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Marijuana industry angered by White House reversal

The cannabis industry was rattled Thursday after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said he expects the Department of Justice to increase enforcement of federal laws prohibiting recreational pot, even in states where it's already legal.<p>Along with the District of Columbia, eight states have …

Yes, There Is A Type Of Pot That Helps You Lose Weight

One of the key characteristics of consuming marijuana is the increased desire to eat, commonly referred to as the munchies. But what if there was a marijuana that could help you lose weight?<p>The increased appetite symptom of cannabis consumption is what make the product great for people suffering …

Cannabis

Trump's Alpha Male Foreign Policy

I spoke with three of the Alpha Ladies of national security, and they are not impressed.<p>Forget America First or the new nationalism or any of the other isms that have been offered as explanations for Donald Trump’s emerging foreign policy.<p>Want to really understand Trump’s philosophy of …

Foreign Policy

2017 NFL draft order: All 253 picks

The first round of the 2017 NFL draft has been set since Super Bowl LI's epic finish, but now the league has the complete draft order for April's …

Football (U.S.)

Using marijuana to treat chronic pain might help cut down on opioid abuse

NEW YORK — After a 12-year battle with debilitating abdominal conditions that forced her to stop working, marijuana has helped Lynn Sabulski feel well enough to look for a job.<p>Sabulski is among nearly 14,000 patients in New York state who are certified to use medical marijuana for one of 10 …

Cannabis

Dad Has Awkward Encounter With Teacher After Daughter Admits They 'Have Lots Of Weed' At Home

Watch the little girl give her explanation.<p>A dad had a pretty awkward encounter with his daughter’s teacher after she told her school he “has lots of …

Trump may be going after legalized marijuana

The Trump administration is showing signals of a possible crackdown on states over marijuana, bringing the idea of state’s rights into the mix.<p>Let us …

Is Colorado's homeless surge tied to marijuana legalization?

Annie Mae Noel has been on the streets since her Denver house, which had been in her family for more than a century, went into foreclosure in 2015. She also happens to smoke pot.<p>“I use marijuana to treat my MS, it has nothing to do with me not having a home,” she said recently, standing outside the …

Cannabis

A Trump crackdown on legal weed could cost the U.S. a quarter million jobs

Legal weed is expected to create more than a quarter million new American jobs by 2020, according to a new study. That is, unless a potential federal crackdown snuffs out the growing industry in states where marijuana is now legal.<p>A report released recently by New Frontier Data, a Washington, D.C., …

Company sells $55 juice with a complimentary marijuana 'gift' -- And it's completely legal

There's breaking the law and then there's a way of bending the law meticulously in order to get around the rules.<p>So when you're attempting to sell something that's technically illegal, you can just pass it off as a complimentary gift and just charge more for the product that's actually being sold, …

Cannabis Concentrates Have a Problem With Pesticides

There are no statewide regulations limiting the pesticides cultivators use on their crop. Only in the city of Berkeley do concentrates have to meet a …

Doctors warn against teen pot use amid looser marijuana laws

CHICAGO (AP) — An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and …

Cannabis

A Pot Crackdown Could Be a Huge Gift to Trump’s ‘Bad Hombres’

Among the many statements Donald Trump made last year during the campaign were promises to crack down on the “bad hombres” crossing the U.S.-Mexico …

As Trump Said in the Campaign, Leave Pot to the States

When Donald Trump was running for president, he had three things to say about marijuana policy: He was “in favor of medical marijuana 100 percent,” he was skeptical of legalizing it more broadly, and marijuana policy should basically be left to the states.<p>Last Thursday White House spokesman Sean …

Washington Prosecutors Still Won’t Be Able to Take Down Killer Cops

A bill that would have made it possible to prosecute and convict police officers in Washington state who wrongfully kill died in committee today.<p>Sen. …

Falafel Food Truck Levels Up in West Seattle

Eater broke the news last summer that popular food truck <b>Falafel Salam</b> had set sights on opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Now owner Shimi Kahn says he’s signed a lease for the former Yummy Teriyaki space at 4746 California Ave SW in West Seattle.<p>Kahn says the space doesn’t need much …

Inside the Fight to Bring Parole Back to Washington State

The best job Greg Steen ever had was as a DJ at KRIZ 1420AM in Seattle. It was late 1989, and the then-24-year-old had just finished a crash course …

Michael Floyd Comments on Patriots Super Bowl LI Win, DUI Arrest

Wide receiver Michael Floyd went from a DUI arrest to Super Bowl champion in a short span, and he addressed those who weren't pleased with his turnaround during a Sunday appearance on ESPN Radio.<p>"Random people just say the most crazy things, probably most of them were Arizona people," Floyd said …

NFL