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On 4/20, Chuck Schumer To Introduce Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana

Politics isn't always red or blue. Lately, it has been green.<p>Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plans to introduce legislation on Friday to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, adding a high-profile advocate in the effort to decriminalize, legalize and normalize marijuana use in …

Cannabis

LGBT workers are protected from workplace discrimination, Texas judge says in 'earth-shattering' new ruling

AUSTIN — For the first time in Texas, a federal judge said LGBT workers should be protected from employment discrimination based on their gender …

LGBTQI

Op-ed: Why medical marijuana may be the answer to the opioid epidemic

San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board: If the U.S. government put its weight behind promoting cannabis as a painkiller, progress could be made on …

Cannabis

Maine Houses passes new compromise on legal pot sales

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers cast a pivotal vote Tuesday in favor of allowing retail marijuana sales, signaling strong support for enacting a law change approved by voters that has been held up by politics.<p>The Maine House of Representatives approved a new compromise with a veto-proof …

Cannabis

Connecticut House Appropriations Committee Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill

• Facebook<br>• Google+<br>• Pinterest<br>• LinkedIn<br>• StumbleUpon<br>• E-mail<br>• Reddit<br>• Love This<p>CONNECTICUT: The Joint Committee on Appropriations approved a bill that would …

Cannabis

Legal marijuana could soon be a bigger market than soda

Cannabis could soon become a bigger industry than soda, and it has already started putting pressure on alcohol sales.<p>If marijuana is made legal nationwide in the US by 2030, the legal weed industry could generate $75 billion in sales by that year, according to a new note from the investment bank …

Cannabis

House Plants Forever — The Best Places To Buy Plants Online

Advice for those who have a green thumb but no car.<p>The joys of owning house plants are innumerable. We ask ourselves every day why we don't own more plants — and then we remember we live in a city, don't own cars, and don't possess the physical strength or patience to lug a Fiddle Leaf Fig through …

Plants

Assault-rifle bill voted down in Florida as shooting survivors look on in Capitol

Many of the students barely had time to dry their eyes as they rushed from funerals for classmates killed in a mass shooting at their school to buses …

Winter Olympics 2018: Team USA's first openly gay male Olympians march with pride in opening ceremony

<b>Four years ago, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy considered quitting the sport because he thought he was going to lose fans and sponsors for being himself.</b><p>Flash forward to the opening ceremony of Pyeongchang 2018 and the Sochi silver medallist walked into the Olympic stadium with Team USA as …

Adam Rippon

Employers Blocked from Discriminating Against Staff Using Marijuana in Maine

The state voted to legalize recreational marijuana use in 2016.<p>Workers in Maine no longer have to worry about getting in trouble at work for smoking …

For legal cannabis, some new wrinkles: older users

One unexpected wrinkle in the emerging market for legal cannabis — rising interest among seniors.<p>While most seniors do not use marijuana, the …

The Best "Green" Podcasts

Looking for the best podcasts about the environment, and your body and mind?<p>We reviewed the best podcasts of 2017 and discovered more than a few …

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

The Word ‘Marijuana’ Is Rooted In Racism, Experts Urge People To Use The Word Cannabis Instead [Opinion]

Apparently, the term marijuana is racist because it has racist roots. While the word itself may not be racist, the meaning behind the name could …

Lake Michigan has become dramatically clearer in last 20 years — but at a steep cost

Decades ago, Lake Michigan teemed with nutrients and green algae, casting a brownish-green hue that resembled the mouth of an inland river rather than a vast, open-water lake.<p>Back then, the lake's swampy complexion was less than inviting to swimmers and kayakers, but it supported a robust fishing …

Vermont Governor Signs Recreational Pot Bill With 'Mixed Emotions'

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott on Monday privately signed Vermont’s marijuana bill into law, making the state the first in the country to …

Cannabis

Vermont governor reluctantly signs marijuana legalization bill

"Some people don't feel that this is a momentous occasion."<p>Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) quietly approved a marijuana legalization bill on Monday, …

Battle over legal marijuana: a monumental moment for states’ rights

The Department of Justice's crackdown comes as 64 percent of Americans, including for the first time more than half of Republicans, support …

Cannabis

Olympian Adam Rippon Stands Up to Mike Pence’s Homophobia

Dave ZirinJoining the historic ranks of Olympic dissenters, the first openly gay US Winter Olympian has challenged the Oval Office. The post Olympian …

Donald Trump

This Startup Is Using Pollution to Help Build a Clean Energy Future | Inc.com

Everywhere you look today, it seems like we're on the brink of a clean energy revolution. Electric car sales are estimated to have topped a million units in 2017. Wind and solar installations are booming with rapidly declining costs. Goldman Sachs predicts that $3 trillion will be invested in clean …

Clean Energy

'There comes a time in your lesbian life when your brother offers to impregnate your girlfriend …'

When I first saw my niece it was broodiness at first sight. Plus, my brother has offered to donate sperm for my lesbian partner. But for a property-less millennial, things are not quite that simple …<p>‘I have an announcement to make,” says my sister, on FaceTime. Holy cow. Is she pregnant again? She …

Parenting

Your grandmother wants to grow marijuana in her backyard. She needs this book.

If you’ve spent most of your life buying slippers or perfumed powder for your grandmother, here’s a chance to finally make amends. Buy her a copy of “What’s Wrong With My Marijuana Plant?,” a new and very helpful guide to growing healthy cannabis.<p>The book has gained a following among the …

Someone stole a piece of China’s new solar panel-paved road less than a week after it opened

Putting solar panels into our roads isn’t the craziest idea, but we may as well admit that it poses some unique challenges. For instance, people may want to walk away with pieces of it. That’s what happened in China, anyway, just five days after authorities opened up what they claim is the world’s …

Solar Panels

Trump Says He Stands With Sessions: Will He Support The Attorney General In His Anti-Marijuana Campaign?

American conservatives have a complicated relationship with marijuana. On one hand, Republicans tend to oppose legalization of the drug more than …

Donald Trump

Did Jeff Sessions Just Increase the Odds Congress Will Make Marijuana Legal?

The attorney general has created intolerable uncertainty for a growing industry that is now demanding legal protections from Congress. And lawmakers are listening.<p>When Jeff Sessions announced Thursday morning he had removed the barrier that had held back federal prosecutors from pursuing marijuana …

Cannabis

Camel Racing in the Desert: Pictures

Abu Dhabi

Use of legalized marijuana threatened as Sessions rescinds Obama-era directive that eased federal enforcement

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday made it easier for U.S. prosecutorsto enforce federal marijuana laws in states that had legalized the substance — drawing swift criticism from jurisdictions that have approved pot use and stirring confusion among entrepreneurs in the burgeoning …

Cannabis

5 States Angling to Put Recreational Marijuana on the Ballot in 2018

Two of these states haven't even legalized medical cannabis.<p>Sure, it's the pun of all puns, but the marijuana industry really is growing like a weed. …

Cannabis

Cannabis research booms with backing of commercial growers

The budding marijuana industry is spurring new research around cannabis that will have long-term effects on a variety of fields, from farming to new …

Cannabis