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California adopts 'yes means yes' sex-assault rule

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when …

Looking for the Facebook of the pot industry

<b>It is an all-too-familiar scene: a beautiful autumn day dawns outdoors and a group of pale coders are hard at work inside a downtown bar in Denver, Colorado, which has been transformed into the home base of a hackathon.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessDublin dotcom - the Celtic …

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W.H. loses ruling on Obamacare

A federal judge in Oklahoma has ruled that Obamacare subsidies cannot go to residents of states that are not running their own insurance exchanges, a second blow to the Obama administration on a issue that threatens a key element of the health law’s coverage expansion.<p>Judge Ronald A. White said …

Pabst Brewing Company Nears $700 Million Sale

Pabst Brewing Company, the brand behind Pabst Blue Ribbon, Colt 45, and Old Milwaukee, is nearing a deal worth more than $700 million, sources told …

It’s official: Whole Foods’ brewery opens in November

Last month, after stumbling upon a mysterious job posting for a brewmaster position at Whole Foods, I put together a rather speculative post on the …

L.A. Beer Banter with the Brew Dogs

Our first batch was awful. And our second was not much better — since I dropped my car keys, mobile phone and a mercury thermometer in it.<p><i>SI: You</i> …

Frozen barley crops to push craft beer prices higher in N. America

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Beer prices in North America may rise next year as brewers and maltsters face higher costs after cold, wet weather damaged Canadian barley crops and left farmers and tipplers crying in their beer.<p>Canada, the world’s second-biggest exporter of malting barley, …

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Your Ultimate Seasonal Beer Guide

It is like Christmas in August, or at least Octoberfest. As beer drinkers are turning into the gut of their annual calendar–Octoberfest celebrations …

A craft brewer goes to Germany ... to make American-style beers

Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of the tenth-largest craft brewer in the United States, knows a thing or two about making beer.<p>Koch has built Stone …

Top of the hops: the brewer who grows his own ingredients

Meet Bob Dockerty of Larkins Brewery, who farms all his own hops to make his traditional ales a hit with the discerning drinker<p>We’re an arable farm on the border between Chiddingstone and Penshurst, not far from Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks in Kent. Hops have always been grown on the farm but when …

The Language of Beer

<i>Since I published the Printers’ Terminology last week, my attention has been drawn to this collection of specialist lingo associated with another</i> …

Europe Beer Market - Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2020 by Persistence Market Research - Press Release

Persistence Market Research Released New Market Report on “Beer Market - Europe Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2020”<p>New York, NY -- (ReleaseWire) …

Study finds less domestic violence among married couples who smoke pot

New research findings from a study of 634 couples found that the more often they smoked marijuana, the less likely they were to engage in domestic …

How A Family's Lack Of Access To Medical Marijuana Morphed Into A Messy Legal Feud

A family's desperation for access to medical marijuana is at the heart of a "nightmare" feud that has wound its way through Illinois courts.<p>Like so many parents of chronically or terminally ill children, Jennifer Scherr was willing to go to great lengths for access to medical marijuana that could …

7 Marijuana Stocks for a Buzzworthy (But Risky) Pot-folio

With marijuana legalization riding high, investors are looking for ways to play the trend. So far, though, even the biggest companies in this green …

A 'High' From Marijuana Is Really the Opposite in Your Brain

A new study suggests marijuana blunts the brain’s reaction to dopamine, making users less responsive to the chemical responsible for feelings of …

Washington DC marijuana decriminalisation law takes effect

<b>Washington DC has ended criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of cannabis, giving the US capital one of the most liberal marijuana laws in America.</b><p>Beginning on Thursday, people caught with less than one ounce (28g) will be assessed a $25 (£15) civil violation, akin to a ticket for …

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DEA Is Absolutely Losing the War on Marijuana Politics

This past Saturday, the <i>LA Times</i> published a fantastic article, “DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics,” outlining the federal agency’s downfall from undisputed moral high ground to the wrong side of history. It explains that members of Congress from both parties are finally catching up to …

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U.S. cocaine use cut by half, while marijuana consumption jumps

A new study shows that the use of cocaine dropped by half across the United States from 2006 to 2010, while use of marijuana jumped by more than 30 …

Regulating legal marijuana could be guided by lessons from alcohol, tobacco, study says

Recent ballot initiatives that legalized marijuana in Colorado and Washington for recreational uses are unprecedented. A new study outlines how …