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Marijuana Proponents Call on DEA Chief to Resign

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Director Chuck Rosenberg called medical marijuana a "joke" last week. He was speaking to reporters. When asked about cannabis as a medical plant, Rosenberg said, "That is...

Bernie Sanders Drops a Bomb of a Pot Law

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders this week formally introduced legislation that would remove marijuana from the federal list of outlaw drugs known as Schedule I. The rule would apparently "deschedule" pot altogether...

Mexican High Court Says Marijuana Is a Right

The Mexican Supreme Court this week said individuals should have the right to cultivate and use marijuana. While the ruling wasn't binding, it was widely viewed as opening the door to legal challenges that c...

Could Ohio’s Legalization Failure Happen in California?

Proponents of one of the marijuana legalization initiatives aiming for the 2016 ballot in California are warning that Ohio's failure to pass that state's own attempt to make it legal could provide a lesson for ...

Ohio’s Marijuana Monopoly Fails to Pass

Ohio voters solidly rejected marijuana legalization this week. "Issue 3 has been soundly defeated!” Ohioans Against Marijuana Monopolies said on Twitter. The ballot measure would have legalized both recre...

Pot Initiative Backed by Facebook’s Sean Parker Debuts

The anticipated initiative backed by Facebook billionaire Sean Parker made its debut appearance this week. Organizers filed initial initiative language for what they're calling the Adult Use of Marijuana Act...

Driving High on the Increase in Washington State

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission recently released data on drivers under the influence of marijuana. The state entity says the percentage of drivers involved in deadly accidents who tested positive f...

Yes, Anti-Pot Activists Prefer Republican Candidates

Marijuana legalization, drug decriminalization and sentencing reform has seen some surprisingly bipartisan support in recent years. U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of Orange County was the force behind a directiv...

Nearly $1 Million Worth of Weed Found in Scrap Metal

Authorities say they found 1,815 pounds of marijuana hidden in a shipment of scrap metal. The shipment was headed for the United States at the U.S.-Mexico border's Calexico East port of entry in Southern Cal...

Feds Raid Border “Super Tunnel,” Seize 12 Tons of Pot

Feds this week announced that they have uncovered one of the largest drug-smuggling border tunnels ever. The tunnel between San Diego and Tijuana measured roughly the length of eight football fields and was ...

Huge News: U.S. Judge Protects Dispensaries From the Feds

In a huge victory for California marijuana dispensaries, a U.S. District Court judge said federal authorities couldn't interfere with the operation of a collective that was legal by state state standards. Ju...

U.S. Marijuana Arrests Actually Increase in the Age of Legalization

Dozens of states have legalized medical or recreational marijuana. But you wouldn't know it based on FBI statistics of marijuana-related arrests last year. The bureau this week revealed its 2014 crime-stats ...