Sunday, April 19, 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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5 Things For Progressives To Hate In The New Spending Bill

Congress’ new budget bill has something for everyone to hate.

December 10, 2014
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Arkansas Gov. Beebe To Pardon Son But Rethinks Pardoning Family Friend

Learn more about Beebe’s eleventh hour pardons.

November 14, 2014
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Feds In ‘Catch-22′ On D.C. Marijuana Legalization

Will Congress foil Washington D.C.’s decriminalization plans?

November 12, 2014
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New York To No Longer Arrest For Small Amounts Of Marijuana

New York City police will no longer make arrests for possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana, starting on November 19.

November 11, 2014
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Progressives Don’t Need Washington All That Much

If Washington won’t help move good ideas forward, liberals should go around it.

November 6, 2014
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Pot Legalization Spreads Through The West And Into D.C.

Even on a year where Democrats were “trounced at the polls”, reform of marijuana and criminal justice policies got support on the ballot in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C.

November 5, 2014
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Endorse This: The Koch Brothers Want You To Get High

See a Koch-linked dark money group’s best effort to reach out to young voters.

October 24, 2014
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In Legalization Battles, Alcohol Defines The Politics Of Marijuana

Which drug is more dangerous? Here’s one creative way to find out.

October 24, 2014
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Beyond Marijuana: Legalize All Drugs

It’s time to stop the War on Drugs.

October 2, 2014
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A Rocky Start For Pot Stores In Washington State

Why isn’t legal weed taking off in the Evergreen State?

September 22, 2014