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  NBC News -    DENVER -- Colorado's attempt to create a bank to service its marijuana industry has suffered another setback by the federal government and could be facing an impossible dilemma. The Federal Reserve — the…
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  Huffington Post Canada -  VANCOUVER — A Colorado official has some sobering words of advice for Justin Trudeau if he fulfils his promise to legalize pot in Canada. "It's going to be a lot harder to implement than you …
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  NBC News -   If you were expecting 50 pounds of marijuana in the mail, a New Jersey police department would like you to drop by. Police in Hazlet, on the northern coast of New Jersey, responded to a home Tuesday where the owner clai…
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  Oregon Live -   Wow, dude, you're going to college in Oregon? Pot is legal there! You can smoke a joint before Econ class, right?   Uh, wrong.   Wrong on so many levels: collegiate, federal and possibly sta…
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  KRQE -   MIDDLETON, California (AP) — Medical marijuana dispensaries in Northern California are offering up to $200 in free cannabis per patient affected by a hugely destructive wildfire. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://…
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  Boston Globe -   FLANDREAU, S.D. — The Santee Sioux tribe has already proven its business acumen, running a successful casino, a 120-room hotel, and a 240-head buffalo ranch on the plains of South Dakota. But those enterprises…
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  New York TImes -    PORTLAND, Ore. — About 15 years ago, when she was in her 20s, Erika Walton handed a bong to someone who turned out be a police officer, and was cited for marijuana possession. She paid the fine, she said, …
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  Time -    Tribes are weighing the risks and opportunities of legalizing pot This New Year’s Eve, Tony Reider wants to throw a party unlike any his South Dakota tribe has seen.   There will be live music, food…
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  timesunion.com -   NEW YORK – Young African American and Latino mothers with their children walk down the bustling blocks of Liberty and Fulton in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Boys' sneakers scuffle on the cement cou…
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  USA Today -    After waiting in line for hours at a booth during a medical marijuana convention in San Francisco, Jeff Harrington needed only a two-minute consultation and a written recommendation to become a medical marijuana pati…
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  LA Times -   On Sunday evening, firefighters were battling more than a dozen fires across Northern California, including a new one called the Jerusalem fire that was exploding north of Napa in Lake County. Then they received reports…
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  Albany Business Review -    After a fierce competition for five state medical marijuana licenses ended last week when New York's Department of Health selected the winners, there are challenges ahead for the chosen companies. …
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  New York Business Journal -   Out of five organizations approved to operate facilities to grow, process and distribute marijuana in New York state. The winning applicants are Bloomfield Industries Inc., Columbia Care NY LLC, Empire Stat…
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  Tech Times -    Marijuana is now widely accepted and legalized in some states in the U.S., for the purposes of medication and recreation, with certain limits. In Colorado, for example, pot is allowed as long as users adhere to …
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  WKYC -   CLEVELAND -- Since a major group is pushing rather hard to see marijuana legalized in Ohio, WKYC Channel 3 checked in with Coloradans to see how the measure worked there. Colorado is one of four states, along with Washingto…
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  LA Times -   A panel chaired by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom hopes to guide the debate on the legalization of marijuana in California with an emphasis on limiting children’s access to cannabis, reducing illegal activity and tightly regul…
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  Sun Sentinel -   If Florida legalizes medical marijuana, it could lead to increased pot use by youths, a Florida International University study suggests. It's happened in other states that have passed laws allowing marijuana to …
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  Syracuse.com -   SEATTLE — Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax…
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  Huffington Post -   At last, New Yorkers with serious medical conditions including cancer, HIV, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathies, MS, and severe chronic pain will be able to access medical mari…
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  Time -   Not only are people free to smoke weed—the weed is free. As of July 1, new Oregon laws go into effect making it legal for adults ages 21 and up to possess and use recreational marijuana. It’s legal to grow marij…
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  Register Guard -   Marijuana. Pot.   Cannabis.   Mary Jane.   Starting Wednesday, the plant will have a new descriptor to go along with its many names: Legal.   Adults 21 years and…
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  Business Insider -    Last weekend, thousands from the Bay Area poured into the outdoor SoMa StrEAT Food Park for the Get Baked Sale, the first food rally for marijuana-edibles enthusiasts. Cannabis is only legal for medicinal …
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  Yahoo Health -   Young people who use marijuana and are looking for a new way to get high may be increasingly turning to “dabbing,” a new paper suggests.   Dabbing is inhaling the vapors from a concentrated form of …
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  USA Today -    DENVER – Marijuana entrepreneurs rushing into the booming market are running headlong into a patchwork of state-by-state regulations that make it hard to transfer their expertise, brands and staff— and ev…
