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FBI director James Comey made headlines two weeks ago when he half-joked about relaxing the bureau’s drug-testing policy in order to attract the nation’s brightest applicants — a comment he made in reference to the Congress-approved 2,000 new jobs the FBI will be filling in 2014. “A lot of the nation’s top computer programmers and hacking gurus are also fond of marijuana,” Comey said.

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Two years after a majority of Lakewood residents voted “yes” on Amendment 64 legalizing possession and retail sales of marijuana in Colorado, they may be voting again in November on whether the city will allow marijuana stores.

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Marijuana advocates hailed the recent U.S. House vote on medical marijuana as a watershed in their fight against cannabis prohibition, but legal experts said the vote was more symbolic than practical.

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By Brittany Driver

Child Protective Services is not exactly the popular kid at the lunch table, at least not among the circles that comprise the marijuana community. But why wouldn’t I like the idea of CPS? It’s an agency meant to keep children safe, isn’t it?

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By Ricardo Baca

Have questions or concerns about recreational marijuana in Colorado? Or are you just a little bit curious about the burgeoning industry that finds its ground zero in Denver? Come to The Denver Post’s marijuana panel on June 17.

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