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Former Colorado congressman Mike Strang, a Republican who carried a measure as a state lawmaker that would have made possession of less than an ounce of marijuana by an adult a petty offense, died Sunday. He was 84.
Strang was elected to Congress in 1984 from the Western Slope, where he served one term. After he was defeated by Democrat Ben Nighthorse Campbell, he returned to horse and cattle ranching and consulting on natural-resource issues.
Strang served in the Colorado Legislature in the early 1970s and raised eyebrows when he introduced a bill to legalize marijuana. It went nowhere, but it didn't harm his political ambitions. Colorado voters approved legalization last year.
Strang is survived by his wife, Kit; daughters Bridget and Laurie Strang Cunningham, and a son, Scott.
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