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Friday Talking Points -- New Speaker's Speaking Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.02.2015 | 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...

Matt Ferner

Washington Rakes In Millions From Pot Taxes In First Year Of Sales | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

Washington state raked in more than $70 million in taxes during its first year of legal and regulated marijuana sales. The Washington State Liquor ...

Friday Talking Points -- Always Twirling for Freedom!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When it comes down to the freakiest of the freaky in the whole Republican field, Donald Trump is very hard to top. Trump not only is running for president, he's apparently on a mission to singlehandedly destroy his own Trump brand, forevermore.

Matt Ferner

New Bill Would Force Feds To Respect State Marijuana Laws | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has come together to back a bill that would prevent the federal government from prosecuting individuals and businesses...

Here's A Glimpse Of Who Celebrated 4/20 In San Francisco

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal & Paige Lavender | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

Marijuana lovers everywhere celebrated weed on the unofficial holiday of pot: 4/20. Photographer Matthew Reamer was on hand in San Francisco to cap...

Campaign Begins In Arizona To Make Recreational Marijuana Legal

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, April 17 (Reuters) - Advocates for legalizing marijuana launched a petition campaign in Phoenix on Friday ...

Matt Ferner

These Photos Of Legal Marijuana Users Shatter Stereotypes | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

The stereotypical marijuana user -- the "stoner" -- hasn't adequately represented the actual people who responsibly enjoy marijuana for some time. But...

Is the Marijuana Vote Up for Grabs?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

On one issue, though, there is a sizeable (and growing) bloc of voters who are not only cross-partisan but also so committed they could be called "single-issue voters." I'm speaking of the marijuana vote. And it could be up for grabs next year.

Matt Ferner

Foes Of Marijuana Legalization Can't Like These New Numbers | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Opponents of legalizing marijuana can't be happy about several new polls released Tuesday. Majority support for making cannabis legal is holding stead...

Alaska House Passes Marijuana Regulation Bill

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The state House Thursday afternoon passed a bill that would clarify municipal regulation of marijuana businesses and define the number of plants allowed per household.