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1 hr ago | Miami New Times

How to Become a Medical Marijuana Millionaire in Ten Easy Steps

Assuming the medical marijuana amendment passes in Florida - and there's a good chance it will, as polls are clocking support between 64 and 78 percent of the vote - anyone who starts a medical marijuana business could make an astronomical amount of money.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Florida, Florida Government, Colorado

Tue Apr 22, 2014

ABC News

Lawmakers Trying to Restrict Solitary Confinement

A year after a Colorado inmate held in solitary confinement allegedly gunned down the state prisons chief upon being released, lawmakers are moving to restrict use of the punishment for the mentally ill.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Maine

Business Journal

Colorado investors in Leland Energy will get their money back

Coloradans who invested $700,000 in a California company called Leland Energy Inc. will get their money back, according to the Northern Colorado Business Report .

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CBS Local

Hantavirus Case Reported In Garfield County

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says a Garfield County resident has the first confirmed case of hantavirus in the state this year.

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LongmontFYI

Colorado should reduce use of solitary confinement

The practice of keeping Colorado prisoners in solitary confinement is receiving increased scrutiny, especially in the cases of mentally ill prisoners.

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Related Topix: Colorado, New York Government, New York, Prison, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Opinion

Business Journal

Colorado bill to increase oil and gas fines passes the House

A proposal to hike Colorado's fines on oil and gas companies that violate the state's regulations on Monday passed the state's House of Representatives in a bipartisan, 40-22 vote.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

WPBF

Christie on pot: Colo. law 'not the quality of life we want'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie repeated his well-known opposition to legalizing marijuana in his state, and sharply criticized one that has done just that - Colorado.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Marijuana, Colorado

LongmontFYI

Restrictions on pot edibles clear Colorado House

The bills approved Monday would set possession limits for concentrated forms of marijuana such as hash oil.

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Denver Post

Editorial: Make it harder to amend Colorado's constitution

It's not easy to put a measure on the statewide ballot, let alone get most voters to agree with it.

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Denver Westword

4/20 in Denver events were 'shocking,' says anti-pot group Smart Colorado

As we noted in our roundup of the top twenty tweets about 4/20 at Civic Center Park over the weekend, some locals were less than thrilled about the annual event.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Marijuana

CBS Local

Bill Seeks Immediate Arrest Of Fugitive Parolees

Parolees who remove or tamper with their electronic monitoring device would be subject to immediate arrest under a bill approved by the Colorado House.

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Journal-Advocate

Honey bee swarm season arriving in Colorado

Mid-April to late June is a typical time for honey bee swarm season in Colorado.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Apiculture, Science, Agriculture, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Denver Westword

Colorado Malting Company lands beery grant, could build a Front Range malthouse

When they showed up to register at the Craft Brewers Conference trade show in Denver earlier this month, the 8,000 or so brewing-industry attendees from across the country were treated to a 19.2-ounce can of beer made with all-Colorado ingredients.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Beer, Drink, Agriculture, Science

Denver Post

Eb I-70 closed at Tower Road because of fatal traffic accident

The eastbound lanes of I-70 were closed Monday, April 21, 2014, at Tower Road due to a fatal traffic crash.

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Business Journal

Husted: Don and Linda Childears are Denver's banking and philanthropic power couple

He's CEO/President of the Colorado Bankers Association. She's CEO/President of the Daniels Fund.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Marijuana, University of Denver

The Times-Delphic

Use of medical marijuana a hot topic among students

Marijuana legalization is a hot-button issue at all levels, both for recreational and medical use.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Colorado, Iowa, Iowa Government, Terry Branstad, US Governors

Sun Apr 20, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

It's 4:20 On 4/20: Denver Hosts The Cannabis Cup Today

With the Colorado state capitol in the background, Cannabis Cup attendees dance and smoke pot at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Colorado

Free Republic

Colorado Deaths Stoke Worries About Pot Edibles

A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Colorado, Violent Crime

CBS Local

More Defendants In Colorado Tested For Competency

Colorado has seen a steady rise in the past decade in the number of defendants being referred for mental exams to ensure they are competent to stand trial, The Denver Post reported Sunday, saying the increase mirrors national trends and highlights a lack of treatment for the mentally ill.

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Related Topix: Colorado, University of Denver

Norwalk Citizen News

Easter service marks Colorado massacre centennial

This 1914 photo provided by the Denver Public Library, Western History Collection, shows a man standing among the remains of a fire in Ludlow, Colo.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Trinidad, CO, Religion, Orthodox Church

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