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Pot Legalization

Ryan J. Reilly

No 'Free Pass' For Marijuana Industry | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Department officials did not believe they could successfully prevent states from legalizing marijuana in federal court and feare...

On Marijuana, Feds Plan To Address Big Issue

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and federal banking regulators will help clear the way for financial institutions to transact business with ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Cautious Optimism After New DOJ Marijuana Guidelines | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Drug policy reformers reacted with cautious optimism on Thursday over the Justice Department's decision to allow Washington and Colorado...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Administration Makes Big Announcement On Marijuana Legalization | 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...

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...

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...

Feds Confounded By Marijuana's March Toward Mainstream

AP | NANCY BENAC and ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It took 50 years for American attitudes about marijuana to zigzag from the paranoia of "Reefer Madness" to the excesses of Woodstoc...

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. Mor...

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 | 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 | 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? | 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...