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Pot magazine lawsuit continues in Colo.

Published On: Jun 06 2013 11:23:32 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 06 2013 05:22:22 PM CDT

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A marijuana magazine limit that's unique to Colorado is going to see more legal wrangling, even though state lawyers have announced that the law to treat pot magazines like pornography is unconstitutional and won't be enforced.

A federal judge ruled Thursday afternoon that a lawsuit from three marijuana-themed magazines and a group of booksellers and newsstands can proceed. A state lawyer asked for the suit to be dismissed because of an emergency rule the executive branch issued Wednesday. The rule strikes the recently enacted law forcing pot magazines behind the counter at stores that allow minors.
The magazine restriction was the first of its kind for marijuana magazines. U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch gave the state a June 28 deadline to answer the lawsuit seeking a permanent injunction.


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