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  Statesman -   NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Police say they’ve confiscated more than 70 marijuana plants, packaged pot, cash and a gun from a metro Atlanta home. Investigators told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik exclusive…
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  USA Today -   ALBANY, N.Y. — The 10-year-old girl stood smiling at the governor's side as he signed a medical marijuana bill into law last July. Amanda Houser was so excited for the event, her mother said, her health probl…
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  KUOW - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says all medical marijuana dispensaries in Seattle are illegal. So he wants to shut half of them down, starting with those that opened recently and haven’t been paying taxes. Those left standing, he plans…
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  International Business Times -   Deep within a cedar forest in British Columbia, Dan Sutton is building what he hopes will be the most energy-efficient, high-technology greenhouse for growing cannabis. Spurred by the booming market for …
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  New York Times -    DENVER — Money was pouring into Bruce Nassau’s five Colorado marijuana shops when his accountant called with the bad news: The 2014 tax season was approaching, and Mr. Nassau could not rely on the ga…
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  Lehigh Valley Live -   A sudden influx of so-called synthetic marijuana has sickened dozens in the Lehigh Valley in recent weeks and may have played a role in eight suspected overdose deaths, according to the Lehigh County District Atto…
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  USA Today -  The country's first government-run marijuana store is open for business in Washington state. The Cannabis Corner in North Bonneville, Wash., opened over the weekend. The store is run by the town's public develop…
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  USA Today - SPOKANE, Wash. — Federal prosecutors are trying to persuade a jury that a cancer-stricken man and his family were illegally growing and distributing marijuana in the forest outside their northeastern Washington home despite…
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  Great Falls Tribune -  TULALIP, Wash. (AP) – The Justice Department’s December announcement that it would allow the nation’s Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of cauti…
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  The Guardian -   In keeping with the rest of the city’s ‘artisanal’ economy, a new dispensary in Portland is not just selling pot – it’s selling an experience. But is the professional veneer enough to convi…
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  NBC Miami -  Republicans lawmakers in Florida who once opposed medical pot are now embracing it, motivated by the strong show of support from voters and worried that another constitutional amendment during next year's presidential r…
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  Newsminer.com -   FAIRBANKS — Marijuana becomes legal in two days, but where it will be allowed to be used remains a bit hazy. Public consumption of pot remains prohibited, but local leaders continue to debate the definition o…
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  NPR.org - When it comes to marijuana laws, the Justice Department is now treating American Indian tribes the way it treats states that have legalized pot: by backing off on enforcement. The move, announced in December, has inadvertently …
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  CNBC -   Supply is outstripping demand in the unlikeliest place—legal recreational marijuana in the state of Washington. Growers who jumped into the new legal market hoping to make a killing in cannabis are now getting killed by a…
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  Toledo Blade - COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has until Monday to sign off on or reject proposed language that would be shown to those asked to sign petitions to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use. Th…
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  Above The Law -   In December 2014, the federal government announced it would not intervene against Native American Tribes that allow for regulated cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution of cannabis on tribal lands. Since that ann…
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  WAMU -  The D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs announced today that it had revoked the business license of a convenience store in Northeast D.C. found to have been selling synthetic marijuana, the first such closure sinc…
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  Huffington Post -  SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb 11 (Reuters) - A federal judge hearing the case of nine men accused of illegally growing marijuana in California said Wednesday she was taking very seriously arguments by their attorneys that t…
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  WCTI12.com -    NEWPORT, CARTERET COUNTY -  A video highlighting Colorado's marijuana industry is shown in one Broad Creek Middle School class and some parents say it's inappropriate. The CNBC documentary is titled…
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  Fox5 -  SAN DIEGO — An appeal of a conditional use permit granted to a San Diego State University business professor to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in Otay Mesa was unanimously denied by the city’s Planning Commis…
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  Forbes -  Imagine you are a juror in the federal trial of five people charged with growing and distributing marijuana in northeastern Washington. The prosecution cannot present any direct evidence that the defendants sold marijuana to a…
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  Times Free Press -   Gib Jones sees a green-tinted future. To get there, though, he needs help from the Georgia Legislature. Jones and his family grow tomatoes, lettuce and basil in Chickamauga, Ga. They sell their plants and herbs …
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  The News Tribune - The superintendent of Prosser’s school district isn’t naive about marijuana. Ray Tolcacher attended a Southern California public high school during the counterculture movement of the mid-1960s.   …
