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Hunter Stuart

One-Quarter Of Washington's Towns Still Ban Marijuana | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business

The small group of Christian protesters first showed up outside Tim Thompson's new marijuana shop in rural Washington about three weeks ago, holding s...

Here's The Crime-Ridden Hellscape That Is Colorado After Legal Weed

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2014 | Crime

By Daniel Wallis DENVER, July 3 (Reuters) - At the Native Roots Apothecary, a discreet marijuana shop in a grand old building in Denve...

Oregon May Get To Vote On Legal Marijuana

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore., June 17 (Reuters) - Advocates of legal marijuana in Oregon have gathered more than the required numbe...

Changing Pot Laws Prompt Child-Endangerment Review

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man loses custody of his children after getting a medical marijuana card. The daughter of a Michigan couple growing legal m...

Proposal For World's First Marijuana Banking System Signed Into Law

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Seeking to move marijuana businesses away from cash-only operations, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation Friday that tries to es...

Uruguay Unveils Details for World's First National Legal Marijuana Market

Hannah Hetzer | Posted 07.06.2014 | World
Hannah Hetzer

On Friday, Uruguay released its long-anticipated regulations accompanying the law that was signed into effect last December, which made it the first country in the world to legally regulate the production, sale and consumption of marijuana.

Yet Another State Wants To Legalize Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

It's time to "legalize it" in Illinois. That was the message from a cohort of elected officials at a Monday press conference in downtown Chicago th...

Matt Ferner

The 11 Stupidest Arguments Against Legalizing Marijuana | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

Just say no to these 11 arguments against legalizing marijuana.

Hunter Stuart

If You Support Legal Marijuana, Memorize These 13 Stats | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.19.2014 | Business

Regardless of your feelings about legalizing marijuana, it's hard to deny that legal weed would be a bonanza for cash-strapped states, just as tobacco...

50 Successful Marijuana Users Who Prove The Person Matters More Than The Plant

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly & Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

A version of this story was first published in 2013. These guys just blew pothead stereotypes up in smoke. Though marijuana opponents have long...

These States Are Most Likely To Legalize Weed Next. Will You Have A Happier 4/20 In 2015?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

A version of this story first appeared in January. For the first 4/20 ever, people will gather in Colorado this weekend to show support for fully l...

Here Are All The U.S. Senators And Governors Who Support Legalizing Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

Marijuana is now legal in two states, and local politicians across the nation seem eager to expand that number, so let's take a look at the kind of su...

Politicians Are Shooting Themselves in the Foot by Opposing Marijuana Legalization

Tony Newman | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Tony Newman

A majority of Americans support marijuana legalization -- yet not one sitting governor or U.S. senator supports it.

Rocky Mountain High Or Reefer Madness?

ProPublica | Marshall Allen | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

This story was co-published with The CannabistI walked through clouds of marijuana smoke Friday night to get to the Denver Nuggets basketball game. Th...

Hunter Stuart

These States Are Ready To Break The Marijuana Taboo In The Conservative South | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Any day now, Alabama -- which was ranked the most conservative state in the country by Gallup last year -- will become the first state in the South to...

Utah To Welcome Marijuana For Limited Medical Use

AP | MICHELLE L. PRICE | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Parents of Utah children with severe epilepsy are cheering a new state law that allows them to obtain a marijuana extract they...

Recreational Marijuana Could Be Coming To The Garden State

Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

A New Jersey lawmaker introduced a bill Monday to legalize recreational marijuana in the state, according to multiple sources. New Jersey already...

Hunter Stuart

I Spent A Day Delivering Weed In New York City | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

"Abe" and "Brian," the founders of a Brooklyn-based marijuana delivery service, pose alongside their bikes on a recent afternoon in Williamsburg. (Pho...

Hunter Stuart

Wisconsin Struggles To Legalize Marijuana Extract | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

Nic Volker, 9, has an average of 100 seizures a day. "He used to have to wear a helmet all the time," says his mom, Amylynne Santiago Volker. "Because...

Matt Ferner

Lawmakers Push For New Marijuana Banking Rules That Bankers Won't Follow Anyway | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Sixteen members of Congress sent a letter to federal banking regulators Tuesday urging them to quickly implement the federal government's new guidelin...

Ryan Grim

Man Begins Prison Sentence For Working In Legal Medical Pot Shop | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Monday afternoon, Robert Duncan will report to Mendota Federal Correctional Institution near Fresno, Calif., to begin a two-year prison sentence. His ...

Hunter Stuart

Here's Why Those 'Marijuana Deaths' Don't Change The Debate On Weed | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

Recent news reports describe doctors blaming the deaths of three people in the past few years on marijuana, a drug renowned for its low toxicity and u...

Hawaii Voters Want Higher Minimum Wage, Reject Legal Pot | Posted 02.27.2014 | Hawaii

A large majority of people in the state are in favor of a substantial increase in the minimum wage, a new Civil Beat Poll shows. But the state should ...

Nick Wing

5 Questions You Should Be Asking About Legal Weed (Even If You Support It) | Nick Wing | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

The future of legal marijuana is becoming less hazy every day: Americans are continuing to support legalization in record numbers, apparently no longe...

Hunter Stuart

State Bill To Legalize Medical Weed Has Bipartisan Support For First Time | Hunter Stuart | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

For the first time in history, a bill to legalize marijuana for medical use in Pennsylvania has bipartisan support. Its author is a conservative R...