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Denver police are warning marijuana dispensary couriers that there is a plot to rob them. “All marijuana businesses should be alert and aware of their surroundings as they conduct their business,” police said in a crime alert issued Thursday evening.

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By Elana Ashanti Jefferson

Melissa Rabe was already interested in the applications and benefits of industrial hemp two years ago when the High Park Fire charred more than 87,000 acres and 250 homes in the mountains west of Fort Collins, including a 40-year-old cabin that her good friend had built by hand.

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By Ricardo Baca

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has lived an enviable life and crafted an impressive journalistic career that includes a Pulitzer, a Damon Runyon Award and a Woman of the Year nod from Glamour magazine. You can read all about Dowd’s professional achievements on her Wikipedia page, and if you keep reading you’ll also come across a new entry: “2014 Colorado candy bar incident.”

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By Ricardo Baca

Washington resident Scott Johnson is getting ready to spend five years in prison for growing and trafficking marijuana. But ex-trafficker Johnson, who used to grow pot and ship it across the country in a loaded RV, doesn’t think Washington’s soon-to-start legal recreational marijuana sales would have damaged his business.

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By Ricardo Baca

Embattled New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd reacted for the first time on June 5 to the controversy around her June 3 column, where she wrote about a nightmarish experience with too heavy a dose of legal marijuana-infused edibles in Colorado.

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By Lucas Dean Fiser

It is music festival season, and I have started to drink weed. I drank weed and went to the Denver Day of Rock festival with some friends and my editor Ricardo. Wed stood below an angry sky, sweating the small stuff, delusional in the sense that afterward I was overwhelmed by my very specie.

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