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  ABC11.com -   SEATTLE -- Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof. Six months later, the e…
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  New York Times -  DENVER — When Colorado legalized marijuana two years ago, nobody was quite ready for the problem of exploding houses. But that is exactly what firefighters, courts and lawmakers across the state are confronti…
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  LA Times -   In a  rare examination of federal marijuana law, a U.S. judge in Northern California has decided to rule on the constitutionality of a 1970 act that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug akin to LSD and heroin. …
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  The Washington Post - SAN YSIDRO, Calif. — Mexican traffickers are sending a flood of cheap heroin and methamphetamine across the U.S. border, the latest drug seizure statistics show, in a new sign that America’s marijuana decrim…
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  CBS Sacramento -   SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) – A Northern California tribe has signed up to be the first tribe in the state to launch a large marijuana-growing operation. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that the Pinolevill…
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  ABC 15 -   A state representative has introduced a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana use in Arizona. The bill, House Bill 2007, would allow anyone 21 or older to legally possess up to an ounce of the drug.   …
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  KiroTV.com -   SEATTLE — Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes on Monday issued a sweeping policy proposal that calls for allowing people to grow pot at home, establishing vapor lounges and folding unregulated medical-cannabis dispens…
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  Billings Gazette -   CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An increasing number of visitors to Yellowstone National Park are being prosecuted for possessing small amounts of medical and recreational pot, which remains illegal on federal land. Park…
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  KRQE.com - CHICAGO (AP) — Randy Gross hopes a new law allowing children into Illinois’ medical marijuana program will reunite his family, nearly a year after his wife moved to Colorado so their son could receive a controversial t…
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  Mainstreet.com -  NEW YORK (MainStreet) — With Maine’s ballot referendum set to legalize pot and New York City dropping all small possession charges, the year 2015 is gearing up to be significant for marijuana entrepreneurs.…
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  Bangor Daily News -   BANGOR, Maine — A slight change in Maine’s medical marijuana laws earlier this year has sparked a new trend in this sudden growth industry: the manufacture and legal sale of highly concentrated liquid m…
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  Time -  A new bill would make the possession of up to one oz. punishable with a $100 ticket On Monday, Texas State Rep. Joe Moody introduced a bill that would remove criminal penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuan…
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  Star Tribune - Minnesota’s eight medical marijuana centers won’t be conveniently located for many outside the Twin Cities. Minnesota has 87 counties, but you’ll only be able to buy medical marijuana in eight of them. Wi…
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  Huffington Post -  GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legali…
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  Daily Mail -  Cannabis users 'have lungs of 80-year-olds': Doctors warn people are turning up at A&E with new form of emphysema after using drug for less than ten years  Many, who are just in their 30s, are in n…
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  Washington Times -   HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul hinted in an interview Friday that he smoked marijuana in his youth, adding that voters should not confuse his push for reduced criminal penalties for drug offen…
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  The Cannabist -  These organized pot tours can be both thrilling and boring; How to make the most of your legal marijuana excursion “It was either Vegas or Colorado,” said “Wilma”, a D.C.-area woman, of her 4…
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  NPR -  Colorado's new campaign to deter teen marijuana use tries to make the case that weed is bad for your brain. One TV ad shows a group of teens lighting up inside a dark car as moody music plays in the background. The commer…
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  90.9WBUR -  BOSTON — As the marijuana industry takes shape in Massachusetts, it will need a trained workforce. What skills will that person behind the dispensary counter have? How about employees who will process marijuana? Who&rs…
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  NPR.org -   Made-in-America marijuana is on a roll. More than half the states have now voted to permit pot for recreational or medical use, most recently Oregon and Alaska. That number also includes the District of Columbia. As a result…
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  The Press Democrat -   Robbers with guns and in search of marijuana have raided at least 11 homes since August in Sonoma and Mendocino counties, leaving a trail of violence in their wake and marking a seasonal trend that officials say i…
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  TheState.com  -  SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE — Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here m…
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  Bankrate -   America's growing acceptance of pot for medicinal and recreational use raises the question: How might your home, auto, health and life insurance change as a result of legalized marijuana? Americans like pot more tha…
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  Philly.com -  Today, November 20th, is a big day for marijuana. It has been one full month of decriminalization in Philadelphia.  There were 300-360 men and women who were not put into handcuffs and then holding cells for havin…
