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Washington Officials Call In The A-Team For Legal Weed

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Green thumb? Check. Extensive knowledge of the black market? Check. Throw in impeccable academic credentials and decades of experie...

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...

Pot Opponents Regroup From Major Setbacks

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — Kevin Sabet, a former White House drug policy adviser and an outspoken opponent of legalizing marijuana, watched with dismay last fall...

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...

Top 10 Marijuana Victories of 2012

Rob Kampia | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Rob Kampia

This past year was undeniably the most productive 365-day period in the history of the marijuana policy reform movement. This list focuses on the biggest marijuana-related policy accomplishments in the U.S. in the last year.

Pot Proponents Inhale Obama's Latest Take On Marijuana

AP | MANUEL VALDES and KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — Officials and pot advocates looking for any sign of whether the Obama administration will sue to block legal pot laws in Washington st...

Lucia Graves

Pot Industry Chides Obama Administration For 'Close-Minded Conversation'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

In the weeks since voters in Colorado and Washington legalized the sale and possession of marijuana, speculation has mounted over what the Obama admin...

Am I the Only One With Questions on the Contradictions and Implications of Legal Marijuana?

Mary Crescenzo | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Mary Crescenzo

With nonsmoking laws in the U.S. among the most restrictive in the world, I can't help but wonder if recreational marijuana smokers in Washington and Colorado will regard smoking marijuana as an exception to our nonsmoking rules.

Neighbors Can 'Smoke Some Weed' In Washington, But...

AP | TERRENCE PETTY | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. — Now that marijuana is legal in neighboring Washington state, Portland police are offering some helpful advice to Oregon pot use...

WATCH: Bush Attorney General Makes Surprising Comment About Weed

Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

Alberto Gonzales, the former attorney general who served under George W. Bush, doesn't seem to have a problem if people in Washington and Colorado wan...

History Of Weed Explored

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE -- The grass is no greener. But, finally, it's legal – at least somewhere in America. It's been a long, strange trip for marijuana. Was...

Seattle Smokes-in Marijuana Legalization at the Space Needle

Russ Belville | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Russ Belville

We counted down from five minutes, from one minute, 10, 9, 8... and suddenly marijuana possession was legal. A cheer arose from the crowd, followed by a hush, followed by a very large cloud of marijuana smoke and cold breath.

Marijuana Legalization Support Hits New High In Poll

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

National support for legalizing marijuana is at a record high, according to a poll sponsored by the pro-legalization Marijuana Policy Project. Fift...

How Marijuana Was Legalized In 2 States

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 02.01.2013 | Denver

SEATTLE -- In the late-1980s heyday of the anti-drug "Just Say No" campaign, a man calling himself "Jerry" appeared on a Seattle talk radio show to cr...

Don't Light Up Just Yet...

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

SPOKANE, Wash. — Young voters helped pass laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but many still won't be able to light up. Most ...

Govt May Become Uruguay's Leading Pot Dealer

AP | PABLO FERNANDEZ | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay came one step closer to turning the government into the country's leading pot dealer on Thursday, as lawmakers for...

Elise Foley

Jerry Brown: Marijuana Laws Should Be Decided By States

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said Sunday the federal government should respect states' rights to decide how to regulate marijuana use...

Pot Legalization And Colorado Tourism

Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.09.2012 | Travel

Though the legal ramifications of pot legalization in tourism-dependent Colorado remain hazy in light of the federal government’s continued ban on p...

14 Ways Pot Legalization Could Boost The Economy

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

Two states became the first to legalize marijuana for recreational use Tuesday, but it's not just users that may get a high as a result. Colorado ...

Matt Sledge

Pot Legalized In Two States, Dealing Drug War Major Blow

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana in the prohibition era on Tuesday, dealing a major blow to the war ...

Emily Swanson

Legal Pot Charts Big Numbers In New Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

A solid majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana, either with or without taxes and regulations similar to those imposed on alcoholic beverag...

Barney Frank Ate Pot Brownie, Got Sleepy

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said he's not a regular pot smoker, but he did eat a pot brownie once. And it made him sleepy. Frank, an ...