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Buffett and Berkshire subsidiary to cash in on legal pot industry

Billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has never shied away from a good investment opportunity, which is why their latest foray into the legal pot business shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Is a Canadian company developing cannabis-infused pizza sauce?

Vancouver - The latest foodie trend adds weed to the pizza pie equation. Is "Weed Pizza" coming to Canada by way of Colorado? Here's what you need to know.

Why more marijuana users are vaporizing their medicine

As medical marijuana users seek safer ways to take their medicine, vaporizers have fast become the technology of choice. The science seems to back up this trend.

Half of Massachusetts voters are OK with legal weed

Boston - A new poll conducted by a Massachusetts newspaper indicates that about half of voters there would vote for a measure that would legalize marijuana.

Mexican cartel caught smuggling weed in fake watermelons into USA

Tucson - Forget the Trojan Horse — it reportedly only fit 30 soldiers. But a drug cartel's watermelons? Let's just say they held enough weed to knock Wiz Khalifa out.

New York expected to become next medical marijuana state

New York - New York could legalize medical marijuana as soon as this week after a proposal to that effect passed the state legislature on Friday.

Republicans slowly embracing marijuana

For years the U.S. House has been turning down proposals dealing with marijuana but this week that all changed when the House approved a new measure.

Senior citizen medical marijuana patient to lobby U.S. Congress

Ahead of his May 12th trial, federal medical marijuana defendant Larry Harvey, 70, goes to Washington, D.C. to lobby the United States Congress in order to stop funding federal prosecutions like his.

New study finds casual pot use alters the brain

Young adults who occasionally use pot show abnormalities in two key areas of their brain related to emotion, motivation, and decision making, new research reveals.

Colorado gets its first weed vending machine

Pro-marijuana state Colorado is bound to get even thicker with haze, following the unveiling of its most recent marijuana-friendly vending machine.

Downtown Toronto sees anti-Ford election signs surface

Toronto - A series of campaign signs featuring outlandish promises popped up in Toronto on Monday morning in an effort to quell Mayor Rob Ford's reelection plans.

Unlike U.S. law, cannabis and heroin no longer equal in Italy

Italy's constitutional court has declared a law that tripled sentences for selling, cultivating and possessing cannabis "illegitimate" and has overturned it. Antigone, a prison rights group, say the law has caused prison overcrowding.

Study investigates effects of decriminalizing marijuana

Denver - The effects of marijuana are well established. But a new study looked at a societal aspect of legalizing marijuana — the details of call volume to U.S. poison centers from January 2005 through December 2011.

For pot entrepreneurs, it's a 'Stoner Bowl' matchup made on high

For Nate Johnson, the excitement surrounding the upcoming Super Bowl is two-fold.

Medical marijuana already available throughout U.S.

Denver - For more than a year medical marijuana has been available online throughout the nation from websites. Just call it hemp, not weed.

Long lines for first marijuana sales in Denver and ski country

Breckenridge - There were long lines in the Colorado mountains on New Year’s Day, and not just on the ski slopes. People were getting high without lifts. Hundreds bought marijuana at the Breckenridge Cannabis Club.

The G-Man who started the Reefer War

Denver - No, it wasn't J. Edgar Hoover. In the best tradition of government, Harry Anslinger knew what to do when he lost his job as assistant commissioner of Prohibition when booze became legal again in 1933.

Op-Ed: Clock ticking down to first legal weed in the nation

Denver - John Denver's Rocky Mountain High attracted many people to Colorado. Now the real thing will be legal, effective at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

Does smoking marijuana cause schizophrenia?

Boston - Marijuana, the most commonly abused illegal drug used worldwide, has long been considered an environmental risk factor for developing schizophrenia. A new study from Harvard University tells a different story.

Stores selling recreational marijuana in U.S. will open January 1

Central City - Tourists in Amsterdam may recount the beautiful streets, the shops, the museums, the red light district, and of course the smart shops. In a response to last year's legislation, Colorado is set to open some smart shops of its own.

Marijuana reformers in Canadian province going up in smoke

Vancouver - Thousands of marijuana activists in the Canadian province of B.C. are trying to change how the drug is policed there. But the petition 'Sensible B.C.' canvassers are gathering appears unlikely to gain enough signatures to get the job done.

Shortage of medical marijuana in New Mexico forces rationing

Albuquerque - The New Mexico Department of Health reports that medical marijuana producers who supply marijuana to patients with debilitating conditions, such as PTSD, are forced to turn away thousands of patients. Rationing is now inevitable, officials say.

Hundreds taken ill while harvesting marijuana in Albania

Since June, hundreds of people, mostly women and children, have taken ill while harvesting illegal marijuana in Albania, according to a Reuters report published Friday.

Mile High City backing off on stopping public marijuana smoking

Denver - From the moment voters approved the legalization of marijuana last year, the Colorado government has sought to make it difficult for cannabis users to light up.

Man shoots arrow wrapped with pot at jail

A man from Bellingham wrapped up a bag of pot around an arrow and then fired it at the Whatcom Jail on Tuesday morning, August 27.

Laughing Toronto Mayor Ford says he 'smoked a lot' of marijuana

Toronto - Since federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau told media last week he smoked marijuana as recently as three years ago, the question de jour of Canadian politicians has been if they've smoked it and, if so, when. It was a question Rob Ford didn't shy from.

Spanish police bust sophisticated marijuana processing lab

Dubbed Operation "Britania", Spain's National Police have busted and dismantled a sophisticated laboratory with 900 marijuana plants in Andújar, Jaén province in southern Spain.

Dr. Gupta's sudden change of heart on medical marijuana

The chief medical correspondent for CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, reversed his long-standing opposition to medical marijuana on Thursday.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau favours legalization of marijuana

Kelowna - As The Liberal leader finishes up a whirlwind five day tour of British Columbia he tells a cheering crowd that his position on cannabis has evolved from decriminalization to legalization and taxation of the herb.

Op-Ed: Fake marijuana causing death and real medical problems

Sydney - The synthetic grass on the market isn’t real grass. It’s a range of compounds designed to “imitate” grass, and they don’t. An Australian man died, and some credible evidence that these new things are real garbage is emerging.
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The Honorable Rona Ambrose is Canada's Minister of Health with Health Canada.
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Marijuana packaged for transportation and sale.
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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.
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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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420, the code name for marijuana.
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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.
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Waterloo Police Department arrested an18 year old couple after their baby allegedly choked on a small bag of pot.
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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.
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Joints are on the menu at an Amsterdam coffee shop.
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Not mine but wish it was home grown pot
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Don't fear the Reefer!
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Corning Company manufactures this style of Corning coffee pots and cups.
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Vehicle containing 143 bundles of marijuana seized by Border Patrol agents.
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A grouping of marijuana buds, pictured above on April 13, 2014.
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A glass pipe used when smoking Marijuana.
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