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All-Cash Marijuana Businesses Push For Change In Banking Law

If the U.S. government doesn’t get involved, then it’s possible foreign — and tribal — governments will.

July 20, 2015
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This Week In Health: Skinny Jeans May Cripple You

“This Week In Health” offers some highlights from the world of health news and wellness tips that you may have missed this week: edible marijuana, skinny jeans, meningitis, and climate change.

June 24, 2015
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Marijuana Is Legal In Colorado, But Court Rules Employees Can Be Fired For Smoking It

A Colorado court found that Dish Network lawfully fired a quadriplegic employee and medical marijuana user who failed a drug test.

June 16, 2015
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PFC Jared Hunter Forced To Make A Shameful Choice

Before Jared Hunter tried marijuana, he thought of trying suicide.

May 25, 2015
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3 Southwest Airlines Baggage Handlers, 11 Others Accused Of Smuggling Drugs

A marijuana drug ring was busted after Southwest Airlines cargo handlers were caught transporting dope in bulk on select flights.

May 19, 2015
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The Marijuana Economy Comes Out of the Shadows

This could be the trade show for any well-established industry — only this is a new kind of business conference with a special Colorado theme: legal weed. The marijuana economy is here and out in the open.

May 15, 2015
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Let The States Make Drug Law

How many million more lives are going to be ruined and how many billion more dollars will be poured down the drain before we let states control drug law?

May 5, 2015
After state takes child, Kansas woman is at center of national marijuana debate

After State Takes Child, Kansas Woman Is At Center Of National Marijuana Debate

Shona Banda says she had a clear choice: Live in misery or use medical marijuana to ease her Crohn’s disease and risk going to jail.

May 2, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Republican Progress On Gay Marriage

Republicans used to talk about banning gay marriage — and now they just have trouble answering whether they would personally attend a same-sex wedding.

April 22, 2015
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Endorse This: The Joint Purchase

Watch the great delivery race: Pizza vs. pot — though to be honest, these two products very often go together.

April 21, 2015
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Christie Pitches Social Security Overhaul During New Hampshire Visit

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spent his first day in New Hampshire pitching overhauls to Social Security and federal health care, visiting a pizzeria and courting Republicans during what appeared to be a campaign trip in all but name.

April 15, 2015
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Pot Legalization Across U.S. May Hinge On 2016 California Vote

A fight next year over whether to allow recreational marijuana use in California may serve as a tipping point as legalization proponents press their campaign in other U.S. states.

April 13, 2015
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Justice Department Says It Can Still Prosecute Medical Marijuana Cases

The Justice Department says a congressional restriction on medical marijuana enforcement won’t help three dispensaries in the San Francisco Bay Area.

April 3, 2015
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Marijuana Bill Gains Steam In Senate

A bipartisan consensus is forming in Congress around medicinal marijuana.

March 20, 2015
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Half A Heart On Marijuana Better Than No Heart At All

Washington is finally starting to realize the folly of America’s drug war.

March 19, 2015
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Quick & Healthy: It’s High Time For A Vacation

Our Health Memo Roundup offers some highlights from the world of health and wellness you may have missed this week.

March 18, 2015
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Marijuana Gets Lift As 2016 Presidential Race Takes Shape

By Rob Hotakainen, McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — Early signs indicate that marijuana entrepreneurs may have little to worry about as the 2016 presidential campaign takes shape, with some top-rung hopefuls warming to the idea of letting states decide whether to legalize recreational pot. On the Republican side, those potential candidates include former Florida […]

March 7, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Conan En Cuba

Conan O’Brien went to Cuba — and he even found replacements for the house band and Andy Richter.

March 5, 2015
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Congress Investigating D.C. Marijuana Legalization

House Republicans are going to war with Washington D.C. over marijuana.

February 25, 2015
Marijuana spurs border war between Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma

Marijuana Spurs Border War Between Colorado, Nebraska And Oklahoma

Colorado’s neighbors aren’t thrilled with its experiment with legal marijuana.

February 10, 2015
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Cannabis: America’s Common-Sense Crops

Slowly but surely, politicians are coming around to the case for drug reform.

January 14, 2015
World's strongest weed? Potency testing challenged

World’s Strongest Weed? Potency Testing Challenged

An arms race is developing in the recreational pot market.

January 12, 2015
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Maligned Hemp Seed Has A Raft Of Health, Environmental Benefits

By Sharon Palmer, R.D., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter (Tribune Media Services) In the past, hemp has gotten a bad rap because of its close relative, marijuana. However, while both plants are in the cannabis family, they’re very different. Unlike marijuana, hemp seeds contain only 0.001 percent of the active compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), thus hemp does not […]

January 5, 2015
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Spending Bill Surprise: Congress Ends Federal Government’s Ban On Medical Marijuana

A major shift in federal drug policy was buried in the 1,603-page spending bill.

December 18, 2014
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U.S. Won’t Stop Native Americans From Growing, Selling Pot On Their Lands

The justice Department just gave a green light to a lucrative and controversial new industry on Native American reservations.

December 11, 2014
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