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Recreational Marijuana

The Scary Way Long-Term Marijuana Use May Impact Memory

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.03.2016 | Fifty

Years of puffing on a joint might cause memory troubles when you're older, researchers believe. A new study says that the effects of marijuana use can...

In Defense Of Working Out While High

The Cut | Posted 01.15.2016 | New York
The Cut

(Photo: Mauro Grigollo/Getty Images) By Allison P. Davis This October, a study suggested that "runner's high" was real. We're not talking about an...

Marijuana News From the Budget Bill

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Marijuana legal reforms are now becoming if not commonplace in Washington, at least solidly within the realm of the conceivable. Both Republicans and Democrats are beginning to realize that big changes need to be made in the federal government's decades-long War On Weed.

Friday Talking Points -- Not Funny Anymore

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's not funny anymore -- it's getting closer and closer to becoming reality. Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party. Deal with it, everyone.

Are You Smoking Marijuana Too Often?

Catherine Hiller | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics
Catherine Hiller

We all have different lifestyles and tolerance levels, but here are some signs that you just may be using too much.

Colorado Voters Say Legalized Marijuana Is A Good Thing

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

It's been almost two years since Colorado regulated recreational marijuana for sale, and according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on F...

How My Former Teachers In Ohio Voted On Legalizing Pot, I Bet

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 11.04.2015 | Comedy

Despite the lies propagated by my expired driver's license, I am no longer a resident of the beautiful state of Ohio. I had no say on Issue 3, the rej...

Friday Talking Points -- Hillary's Very Good Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Hillary Clinton just had the best week of her campaign yet. Not only did she shine at the Benghazi hearing yesterday, three of her Democratic opponents dropped out of the presidential nomination race.

Taking Marijuana Reform Seriously

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The concept that the federal "War On Weed" needs to end is now about as mainstream as it gets, and after the people have led so admirably on the issue in the past decade, the politicians are finally deciding it is safe to follow this trend.

Friday Talking Points -- New Speaker's Speaking Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Kevin McCarthy is not worthy. Of using the English language correctly, among other things. Amusingly, though, this will likely not stop him from becoming the next speaker of the House.

Why "Craft Cannabis" is the Future of Marijuana

Adam Stites | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Adam Stites

The marijuana edibles (and drinkables) marketplace in Washington State has been live for more than a year -- and what a tumultuous year it's been! We've seen huge dips and swells in the availability of raw material as producers ride the wave of growing seasons and demand.

​Revenue From Colorado Marijuana Tax Expected To Double In 2015

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

DENVER -- It's heady times in the Mile High City, and that's just at the state budget office. Colorado is on track to more than double the state's mar...

California's Pot Biz "Wild West" May End, Massachusetts Could "Head It Off At The Pass"

Adam Sulkowski | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Adam Sulkowski

As I write this, California may be ending almost two decades of their "Wild West" approach to marijuana businesses. Californians voted in 1996 to legalize pot for medical purposes, but as of September 2015 there is still no state regulatory framework for its share of what could be a $3 billion national industry.

Legal Marijuana In Arizona Would Generate Over $60 Million In Taxes Annually, Study Predicts

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

Arizona stands to generate more than $60 million in marijuana tax revenue annually, if voters decide to legalize and regulate the plant for adult rec...

The People the Pot Laws Forgot

Amos Irwin | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Amos Irwin

In states where their once-illegal actions have become legal, people are still haunted by their records. Voters have legalized recreational marijuana through ballot initiatives in four states. But these initiatives do not affect the old marijuana convictions that burden 4 million Americans.

Pioneer Pot States Have Collected More Than $200 Million In Marijuana Taxes

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana have collectively raked in at least $200 million in marijuana tax revenue, according to the l...

These Influential Marijuana Users Defy The Stoner Stereotype

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

Now that nearly one out of every two Americans admits to having tried marijuana at some point in their lives, more than half of all states have ...

Majority Of Voters In Iowa, New Hampshire Want Feds To Respect State Marijuana Laws

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

Voters in the two earliest presidential voting states overwhelmingly agree: states should be able to set their own marijuana laws without federal int...

Advocates Say Marijuana Legalization In Arizona Could Generate $40 Million A Year For Schools

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

The backers of a proposed 2016 Arizona ballot initiative that would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol in the state estimate t...

Marijuana Conviction Overturned By Colorado Appeals Court

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

A state appeals court has overturned the marijuana conviction of a Colorado woman who was sentenced and convicted for marijuana possession just days ...

Push To Permit Pot In Denver Bars Gains Momentum

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

Backers of a Denver ballot initiative that would allow adults to consume marijuana in some bars and other venues say they have collected more than 10,...

Chris Christie Vows Crackdown On Legal Weed As Soon As He's Prez

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is once again threatening marijuana users in states that have legalized the drug, telling them to "enjoy it"...

Oregon To Begin Recreational Marijuana Sales Early

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

Oregon adults will be able to legally purchase recreational marijuana beginning Oct. 1, about a year earlier than had been expected.   Gov....

High Praise: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

A new study released by the University of California-Irvine in conjunction with the RAND corporation, a non-profit global think tank, shows a correlation between states that have legalized marijuana and reduced rates of opioid addiction.

Majority Of Denver Voters Support Marijuana In Bars

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

A majority of Denver voters support recreational marijuana smoking in bars and other public venues in the city, according to a new survey, boosting a...