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Another City Just Voted To Decriminalize Weed

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics

Dec 21 (Reuters) - The Pittsburgh City Council on Monday voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, falling in line with a growi...

City In Washington To Vacate Misdemeanor Marijuana Convictions

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

The Washington state legislature can't seem to pass a law that would vacate past misdemeanor marijuana convictions -- so one city decided to take matt...

These 10 Women Entrepreneurs Are Smoking The Marijuana Industry

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. -- With recreational marijuana now legal in the state, entrepreneurs in Oregon are showing that the end of prohibition isn't just ...

Hear 911 Call Of ‘Too High’ Guy Found Surrounded By Doritos

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.12.2015 | Weird News

By now the nation is aware of the poor 22-year-old from Austintown, Ohio, who called 911 earlier this month to say he was "too high" and was...

You Can Now Buy Marijuana Legally In Oregon

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. -- It's high time! At 12 a.m. on Thursday, it became legal for medical dispensaries across Oregon to sell marijuana, see...

Police Arrested Someone For Marijuana Possession Every 51 Seconds In 2014

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

Law enforcement officers made just over 700,000 arrests on marijuana-related charges in 2014, according to data released by the FBI on Monda...

Legal Weed Market Is Heating Up For Vape Shops

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business

(Repeats for additional subscribers) By Jilian Mincer NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) - When Matt and Jen Osmun opened thei...

And The Cheapest State For Weed Is...

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

When it comes to getting high for less, herb-loving Oregonians have reason to cheer. Marijuana prices in the Beaver State rank among the lowest in the...

10 Ways Legal Marijuana Could Change The Food World In The Next 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 05.06.2015 | Taste

Over the past decade, the culinary world has started to pick up a faint whiff of marijuana smoke. Famous, reputable chefs across the country have copp...

State Board Proposes Alaska's First Marijuana Regulations

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska's first draft marijuana regulations, proposed Thursday during an Alcoholic Beverage Control Board meeting in Anchorage, address what it means to help someone grow marijuana and what local-option law will look like.

This Restaurant's Sign Is On Point

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.01.2015 | Weird News

A Denver location of Cheba Hut, a chain of marijuana-themed sandwich shops, threw down the gauntlet recently with a sign poking fun at a neighboring h...

Jon Stewart Calls Out Chris Christie For Hypocrisy

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.21.2015 | Comedy

Jon Stewart celebrated 4/20, the unofficial marijuana holiday, on Monday night's "Daily Show" with his special "Uncle Jonny's Super Kush Totally Chill...

Alaska House Passes Marijuana Regulation Bill

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The state House Thursday afternoon passed a bill that would clarify municipal regulation of marijuana businesses and define the number of plants allowed per household.

Matt Ferner

Historic Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Momentum | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

A comprehensive bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday aims to deal a significant blow to the federal government's long-running war o...

Majority Of Republican Millennials Support Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

On the heels of recreational marijuana use becoming legal in Washington, D.C., a poll reveals that a majority of Republican millennials favor legalizi...

Colorado Sold 17 Tons Of Retail Marijuana In First Legal Year

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

By Daniel Wallis DENVER, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Consumers in Colorado bought more than 17 tons of recreational marijuana buds during the f...

A Day After Marijuana Becomes Legal in Alaska, First Commercial Regulations Bill Introduced in Legislature

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska's law legalizing recreational marijuana use went into effect Tuesday. While the law outlines conduct surrounding personal use, what commercialization will look like is left up to the state to figure out. The state has nine months to craft regulations for businesses.

Matt Ferner

DC Mayor Vows To Move Forward With Marijuana Legalization Despite Republican Threats Of Jail | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

In the final hours before marijuana possession is scheduled to become legal in the nation's capital, House Republicans have warned District of Columbi...

Legalization Day in Alaska Passes With Plenty of Pot but Little Public Fanfare

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

On Tuesday, Alaska became the third state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. It turned out to be both a historic moment and a deeply understated occasion. With retail pot sales still at least a year off and public consumption banned, people who marked the moment mostly did so in private.

13 Things You Need to Know About Legal Marijuana on Alaska's Legalization Day

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Legalization brings along a dizzying number of questions. What will businesses look like? How will existing criminal statutes change? Will communities opt to ban marijuana sales?

Playing Devil's Advocate: Will Legal Marijuana Ever Come to Illinois?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.13.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

When it comes to legalizing marijuana in Illinois, there are as many opinions as there are Illinoisans. But one Illinoisan, known only as the Devil's Advocate, has some particularly strong ideas.

Matt Ferner

Drug Czar Supports DC's Ability To Legalize Weed | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

U.S. drug czar Michael Botticelli, though banned from supporting marijuana legalization due to federal law, says that the nation's capital should be a...

As Alaska Marijuana Legalization Nears, Concern Arises Over Possible Delay in Sales Rules

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

As Alaska prepares for marijuana legalization, there are plenty of unknowns about what implementation will look like. But for supporters of Ballot Measure 2, one thing is clear: A strict timeline was built into the voter-passed initiative to guide rule makers and citizens through the legalization process.

Carly Schwartz

Justice Department Continues To Crack Down On Medical Marijuana In California | Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

Lawyers for U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag appeared in court Tuesday in an effort to shut down a medical marijuana collective in Oakland, California, desp...

Anchorage Effort to Curb Legal Pot Use in Public Faces Backlash

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

An Anchorage Assembly ordinance that would ban consumption of marijuana in public places is under fire from pro-pot groups.