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U.S. Judge Debates Whether Marijuana Should Be Considered Among Most Dangerous Drugs

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb 11 (Reuters) - A federal judge hearing the case of nine men accused of illegally growing ...

'What Brand Are You Smoking?' Marijuana Tops List Of New State Laws

Reuters | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Dec 24 (Reuters) - "What brand are you smoking?," could become a more routine question among Coloradans in...

Colbert Thinks New Pot Laws Have Gone Too Far

Posted 10.09.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert simply cannot believe that not only is recreational marijuana now legal in some states, such as Colorado and Washington, but the state...

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 ...

State Lawmaker Arrested For Marijuana Possession

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

Missouri state Rep. Jeremy LaFaver (D) was arrested Sunday on suspicion of possessing up to 35 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia...

Congressional Dems Rolling Out Sweeping Marijuana Reform Measures

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

* Bills would regulate marijuana, impose federal tax -lawmakers * Effort follows legalization in Washington state, Colorado ...

Coalition of the Willing

Jonathan Richards | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Rand Paul Doesn't Want You To Rot In Jail For Smoking Pot

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) continued to field questions this week about a possible entrance into the 2016 Republican presidential mix, reinforcing his vie...

Matt Ferner

Study: Pot Use Among Colorado Teens Is Down, Up Nationally | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.07.2012 | Denver

A recent study suggested that teens who routinely smoke marijuana are at risk for a long-term drop in their IQ that marijuana users 18 and older do no...

Lucia Graves

Medical Marijuana Takes Center Stage In Oregon Race | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Medical marijuana has become the defining issue of the race to decide Oregon's next attorney general. Dwight Holton, a former federal prosecutor, will...

Why Northern California's Pot Growers Said No to Prop 19

Steve Bloom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Bloom

When it came time to consider a law that would tax and regulate their skunk-scented crops, the marijuana growers of Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties decided it just wasn't right for them.

Suburb Makes Marijuana A Ticketable Offense

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

South Suburban city Chicago Heights passed a new ordinance Monday making possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense, NBC Chica...