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  The Denver Post -  Business owners who won licenses in August to open one of 21 marijuana businesses in Aurora are doing more than opening the doors to one store — they are revamping rundown retail centers and rehabbing long-vacan…
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  USA Today - A Washington state farmer is selling off a ton of marijuana — literally 2,000 pounds worth — to the highest bidder in one of the first large-scale legal pot auctions in modern American history. On Saturday, Randy …
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  Wall St Cheat Sheet -  2012 and 2014 were both incredibly important years for marijuana legalization. Colorado and Washington both jumped the gun and passed initiatives to decriminalize and legalize cannabis by popular vote in 2012, and…
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  Slate.com - With Alaska, Oregon, and the District of Columbia passing measures on Nov. 4 to legalize recreational marijuana, joining Colorado and Washington as U.S. regions where the sale of the drug is (or will be) legal, I thought it might…
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  The Motley Fool -  The results of the midterm elections were mixed for supporters of marijuana legalization, though mostly positive. Hopes were high that the states of Oregon and Alaska, as well as Washington, D.C., would legalize m…
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  Oregon Live -  Even for Oregon, a state with a generally tolerant take on marijuana, the passage of Measure 91 represents a seismic shift. By next summer, police won’t issue citations for having small amounts of marijuana. You…
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  The Atlantic - A conversation with middle-aged moms, homeless men, and college kids about post-prohibition in Boulder, Colorado   The most eclectic gathering spot in Boulder, Colorado, is the Pearl Street Mall, a pedestrian thor…
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  The Daily Beast - A judge in California is examining the legality of America’s marijuana laws, she may be on the verge of throwing the entire system into chaos. Three states, one district, and two cities will vote on various aspect…
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  Las Vegas Review-Journal  -  CARSON CITY - The state agency regulating Nevada’s medical marijuana dispensary program is notifying applicants about whether they have won provisional licensing, but the information is partially …
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  Huffington Post -  A spate of recent raids in California has destroyed an abundance of medical marijuana plants intended to treat children with debilitating seizure disorders. Two weeks ago, a local narcotics task force raided a col…
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  USA Today -  More than 50 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that even those who make their money illegally have to pay taxes. Under today's tax code the government stands to make more money from the sale of marijuana than those sel…
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  NBC Los Angeles - Beverly Hills mom Cheryl Shuman may not look like the stereotypical stoner, but she’s hoping her new crowdfunding website will be a driving force to help bring medical marijuana to the masses. Beverly Hills mom Ch…
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  The New York Times -  The gray matter of the nucleus accumbens, the walnut-shaped pleasure center of the brain, was glowing like a flame, showing a notable increase in density. “It could mean that there’s some sort of drug l…
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  Chicago Sun Times - Marijuana is in the news daily. While only Colorado and Washington State have legalized marijuana for recreational use, 18 other states, including Illinois, will permit its medical use. These new laws have caused many you…
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  Time - Earlier this month, we reported that Ebola.com’s owner, a disease-obsessed domain name vendor called Blue String Ventures, was hoping to sell the URL for at least $150,000. Now, according to a report from DomainInvesting.com, Eb…
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  International Business Times - Since the Ebola virus ravaged three countries in West Africa, health experts and governments around the world have been scrambling to boost efforts to contain the virus. An effective vaccine has yet to be devel…
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  The Washington Post -  Dr. Joseph Perrone is the chief science officer at the Center for Accountability in Science, a project of the nonprofit Center for Organizational Research and Education, which is supported by businesses and founda…
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  Chicago Tribune -  The list of would-be medical marijuana purveyors seeking permits to locate in Chicago includes a trucking company founder and strip club owner, a former Clinton White House aide who's now a Latino issues advocate …
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  CBS DFW -  DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – North Texans in support of medical and recreational use of marijuana took to the streets in Dallas Saturday for a cannabis rally. Nearly five thousand people were in attendance to help bring aw…
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  LiveScience - Marijuana, the most commonly used illegal drug in America, is going mainstream. Now legal for recreational use in Colorado and Washington, pot seems poised for wider use, too: 21 states allow the possession and use of marijuana…
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  Staten Island Live - STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- While the rollout of New York's medical marijuana program is at least 15 months away and it doesn't look like the state will get a federal waiver to get the drug sooner for ailing children,…
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  The Gazette - VAIL — Authorities are investigating after a hunter found about 1,000 marijuana plants being illegally grown south of Gypsum.   The Vail Daily reports the hunter was trekking in the Cottonwood Pass area when …
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  The Denver Post -  Some members of Northglenn City Council are heated over a marijuana tax measure that the Adams County commissioners put on the November ballot. They say it competes with a city marijuana tax also being posed to voters…
