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  • Marijuana industry makes political donations

    DENVER (AP) — The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states. The political...

  • Mitch McConnell: 'I'm against legalizing marijuana'

    The Senate Republican leader says legalizing marijuana could "completely transform" society in a way "most Kentuckians would not agree with."

  • Illinois medical marijuana applications due Monday

    CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of people who want to break into the medical marijuana business in Illinois lined up Monday to file their applications ahead of a 3 p.m. deadline. Applicants were waiting in line with boxes of documents before the state agencies opened Monday morning, said Melaney Arnold,...

  • Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

    DENVER (AP) — Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot. To get their message across, they are skewering some of the old Drug War-era...

  • Maureen Dowd's paranoid pot candy bar high on Colorado billboard

    New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd gets top billing in a new Colorado campaign to warn marijuana tourists to go slow.

  • Drug czar: Pot is top drug in fatal car wrecks

    President Obama's drug czar has a warning for America's stoners: Marijuana is the only drug on the rise in fatal car wrecks.

  • No welfare for weed under House bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Tuesday night that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Supporters call it the "no welfare for weed" bill. The bill would prevent people from using...

  • House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Supporters call it the "no welfare for weed" bill. The bill would prevent people from using government-issued...

  • Medical marijuana law sponsor defends secret bids

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state lawmaker who sponsored Illinois' medical marijuana law said it bars the release of information about those applying to grow and sell the drug to prevent the state officials who review the applications from being influenced by political connections. State Rep....

  • In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his concrete yard painted in the red, green, gold and black colors identified with his Rastafarian faith. These days,...

  • Pot producers add demand on Northwest power grid

    SEATTLE (AP) — As more marijuana producers move their plants indoors over the next two decades, the grow operations in Washington state are expected to need as much electricity each year as what a small Northwest city consumes, according to an energy forecast by regional power planners. Demands...

  • Medical marijuana ID card applications top 2,000

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than 2,000 people registered for Illinois medical marijuana identification cards in the first three days of applications, dwarfing the number the program's administrators had envisioned, the state announced Friday. Authorities began taking electronic applications Tuesday...

  • Colorado struggles to adjust marijuana supply

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's pot regulators are trying to make sure the state's marijuana growers aren't producing more pot than they can legally sell — a hedge against Colorado-grown pot ending up in states where it's not legal. But a new set of marijuana production standards up for public review...

  • Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends. Beer, who was 17 in October 2012...

  • Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana's effects show that the drug can slow...



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