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Colorado Supreme Court: Businesses can fire for medical marijuana

The Colorado Supreme Court delivered a victory for business owners and anti-drug advocates in its Coats vs. Dish Network.

Natural use of marijuana reduces intestinal parasite rate

Hunter-gathers who take marijuana have a lower rate of infection by parasitic intestinal worms. This has been noted in the Aka people.

Op-Ed: Old reefer madness fears promoted Special

Denver - As barriers to the legalization of marijuana crumble almost daily opponents have retreated to their last redoubt: reefer madness.

Op-Ed: New York turns to Colorado for help with marijuana

New York City - Once again Colorado, the first state to sell recreational marijuana legally, is benefitting from voters’ decisions to allow both medical and recreational sales.

Op-Ed: Tax-free marijuana for one day Special

Denver - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Thursday that means marijuana users will get a holiday from paying weed taxes, but it is only for one day.

Marijuana plus alcohol increases THC levels in the blood

The interaction between marijuana and alcohol remains poorly understood. A new study shows that the two can make for a dangerous combination, since alcohol increases the levels of THC in the blood.

Op-Ed: Can weed control violent bikers in Texas?

Austin - Perhaps in a bid to slow down gangster bikers, the Texas legislature has approved medical marijuana. It isn’t likely to calm any aging bikers down.

Teen girls wants to ingest marijuana during school day

Maple Shade - Parents of a New Jersey teenager are suing the girl's school district for her right to ingest marijuana during the school day.

Cannabidiol halts seizures in new study

New York - The marijuana-derived compound cannabidiol has shown promise in treating rare forms of epilepsy, the type that cause children to have seizures multiple times a day.

Medical marijuana heads south

A little less than half of U.S. states have passed legislation permitting the use of medical marijuana. California's law is nearly a decade old, and Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Maine followed suit shortly.

Stats Can report finds marijuana use down among Canada's teens

Statistics Canada released a report today showing that fewer teenagers from 15 to 17 are using marijuana. The drop-off from 2002 to 2012 was dramatic and it comes at a time when marijuana is proving to be a dangerous drug for the developing brain.

The gap between medical marijuana and street pot

As more and more states legalize medical marijuana, the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is concerned that the marijuana used in research is becoming further removed from the type common on the streets.

Booze or Marijuana — What's best for the kids? A doctor replies

Booze or pot? What would you prefer your kids to take? Neither, you might say. But, faced with the reality that drugs and alcohol are a part of many kid's lives, what should you choose, if you had to? A doctor gives his opinion.

Op-Ed: People are just exploding for pot these days

As more states move to legalize marijuana, the availability of this herb has allowed some enterprising people to develop new ways to get even higher. The newest trend is the extraction of THC from pot to create a concentrate known as marijuana wax.

New Uruguay govt in 'no rush' to sell pot at pharmacies

Montevideo - The government of newly sworn-in Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez is in no hurry to implement his predecessor's controversial world-first law allowing marijuana sales at pharmacies, an official said Wednesday.

Louisiana man gets life in prison for selling $20 worth of pot

Angola - A hungry and homeless man who was entrapped into selling $20 worth of marijuana to an undercover narcotics officer in Louisiana has been sentenced to life in prison, with hard labor, and no parole.

Gary Johnson fakes a heart attack at CPAC

During a panel discussion at CPAC, 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson faked a heart attack to counter an argument about marijuana creating a higher risk for heart attacks.

Breaking Bad-ness: NY cherry factory hid drug op

New York - It could almost be a scene out of hit television program "Breaking Bad.

Marijuana legalization takes effect in Alaska

Los Angeles - Alaska became the third American state to allow the recreational use of marijuana, following in the steps of Colorado and Washington state -- and soon to be joined by Oregon.

Snow-free roof leads to marijuana bust

Haarlem - In the Netherlands, some cannabis growers were arrested after neighbors noticed that their roof had no snow on it, which was due to the lamps heating their marijuana plants.

Woman finds bricks of marijuana hidden in used van

A woman in New Mexico bought a 1990 Chevrolet van back in 2001 and has been driving herself and her grandkids around in it since. Unknown to her the entire time there were five bricks of marijuana hidden in a side-door of the vehicle.

