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State facing backlog in marijuana employee licensing

The imminent opening of recreational pot shops in Colorado is leading to backlogs in licensing employees, with dozens or hundreds of people showing up each morning at a cramped state office hoping for an appointment.

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Colorado considers lowering medical-marijuana patient fee

Colorado health officials want to reduce the fee that licensed medical-marijuana patients pay, in a move that could impact how many people stick with medical-marijuana after recreational pot sales start in January.

CDC: 221 sickened by synthetic marijuana in Colo.

Synthetic marijuana is believed to have sickened 221 people in Colorado during an outbreak earlier this year. The Centers for Disease Control report released Thursday says health officials dug deeper into 127 cases reported in the Denver area and Colorado Springs from mid-August to mid-September.

The Spot Live: Pot and politics in Colorado

The Spot Live: New Denver Post marijuana editor Ricardo Baca – an entertainment editor and music critic who has been at The Post for nearly 12 years – joins Post reporter Jeremy Meyer and host Kurtis Lee to talk about The Denver Post’s move into more heavily covering marijuana with its own website and dedicated staff on The Spot Live.

Marijuana shop owners racing to bag safety

Marijuana shop owners racing to bag safety

Child-resistant packaging is a pillar of Colorado’s rules for recreational pot shops, approved as a requirement months ago to reduce the risk of accidental ingestion by young children.

Colombian pleads not guilty on weapons charge

A Colombian national has pleaded not guilty in Denver federal court to a weapons charge after his arrest during raids on medical marijuana businesses.

Colombian tied to pot raids indicted

A Colombian man arrested after raids on medical marijuana operations in Colorado has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of possessing a firearm after entering the country on a non-immigrant visa.

Pot license backlog dogs Colorado regulators

As Colorado prepares for recreational pot sales in less than a month, state marijuana regulators are still battling an enormous backlog issuing licenses for medical marijuana.