• The President Forgets To Lie About Marijuana, And Prohibitionists Are Outraged

    The President Forgets To Lie About Marijuana, And Prohibitionists Are Outraged

    Prohibitionists were outraged by President Obama’s recent observation that marijuana is safer than alcohol—not because it is not true but because it contradicts the central myth underlying public support for the war on drugs. According to that myth, certain psychoactive substances are so dangerous that they cannot be tolerated, and the government has scientifically identified
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  • Marijuana-friendly real estate agents and other enterprising businesspeople looking to make a bundle from Colorado’s weed industry.

    Marijuana-friendly real estate agents and other enterprising businesspeople looking to make a bundle from Colorado’s weed industry.

    Real estate agent Rona Hanson walks around a suburban home west of Denver that was recently put on the market by another realtor, liking what she sees. The 3,000-square-foot midcentury brick bungalow is in fine shape, with a picturesque horse farm across the street and front-porch views of the snow-topped Colorado foothills. But what most
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  • Eric Holder Just Announced A Major Shift On U.S. Marijuana Policy

    Eric Holder Just Announced A Major Shift On U.S. Marijuana Policy

    Jan 23 (Reuters) – U.S. treasury and law enforcement agencies will soon issue regulations opening banking services to state-sanctioned marijuana businesses even though cannabis remains classified an illegal narcotic under federal law, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday. Holder said the new rules would address problems faced by newly licensed recreational pot retailers in
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  • Managing marijuana in Uruguay

    Managing marijuana in Uruguay

    After recently legalising pot, officials now must pick the kind, who will grow it, the price and much more. Montevideo, Uruguay – Uruguay, about to become the first country in the world where the state will fully regulate production, sale and distribution of marijuana, will spend the next few months selecting a good quality strain of the
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  • Marijuana advocates lay groundwork for legalization in Mass.

    Marijuana advocates lay groundwork for legalization in Mass.

    Advocates of marijuana legalization, emboldened by successes with ballot questions in Colorado and Washington state, are laying the groundwork for such a battle in Massachusetts in the next presidential election year. “In 2016, Massachusetts will find itself in the crosshairs for cannabis reform,” said Allen St. Pierre, the executive director of NORML, a national group
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  • Denver police citing one person per day for public marijuana use

    Denver police citing one person per day for public marijuana use

    Since the start of legal recreational marijuana sales, Denver police have cited about one person per day for public pot smoking, the city’s police chief said Monday. Chief Robert White told members of a City Council committee that officers issued nine citations for public marijuana consumption between Jan. 1 and Saturday. White said there have
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  • NFL might legalize medical marijuana for players

    NFL might legalize medical marijuana for players

    As more US states move to consider marijuana legalization, the country’s most popular sports league is indicating it may one day allow its players to light up. Speaking to ESPN, National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested the sport’s ban on medical marijuana could be lifted in the future if the practice has already been
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  • NY Gov. Cuomo to Support Medical Marijuana at State of the State Addresses

    NY Gov. Cuomo to Support Medical Marijuana at State of the State Addresses

    Patients, Advocates, Elected Officials Praise Cuomo and Urge Him to Back Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation ALBANY, NY —  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will use his State of the State address Wednesday to announce his support for medical marijuana for patients in New York. After years of opposing medical marijuana, the turnaround by Gov. Cuomo is making
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  • Local politicians slobbering over tax revenue from pot sales

    Local politicians slobbering over tax revenue from pot sales

    Denver’s 3D Cannabis Center owner Toni Fox thought she had enough marijuana to last through February when she opened her doors Jan. 1 for recreational pot sales. Then she served 450 customers Jan. 1 and turned away 60. She planned to close Monday and Tuesday, she said, to re-evaluate her supply. She had been serving
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  • Credit, debit cards OK for recreational marijuana

    Credit, debit cards OK for recreational marijuana

    DENVER — It will be up to banks to decide whether to allow the use of credit cards to buy recreational marijuana. Dozens of stores are offering patrons payment alternatives to cash, but they require a bank account. According to the Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/o4reaqb ), Visa has said their previous policy was to ensure that no
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  • Pathetic Pot Prohibitionists

