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Californians Eye Billion Dollar Gold Rush In Pot Legalization Vote

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - There is no guarantee California will vote to legalize recreational marijuana in November, but political operative and father of ...

Statutes, Stigma, and the Toking Tipping Point

Catherine Goldberg | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Catherine Goldberg

Cannabis, ganja, medical marijuana. No matter what you call call it, one thing is clear: weed in the United States is at a major crossroads, and canna...

Vermont Governor Wants Legislation To Legalize Marijuana

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

Jan 7 (Reuters) - Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin said on Thursday he would seek to legalize marijuana through the legislative process, instead of thro...

This Investor Wants To Fund The 'J. Crew' Of Pot Dispensaries

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business

As more and more states move toward legalizing marijuana, investors are exploring how to capitalize on the increasing growth of the industry. But ther...

UN Responds To Reports That It Is Moving Toward Drug Decriminalization

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 10.19.2015 | World

The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime pushed back on Monday against reports that it is planning a historic move away from criminalizing drug us...

Men's Wearhouse Founder Has Smoked Weed For 50 Years, Doesn’t Care Who Knows

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.27.2015 | Business

Men's Wearhouse founder George Zimmer, 66, said last week that he has recreationally smoked weed for half a century. "I've been smoking marijuana on a...

Legal Marijuana In Arizona Would Generate Over $60 Million In Taxes Annually, Study Predicts

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

Arizona stands to generate more than $60 million in marijuana tax revenue annually, if voters decide to legalize and regulate the plant for adult recr...

Missouri Man Sentenced To Life In Prison Over Marijuana Is Set Free

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

Jeff Mizanskey, a 61-year-old man who was serving life in prison for nonviolent marijuana offenses, walked out of a Missouri prison a free man on Tues...

Oregon Wedding Featuring Weed Bar Was A Huge 'Hit' With Guests

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.29.2015 | Weddings

This wasn't your typical weeding... er, wedding. For their matrimonial ceremony this summer, Oregon couple John Elledge and Whitney Alexander decided...

Pioneer Pot States Have Collected More Than $200 Million In Marijuana Taxes

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana have collectively raked in at least $200 million in marijuana tax revenue, according to the la...

These Influential Marijuana Users Defy The Stoner Stereotype

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

Now that nearly one out of every two Americans admits to having tried marijuana at some point in their lives, more than half of all states have moved ...

Advocates Say Marijuana Legalization In Arizona Could Generate $40 Million A Year For Schools

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

The backers of a proposed 2016 Arizona ballot initiative that would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol in the state estimate th...

Judge Says Video Allegedly Showing Cops Eating Marijuana Candy Can Be Used As Evidence

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that a controversial surveillance video allegedly showing three police officers e...

Marijuana Conviction Overturned By Colorado Appeals Court

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

A state appeals court has overturned the marijuana conviction of a Colorado woman who was sentenced and convicted for marijuana possession just days a...

This Man Is Serving More Than 13 Years In Prison Over Two Joints' Worth Of Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

This summer, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) signed a bill that significantly decreases criminal penalties for marijuana possession in the state. But ...

Push To Permit Pot In Denver Bars Gains Momentum

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

Backers of a Denver ballot initiative that would allow adults to consume marijuana in some bars and other venues say they have collected more than 10,...

New DEA Chief: 'Heroin Is Clearly More Dangerous Than Marijuana'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

The new Drug Enforcement Administration chief has finally made it clear: Marijuana is safer than heroin. DEA head Chuck Rosenberg told reporters Wedn...

Cops Sue Over Video That Allegedly Shows Them Eating Weed Candy During Raid

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

Three unidentified Santa Ana Police Department officers -- allegedly caught on a surveillance video eating weed-infused candy and mocking a disabled w...

Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into DOJ's Continued Crackdown On Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

Two congressmen behind a federal provision protecting state-legal medical marijuana operations are seeking an investigation into the Department of Jus...

Legal Weed Market Is Heating Up For Vape Shops

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business

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

Chris Christie Vows Crackdown On Legal Weed As Soon As He's Prez

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is once again threatening marijuana users in states that have legalized the drug, telling them to "enjoy it" ...

Oregon To Begin Recreational Marijuana Sales Early

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

Oregon adults will be able to legally purchase recreational marijuana beginning Oct. 1, about a year earlier than had been expected. Gov. Kate Brown...

High Praise: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

A new study released by the University of California-Irvine in conjunction with the RAND corporation, a non-profit global think tank, shows a correlation between states that have legalized marijuana and reduced rates of opioid addiction.

Marijuana Ingredient Can Help Heal Broken Bones, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Scientists in Israel are exploring another medical use for marijuana: Their research indicates that a compound in the plant helps heal bone fractures....

Colorado Rejects Giving PTSD Patients Access To Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

Colorado rejected adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions that qualify for treatment with medical marijuana on Wednesday. Afte...