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California regulates medical marijuana in historic midnight vote!

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.<p>With a midnight deadline looming, California lawmakers passed a series of bills to regulate the country’s oldest, largest medical marijuana system for the first time.<p>Assembly Bills 266 and 243, and Senate Bill 643 passed both the Senate and Assembly before midnight Friday — …

I Used To Be An Alcoholic. Now I'm A Stoner Who Has A Drink Sometimes.

For me, marijuana wasn’t a gateway to harder drugs. It was an exit ramp from my addiction to alcohol.<p>Right after I arrived at my first and last Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, a woman in a pink teddy-bear sweatshirt clutched me to her ample breast. She was the only other person in the basement …

First legal harvest of marijuana fueling gray market for pot in U.S. capital

In upper Northwest Washington, marijuana buds the size of zucchinis hang drying in a room once reserved for yoga. In the Shaw neighborhood, pot grown in a converted closet sits meticulously trimmed, weighed and sealed in jars. Elsewhere, from Georgetown to Capitol Hill to Congress Heights, …

The Time Bill Murray Got Busted with $20,000 Worth of Pot

A legendary "Murray story" excerpted from a book about the comedy legend.<p>September 21, 1970, was Murray's 20th birthday. It was also one of the worst days of his life. After a family birthday celebration in Chicago, Murray was all set to fly back to Denver to resume his pre-med studies at Regis …

Tax quirk forces Colorado to waive pot taxes for a day

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's unusual tax law is forcing the state to suspend taxes on recreational marijuana for one day.<p>The sales-tax break on Sept. 16 …

These Influential Marijuana Users Defy The Stoner Stereotype

"Times have changed, and so have public attitudes toward marijuana.”<p>Now that nearly one out of every two Americans admits to having tried marijuana at some point in their lives, more than half of all states have moved away from draconian prohibition-style marijuana policies and the legal marijuana …

Dallas DA returns after mysterious disappearance, saying it was due to ‘depression’

When politicians go missing, it’s usually not a good sign. So there was plenty of concern in Dallas when District Attorney Susan Hawk disappeared three weeks ago, skipping public appearances and leaving all the questions raised unanswered.<p>“She either needs to show back up to work or explain where …

Marijuana tourism is a budding industry

An early inkling of the commercial potential of marijuana tourism came on a day with a mythical significance for many marijuana users: April 20, …

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Misinformed Cannabis Policies Prevent Access to Life-Saving Treatments

As a scientist working to improve the health of people living with HIV/AIDS who use illicit drugs, I'm reminded every day of the impacts of our …

15 of the boldest smuggling attempts

"Drug smugglers will try anything to move their product, even scuba diving in an underwater tunnel," US Attorney Laura Duffy said in a statement.<p>Below are some of the most creative smuggling attempts.

Cuphead Artist Shares Hand-Drawn Animations

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the mermaid boss and Jelly.<p>Over the past month, Cuphead artist Jake Clark has shared a collection of hand-drawn …

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Michigan prosecutors drop case against medical marijuana patient and agree to return her stuff

In July 2014 the St. Clair County Drug Task Force raided medical marijuana patient Ginnifer Hency's home and "took everything," including a car, TV …

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The Bud Bulletin is a blog managed by the team at CannaLance. The Bud Bulletin was started when CannaLance was in its early days and went by the name …

Why Are People with a Higher IQ More Likely to Consume Cannabis?

Scientific research studies from the <b>University of London</b> have found that people with a higher IQ are more likely, among other things, to consume …

These could be the next states to legalize marijuana

If you’ve been watching with jealousy as citizens of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Washington, D.C., smoke legal marijuana, you might …

Colorado Marijuana Tax Revenue Nearly Doubles in One Year

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