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Colorado and Marijuana Legalization One Year Later: What Has Changed?

It will soon be a full year in which adults were allowed to purchase marijuana from state-regulated dispensaries in Colorado.<p>We've already passed the two-year mark allowing adults to possess an ounce of marijuana and use privately. Some Coloradans have chosen to cultivate marijuana legally for the …

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The new clash over cannabis

Rising tensions between states over pot put pressure on Obama to act.<p>The Obama administration and many congressional Republicans have been loath to go anywhere near the experiment with marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states. But pressure is mounting on Washington to take a stand on …

Prescribing Mushrooms for Anxiety

A New York University research team is using hallucinogenic experiences to help patients come to terms with their mortality.<p>“Some of the things I’m about to say might not make sense,” began O.M., a 22-year-old cancer survivor. He had the far-off look in his eyes that I recognized from so many of …

Holder: Banks Should Be Able To Handle Pot Money

The federal government is preparing to address the biggest problem facing the nation’s marijuana industry. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said …

Blue diamond ' worth millions' found in South African mine

Acorn-sized jewel, from the same mine that produced the diamond in Britain's crown jewels, is expected to fetch up to £12m at auction<p>An "exceptional" blue diamond, with a possible price tag of tens of millions of pounds, has been discovered at a <b>South African</b> mine.<p>The acorn-sized diamond, whose …

Poll: Most unhappy with government

Americans are more dissatisfied than ever with the U.S. system of government and how well it works, with almost two-thirds unhappy in a new poll.<p>In a 5 percentage point increase from last year, 65 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the nation’s system and efficacy of government, according …

DEA agent goes to pot, leaves fed agency to join marijuana industry

Former DEA Agent Patrick Moen — whose career with the Drug Enforcement Administration went up in smoke when he joined the lucrative legal marijuana industry — isn't likely to spark an exodus from the agency, former colleagues say.<p>Moen, 36, quit his post in Portland late last year and is now working …

WNC signs three Northern Nevada softball players

Arts and Entertainment - Friday, August 17, 2018 - 5:35pm<p><i>I Love Carson City</i><p>We are running out of summer weekends. I know that’s hard to believe right …

City medical pot moratorium on tap soon

Repeats every day until Sun Aug 26 2018 . Also includes Fri Jul 06 2018, Sat Jul 07 2018, Sun Jul 08 2018, Sat Sep 01 2018, Sat Sep 08 2018.<p>July 6, …

Breaking Bad Comes True: Blue Meth On Rise in New Mexico

Federal investigators in New Mexico said Tuesday that blue-tinted meth inspired by the hit TV show <i>Breaking Bad</i> is on the rise in New Mexico, where …

Breathtaking Photos of Matterhorn From All Hours of the Day

On the border of Switzerland and Italy lies Matterhorn (aka Monte Cervino), Europe's 14,692-foot-high mountain. With one of the highest peaks of the iconic Swiss Alps, Matterhorn is an attraction for both climbers and photographers. Since the 19th century, many people have approached the mountain …

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CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

"El Vicentillo" being presented to the media in Mexico City on March 19, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle …

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Gorgeous glass sculptures let you see into the world's most deadly viruses

Viruses are usually depicted as ugly, scary, almost weapon-like blobs just waiting to meddle inside of your body, but Luke Jerram sees them as something different. There isn't really a color to viruses after all — they're smaller than the wavelength of visible light — and as mere smears when viewed …

Alaska Takes Step to Becoming Next State to Legalize Marijuana

Advocates for legalizing marijuana say that Colorado and Washington were just the beginning, and it’s looking like Alaska may be next. On Wednesday, …