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State's Marijuana Campaign Heats Up

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Opponents of a proposal to let doctors in Florida prescribe marijuana are poised to...

Pot Legalization Just Got Another Big Endorsement

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore., Sept 22 (Reuters) - A former U.S. attorney for Oregon has endorsed an upcoming referendum to lega...

Will Traffic Deaths Rise As States Legalize Pot?

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to ...

Three Lies From the White House About Pot

Jess Coleman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Jess Coleman

The extent to which Obama's administration has supported this nation's drug laws -- despite rapidly shifting public support and scientific evidence showing that marijuana, in particular, is by no means as dangerous as heroin, as federal law classifies it -- is despicable.

AdWeek: "Who Will Become the Starbucks of Pot?"

Russ Belville | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Russ Belville

The marketing of marijuana will require such enhancements as luxury shopping experience and slick packaging, as most marijuana consumers still think of cannabis mostly as a fungible commodity, like apples-the-fruit, not Apple-the-computer.

This Is Your Brain on Legal Drugs: Let's End the Drug War With a Minimum of Casualties by Following the Science

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

It should be possible to say that we should continue with the movement toward the decriminalization of marijuana. And we should also be able to say that as we decriminalize, we should take every step possible to minimize the harm, since there is scientific evidence of the dangers of pot on adolescents and young adults.

Marijuana's Tipping Point?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

According to the Controlled Substances Act, Eric Holder himself can reclassify anything on the list, with no more authority necessary than his own signature. Perhaps if Congress refuses to act, Holder (or Obama) will make this change on his own. That, more than a Times editorial, might more accurately be called marijuana's tipping point.

This State Is Taking The Final Step In Legalizing Recreational Pot

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics

By Jimmy Lovaas SEATTLE, July 7 (Reuters) - Washington state takes the final step in legalizing recreational marijuana use on Monday w...

There's A Bumpy Road Ahead For Legal Pot In This State

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — Pete O'Neil saw Washington's legalization of marijuana in 2012 as a path to retirement, or at least to his kids' college tuition. He...

Saki Knafo

Top Military Officials Say U.S. Pot Legalization Is Harming War On Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Two top military officials suggested at a congressional hearing Tuesday that the push by many U.S. states to legalize marijuana has rattled the confid...

Ziggy Marley: Society's View Of Pot Is Based On Lies

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Reggae icon Ziggy Marley joins HuffPost Live to discuss his fifth studio album “Fly Rasta” and weigh in on the issue of marijuana legalization....

Coloradans Still Back Legalized Marijuana, Poll Shows

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Coloradans think marijuana legalization has been good for the state, though just 15 percent have used pot since recreational sales beg...

Matt Ferner

The 11 Stupidest Arguments Against Legalizing Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

Just say no to these 11 arguments against legalizing marijuana.

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...

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 05.20.2014 | 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!

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 04.29.2014 | 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)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...