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Pot Legalization

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Administration Makes Big Announcement On Marijuana Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States government took a historic step back from its long-running drug war on Thursday, when Attorney General Eric Holder inf...

Mellow Mood At Hempfest After Pot Legalization

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

By Jonathan Kaminsky SEATTLE, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Pot smoke wafted over thousands of revelers gathered at Seattle's downtown waterfront...

WATCH: Matter Of Debate: Should Pot Be Legal?

The Aspen Institute | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact

TIME: 12:20pm-1:20pm EST Recent elections in the states of Washington and Colorado have legalized marijuana, catalyzing the national debate regardi...

The Economic Case For Legalizing Drugs

Quartz | Allison Schrager | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business

This story originally appeared on Quartz. Two states in the US—Washington and Colorado—legalized recreational marijuana use this year. More th...

Marijuana and Immigration

Ryan Campbell | Posted 08.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

As we progress through the next round of discussions on immigration reform, we will need to discuss further how marijuana law will continue to impact peoples' immigration status.

The Starbucks Of Pot Shops?

The Stranger | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business

Jamen Shively, CEO of Seattle-based Diego Pellicer, announced plans this afternoon to invest $100 million over the next three years in the burgeoning ...

Why Pot Legalization Is More Likely Than You Think

time.com | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

For nearly a century, the United States has been one of the fiercest advocates and practitioners of marijuana prohibition in the world....

Only One-third of Likely 2014 Oregon Voters Oppose Marijuana Legalization

Russ Belville | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Russ Belville

Now, a new poll released in Oregon shows that the locals do seem to know more about the political climate for legalization here, with an astounding 57 percent of likely 2014 voters supporting a specific tax and regulate proposal for marijuana legalization.

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 ...

WATCH: Drug Dog Trained To Ignore Pot

Posted 05.07.2013 | Green

Dusty the narcotics dog has one refined snout, but unlike other K-9s, it won't go off when he smells a little marijuana. The 18-month-old black lab...

WATCH: Security Business Booms At Pot Shops

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.30.2013 | Small Business

Medical marijuana dispensaries have attracted two predictable byproducts of the valuable buds sold in an increasing number of stores: thieves and secu...

California Lieutenant Governor Makes Stunning Statement On Marijuana

Gavin Newsom | Posted 06.22.2013 | San Francisco
Gavin Newsom

It is time for California to decriminalize, tax and regulate marijuana and decide who sells it, who can buy it legally, and for how much.

The Year In Pot: Marijuana's Legislative Victories

Lucia Graves | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics

The past year has seen a tidal shift in the politics of marijuana, from Washington and Colorado's initiatives to tax and regulate pot like alcohol to...

Marijuanamerica: Why America Loves Weed

Alfred Ryan Nerz | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green
Alfred Ryan Nerz

Just as Prohibition did little to stem the flow of alcohol into Americans' gullets, its repeal did little to resolve the problems that alcohol abuse bestows upon our collective psyche. Which is why, when I think about the future of marijuana in this country, it is with a devil on one shoulder, and an angel on the other.

Emily Swanson

Big Support For Pot Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

A clear majority of Americans say that marijuana should be made legal if it will be taxed and regulated like alcohol, even though few say they use mar...

You Don't Have to Use Marijuana to Celebrate 4/20 or Support Legalization

Tom Angell | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics
Tom Angell

Some people think that only marijuana users should worry about the impact of our marijuana laws. In truth, we all pay for the enormous costs of enforcing marijuana prohibition.

Susan Sarandon: 'Everyone Should Be Able To Smoke Pot'

Posted 04.17.2013 | Fifty

Susan Sarandon has never been one to shy away from a controversial topic. While appearing on HuffPost Live Wednesday afternoon in anticipation of her ...

The Drug War And Mass Incarceration By The Numbers

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Despite an increased emphasis on treatment and prevention programs in recent years, the Obama administration in its 2013 budget still requ...

Matt Sledge

Is The War On Drugs Nearing An End?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- For four decades, libertarians, civil rights activists and drug treatment experts have stood outside of the political mainstream in arguin...

Feds Oppose Pot Legalization Despite Nationwide Support

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

The majority of Americans support marijuana legalization, a new Pew poll released on Thursday found. This is the first time that pot legalization h...

Poll: Marijuana Users Following State Law Shouldn't Be Arrested

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

While Americans are split on legalizing recreational marijuana use, most say the federal government shouldn't make arrests in states where it's legal,...

It's Time For The Obama Administration To Acknowledge That Marijuana Prohibition Doesn't Work

Paul Armentano | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics
Paul Armentano

Never has there existed greater public support for ending the nation's nearly century-long experiment with pot prohibition and replacing it with regulation. The historic Election Day votes in Colorado and Washington underscore this reality. But is the Obama administration listening?

Another State Shows Broad Support For Pot Legalization

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

Hawaii's governor signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana back in 2000, but a new poll shows that the state's residents are ready to take it a step...

Former Rep Leads Crusade Against Pot

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

By Alex Dobuzinskis Jan 5 (Reuters) - Retired Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy is taking aim at what he sees as knee-jerk supp...

Pot Vending Machine To Go Mainstream?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business

We've heard about the caviar vending machine. And the cupcake vending machine. But nothing blows our mind like the pot vending machine. Though only...