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Legal weed’s race problem: White men get rich, black men stay in prison

Even with legalization, the devastating legacy of the drug war lingers, says Professor Michelle Alexander<p>Ever since Colorado and Washington made the unprecedented move to legalize recreational pot last year, excitement and stories of unfettered success have billowed into the air. Colorado's …

Government approves medical marijuana research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of<p>medical marijuanaa significant victory Friday, opening the way for aUniversity of Arizonaresearcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of …

Americans agree: legal weed is coming

How Americans think about weed is changing. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 75 percent of Americans believe selling and using marijuana will eventually be legalized. Of the people surveyed, both the majority of people for and against legalized weed agree that it is coming.<p>The …

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LaGrange Limits Medical Marijuana Dispensary Location to Industrial Area

LaGrange votes to limit where medical marijuana dispensary can be located within the Doings reports.<p>Don't count on a medical marijuana dispensary …

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The House Votes to Stop Medical Marijuana Busts by the Feds

Late last night, after many reporters had stopped watching (or in my case, left the city), the House of Representatives delivered a surprise. It …

House Blocks DEA From Targeting Medical Marijuana

WASHINGTON -- Reflecting growing national acceptance of cannabis, a bipartisan coalition of House members voted early Friday to restrict the Drug Enforcement Administration from using funds to go after medical marijuana operations that are legal under state laws.<p>An appropriations amendment offered …

Don't Giggle: A Sane Marijuana Law Really Passed in the House

If approved by the Senate and signed by President Obama, it will stop the DEA from enforcing federal laws against medical marijuana in states where it is legal.<p>Hell is still hot. The moon is not blue. America's pigs stand wingless in their pens. No matter. It is a day to be gobsmacked. For in …

Illinois House Approves Medical Cannabis for Epileptic Kids

Kids under 18 could be allowed to use medical marijuana after the house in Illinois expanded the state’s medical-pot law to include epileptic …

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Does a Parent’s Pot Use Endanger Kids?

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man loses custody of his children after getting a medical marijuana card. The daughter of a Michigan couple growing legal medicinal pot is taken by child-protection authorities after an ex-husband says their plants endangered kids.<p>And police officers in New Jersey visit a …

Florida, New York latest states pulled into medical marijuana debate

Since California passed the nation's first medical marijuana bill in 1996, many states have been following suit, but some -- most recently Florida and New York -- still grapple with what medical marijuana legislation should look like.<p>New York Assemblyman Richard Gottfried introduced his first …

Colorado preparing to spend $9 million on medical marijuana research

More than a decade after voters here first said marijuana could be medicine, Colorado is preparing to embark on the largest state-funded effort to …

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