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Feds Raid Pot Dispensaries in Washington, Where the Drug is Legal

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As state laws decriminalizing marijuana begin to take effect (and grow in number), proponents of …

Private Equity Fund Eyes The Business Of Pot

A couple of guys with serious investment banking experience are moving into the marijuana business. They've launched the first multimillion-dollar private equity fund devoted entirely to what they like to call the "cannabis space."<p>It started when Brendan Kennedy was working at the Silicon Valley …

Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

Study says THC could play an important role in how we process negative emotions<p>It's no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people's faces, …

Obama Does Not Support Changes To Medical Marijuana Laws 'At This Point,' White House Says

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama does not support changes to the legal classification of marijuana, the White House said Wednesday, despite growing evidence of its medical benefits.<p>White House spokesman Josh Earnest was asked for the second day in a row if CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay …

Senate panel clears the air on marijuana laws

Hearing examines conflict between state and federal laws.<p>Federal laws pose "significant obstacles" to regulation of marijuana in states where it is legal and need to be addressed, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Tuesday in a first-ever hearing aimed at reconciling rapidly changing state marijuana …

The Road to Marijuana Legalization Runs Through Cities, Not States

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Residents of Portland, Maine, will vote next month on a ballot measure to legalize marijuana …

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Public Support For Marijuana Legalization Hits Record High

A record number of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll released Tuesday.<p>The poll, which was conducted Oct. 3-6, reports that 58 percent of the public supports the legalization of marijuana, while 39 percent opposes it.<p>The tide of public opinion appears to …

Poll: Support For Legalizing Pot Surges During Past Year

Over the past year, Americans' support for legalizing pot has surged 10 percentage points.<p>That's according to Gallup, which has been asking the question since 1969. That means that 58 percent of Americans — a clear majority for the first time in more than 40 years — support legalizing marijuana and …

Eight Surprising Election Day Ballots Today

It is an Election Day with no presidential race, no interactive maps to refresh to see if one state or another went red or blue, no balance of the …

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Top 10 Marijuana Myths and Facts

Sort out the reality from the rumors about smoking pot<p>10<p>By<p>There's a lot of misinformation out there about marijuana, so we're breaking down 10 of the …

Washington State Growers Roll The Dice On New Pot Licenses

Washington residents thinking about jumping into the state's new legal marijuana industry need to act soon. The deadline to apply for a state license to sell recreational pot is Dec. 19, and the applications are flooding in.<p>Danielle Rosellison, a loan officer in Bellingham, Wash., applied for her …

Scientists discover a naturally occurring hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A group of scientists from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research may have discovered the buzzkill in hormone form. It's called Pregnenolone, and a new study suggests it may be released as a natural response to counteract the mental effects of marijuana. Researchers discovered the …

Side Effect Of Legal Pot: Police Budgets Take A Hit

Some U.S. states are viewing the legalization of marijuana as a chance to gain new sources of tax revenue. Several states allow its use for medical reasons; Colorado has approved its recreational use, and Washington will follow suit this year.<p>But the decriminalization of pot also stands to remove a …

Obama Says Pot No More Dangerous Than Alcohol

In a new interview President Obama has made statements that could put him in the middle of the controversy over legalizing marijuana.<p>As more states …

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DEA Chief Slams Obama For Pot Remarks: Reports

The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration slammed President Barack Obama this week for saying marijuana is no more harmful than alcohol, according to a report Saturday in the Boston Herald.<p>DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart reportedly told a group of sheriffs at a closed-door conference in …

Marijuana Refugees: Looking for a New Homes in Pot-Legal States

They are known as "marijuana refugees" -- people who have relocated or are planning to move because pot is now legal in some states.<p>Moriah Barnhart is one of them, though with two young children in tow, it wasn't something she had planned for.<p>But within weeks of her 2-year-old daughter, Dahlia, …

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The new 'drug talk': Parents in legal pot states rethink message - TODAY.com

Ed Andrieski / Today<p>In Washington state and Colorado, parents are coming up with new ways to talk with their kids about pot, now that it's legal.<p>In retrospect, former first lady Nancy Reagan made the parental “pot talk” a bit easier with her "Just Say No" anti-drug message of the 1980s.<p>But now that …

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Colorado's Marijuana-DUI Rules Will Leave You Dazed and Confused

In January, Coloradans could finally, in the words of their Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, “break out the Cheetos and Goldfish.” Fourteen months after ­voters approved a referendum legalizing marijuana, the first pot stores opened their doors. The rules mostly mirror those for alcohol: …

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Mexico City legislators move to relax cannabis laws

If approved, changes to laws on possession and sale in capital could pave way for regulated marijuana dispensaries<p>Deep in the heart of the Tepito – the traditional home of Mexico City's black market – Juan's two mobile phones buzz constantly as he gets closes his deal. He takes the calls with …

Christian Marijuana Dispensary Reconciles Dogma and Dope While Battling the IRS

Early in the morning on Feb. 24, a large man with a long white beard and big cowboy hat gathered with about a dozen other people to pray outside the …

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D.C. Council Votes To Decriminalize Some Marijuana Use

The District of Columbia Council moved Tuesday to decriminalize some use of marijuana.<p><i>The Washington Post</i> reports Mayor Vincent Gray said he intends to sign the bill into law, pitting the district directly against the federal government, which still considers smoking marijuana a criminal …

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Republicans: Obama violating Constitution, but little can be done about it

Washington Republicans on Sunday restated their argument that President Obama has violated the Constitution by using executive orders to alter the Affordable Care Act but acknowledged they likely have no recourse or ability to stop another incident.<p>Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, told “Fox News Sunday” that …