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