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Native American Tribes and the Future of Marijuana

Forget the handful of states that have legalized the drug. There are 566 tribes currently mulling whether to sell pot.<p>Thanks to a clarifying memo from the Justice Department last October, Native American tribes can now decide for themselves whether to legalize, grow, process, or sell marijuana on …

Here’s What Stands in the Way of Marijuana Legalization in Washington, D.C.

Be­fore res­id­ents, tour­ists, and politi­cians can leg­ally get high in Wash­ing­ton, some polit­ic­al stars will have to align.<p>By a nearly 2-to-1 …

Marijuana fight riskier for Congress in states

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter.<p>A catch-all spending bill Congress passed last week would prevent the District from using federal and local money to …

United States Government Could Change Medical Marijuana Program

U.S. Government

Pot Wars: Government Comes Full Circle

BEYOND LEGALIZATION …<p>|| By <b>FITSNEWS</b> || For years this website has argued in favor of a radical reorientation of America’s drug policy. Specifically, …

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Medical Marijuana Insurance Coverage Awarded To Jonathan Zaid, Waterloo Student

An Ontario university student may have just established a precedent that could pave the way for coverage of medical marijuana by private insurance …

Obama Talks Marijuana Decriminalization and Reclassification

President Barack Obama is the most powerful former marijuana smoker in America. He's never tried to conceal that, but he has generally laughed off …

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Medical marijuana bill with Republican sponsor likely to emerge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A medical marijuana bill likely to have a Republican sponsor on Tennessee's Capitol Hill is in the works and could be …

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Obama's Critique of Young People Who Want Legal Marijuana

The president has spent many billions on prohibition. Yet he criticizes millennials for making pot too big a priority.<p>Every so often, President Obama is confronted with young Americans who favor legalizing marijuana. He typically treats their enthusiasm for the issue as a joke, despite the fact …

Political Science

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

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