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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,…

Hundreds of inmates released early in Colorado prison sentencing mess

Colorado Department of Corrections officials are contacting state judges alerting them that an audit of the state’s prison system has revealed errors in the sentencing of more than 8,000 inmates, including hundreds who were released from prison early. According to the Denver Post, judges are currently reviewing the case files…

New Colorado law grants in-state tuition fees to immigrant students

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) is expected to sign into law a measure allowing undocumented high school graduates to pay in-state tuition rates. The Associated Press reported that Hickenlooper will sign the bill on Monday, making Colorado the 14th state to do so. Undocumented students were being charged out-of-state tuition…

Colorado sheriff downplays domestic violence to defend gun ownership

A Colorado sheriff this week attacked legislation to ban domestic abusers from having guns by suggesting the crime could be committed by merely breaking a framed photograph. At a town hall meeting on Thursday, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa blasted new gun laws that are expected to be signed…

Colorado House votes to approve civil unions for same sex couples

The Colorado state House voted Tuesday to allow same sex couples to form civil unions under state law, 39 to 26. According to DenverPost.com, the law is headed to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk, in spite of Republican protests that the law will end up in court. All 37 Democrats…

Police stage mass eviction of ‘Occupy Denver’ activists; 23 arrested

Colorado state police arrested 23 people early this morning, hours after officers began forcibly evicting protesters from the “Occupy Denver” camp in front of the state’s capitol. Individuals arrested were facing likely charges of “unlawful conduct on public land,” according to The Denver Post. Several others were being charged with…

State senator worries ‘smelly hippies’ occupying Denver could attack police

Colorado state Sen. Greg Brophy blasted Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper for failing to remove the “Occupy Denver” protesters who have been camping at the state Capitol since September 22. “When you have a failure of leadership bad things happen,” Brophy wrote in a column on a conservative blog. “The moment…

Colorado Senate backs civil unions for same-sex couples

DENVER (Reuters) – A bill in the Colorado legislature that would grant same-sex couples civil unions with certain legal rights passed the Democrat-controlled Senate on Thursday. But the bill still faces a hurdle in the House of Representatives, where Republicans hold the majority. The Colorado Civil Unions Act would give…

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