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Intuit Contest Could Inadvertently Lead To Super Bowl's First Marijuana Commercial

When Intuit, the software giant behind Quicken and Quickbooks, launched a small business contest for a free ad in the 2014 Super Bowl, the company may have gotten more than it bargained for.<p>The rules of the contest are simple: get the most online votes for your small business and you become a …

“How to Make Money Selling Drugs”: The war America keeps on losing

A slick documentary with a jokey premise argues that the “war on drugs” has been a soul-destroying disaster<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>June 26, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>Despite its slick packaging and overtly facetious premise, director Matthew Cooke and producer Adrian Grenier’s faux-educational documentary “How to …

Five Mind-Blowing Charts on the War on Pot

Thanks to the citizens of Colorado and Washington, the tide is turning in the War on Pot. But the true toll of marijuana prohibition has been little …

Five Reasons Cops Want to Legalize Marijuana

Most people don’t think “cops” when they think about who supports marijuana legalization. Police are, after all, the ones cuffing stoners, and law …

Everything you know about drugs is wrong

<b>A DEA agent carries a bundle of marijuana. (AP/Elaine Thompson)</b><p>Author Carl Hart says we focus too much on drugs’ dangers – and not enough on how racism affects drug policy<p>Tessie Swope Castillo<p>August 10, 2013 6:30pm (UTC)<p>It’s not every day you read a book that blows the lid off of everything you’ve …

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10 famous geniuses and their drugs of choice

These intellectual luminaries indulged<p>Robert T. Gonzalez<p>August 16, 2013 12:39pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>Is intelligence related to an increased likelihood of recreational drug use? It's an interesting hypothesis, and one that's been gaining momentum in recent years.<p>If a …

Here’s what ‘Breaking Bad’ gets right, and wrong, about the meth business

If you aren't watching "Breaking Bad" at the moment, you need to reconsider your life choices and then you need to get thee to Netflix. Each season has been much better than the one that preceded it, and if that keeps up the end of season five is poised to be something else.<p>But if you've made it …

NJ to allow medical marijuana for kids. Safety still under debate

arents who believe their sick children would be helped by medical marijuana won a partial victory in New Jersey Friday. Using a conditional veto, Gov. Chris Christie modified a bill to allow prescriptions of edible medical marijuana for children. Parents of qualifying children will need the …

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Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

It’s no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people’s faces, but research suggests that the drug’s positive effects go beyond just getting …

DOJ Won't Sue Colorado, Washington Over Marijuana Legalization Laws

The aide said the DOJ has spoken to the state’s two governors and has received reassurances that state enforcement of the laws will not infringe on a …

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Federal Government Is Not Going to, Like, Narc Out or Whatever if States Permit Pot

Hey, man. So listen, the federal government already feels like super blissed out and doesn’t want to smoke pot but, like, if <i>you</i> feel like smoking pot, individual states, that’s chill. Just please don’t smoke inside and when you come back in the house, remember to close the screen door so the dog …

Obama Administration Won’t Fight State Marijuana Laws

In a historic pivot in the War on Drugs, the Obama Justice Department announced this week that the federal government will allow Washington and …

Groups call for DEA Hill hearings

A group of organizations is calling on Congress to hold hearings on the Drug Enforcement Administration after reports it attempted to cover up a program that used government surveillance of Americans in criminal investigations.<p>The collection of nearly two dozen groups, which includes the ACLU, Drug …

Xbox Video lets you search by plot and mood

Finding shows and movies to watch on Xbox Video is set to become much more intuitive thanks to a new partnership announced this morning. …

At $500, Microsoft Says The Xbox One Will Break Even Or Make A Profit

After months of policy reversals from Microsoft, there’s only one major difference between the Xbox One and the PS4 at this point, the price differential, and the subsequent reason for the price differential. The PS4 retails at $399 while the Xbox One is $499, and comes with the Kinect sensor, …

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Sony Japan PS4 press briefing being livestreamed with English translation

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia is holding a press briefing Sept. 9, and the event will be livestreamed on the European PlayStation Blog with an English translation, according to the PlayStation Europe Twitter account.<p>Sony announced the press briefing last month, saying that it would be …

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Microsoft Reveals The Xbox One

Microsoft promises the Xbox One will be more than just a game console, but a "living room" with a TV tuner and cable box. Users will be able to switch between watching TV and gaming instantly through the Kinect device.

17 Times 'Pokémon Snap' Was Too Adorable For This World

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' launched with much excitement, and with some …

GamesBeat weekly roundup: Xbox One coming Nov. 22, Sony possibly dabbling in virtual reality

This week, Microsoft revealed the Xbox One is launching Nov. 22 (a week after the PlayStation 4), gamers spent $2.88 billion on games in the second quarter, and video production studio Area 5 releases its <i>I Am Street Fighter</i> documentary on YouTube. We also take an in-depth look at what the Xbox …

Xbox One availability "should feel a lot better than it did for 360," says Microsoft

Microsoft executive Phil Spencer has said the company is holding back stock of the Xbox One so that more consoles will be available in stores at launch.<p>Speaking to address rumours that Microsoft was having difficulty producing the machines, Spencer said to Game Informer that "you want people to be …

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Grand Theft Auto V's in-game commercials prey on your fears of the apocalypse and middle age

Rockstar has always used its Grand Theft Auto games to satirize America, and Grand Theft Auto V is no different. One way that GTA V will lampoon the U.S. is through the use of in-game television ads that players will see if they decide to watch the tube in-game.<p>GTA V will include commercials for …

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Sep<p>7<p>Fri<p>DC Young Fly, IamZoie, Emmanuel Hudson, Justina Valentine, Conceited, Chico Bean, Hitman Holla, Charlie Clips, DJ D-Wrek and Rip Micheals | …

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