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Colorado’s Supreme Court on Monday sidelined state police dogs trained to sniff for marijuana — the necessary consequence of marijuana no longer being entirely illegal, a slim majority of the court reasoned.

But, writing an unusually fiery dissent, the court’s chief justice said his colleagues may have also opened the door to deeper questions about marijuana legalization and whether it can stand against federal law.

“I object specifically to its radical reconstruction, in the wake of our recent marijuana initiative, of the state’s own constitutional Bill of Rights,” Chief Justice Nathan Coats wrote of the majority’s opinion.

Let’s jump straight into questions:

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