Bill to decriminalize marijuana introduced in Delaware

Democrat Helene Keeley of the Delaware House of Representatives introduced a bill into the House on Thursday to decriminalize marijuana. If the bill is passed pot possession in the state would result in civil fines, not a criminal record.

Police found 1,000 marijuana plants in the back of this store

Gilroy - A furniture store owner in California was arrested after police found 1,000 pot plants and around 50 pounds of processed marijuana in the back of his fake store.

Woman finds 13 pounds of pot stashed away in her van

Alamogordo - A New Mexico woman was shocked when she found an old stash of marijuana in the van her family has owned for more than 13 years.

Pot report: 18 U.S. states to have legalized marijuana by 2020

A new report predicts that by 2020 a total of 18 states in America will have legalized recreational marijuana. Currently possession of pot is legal in just four U.S. states - pending in others - while medical marijuana is legal in 23 states.

No pardon for Missouri prisoner serving life sentence for pot

Sedalia - Every day for over 20 years, Jeff Mizanskey, a nonviolent offender, has been staring at the same prison walls, a victim of Missouri's stringent three strikes' law that has since been repealed. Last month, Governor Jay Nixon declined to pardon Mizanskey.

Assembly rejects proposal to ban commercial marijuana

Anchorage - An Anchorage, Alaska ordinance that would have counteracted a recently passed statewide voter initiative failed Tuesday following hours of public comment.

U.S.Mother charged for giving her children marijuana for ailments

A woman in Cadillac, Michigan has been charged with three counts of child abuse for giving her 10- and 12-year-old children marijuana. She says that she was giving her two boys pot to treat medical conditions.

Native Americans can now grow, sell pot on reservations in U.S.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday that Native American tribes will now be able to grow and to sell marijuana on their lands. Even if the state the tribe is in has not legalized marijuana tribes will not be held to that state's laws.

Maryland teen gives pot brownie to teacher, may face jail time

Annapolis - A 17-year-old Annapolis, Maryland Broadneck High School student is facing possible jail time after giving his teacher a pot-laced brownie. The teacher who ate a portion of the baked treat became ill soon afterwards and needed medical attention.
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing marijuana
Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order ...
Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing marijuana
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August 15  2013. A sophisticated Marijuana growing and processing plant has been busted by Spain s N...
August 15, 2013. A sophisticated Marijuana growing and processing plant has been busted by Spain's National Police in Andújar, Jaén province in southern Spain.
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged ar...
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
A British couple were arrested in Spain for trying to smuggle marijuana and hashish intp the UK  hid...
A British couple were arrested in Spain for trying to smuggle marijuana and hashish intp the UK, hidden inside electrical appliances and sofa cushions.
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August 15  2013. A sophisticated Marijuana growing and processing plant has been busted by Spain s N...
August 15, 2013. A sophisticated Marijuana growing and processing plant has been busted by Spain's National Police in Andújar, Jaén province in southern Spain.
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A view of a neon sign of a cannabis coffee shop in Amsterdam  The Netherlands
A view of a neon sign of a cannabis coffee shop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Six people were injured  four critically  in an explosion in a cannabis grow shop in Madrid  Spain.
Six people were injured, four critically, in an explosion in a cannabis grow shop in Madrid, Spain.
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order ...
Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing marjuana
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A marijuana leaf is displayed at Canna Pi medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle, Washington
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Cannabis setup inside a residential premises that was discovered by UK police officers
Cannabis setup inside a residential premises that was discovered by UK police officers
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Almost 30 percent of those questioned in this Ontario student drug use survey admitted to having use...
Almost 30 percent of those questioned in this Ontario student drug use survey admitted to having used marijuana at some point.
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged ar...
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto s Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit  which was i...
Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit, which was immediately halted for a little while.
Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order ...
Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing cannabis.
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged ar...
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order ...
Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing marijuana
People celebrate after the Senate approved a government-sponsored bill that provides for regulation ...
People celebrate after the Senate approved a government-sponsored bill that provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana during a session in Montevideo December 10, 2013
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