their house. KOAA-TV reported that police found the girl in the basement, having suffered a gunshot to the chest. She later died at a local hospital. The Colorado…

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