Marijuana Enforcement Division

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Since the first reports of a mysterious lung illness surfaced in August, the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are 530 cases, including six in Colorado. Seven deaths have also been associated with this condition, known as a “vaping related pulmonary injury.”

Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Earlier this spring, police in Fort Collins seized 420 marijauna plants (yes, 420) that had been illegally grown inside area homes. Also recovered: processed weed, weed concentrate, guns and approximately $110,000 in cash.  

It’s part of what state and federal officials are calling the largest illegal marijuana market Colorado has even seen. It’s a puzzling situation considering that back in 2012, proponents of Amendment 64 promised a regulated market would do away with the illegal dealers and drug cartels. 

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Two government programs designed to wipe clean minor marijuana convictions in Denver and Boulder are reporting slower-than-expected turnouts, prompting organizers to step up their attempts to engage eligible residents.

Boulder County's Moving On From Marijuana and Denver's Turn Over A New Leaf programs invite residents with low-level marijuana offenses prior to 2012 — the year recreational pot became legal — to apply to have their records permanently cleared and sealed.

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The discovery of potentially dangerous pesticide residue on marijuana has led to two product recalls in Colorado. The alerts have raised questions about consumer safety and the regulation of one of the state's fastest-growing industries.