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Alaska's Marijuana Ballot Measure Language Proves Explosive Issue for Dueling Campaigns

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The specific concern about hash oil is reflective of a larger question about the measure -- one on which the campaigns disagree: When it comes to the rule-making process outlined in the initiative, how much room is there for adding limitations?

Who Are the 25 Highest Salaried School Administrators in Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.12.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Teacher pensions have been a hot topic in Illinois for a while now. With the state drowning in debt, in large part because of unfunded pension liabilities, it's hard to be a teacher around here these days. But, for school administrators, life in the education sphere is a little more glamorous.

Coloradans Still Back Legalized Marijuana, Poll Shows

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Coloradans think marijuana legalization has been good for the state, though just 15 percent have used pot since recreational sales beg...

'High' Flying Wash. And Colo. Passengers Travel With Stashes

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Crime

DENVER (AP) — Among the many oddities that have arisen from marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado is this: It can be easier to get throu...

Hunter Stuart

This Could Be The First Southern State To Legalize Medical Marijuana | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Alabama could become the first state in the South to allow the use of a medicine derived from marijuana. A bill introduced on Jan. 14 in the state...

Hunter Stuart

This State Just Made History On Marijuana Legalization | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The New Hampshire House of Representatives became the first U.S. legislative body to vote in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. The m...

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...

The Pros and Cons of Legal Cannabis

Carl Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

The C.P.C. has been in business for roughly 4 years in Seattle, after Washington approved the use of medical cannabis in 1998.

Legalized Marijuana Prompts A Question: What About Hash?

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE -- Jim Andersen has a 40-year history with hashish, the concentrated cannabis sometimes referred to as the cognac of the marijuana world. Whe...

City Pushes For Private Weed Clubs

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2013 | Small Business

By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Wash., June 11 (Reuters) - Seattle officials are recommending that Washington state authorize private ma...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Marijuana Poll Finds Surprising Level Of Support | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Nearly half of Americans say that growing marijuana should be legal, and even more support legalizing the growing of hemp, according to a new HuffPost...

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.

Government Official Gets Crash Course In Pot

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — Mike Steenhout knows spreadsheets, statistics and bean-counting. He has worked as a budget assistant to the governor, managed local op...

Conservative State Battles Over Medical Pot

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Idaho, a state known more for growing potatoes than marijuana, is bracing for a b...

Legal Pot Hits Growing Pain

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS and KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

SPOKANE, Wash. -- It may be called weed, but marijuana is legendarily hard to grow. Now that the drug has been made legal in Washington and Colorado,...

State Trying To Solve Big Problem With Legal Pot

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — So far, no one is suggesting checkpoints or fences to keep Washington state's legal pot within its borders. But Gov. Jay Inslee insis...

Marijuana Legalization Is Not Enough! Envisioning a Post-Prohibition World

Martin Lee | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Martin Lee

When residents of Colorado and Washington voted to legalize the adult use of cannabis, it felt like a momentary rush of sobriety in a country dazed by decades of anti-marijuana hysteria. But what comes next?

How To Invest In Pot

MarketWatch | Quentin Fottrell | Posted 11.14.2012 | Money

MarketWatch: Mark Twain is said to have remarked that a gold rush is a good time to be in the pick and shovel business. Investors may be able to ap...

Hick, Suthers 'Should Not Ask For Permission' On Legal Weed

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 11.09.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. As Governor John Hickenlooper prepared to speak today with United States Attorney General Eric H...

Washington State to the 'Other' Washington: Look But Don't Touch

Norm Stamper | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Norm Stamper

In every corner of our state we weighed and debated the issue, broke down the economic and human costs of marijuana prohibition, and, in the end, decided that regulating adult possession of the weed was a very smart thing for us to do.

Legal Abortion And Marijuana Dealing Make Uruguay One-Of-A-Kind

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 12.21.2012 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Uruguayans used to call their country the Switzerland of Latin America, but its faded grey capital seems a bit more like Amster...

Medical Marijuana In Custody Cases: Don't Smoke In Front Of The Children

Henry Gornbein | Posted 10.06.2012 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

Since the legalization of medical marijuana under certain circumstances in California, Michigan and several other states, there has been a lot of discussion about the implications of this in divorce.

State Poll Shows Bright Prospects For Legalized Gay Marriage, Marijuana

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

June 21 (Reuters) - Washington state residents are leaning toward allowing same-sex marriage and legalizing marijuana for recreational use ahead of ...

Medical Marijuana Facing Backlash

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

HELENA, Mont. — The vandals struck in the middle of the night, hurling Molotov cocktails through the windows of two medical marijuana businesses...

Push To Legalize Marijuana Gains Ground In California | JESSE McKINLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

These are heady times for advocates of legalized marijuana in California -- and only in small part because of the newly relaxed approach of the federa...