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The Pot Biz: Should You Join the Next Gold Rush?
Freelancer by day, Kyokushin Black Belt by night
None of these issues are reasons not to try to start a marijuana business of your own. That's not my intent. Rather, I want you to see the situation from all sides and make an informed decision with your eyes wide open.
The Highs And Lows Of Legalized Marijuana
Dawn Q Landau
Recently, I had my attitude checked in a marijuana dispensary. You read that right: a weed shop. If you know me personally, and are judging me right now, save it 'til the end; you may be checking your attitude too. If you don't know me, then read on, but this may be checkmate.
Friday Talking Points -- New Speaker's Speaking Problem
Chris Weigant is a political commentator.
Kevin McCarthy is not worthy. Of using the English language correctly, among other things. Amusingly, though, this will likely not stop him from becoming the next speaker of the House.
Senate Committee Passes Crucial Marijuana Reform
Drug Policy Alliance, Director of National Affairs
A key Senate committee passed a bill today allowing the nation's capital to establish regulated marijuana stores and let banks provide financial services to state-legalized marijuana dispensaries.
'The Cartel' Author Don Winslow: It's Very Possible You're Smoking 'Blood Weed'
Next time you pick up a joint, you may want to think carefully about where it came from. The marijuana you're smoking is
Leonhart's Fall Signals Urgent Need for DEA Overhaul
Director, Mexico City-based Americas Program of the Center for...
Congress must thoroughly review the tactics that place agents and contractors in cozy contact with the cartels they are supposed to be dismantling. It must also take this opportunity to consider whether the DEA is fulfilling its mandate -- and to reassess that mandate.
Illinois Marijuana Bill Could Dramatically Decrease Arrests Of Young Black Men
Adults in Illinois would be able to use small amounts recreational marijuana without fear of jail time under two bills introduced
Alaska's Marijuana Ballot Measure Language Proves Explosive Issue for Dueling Campaigns
Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska's best news and opinion
The specific concern about hash oil is reflective of a larger question about the measure -- one on which the campaigns disagree: When it comes to the rule-making process outlined in the initiative, how much room is there for adding limitations?
Colorado Rep. Says His Edible Bill Was Misconstrued By Health Department
Colorado health officials quickly backed away from a ban on nearly all edible forms of pot. As other states move to legalize marijuana, we look at policy initiatives that will keep pot legal and safe.
Who Are the 25 Highest Salaried School Administrators in Illinois?
Editor of Reboot Illinois
Teacher pensions have been a hot topic in Illinois for a while now. With the state drowning in debt, in large part because of unfunded pension liabilities, it's hard to be a teacher around here these days. But, for school administrators, life in the education sphere is a little more glamorous.
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Alabama Considers 'Carly's Law' To Legalize Marijuana Derivative
Alabama could become the first state in the South to allow the use of a medicine derived from marijuana.
Alabama May Legalize Marijuana-Derived Medicine
Alabama's new bill, HB 104, would let people who have been diagnosed by a doctor as having a "debilitating medical condition
New Hampshire House Gives Preliminary Approval To Legalizing Recreational Marijuana
"We have some challenges in our state when it comes to substance abuse," Hassan said. "We need to be focusing on that, and
Support For Legalizing Marijuana Grows To Highest Point Ever In Gallup Poll
Much of the new support for legalization comes among independent voters, 62 percent of whom now support it, up from just
The Pros and Cons of Legal Cannabis
C. Robert Gibson
Independent journalist published in Guardian, the Washington P...
The C.P.C. has been in business for roughly 4 years in Seattle, after Washington approved the use of medical cannabis in 1998.
City Pushes For Private Weed Clubs
Marijuana Poll Finds Almost Half Support Legalizing Its Growth
The online poll found that 47 percent said it should be legal to grow marijuana, while 37 percent said it shouldn't. A partisan
Issue Spotlight: Marijuana
Throughout early American history, marijuana use was legal under both federal and individual state laws. In fact, from 1850 to 1941, cannabis was included in the United States Pharmacopoeia as a recognized medicinal. By the end of 1936, however, all 48 states had enacted laws to regulate marijuana.
Is It Time For Marijuana Farmers Markets?
In Santa Rosa, California, there's a farmers' market where customers can purchase a wide array of locally sourced produce...in this case that crop happens to be marijuana.
As entrepreneurs wait for pot to become legal nationwide, what hurdles will Wall Street have to jump before it can cash in? Jamen Shivley joins Tim Stenovec to discuss.
Jamen Shivley joins Tim Stenovec to talk about the potential legalization of marijuana.
Idaho Medical Marijuana Battle Rages As More Liberal States Legalize Recreational Pot
By Reuters, Reuters
In November, Washington state and Colorado went a step further and voters approved legalizing pot for recreational use. Republicans
Marijuana Legalization Is Not Enough! Envisioning a Post-Prohibition World
When residents of Colorado and Washington voted to legalize the adult use of cannabis, it felt like a momentary rush of sobriety in a country dazed by decades of anti-marijuana hysteria. But what comes next?
Legal Marijuana: How To Invest In Pot
By MarketWatch, MarketWatch
Although federal law prohibits the sale or possession of marijuana, Massachusetts last week joined the ranks of states — 18
Amendment 64 Advocates: Hickenlooper, Suthers, 'Should Not Ask The Federal Government For Permission'
By The Colorado Independent, The Colorado Independent
Campaign Co-director Brian Vicente, an attorney, released this statement Friday afternoon: “Silence equals consent,” he told
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