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Wash. town opens first government-run marijuana store

Trevor Hughes March 10, 2015

The country's first government-run marijuana store is open for business in Washington state.

Under Washington's legal marijuana system — the first legal sales began July 8, 2014 — store licenses are handed out based on population and geography. By snagging one of Skamania County's two available licenses, North Bonneville ensures that government officials play a major role in marijuana sales…

Legal marijuana begins in Washington, D.C. as 'green rush' is on

February 27, 2015

Possession of small amounts of marijuana became legal in the District of Columbia on Thursday, launching a pot "green rush" despite a face-off between local officials and the Republican-led U.S. Congress over the new standards.

The U.S. capital joined Washington state, Alaska and Colorado in making marijuana lawful for recreational use, reflecting a rapidly shifting legal landscape for the drug…

Pot-themed souvenirs banned at Denver airport

Hugo Martin February 13, 2015

If you fly to Colorado to enjoy legal recreational use of marijuana, make sure you pick up your souvenirs before you get to Denver International Airport.

The airport’s chief executive, Kim Day, has banned the sale of pot-themed souvenirs, effective Jan. 13.

Airport officials say the airport has not been overrun with shirts, hats and socks emblazoned with images of…

Nebraska, Oklahoma in border war with Colorado over marijuana

Kurtis Lee February 13, 2015

On the front door of the 20,000-square-foot marijuana dispensary here is a laminated sign warning every customer: "It is illegal to sell or transport marijuana to another state."

"And you can guarantee people read it," said Rick Hooper, general manager of the Spot 420 in this barren part of southern Colorado. "We make it very, very clear that this is…

CANNAPAGES Celebrates 5 Years as Colorado’s Original Recreational and MMJ Directory

The Editors February 10, 2015

DENVER - The birthday party of the year is back as CANNAPAGES gathers loyal readers for another epic “Birthday Spectacular” in Denver on February 21st. The directory magazine celebrates five years in the premiere cannabis state, most notably as the last remaining “original” industry media company, with roots dating back to the explosion of Colorado’s medical marijuana scene in late…

Pig Eats Marijuana Stash, Ohio Man Flies Into A Rage And Gets Tasered By Cops

SG February 9, 2015

After his pet pig ate all of his marijuana, a furious Ohio man went on a drinking binge that resulted in his bust Saturday for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, police report.

While the pig, named Millie, ended up with pot in her belly, she is not a pot-bellied pig, based on a review of photos of the animal.

Investigators…

Pot Is Making Colorado So Much Money They Literally Have To Give Some Back To Residents

Kristen Wyatt January 30, 2015

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's marijuana experiment was designed to raise revenue for the state and its schools, but a state law may put some of the tax money directly into residents' pockets, causing quite a headache for lawmakers.

The state constitution limits how much tax money the state can take in before it has to give some back. That means…

New study gives marijuana smokers another reason to "breathe easy"

Sam P.K. Collins January 28, 2015

Evolving attitudes about marijuana among the majority of Americans, as well as decriminalization laws starting to sweep the nation, have done little to quell questions about the health effects of longtime use among medical professionals, lawmakers, and people on both sides of an ongoing debate about the plant.

Even with a dearth of research, the general consensus in past decades…

The DEA Is Spying on Millions of Cars All Over the U.S.

Conor Friedersdorf January 28, 2015

With sweeping power to monitor the movements of so many Americans, the federal agency will continue to lose the hopeless drug war.

Once again, Americans face a tradeoff between liberty and security. On one hand, the Drug Enforcement Administration has been building "a database to track in real time the movement of vehicles around the U.S., a secret domestic intelligence-gathering…

New Strain of Cannabis Discovered

HT January 20, 2015

It was thought that Cannabis sativa, indica and ruderalis were the only three species of cannabis that existed, but in 2010 hikers in Australia’s Blue Mountains came across a single plant that resembled cannabis, and donated it to researchers at the University of Sydney. Through a battery of tests, it was confirmed the plant was indeed a new species of cannabis…

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