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Kentucky Hemp Lobby Makes Inroads In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A chance encounter at last weekend's Kentucky Derby may have given the hemp industry the break it's been looking for since the crop was ...

Ryan Grim

420: How 'Weed Day' Got Its Name

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics

This article was originally published on April 20, 2009, and has been reposted each year since. In 2012, it was updated to include, for the first time...

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...

Lucia Graves

Pot Legalization Wins Majority Support Nationwide

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

A national Pew Research Center poll released Thursday shows the majority of Americans support pot legalization 52 percent to 45 percent, with 72 perce...

World's Largest Medical Cannabis Dispensary Wins Major Victory To Avoid Shutdown

Lucia Graves | Posted 01.08.2013 | San Francisco

A federal magistrate on Monday ruled that the Harborside Health Center located in Oakland and San Jose, Calif., can continue to operate, despite a bid...

Lucia Graves

Poll: 82 Percent Say U.S. Losing Drug War

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans believe overwhelmingly that the U.S. is losing the war on drugs and are unenthusiastic about spending more money to win it, ac...

Lucia Graves

Ex-Policy Adviser: If States Legalize Pot, The Feds Will Try To Shut It Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

With measures to legalize pot leading in Washington and Colorado polls, one of the president's former senior drug policy advisers is predicting the in...

Lucia Graves

Frustrated Drug Reformer Backs Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- From the annals of mistaken reasons to vote for Mitt Romney, a new winner: "Dilbert" cartoonist Scott Adams said he's under the impressi...

Lucia Graves

Medical Marijuana Advocates To Court: Drug Enforcement Administration 'Acted Arbitrarily'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Drug Enforcement Administration "acted arbitrarily and capriciously" in denying a petition to reclassify cannabis as a less harmful ...

Lucia Graves

Federal Court To Mull Marijuana As Medicine

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

It started with a coalition of disgruntled Americans, then a handful of governors took up the cause last year, and now -- for the first time in nearly...

Lucia Graves

Elizabeth Warren Offers Support For Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren offered some support for legalizing medical marijuana in an interview Monday with Boston...

Lucia Graves

Trade Group: Don't Sell 'Bath Salts' At Convenience Store Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vendors attending the National Association of Convenience Stores' trade show in Las Vegas next month should leave their synthetic drugs ...

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Clears Legislative Hurdle In New Jersey

The Huffington Post | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

Garden State pot smokers have a reason to rejoice, at least temporarily: New Jersey legislators voted on Monday to decriminalize possession of small a...

Lucia Graves

WATCH: Dr. Bronner's Hemp Protest Ended By Police With Power Saw

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- David Bronner had been camped out in a steel cage in front of Lafayette Park for almost three hours before a truck full of firemen came ...

Connecticut Becomes 17th Medical Marijuana State

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Friday signed a bill permitting the medical use of marijuana statewide, making Connecticut the 17th state to enact s...

56 Percent Of Americans Want Legal Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Fifty-six percent of Americans think marijuana should be legalized and regulated like alcohol and tobacco, according to a nationwide Rasmussen poll of...

Hackers Anonymous Declare War on Marijuana Prohibition

Joshua Glazer | Posted 07.20.2012 | Technology
Joshua Glazer

After our exclusive Anonymous interview, other members of the hacker collective came forward to reveal more details surrounding their plan for legaliz...

Candidate Vows To Smoke A Joint On Capitol Hill

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

Democratic congressional candidate Andy Caffrey has made a surprising campaign promise: If he wins his election this fall, he'll smoke a joint on the ...

Marijuana Legalization Camp Targets Moms

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.11.2012 | Denver

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol on Friday launched a Mother's Day-themed TV ad in support of Amendment 64, a statewide ballot initiati...

Lucia Graves

1,600 Copies Of 'The Cornbread Mafia' Stolen From A Truck Lot In Illinois

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

A semi-trailer containing the entire second printing of James Higdon's "The Cornbread Mafia" was stolen from a truck lot in Elgin, Ill., roughly 40 mi...

Pelosi Has 'Strong Concerns' Over Federal Crackdown On Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday released a statement pushing back against the Obama administration's interference with...

The Funniest 420 Tweets Of The Day

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.20.2012 | Comedy

As many across the country celebrate 4/20 by calling out sick from work, fortifying the snack industry with unprecedented sales numbers and watching t...

Lucia Graves

How Legalizing Pot Could Reduce The Federal Deficit

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government could save as much $13.7 billion annually if it were to legalize marijuana, according to a paper by Harvard econo...

The Ultimate 420 Movie Mashup

Posted 04.20.2012 | Home

The magical combination of three numbers, "420," carries a lot of weight in cannabis culture, and has long since invaded pop culture as well, making i...

BLUNT OPPOSITION: School Tries To Squash 4/20 Bash With Stinky Fertilizer

Newser | Posted 04.20.2012 | Weird News

Last year, 10,000 people showed up for a giant marijuana rally at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and school officials don't want it to happen aga...