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As Trump wages war on legal marijuana, military veterans side with pot

The Trump administration’s attack on legal marijuana, already stymied by large states determined not to roll back the clock, is increasingly confronting an even more politically potent adversary: military veterans.<p>Frustrated by federal laws restricting their access to a drug many already rely on to …

Cannabis

Watch: Jay Leno drives a sports car made out of marijuana

Jay Leno has found a high-performance sports car that smokes the competition with the help of cannabis.<p>The comedian and automobile enthusiast invited retired Dell executive Bruce Dietzen on the latest episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage” to show off the 2017 Renew, an environmentally sustainable car …

Jay Leno

Four Members Sued Over Rainbow Flags

Plaintiff says flag is religious symbol for the ‘homosexual denomination’<p>Four Democratic lawmakers are being sued by an opponent of LGBTQ rights for …

LGBTQ

New Hampshire Just Passed a Big Policy Change on Marijuana

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu (R) signed a bill on Tuesday that decriminalizes marijuana possession in the state. Now, the possession of up to …

Cannabis

Colorado passes a milestone for pot revenue

Colorado has harvested half a billion dollars in taxes and fees since it legalized recreational weed.<p>VS Strategies, a pro-legalization research company in Denver, says the state has pulled in $506 million since retail sales began in January 2014. That includes taxes and fees from medical marijuana, …

Cannabis

California lawmakers extend program to cut emissions in bipartisan vote

Cap-and-trade system, which aims to help state cut greenhouse gases 40% by 2030, stands against Trump policies: ‘That’s what good government looks like’<p>California legislators have voted to extend a centerpiece program to cut greenhouse gas emissions, burnishing the state’s reputation as a bulwark …

Climate

States Keep Saying Yes to Marijuana Use. Now Comes the Federal No.

In a national vote widely viewed as a victory for conservatives, last year’s elections also yielded a win for liberals in eight states that legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. But the growing industry is facing a federal crackdown under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has …

Cannabis

California lawmakers to decide fate of landmark climate law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are nearing a high-stakes decision that will decide the fate of a climate initiative that Gov. Jerry Brown holds up as a model to be replicated around the world to confront rising global temperatures.<p>The vote Monday on whether to give another decade of …

Climate

The Marijuana Business Is Booming and It's Going to Make America Great Again

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer recently suggested that under President Donald Trump's administration, the Department of Justice would crack …

Cannabis

Why Can't We Talk About Guns? - 1A

As a nation that arose out of armed rebellion, the United States has had a long, close relationship with guns This relationship is also personal for …

Gun Control

Here's The Speech Jeff Sessions Gave A Religious Freedom Group Trying To Restrict LGBT Rights

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered a speech on Tuesday night to a private, no-press-allowed gathering of Christian conservatives fighting to expand religious liberty, thereby giving the Trump administration's tacit endorsement to a group that uses courts and legislatures to allow LGBT …

Rights & Freedoms

California Democrats plunge into 'civil war'

In the wake of Donald Trump's election, progressives are demanding the party move more aggressively on a variety of issues.<p>LOS ANGELES — Long-standing tensions between the Democratic Party’s moderate and liberal wings have ignited in California, where progressive activists are redirecting their …

Democratic Party

Gun-control group tries to combat the NRA's 'dystopian' recruitment ad

Earlier this year, the National Rifle Association released a recruitment video that painted a grim picture of life in the United States. Its stark imagery - coupled with Second Amendment advocate Dana Loesch's severe language and scowl - left many critics with the impression that the video was …

Gun Control

Sanctuary cities' lawyers use Trump administration's words against it

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration does not shy away from tough rhetoric, and lawyers representing sanctuary cities are hoping that will come back to haunt it in court.<p>Attorneys representing Santa Clara County in California petitioned a federal judge late Thursday to enter a collection of …

Immigration

Your place or mine? Texas liberals and California conservatives swap states

The widening partisan divide in America’s two most populous states lies behind a small but significant population shift between the two<p>Paul Chabot is a native Californian who stood for Congress last year as a Republican, in a district near Los Angeles. After his defeat, he decided the only option …

