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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...

Dear 'Pothead Mom'

Toni Nagy | Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents
Toni Nagy

Adults are often looking for a way to check out. Is being slightly spacey because you rolled a joint any worse than staring at your phone the entire afternoon when at the park with your kid?

Maryland Senate Advances Marijuana Decriminalization Measure

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

The Maryland state Senate advanced a marijuana decriminalization measure on Friday. The senate voted 36-8 on a Senate Bill 364, which would decrimi...

Sabrina Siddiqui

CPAC Attendees: Legalize Weed! | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- This year's Conservative Political Action Conference was teeming with young people, many of whom sported "Stand with Rand" T-s...

Confessions of a Pot Addict

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 02.27.2014 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

As we now know, leads to smiling, which leads to happiness, which leads to living longer, which leads to more thinking, which leads to more thinking about issues, which leads to unhappiness, which leads to frowning. That, my fellow Marylanders, is the danger of pot. Still don't believe me?

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...

Matt Ferner

Just Say No To These 11 Outrageous Arguments Against Legalizing Marijuana | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Nearly 80 years ago, the feature film "Reefer Madness" hit theaters, projecting demonstrably false anti-marijuana propaganda all over the big screen. ...

The Gospel And Pot: What Would Jesus Do?

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Sunday’s Super Bowl was dubbed by some as the “pot bowl,” as the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks hail from the two states whe...

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP Senator: Pot Is Bad For You Because Lady Gaga Said So | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) cited the pop singer Lady Gaga on Wednesday when trying to take Attorney General Eric Holder to task over th...

When the President Doesn't Take the High Road

Howard Meitiner | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Howard Meitiner

Public opinion favors marijuana legalization--and the President didn't say anything we haven't heard before. Still, Obama missed a critical opportunity to rise above the hype.

Cities Can Block Pot, State's Attorney General Says

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — Cities and counties can block licensed marijuana businesses from operating within their borders, Washington state's top lawyer said T...

Jillian Berman

Colorado's Weed Workers, They're Just Like Us! | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Managing a marijuana store isn’t that different from running a Subway sandwich shop. It basically comes down to keeping track of the green. “Yo...

Marijuana: The Tide Has Turned... Now What?

Howard Meitiner | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green
Howard Meitiner

If legalization is indeed inevitable, we must prepare for the consequences: Usage will go up. It already has as a result of the widespread legalization of medical marijuana.

Polis Praises Legal Marijuana In Colorado, Vows To Push For Federal Legalization

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Vowing to pursue marijuana legalization on a federal level, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) praised the regulation of marijuana in Colorado after the first...

State Lawmakers To Vote On Legalizing Up To 1 Ounce Of Marijuana

AP | NORMA LOVE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's House votes early next month whether to legalize up to 1 ounce of marijuana for recreational use for anyone age...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA's Anti-Pot Campaign Is Losing Teens Thanks To State Legalization Efforts | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration is blaming the legalization of marijuana in certain states for the fact that an increasi...

7 Latino Artists Who Want To Legalize Weed

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

While the use and possession of marijuana is becoming increasingly permitted in the United States, there have been a slew Latino celebrities who advoc...

What Does America Think About Pot?

Russ Belville | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Russ Belville

Now that two states have legalized marijuana use for adults and 20 states have protections for medical use of cannabis, it is clear that American attitudes toward marijuana have changed drastically.  Here are five opinions that a majority of Americans hold toward pot, according to the latest opinion polls.

Jan Diehm

Why Legalizing Weed Just Makes Sense, In 12 Charts | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

Most Americans live in states that have rejected the federal government's marijuana prohibition policy, and if you're not one of them you may be soon....

Leading Magazines From the Right and Left Come Together on Marijuana Legalization

Chris Soda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Soda

One area of policy which appears to have transmuted the pronounced polarization in this country has been marijuana.

Another State Makes Big Strides Toward Marijuana Reform

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Voters in three Michigan cities approved ordinances to legalize small amounts of marijuana for personal use Tuesday, adding to the growing patchwork o...

Amanda Terkel

Susan Collins Gets Democratic Challenger Who Wants To Legalize Pot | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Shenna Bellows has given up her day job as executive director of Maine's American Civil Liberties Union to run against Sen. Susan Collin...

The Majority Of People In This State Support Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

California voters’ support for marijuana legalization has hit a record high -- no pun intended. A survey released Wednesday by the Public Polling...

Poll: Michigan Voters Want Legal Pot

Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

Almost half of Michigan voters say they would support legalizing marijuana, according to a poll released Friday by Epic-MRC. The poll, which target...

Thousands Cited For Having Pot On Federal Land

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

TACOMA, Wash. -- Karen Strand didn't think she'd get in trouble for having a small container of medical marijuana when she went hiking in Olympic Nati...