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DEA Warns Of Stoned Rabbits If Utah Passes Medical Marijuana

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 06:38 GMT // 0 Comments

Where would this country be if Peter Cottontail got cottonmouth? Matt Fairbanks, an agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “marijuana eradication” team in Utah, testified to a state Senate panel last week, and said rabbits could get addicted to pot, lose their natural instincts and sit around getting high all the time should a bill […]

Majority Of Republican Millennials Support Marijuana Legalization

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 20:21 GMT // 0 Comments

On the heels of recreational marijuana use becoming legal in Washington, D.C., a poll reveals that a majority of Republican millennials favor legalizing marijuana. –A man smokes a joint during a meeting in celebration of San Canuto’s day on the Spanish Canary island of Fuerteventura on Jan. 18, 2015. | DESIREE MARTIN via Getty Images […]

15 Tons Of Marijuana Seized At California Border

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 03:07 GMT // 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES, Feb 27 (Reuters) – U.S. customs officers at a California border crossing seized more than 15 tons of marijuana hidden inside a tractor-trailer shipment designated as a cargo of mattresses, the biggest narcotics bust ever at that port of entry, officials said on Friday. Plastic-wrapped packages of marijuana, with a street value estimated […]

Top Conservatives Are Totally Confused By Marijuana Politics

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 23:04 GMT // 0 Comments

When pressed at an annual conference for conservative activists this week about their stances on marijuana legalization, several members of the Republican Party said that although they personally oppose legalizing the drug, they support states’ rights to do so. At the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Fox News’ Sean Hannity asked former […]

Ted Cruz Voices Support For States’ Right To Legalize Marijuana

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 00:44 GMT // 0 Comments

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) voiced support for the right of states to pursue their own marijuana policies on Thursday, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. At the annual gathering of conservative activists and Republican Party leaders, Fox News’ Sean Hannity asked Cruz if he thought Colorado’s legalization of marijuana was […]

Virginia Governor Signs Law Protecting Patients Who Use Marijuana Oils For Epilepsy

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 22:02 GMT // 0 Comments

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) signed into law Thursday a measure that shields patients who use marijuana extracts for severe forms of epilepsy from criminal prosecution. The law allows the use of oils derived from two non-psychoactive ingredients found in marijuana — cannabidiol, or CBD, and tetrahydrocannabinol acid, also known as THC-A — when used […]

Is Everyone In D.C. High Right Now?

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 17:14 GMT // 0 Comments

Probably not, but recreational marijuana use is legal in our nation’s capital now. After long months of debate, this means that adults 21 and over may now legally use marijuana, possess up to two ounces and grow up to six marijuana plants in their homes for personal use. – Also, here are some monuments blanketed […]

DC legalizes pot, ignoring House Republicans

by CNN // February 26, 2015 // Updated 06:00 GMT // 0 Comments

Is weed legal in your state? “We would encourage the Congress to not be so concerned with overturning what 7-in-10 voters said should be the law in the District of Columbia,” Bowser said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon. Bowser and Washington police implemented a measure approved by D.C. voters in November allowing Washington residents […]

DC legalizes pot, ignoring House Republicans

by CNN // February 26, 2015 // Updated 05:55 GMT // 0 Comments

Is weed legal in your state? “We would encourage the Congress to not be so concerned with overturning what 7-in-10 voters said should be the law in the District of Columbia,” Bowser said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon. Bowser and Washington police implemented a measure approved by D.C. voters in November allowing Washington residents […]

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In D.C.

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 05:05 GMT // 0 Comments

After months of debate, threats and uncertainty, recreational marijuana became legal in Washington, D.C., Thursday — at least according to the city government. Adults 21 and over may now legally use marijuana, possess up to two ounces and grow up to six marijuana plants in their homes for personal use. Marijuana sales remain illegal, but […]

Georgia Takes Step Toward Legalizing Medical Marijuana

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 23:44 GMT // 0 Comments

By David Beasley ATLANTA, Feb 25 (Reuters) – A bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Georgia for patients with seizure disorders and other medical conditions cleared a big hurdle on Wednesday when the state House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the legislation. The bill, which faltered last year on the last day of the legislative […]

DC Mayor Vows To Move Forward With Marijuana Legalization Despite Republican Threats Of Jail

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 21:23 GMT // 0 Comments

In the final hours before marijuana possession is scheduled to become legal in the nation’s capital, House Republicans have warned District of Columbia officials that they could go to jail if the measure to legalize goes into effect, but D.C.’s mayor has not backed down.Marijuana possession will become legal in the District of Columbia on […]

Federal Trial Begins Against Family That Grew Medical Marijuana

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 17:53 GMT // 0 Comments

A high-profile federal trial began Wednesday for three family members and a close family friend who have been charged with illegally possessing and distributing medical marijuana, among other offenses. If convicted, the defendants face minimum mandatory sentences of 10 years in prison.Larry Harvey and his wife Rhonda Firestack-Harvey. | Harvey family Rhonda Firestack-Harvey, 55, her […]

Baby Boomers In Awe Of Recreational Marijuana Stores

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 15:20 GMT // 0 Comments

The prospect of medical marijuana for sale in your Illinois neighborhood may seem unreal. But for a truly mind-blowing experience, even without trying the wares, consider a glimpse at the next step on the legalization continuum: its sale for recreational use.Marijuana buds and leaf on stone. | Aaron McCoy via Getty Images

Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana In Small Amounts

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 13:33 GMT // 0 Comments

Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island’s famed reggae music.FILE – In this Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, legalization advocate and reggae legend Bunny Wailer smokes a pipe stuffed with marijuana during a “reasoning” session […]