Texas

Merkel’s ‘Schabowski moment’ on same-sex marriage

BERLIN — A chance comment by Angela Merkel in a debate hosted by Brigitte magazine started a chain reaction that, in the space of less than a week, …

Equality

State laws will expand concealed guns to public facilities

Starting Saturday, concealed guns will be permitted at college campuses in Georgia and Kansas, more public buildings and bus stations in Tennessee, and at the Iowa state Capitol as new laws take effect continuing the steady expansion of gun rights in Republican-controlled states.<p>The firearms …

Gun Control

This Deadly Outcome Proves Pot Is Not Always As Harmless As You Think

You could be making yourself a danger behind the wheel<p>The legalization of marijuana—now okayed in 28 states plus D.C. for medical use, and in eight plus D.C. for recreational—has ignited controversy over the drug’s safety and effects. And as we reported in the past, the whole picture on pot isn’t …

​Marijuana May Stop Your Brutal Headache Right In Its Tracks

​It’s just as effective as conventional treatment, researchers find<p>Migraines are notoriously difficult to control. But now there may be one surprising treatment that can stop the brutal headache before it even starts: marijuana. At least, that’s what research presented at the Congress of the …

Health

Trump WH declines to recognize LGBT Pride Month

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has broken with recent precedent by not recognizing June as LGBT Pride Month.<p>The decision marks an end to two of his predecessors' tradition of officially recognizing the month. President Bill Clinton first recognized it in 1999 in commemoration of the …

LGBTQ

Texas Supreme Court Says It's Still Not Clear What Rights Same-Sex Couples Have

Two years after the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, the Texas Supreme Court suggested in an opinion on Friday it was unclear what rights married same-sex couples have, sending a case over spousal benefits back to a lower court and effectively …

Equality

Euphoric scenes as Germany legalises same sex marriage

Germany has erupted in jubilant celebration as the country's government voted in favour of same sex marriage.<p>The lower house passed the bill by a margin of 393-226 and the measure is expected to be put in place by the end of the year. The reform means same sex couples now have full marital rights, …

Equality

The Latest: House passes bill targeting 'sanctuary cities'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration policy (all times local):<p>5:25 p.m.<p>The House has approved a bill to strip federal dollars from "sanctuary" cities that shield residents from federal immigration authorities.<p>The bill is one of two immigration measures the House was considering …

Immigration

House Passes ‘Kate’s Law,’ Votes to Defund Sanctuary Cities

The House passed two bills Thursday to boost President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown.<p>The bills — "Kate’s Law" and the "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act" — would up the penalties on undocumented immigrants who attempt to reenter the country illegally after being deported for crimes and slash …

Immigration

Gov. Jerry Brown signs $125 billion state budget without a veto

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a $125 billion state budget Tuesday, stamping his official approval on a package of bills his office negotiated with Democratic leaders and then ushered through a Democratic-controlled Legislature.<p>Brown signed the budget without a news conference or a single …

California

High Court To Hear Case Of Cake Shop That Refused To Bake For Same-Sex Wedding

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case on whether the owner of a Colorado cake shop can refuse to provide service to same-sex couples due to his religious beliefs about marriage.<p>Jack Phillips, who along with his wife owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, has argued that a state law …

Equality

Macron and Schwarzenegger throw shade at Donald Trump in new climate video

Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” has become infamous – as it casually writes off the other 7.17 billion or so people that …

Donald Trump

America’s lax gun laws are giving more and more kids an easy path to suicide

In 2013, suicide surpassed homicide as the third leading cause of death for kids in the US, a ranking it has retained ever since.<p>The recession that began in 2007 is one reason suicide rates rose in the late 2000s and early 2010s. Guns are another. From 2002 to 2007, rates of firearm suicides among …

Guns

Evidence of "tipping points" turning climate change from gradual to rapid

Anyone who has seen <i>The Day After Tomorrow</i> will be familiar with the concept of "tipping points" where slow and gradual changes in atmospheric CO2 …

Climate Change

Controversial Program Trains Teachers to Take On Active Shooters - The Takeaway

Trains