Two lawsuits seek to end Colorado's recreational pot sales

February 19, 2015 11:49 PM

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DENVER (Reuters) - Two lawsuits seeking to shut down Colorado's recreational marijuana industry were filed on Thursday by state residents who say legalized pot violates federal racketeering laws, hurts business and diminishes property values.

The complaints, one aimed at state government officials and the other at marijuana businesses, were filed in U.S. District Court in Denver by a hotel operator and the owners of a Colorado horse ranch.

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