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Hunter Stuart

This State Is Looking To Legalize Recreational Weed | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Several Maryland lawmakers are following in Colorado's footsteps by planning to launch a bill to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The propo...

Banks Turn Away Legal Marijuana Businesses | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Legal marijuana merchants like Mr. Kunkel — mainly medical marijuana outlets but also, starting this year, shops that sell recreational marijuana in...

The Future Of Legal Weed Is Bright. Here's Where It's Headed Next

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

After a year of preparation, Colorado opened its doors to the legal marijuana business last week, serving thousands of customers and racking up more t...

Tommy Chong Drops By Colorado Dispensary

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

A marijuana dispensary in Pueblo, Colo. greeted a famous figure in the cannabis community on Saturday. Tommy Chong, of the Grammy Award-winning "C...

40,000 Laws Took Effect on New Year's Day. What's Left?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 03.04.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

If 40,000 laws can go into effect before Baby New Year has had time to soil his first diaper, then, potentially, the sky's the limit.

Colorado's First Day Of Legal Weed Going Pretty Hilariously

Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Well, it's official: You can legally buy weed in Colorado now, as long as you're 21 or older. The state began the sale of recreational marijuana Wedne...

Marijuana Security Off-Limits For City's Off-Duty Cops

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Denver Police officers will not be allowed to moonlight as security guards for the city's marijuana dispensaries, according to a new order issued by t...

'This Is Largely The Beginning Of The End Of Cannabis Prohibition'

Pew's Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Colorado's Marijuana Tax May Attract New Allies

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

DENVER -- DENVER (AP) — Colorado's hearty embrace of a 25 percent marijuana tax this week could prove a turning point for legalization backers. They...

More People Than Ever Support Legalizing Weed, Gallup Poll Says

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

For the first time, more than half of Americans think that marijuana usage should be made legal, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday. Fifty...

Majority Of Texas Voters Want To Legalize Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

A majority of Texas voters support marijuana legalization, according to a recent survey. Public Policy Polling found that 58 percent of Texans "su...

The Flood Gates Are Open: These 10 States Are Most Likely To Legalize Pot Next

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder gave a green light on Thursday to two states whose efforts to legalize marijuana had been locked in by legal uncertainty ...

Eleazar David Melendez

Legal Pot Doesn't Just Sell Itself, Weed Marketers Find | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 08.30.2013 | Business

In spite of what you may think, legal pot doesn't just sell itself, marijuana's marketers are finding. Small advertising agencies that focus on mar...

Eleazar David Melendez

LOOK:The Marijuana Logo State Regulators Don't Want You To See | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business

A proposed logo for marijuana products in Washington state appears to have been too obvious, in hindsight. Last week, regulators in the state scrap...

Jimmy Carter Flips On Push For Legal Pot

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

Mere months after suggesting he was OK with moves by Colorado and Washington state to legalize marijuana for recreational use, former President Jimmy ...

Drug Czar Questions Drug Arrests, Says Administration Will Continue To Fight Pot

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

BALTIMORE — The nation's drug czar said Wednesday the legalization of marijuana in Washington state and Colorado won't change his office's missi...

Issue Spotlight: Marijuana

Rachna Choudhry | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Rachna Choudhry

Throughout early American history, marijuana use was legal under both federal and individual state laws. In fact, from 1850 to 1941, cannabis was included in the United States Pharmacopoeia as a recognized medicinal. By the end of 1936, however, all 48 states had enacted laws to regulate marijuana.

25 People Who Are More 'Evolved' Than Obama On Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

On April 20, people around the nation will celebrate the enigmatic 4/20 holiday by smoking, toking and eating marijuana. According to federal law, the...

Ryan Grim

Does Eric Holder Have A 4/20 Surprise Coming? | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder gave voters in Washington and Colorado hope Thursday that the Department of Justice may not dramatically in...

Republican Urges Holder To Make Pot Decision: 'Children Are Dying'

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- How it affects children will be one factor the Justice Department weighs as it determines how to respond to the legalization of marijuan...

How To Purchase Weed Legally In 6 Easy Steps

GQ | DEVIN FRIEDMAN | Posted 04.18.2013 | Business

It happened. We legalized it! Pot is going to be the next great consumer product. Or so we all sort of believe....

Third State Takes Important Step Forward Toward Legal Pot

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

Marijuana activists in Alaska took an important step Tuesday toward making their state the third in the nation to approve recreational use of the drug...

State Extends Timeline For Legal Marijuana Sales

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — Washington state is delaying its timeline for granting marijuana growing and processing licenses – and that means legal marijuan...

The Decriminalization Downfall

The Brown Daily Herald | Posted 06.11.2013 | College
The Brown Daily Herald

Marijuana decriminalization is a tiny Band-Aid that has been touted as a quick fix for state governments across the country. Want to deal with overflowing prisons? Decriminalize. Want to make citizens happy? Decriminalize. Unfortunately, a Band-Aid is pretty bad at healing a bleeding artery

Study: Marijuana Sales Set To Quadruple By 2018

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 04.11.2013 | Business

U.S. legal marijuana sales are projected to hit $1.5 billion this year, and that could look like nothing in just a few years. Data from Medical Ma...