Saturday, March 28, 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
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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
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Edible Marijuana Products Slow To Arrive, As Regulators Exercise Caution

By Evan Bush, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — Marijuana-infused edibles began trickling to store shelves in Washington state last month, and the sweets, snacks, and drinks offer a glimpse of a diverse and maturing marketplace on the horizon — one rife with concerns for consumers and regulators. Statewide pot-supply shortages slowed the edibles’ arrival, but […]

September 9, 2014
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Talent Firm: Lawyer Unable To Contact Jackie Chan’s Son After Arrest

By Yu-Tzu Chiu and Andreas Landwehr, dpa TAIPEI — A lawyer has been unable to contact Jaycee Chan, the son of martial arts film star Jackie Chan, after his drugs-related arrest in Beijing, the Chans’ management company said Tuesday. M’Stones International apologized for his arrest and said it would “supervise his rehabilitation and help him […]

August 19, 2014
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In A Decaying California Resort Area, A Pot War Erupts

By Joe Mozingo, Los Angeles Times CLEARLAKE, Calif. — Transients hole up in the old cottage resorts where vacationing families once came to fish and swim. Rotted docks and pier pilings litter the lake’s shoreline. Much of this city, in fact, and others nearby in Lake County, looks as if it was plucked from Appalachia […]

August 18, 2014