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My Dad Will Never Stop Smoking Pot

Marijuana makes him carefree and happy. But years of using the drug had a ruinous effect on my family.<p>My entire life, my dad has smoked pot. It's so synonymous with him that I've made a joke out of it. “What does your dad do?” comes that age old question. “He's a pot-smoking hippie” is the easiest …

Obama: Marijuana no more dangerous than alcohol

President Obama doesn't think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer," he told "The New Yorker" magazine in an interview.<p>"As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the …

Obama's Right: Marijuana Is Far Safer Than Alcohol, But Not Entirely Risk-Free

President Obama made a mistake in his January 27th New Yorker interview when he used personal anecdote to tell David Remnick, “I don’t think [marijuana] is more dangerous than alcohol.”<p>Number one, he failed to cite data. Number two, the press understandably failed to cite the three paragraphs …

Can You Really O.D. on Pot?

A 31-year-old woman is dead. The coroner says cannabis was the reason. Could this really happen?<p>A super-chill blew through the reefer mad Super Bowl …

Marijuana bill advances in D.C.

WASHINGTON — The D.C. Council has approved a watered-down marijuana decriminalization bill that maintains criminal penalties for smoking in public<p>The bill approved in an initial vote Tuesday would decriminalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, and it would not be a crime to smoke on …

Obama's deputy drug czar admits marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol

United States President Barack Obama's deputy drug czar admitted this week that weed isn't as harmful as alcohol, but in the meantime the …

Prospects for marijuana legalization in 2014

John Ross has written a very thorough <i>Reason</i> article documenting all of the measures for liberalizing marijuana laws likely to be considered at the state level in 2014. He counts 13 states that are considering following Colorado and Washington’s lead in legalizing marijuana possession for …

How Tax Could Blunt The Growth Of The Legal Marijuana Market

The economics of the legal pot industry seem simple. Make it legal, tax it and let supply-and-demand take over. Soon enough, illegal drug trade should dwindle and state tax coffers should be filled.<p>In the real world, it’s not that simple. In Colorado, for example, where the commercial production …

If Medical Marijuana Laws Cause A 'Surge in Drugged Driving Deaths,' Why Are Fatalities Falling?

A study published by the <i>American Journal of Epidemiology</i> last month found that 12.2% of drivers killed by car crashes in six states tested positive for cannabinol, a marijuana metabolite, in 2010, up from 4.2% in 1999. Here is how NBC News translated that finding in the headline over a story posted …

Marijuana’s rising acceptance comes after many failures. Is it now legalization’s time?

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — In the “medication area” of the nation’s biggest marijuana exposition, scantily clad young women hand out marshmallows they’ve dipped into a rushing fountain of pot-laced chocolate. A few steps away, Anthony Ramirez offers free hits from a bong filled with the waxy …

The Latest 'Health' Craze Is Weed Vaporizers

From a distance, the VapeXhale could pass for an offbeat glass vase or decorative knickknack, a conversation piece. On closer inspection, it warrants …

Oregon seen as key state in debate over legalizing pot

It's shaping up to be a pivotal year in marijuana policy with Oregon playing a key role in the debate over legalizing the drug, The New York Times …

How Not to Make a Hash Out of Cannabis Legalization

Obama’s Pot Breakthrough

In a recent interview with <i>The New Yorker</i>, President Obama did something both brave and extraordinary for the commander in chief of the nation’s War …

Why the Mayor of Copenhagen Wants to Get Into the Marijuana Business

Colorado collects $2m in marijuana taxes in January

<b>The US state of Colorado collected $2m (£1.2m) in taxes from newly legalised recreational marijuana businesses in January.</b><p>Colorado became the first US state to legalise the commercial sale of cannabis in 2012, and stores opened for business on 1 January 2014.<p>In total, 59 marijuana firms filed tax …

Tests show THC content in marijuana edibles is inconsistent

As one of the largest producers of marijuana-infused edibles in Colorado, Dr. J’s Hash Infusion makes chocolates, caramels and candies. But many of …

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Is Medical Marijuana Tax Deductible - Consumer Reports

Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, but its users still can't deduct it as a medical expense on their …

Colorado's 'Don't Drive Stoned' Ads Poke Fun At Stoners For A Serious Reason

Weed is legal in Colorado; driving high isn't.<p>That tagline serves as the basis for a series of ads that hit televisions in Colorado on March 10 as part of a $1 million effort to curb stoned driving. The ads feature characters who, after presumably having smoked weed, become a bit ... forgetful.<p>One …

Weekend Reader: 'A New Leaf: The End Of Cannabis Prohibition' - The National Memo - Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

<i>Today Weekend Reader brings you</i> A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition, <i>by award-winning investigative journalists Alyson Martin and Nushin</i> …

Medical marijuana research for PTSD clears major hurdle

A researcher at the University of Arizona is a step closer to studying how medical marijuana affects veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.<p>Although there is a "mountain of anecdotal evidence" that marijuana helps with PTSD, there has been no controlled trial to test how marijuana suppresses …

A day in the life of a marijuana lobbyist

In the center of the crowded basement cafeteria of the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill, Big Pot’s mobile war room was humming.<p>While …

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Council releases video of seized motorcycles being crushed

<b>A VIDEO</b> of seized bikes being crushed has been released as a warning against buying young people motorcycles for Christmas.<p>Doncaster Council says …

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Colorado's Pot Shops Say They'll Be Sold Out Any Day Now

A few days into the experiment, the new world of legal-recreational-marijuana sales in Colorado appears to be a big success — so much so that pot …