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  Newsweek -  As the market for legal weed has blossomed in some states, so too has the use of rat poison on pot farms deep in the western woods, to keep rodents away from the aromatic plants. These are the same woods where a rare cat-siz…
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  Capitol Hill Seattle - 23rd Ave’s Mount Calvary Christian Center and its Pastor Reggie Witherspoon lead a sea of support Sunday afternoon shutting down the street in front of its newly opened neighbor — I-502 marijuana store Uncl…
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  IndyStar -  SOUTH BEND, Ind. — An influx of high-grade marijuana has made its way to northern Indiana from western states that have legalized recreational pot, contributing to a spike in local prices and raising concerns that it c…
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  CT Now - Medical marijuana hit the shelves in Connecticut just two weeks ago, but there's already been a push to change state regulations about how the medication is sold to chronically ill patients.   "Our Plant, Our R…
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  Pilot Online - The tin canister that Irvin Rosenfeld picks up every month, filled to the brim with 300 marijuana cigarettes, is not something he tries to hide.   In fact, the 61-year-old Portsmouth native encourages a look, beca…
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  The Huffington Post - RANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biol…
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  NJ.com - MERCER COUNTY -- Although synthetic marijuana has been outlawed in New Jersey, Mercer County has seen a recent resurgence of the products in the hands of teens and young adults, according to local officials.   Rob Fiore…
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  New York Post - Legal loopholes make synthetic marijuana as easy to get as buying a candy bar, according to US Sen. Charles Schumer who urged the federal government Sunday to crack down on the dangerous product. With names like “K2…
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  HUMBOLDT COUNTY (KPIX 5) – Deep in Humboldt County’s Six Rivers National Forest, a team of law enforcement agents deploys choppers filled with agents to battle illegal marijuana grows and combat the environmental damage from mass…
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  Federal Heights City Council in November will give residents a second chance to decide whether medical and retail marijuana stores belong in the 1.7 square mile city.   "The entire council voted to move the question…
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  It may be an off-year election, but it's a big one for drug policy reform. In seven weeks, voters across the country will have a chance to accelerate the unprecedented momentum to legalize marijuana and end the wider drug war. In fact, t…
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  After keeping a low profile for more than two years, George Bianchini, founder and CEO of Medi-Cone, a Marin-based collective that grows and sells medical marijuana, invited the public to visit his West Marin home this week for a demonstrati…
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  City police received an anonymous tip this morning that a tree-sized marijuana plant was in the area of West Madison and North Charlotte streets. They rather easily located it, Lt. Todd Umstead said.   Police said, over radi…
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  The fisher, an endangered member of the weasel family native to California forests, seems an unlikely casualty of the gradual erosion of prohibitions on marijuana use in the United States.   Years of habitat loss and trapping ha…
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  A group has formed to combat the legalization of marijuana in the District, an issue residents will vote on this fall.   “Two. Is. Enough. D.C.” is “a movement by a diverse group of Washingtonians” to fig…
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  VALPARAISO | The substance abuse councils of Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties will host a joint summit on marijuana Sept. 19 at the Memorial Opera House.   The summit will be held from 8 a.m. to noon.   The focus o…
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  In November, Alaskans will decide whether the state will become the third in the nation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. It’s controversial in that the drug is still illegal at the federal level, but also because it will …
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  A medical marijuana dispensary applicant in Henderson will have to seek relief from the City Council to open in its chosen location in what is one of the first-known zoning appeals in the new industry.   The Planning Commission …
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  Dispensary seen as milestone for marijuana advocates; concern for others EL CAJON  — San Diego County recently joined a growing list of places across the country where people can legally buy marijuana, when a county-approved d…
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  I have a soft spot for books with glossaries. New words infuse new worlds, after all, which can mean a richly anthropological read. And so it goes with “Humboldt: Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier” (Grand Central, 2013).…
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  Florida's medical marijuana amendment should pass.   Most polls say so. Momentum across the nation says so. The gut-wrenching visuals of patients in pain say so.   And yet I have doubts.   For as ma…
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  Do you know how the state’s pilot medical marijuana law will affect you and other members of your community?   You can get plenty of useful information from a September article in the D.R. Legal News, written by Lisa Harms…
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  DAVENPORT, Iowa — A dying Iowan who said he grew marijuana to treat a painful blood vessel cancer was spared a three-year prison sentence by a judge Tuesday, and instead was given probation.   But whether Benton Mackenzie,…
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  The Oregon Health Authority has ordered nine unlicensed medical marijuana dispensaries, six of them in Portland, to shut down since the state launched its dispensary program in March.   The health authority last week released to…
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