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Colorado Spends $2 Million to Study Marijuana

The state of Colorado, flush with cash from taxes earned off of legalized recreational marijuana, is paying it forward this holiday season. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has...
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New York State Openly Considers Full Cannabis Legalization

New York state legislators this week opened up the idea of fully legalizing marijuana to their constituents. A public hearing aired the pros and cons of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, which...
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As U.S. Legalization Blossoms, Teen Pot Use Decreases

The worst fears of marijuana legalization foes--namely that teens across America would all grow up to be Cheech and Chong (and how is that a bad thing, anyway?)--have not at all been realized. Sorry,...
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It’s Official: Feds Must Back Off in Legal Marijuana States

Last night President Obama signed the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill approved by Congress. And thus a provision that denies funding for federal enforcement of U.S. anti-marijuana statutes in states...
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Canadian Government’s Attempt to Stop Patients from Growing Pot Fails

Canada’s Conservative government’s latest attempt to abolish home cultivation of marijuana for registered patients has failed, with the country’s Federal Court of Appeal upholding a sanction that freed...
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Pro-Marijuana Bill is in Obama’s Hands

For once President Obama could actually put his money where his mouth is and support his stance that marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol. You see, a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package is on...
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L.A. Wants to Use Pot Tax to Crack Down on Collectives

The L.A. City Council this month took a couple actions to crack down on illegal marijuana collectives. The council approved a motion that asks City Hall officials, including the City Administrative Officer,...