Charlie Soto

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FROM SEED TO SMOKE: Here's The Real Story Of How Marijuana Gets In Your Joint

As far as this goes economically — seeing an industry transition from a black market to a medical market to a legal market — anything on this scale is unprecedented since the days of Prohibition.<p>I flew out to Colorado to see what it's like on the ground floor of an industry that's about to …

LEGALIZED POT: Our Exclusive Look Inside America's Emerging Marijuana Industry

In Denver, Colorado, something is happening that has not occurred on U.S. soil for decades.<p>A hot commodity that many people love is completing the transition from a black market to a medicalized market to a fully legal market, something unseen in the United States since the repeal of the Eighteenth …

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Mexico and marijuana: A leaf out of Uruguay's book?

<b>Ten days ago, the lower house of Uruguay's parliament passed a law legalising marijuana, reflecting a growing sentiment in Latin America that the current prohibition on drugs should change. Could Mexico be next?</b><p>Arguably, Mexico has lost the most in the war on drugs, with tens of thousands of …

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U.S. wants drug lord jailed again

The Obama administration said Sunday that it’s working with Mexico to bring new charges against a drug lord who persuaded a court to overturn his 40-year sentence in the kidnap, torture and murder of a U.S. anti-drug agent.<p>The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security said drug lord …

Whitey Bulger’s Defense to Reveal Widespread FBI Complicity

In the ongoing trial of infamous mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, we learned much of what we need to know about the government’s case on Monday when …

The 'Drug Bless America' Infographic Will Convince You That The Drug War Is A Catastrophic Failure

The U.S. war on drugs, which began in 1971, has been an utter disaster and is ultimately unwinnable.<p>In the last decade alone, cartels have conquered Mexico and infiltrated so deeply into the U.S. that in February Sinaloa kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was named Chicago's first Public Enemy No.1 …

Meet Andi Sanderlin, The Mom Who Ran A $3 Million Grow House

She drove a Mercedes GL4 SUV and rented a five-bedroom, four-bathroom Mediterranean-style home in Scarsdale for $13,000 a month. She purchased a …