Jamaica Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Marijuana

by The New York Times // February 25, 2015 // Updated 08:00 GMT // 0 Comments

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island’s famed reggae music. After many years of dialogue about the culturally entrenched drug, and emboldened by changes to drug laws in U.S. states, Jamaica’s Parliament […]

Marijuana May Be The Least Dangerous Recreational Drug, Study Shows

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 22:27 GMT // 0 Comments

Marijuana is far safer than alcohol, tobacco and multiple other illicit substances, researchers say, and strict, legal regulation of cannabis might be a more reasonable approach than current prohibitions.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) | ASSOCIATED PRESS Those are the findings of a new report published in Scientific Reports that compares the lethality of the recreational use of […]

Medical Marijuana Patients In California Are Being Denied Organ Transplants, But That Could Soon Change

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 15:20 GMT // 0 Comments

Justin Turley has suffered from cirrhosis, a degenerative liver disorder that keeps him in near-constant pain, for 13 years. Shortly after his diagnosis, frustrated by the side effects of pharmaceutical medications he said turned him into a “zombie,” he started using medical marijuana to treat his symptoms.FREDERIC J. BROWN via Getty Images “I was able […]

Alaska becomes latest state to legalize marijuana use

by CNN // February 24, 2015 // Updated 13:57 GMT // 0 Comments

There are limits to this law, as there are in similar ones in other states. People still can’t legally have more than 1 ounce of marijuana on them. Nor can they harvest more than 4 ounces in their home. And consuming marijuana in public and driving while high are no-nos. Then there’s the fact that […]

HUFFPOLLSTER: Support For Legal Marijuana Remains Strong In Colorado

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 12:59 GMT // 0 Comments

Support for legalized marijuana remains strong in Colorado. Most Americans agree that Muslims face discrimination. And a growing minority support sending arms to Ukraine. This is HuffPollster for Tuesday, February 24 2015.DENVER, CO. – DECEMBER 06: Zane Swiley of Savannah, GA smokes pot on the bus during a marijuana tour hosted by My 420 Tours […]

Marijuana Is Officially Legal In Alaska

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 09:02 GMT // 0 Comments

Marijuana is now legal for adults in Alaska. Alaska on Tuesday becomes the third U.S. state to end prohibition of marijuana, officially putting into effect Ballot Measure 2, approved by 53 percent of state voters in November.In this Dec. 14, 2010 photo, Graham Lowe, an instructor at Med Grow Cannabis College in Southfield, Michigan, holds […]

HUFFPOST HILL – Jeb Bush Creates Job

by The Huffington Post // February 20, 2015 // Updated 22:16 GMT // 0 Comments

Whoever records those screaming voiceovers for local car dealerships should do one for the administration so America can know that THE PRESIDENT’S DAY HEALTH CARE SALE HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!!! Jeb Bush hired one of the GOP’s best smear guys, because Jeb is the adult in the room. And two bills […]

Group Urges Holiday Inn Boycott Following Lawsuit To Shut Down Colorado Marijuana Industry

by The Huffington Post // February 20, 2015 // Updated 20:10 GMT // 0 Comments

One of the nation’s largest marijuana policy reform groups is calling for a nationwide boycott of Holiday Inn after a hotel management company that owns a Holiday Inn in Colorado filed a federal lawsuit Thursday aiming to shut down the state’s legal and regulated marijuana program. Marijuana Policy Project urged a boycott of the hotel […]

Two More Lawsuits Seek To Stamp Out Legal Marijuana In Colorado

by The Huffington Post // February 19, 2015 // Updated 18:04 GMT // 0 Comments

Two lawsuits filed in federal court Thursday aim to shut down Colorado’s regulated marijuana industry, claiming that the state’s recreational marijuana laws are in violation of federal law. The suits, filed by the anti-drug group Safe Streets and three other plaintiffs, target a number of Colorado lawmakers, including Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), Revenue Department Executive […]

Members Of Congress Stand Up For California Medical Marijuana Dispensary

by The Huffington Post // February 18, 2015 // Updated 02:52 GMT // 0 Comments

Three congressional lawmakers from California are accusing the U.S. Department of Justice of overreach in an ongoing crackdown against Harborside Health Center, widely considered to be the largest and one of the most well-respected medical marijuana dispensaries in the nation. “We believe DOJ has overstepped its bounds in the Harborside case,” Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R), […]

‘I’m Facing Years In Prison For Medical Marijuana — For Me, That’s A Death Sentence’

by The Huffington Post // February 13, 2015 // Updated 04:23 GMT // 0 Comments

Larry Harvey, 71, thought he was doing everything right growing medical marijuana for his personal use. His home state of Washington legalized medical cannabis in 1998, and Harvey says his cultivation of plants with his wife, other family members and a close friend complied with the law.Harvey family But in 2012, state and federal law […]

Illegal Pot Growers Foiled By Snow-Free Roofs

by The Huffington Post // February 11, 2015 // Updated 23:24 GMT // 0 Comments

Police near Amsterdam had an easy time of it zeroing in on a suspected marijuana grow house — it was the only one on the block whose roof was clear of snow. Read the whole story at Newser.com Twitter

Stoned Drivers At Far Lower Risk Of Crash Than Drunken Drivers

by The Huffington Post // February 11, 2015 // Updated 15:40 GMT // 0 Comments

A government study on impaired driving released last week found that drivers who had used marijuana were at a far lower risk of getting into a car accident than drivers who had used alcohol.A new government study shows that drivers under the influence of marijuana are at a far lower risk of getting into a […]

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