Colorado Supreme Court to hear Aspen bag-fee case

The Colorado Supreme Court announced Tuesday it will entertain arguments from a nonprofit that claims voters should have decided whether the city could add a 20-cent charge on disposable paper bags at Aspen’s two supermarkets. science news

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U.S. court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders

A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. marijuana news

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Environmentalists fight feds for hiding climate harm of public lands drilling in west

Environmentalists have launched a legal fight challenging federal government leasing to oil and gas companies of nearly 400,000 acres of public land in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. science news

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State auditor sues GOCO to force audit of grant program

The Colorado Office of State Auditor is suing Great Outdoors Colorado to force a performance audit of the grant program, which GOCO says jeopardizes its constitutionally provided independence from state meddling. science news

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Kansas cops can’t stop drivers just because they have Colorado plates, court rules

A federal appeals court says law enforcement officials in Kansas cannot stop and search motorists for having nothing more than out-of-state license plates from states that have legalized marijuana. marijuana news

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Court sides with Connecticut employee fired for smoking pot at work

A Connecticut state worker fired after he was caught smoking marijuana on the job was punished too harshly and should get his job back, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. marijuana news

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Suspensions re-instated for Colorado doctors who recommended high medical marijuana plant counts

Four Colorado medical marijuana doctors — who were suspended for recommending large plant counts to too many patients and then had their suspensions temporarily lifted by a judge — are back to being suspended, after the judge reversed course and dismissed their lawsuit. marijuana news

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Navajo Nation to announce filing of EPA-targeted Gold King Mine spill lawsuit

The Navajo Nation is set Tuesday to announce the filing of a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency in the wake of last summer’s Gold King Mine spill. science news

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Consultant for South Dakota tribe’s pot resort pleads guilty to drug charge

One of two consultants who worked with a Native American tribe on its plans to open the nation’s first marijuana resort pleaded guilty Monday to a drug offense stemming from his role in the operation, including ordering pot seeds that were shipped surreptitiously from the Netherlands to the reservation. marijuana news

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Quest to get PTSD on Colorado medical marijuana list continues in court

The court appeal by PTSD sufferers follows the 2015 denial by the Colorado Board of Health to add to the state’s list of qualifying medical marijuana conditions. Syndicated from Denver Post

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