    Pathetic Pot Prohibitionists

    Legalization in Colorado reveals the intellectual poverty of the war on marijuana. On Monday, less than a week after Colorado’s state-licensed marijuana shops beganserving recreational consumers, the anti-pot group Project SAM thanked three public figures who “have galvanized our movement.” One of them was Tina Brown, former editor of Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and The Daily Beast, whose contribution consisted of this
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  • Poll: Majority wants marijuana legalized

    Poll: Majority wants marijuana legalized

    Another new poll shows a majority of Americans would like marijuana to be legal. The CNN/Opinion Research poll shows 55 percent think marijuana should be legal, while 44 percent think it should not. The 55 percent who support legalization is up 12 points from just more than a year ago. CNN isn’t the first pollster to show
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  • CNN Poll: Americans say marijuana is less dangerous than booze or tobacco

    CNN Poll: Americans say marijuana is less dangerous than booze or tobacco

    Washington (CNN) – Americans appear to view marijuana in a class by itself. According to a new national poll, marijuana is not as wicked as other illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine, and much less dangerous than legal substances like alcohol and tobacco. That’s one reason why a CNN/ORC International survey indicates that support for legalizing marijuana is
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  • Colorado Recreational Marijuana Sales Exceed $5 Million In First Week

    Colorado Recreational Marijuana Sales Exceed $5 Million In First Week

    Colorado marijuana dispensaries made huge sales in the first week of legal recreational marijuana. Owners of the 37 new dispensaries around the state reported first week retail sales to The Huffington Post that, when added together, were roughly $5 million. That’s a lot of green for Colorado’s legal weed. Colorado, the first state to allow retail recreational
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  • 7 Other Thought Leaders Who Have Smoked Pot

    7 Other Thought Leaders Who Have Smoked Pot

    David Brooks lit up the Internet today (sorry) with his column on marijuana legalization, “Weed: Been There. Done That,” in which he admits to once being young. “For a little while in my teenage years, my friends and I smoked marijuana. It was fun,” he wrote. “I have some fond memories of us all being silly together.
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  • Carl Sagan Also Smoked Pot Decades Ago. Here’s What He Had To Say About It.

    Carl Sagan Also Smoked Pot Decades Ago. Here’s What He Had To Say About It.

    Editor’s note: This story was originally published in May 2013. Carl Sagan, a titan of scientific study and communication, died in 1996, leaving behind an expansive legacy of research and education. He assumed a diverse set of roles throughout his life, including as a longtime casual user of and advocate for marijuana. Sagan’s involvement with
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  • Capitalism and marijuana meet in Telluride

    Capitalism and marijuana meet in Telluride

    Local dispensaries see high volume sales, lines out the door By Collin McRann Staff reporter Published: Thursday, January 2, 2014 6:06 AM CST The lines were long outside of Telluride dispensaries on Wednesday as hundreds queued up in the cold to buy legal marijuana for the first time. Thousands of dollars changed hands, smoke filled private
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  • California Marijuana Cultivation Ban Is Being Challenged

    California Marijuana Cultivation Ban Is Being Challenged

    This is Colorado’s week in the sun (or, if you’re standing in line to buy legal adult-use weed in Denver, snow) and rightly so.   While history is being made in the Rockies, back here in California we’re sort of stuck in Prohibition. Here, local governments are still allowed to say, “No thanks” to medical
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  • Colorado Marijuana Sales Break $1 Million On Day 1, Ben & Jerry’s Tweets In Celebration

    Colorado Marijuana Sales Break $1 Million On Day 1, Ben & Jerry’s Tweets In Celebration

    It took three months for the Obamacare website to get its act together but the first day of legal marijuana in Colorado was an unambiguous success: marijuana sales topped $1 million, according to 9News, on Colorado’s first day of selling marijuana to anyone willing to pay for it, no prescription required (just an ID that says
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  • There’s Only One Week to Sign and Mail in Medical Marijuana Petitions FLORIDA GET UP AND VOTE!!!

    There’s Only One Week to Sign and Mail in Medical Marijuana Petitions FLORIDA GET UP AND VOTE!!!

    The push is on to make Florida the next state to legalize medical marijuana. Organizers have one month to get 700,000 signatures on a petition to get the issue on the November ballot. But since state laws require that the petitions be paper petitions that are mailed in via snail mail — not online ones
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