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Weed News

Man arrested after asking his probation officer for weed via text

A man was arrested after he accidentally sent his probation officer a text message asking if they had any weed that he could buy.

Weed man charged with starting Northern California wildfire

Weed - A 24-year-old Northern California man was arrested and charged Saturday with starting the Boles fire that burned through the tiny lumber town of Weed, destroying more than 150 homes.

Pot grower posts weekly grow reports on YouTube and gets arrested

Las Vegas - Police in Las Vegas raided a marijuana grow house with help from the grower, who was posting weekly updates on YouTube showing off his crops.

Local man accused of setting massive Sierra foothills fire

Placerville - Authorities still have not explained why they think a 37-year-old man Pollock Pines, Calif., man deliberately set a massive forest fire that has burned nearly 100,000 acres of timber and threatens more than 10,000 homes.

California wildfires force thousands from their homes

Weed - Thousands of Northern California residents were forced to evacuate their homes Tuesday as a series of wildfires burned out of control in the drought-afflicted countryside.

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.

15 people sent to the hospital after smoking poisonous fake weed

Synthetic marijuana is readily available in bodegas and head shops in New York, even though it was banned two years ago, and New Yorkers are increasingly getting sick from smoking it.

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.

Washington rolls out their first recreational marijuana stores

Seattle - Recreational marijuana use will soon become a part of everyday life for residents of Washington, even more so than it already is. This legalization is transforming how we think about drugs using money and public opinion.

Op-Ed: Medical marijuana is the elephant in the room across the world

Washington - Researchers are toiling around the clock to prove marijuana can help people suffering from a dozen diseases, including epilepsy, cancer and neuropathic pain.

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.

Op-Ed: One in ten working class adults die from booze abuse

Atlanta - There is no sign that the federal government will unban marijuana even as evidence grows of the deadliness of alcohol. Money likely will eventually level the playing field for the two drugs.

Man hides 19 bags of weed in his sock in court

Stamford - A man claiming to not be a fool when asked if there was marijuana on him had 19 bags of weed hiding in his sock during a patdown and now faces additional charges.

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.

Big tobacco has been interested in pot for half a century

Los Angeles - With marijuana now legal in nearly half the country medically and pot now a legal retail item in Washington and Colorado, it would make sense that the tobacco companies would be seeing the potential for making green from it.

The high of the weed fairy

Seattle - A new fairy is on the loose in Seattle, but it is not who you would think it is. One citizen took it upon herself to hand out weed nuggets and has struck New York and now Seattle.

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.

Op-Ed: Marijuana TV ads get their foot in the door

Newark - What does marijuana have to do with sushi? This weekend, the first TV add that could be seen as promoting weed premiered in New Jersey started out with a slippery guy selling black market sushi.

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.

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.

Already booming market for e-cigarettes boosted by legal weed

Denver - Technology and entrepreneurs drive everything in America, the business. Now it is enabling people to use cigarettes or marijuana without creating smoke.

Op-Ed: Business opportunities for marijuana firms to grow in 2014

Albany - How about an app to tell you how to grow marijuana, which strains are the strongest? Or a guide to vaporizers that help diminish the impact of smoking cigarettes or weed.

Op-Ed: Marijuana is an exit drug for some

Denver - The No. 1 reason many anti-marijuana propagandists give for keeping weed criminal is that it is a gateway drug. They claim it leads to other, hard drugs.

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.
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A grouping of marijuana buds, pictured above on April 13, 2014.
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Entrance to the town of Weed with Mt. Shasta in the distance
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Marijuana buyers line up outside waiting for store to open with first legal marijuana.