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Pot Legalization

Vermont Reps: You Won't Give Us Pot, We'll Take Away Your Booze

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

Vermont may well become the next state to legalize marijuana, and two state lawmakers who support legalization have a simple message for their colleag...

Pot Shop Opens In Defiance Of County Ban

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

(Adds county ordering the shop to close, 12 paragraph) By Eric M. Johnson PARKLAND, Wash., March 5 (Reuters) - Sealed ba...

Arizona Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Jan 7 (Reuters) - An Arizona Democratic lawmaker has introduced a bill to make marijuana legal for recreati...

States Find You Can't Take Legal Marijuana Money To The Bank

Pew's Stateline | Jeffrey Stinson | Posted 01.05.2015 | 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...

Feds: Native American Tribes Can Make Their Own Marijuana Laws

AP | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow t...

5 Things High Net Worth Individuals Need To Know About Medical Marijuana

April Rudin | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
April Rudin

This is a development to watch - and one with many upside opportunities. But right now it feels like a green rush, so be careful you don't get caught up in the weeds.

States' Pot Legalization Not In Line With International Law

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

VIENNA, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Moves by some U.S. states to legalize marijuana are not in line with international drugs conventions, the U.N. anti-narco...

After GOP Pins Blame on Donkey, Can Dems Find Their Inner TR by '16?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Corn and Christie debate if it was a wave but not mandate election since the GOP campaigned only on "Obama Sucks". Q: How did Dems get blamed for gridlock and meh economy by a GOP causing both? A: Political malpractice. Q: Can Obama make a deal on Immigration? A: Not with a Party with the Fringe on Top.

The Long Marijuana-Rights Movement

Joshua Clark Davis | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Joshua Clark Davis

What may seem like a surprisingly fast turn toward legalization has actually been a long, slow movement against pot's prohibition -- one that began in the early 1960s, peaked in the late '70s, and then failed to secure a single major victory again until the late '90s.

'F**k It, I Quit' Reporter Celebrates Alaska Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Charlo Greene, a former reporter for Anchorage's KTVA who made headlines when she said "f**k it" and quit while live on air, celebrated marijuana lega...

How Pharmaceutical Companies Torpedo Cannabis Legalization

HuffPost Germany | Jan David Sutthoff | Posted 11.02.2014 | World

Cannabis can make diseases more bearable. Sometimes, it can even fight them successfully. There are people who claim that cannabis is the best pain re...

State's Marijuana Campaign Heats Up

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Opponents of a proposal to let doctors in Florida prescribe marijuana are poised to...

Pot Legalization Just Got Another Big Endorsement

Reuters | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore., Sept 22 (Reuters) - A former U.S. attorney for Oregon has endorsed an upcoming referendum to lega...

Will Traffic Deaths Rise As States Legalize Pot?

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to ...

Three Lies From the White House About Pot

Jess Coleman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Jess Coleman

The extent to which Obama's administration has supported this nation's drug laws -- despite rapidly shifting public support and scientific evidence showing that marijuana, in particular, is by no means as dangerous as heroin, as federal law classifies it -- is despicable.

AdWeek: "Who Will Become the Starbucks of Pot?"

Russ Belville | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Russ Belville

The marketing of marijuana will require such enhancements as luxury shopping experience and slick packaging, as most marijuana consumers still think of cannabis mostly as a fungible commodity, like apples-the-fruit, not Apple-the-computer.

This Is Your Brain on Legal Drugs: Let's End the Drug War With a Minimum of Casualties by Following the Science

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

It should be possible to say that we should continue with the movement toward the decriminalization of marijuana. And we should also be able to say that as we decriminalize, we should take every step possible to minimize the harm, since there is scientific evidence of the dangers of pot on adolescents and young adults.

Marijuana's Tipping Point?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

According to the Controlled Substances Act, Eric Holder himself can reclassify anything on the list, with no more authority necessary than his own signature. Perhaps if Congress refuses to act, Holder (or Obama) will make this change on his own. That, more than a Times editorial, might more accurately be called marijuana's tipping point.

This State Is Taking The Final Step In Legalizing Recreational Pot

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics

By Jimmy Lovaas SEATTLE, July 7 (Reuters) - Washington state takes the final step in legalizing recreational marijuana use on Monday w...

There's A Bumpy Road Ahead For Legal Pot In This State

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — Pete O'Neil saw Washington's legalization of marijuana in 2012 as a path to retirement, or at least to his kids' college tuition. He...

Saki Knafo

Top Military Officials Say U.S. Pot Legalization Is Harming War On Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Two top military officials suggested at a congressional hearing Tuesday that the push by many U.S. states to legalize marijuana has rattled the confid...

Ziggy Marley: Society's View Of Pot Is Based On Lies

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Reggae icon Ziggy Marley joins HuffPost Live to discuss his fifth studio album “Fly Rasta” and weigh in on the issue of marijuana legalization....

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...

Matt Ferner

The 11 Stupidest Arguments Against Legalizing Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

Just say no to these 11 arguments against legalizing marijuana.

50 Successful Marijuana Users Who Prove The Person Matters More Than The Plant

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly & Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

A version of this story was first published in 2013. These guys just blew pothead stereotypes up in smoke. Though marijuana opponents have long...