Number of murders linked to marijuana in 2016 rises from year before

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Marijuana continues to rise in Colorado Springs.

Police say out of the 29 murders in 2015, two of them were linked to marijuana.

That number rose in 2016 – 8 of the 22 murders involved marijuana.

So far this year, just one murder centered around the drug.

Police say in most cases, robbery of marijuana was a motive, or the victim was killed during a marijuana transaction.

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