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Florida Discusses Lowering marijuana penalties

Editorial: Lower penalties for small amounts of marijuana

The Pinellas County Commission's unanimous decision this month to discuss lowering the penalty for possessing small amounts of marijuana is a positive step. Commissioners should study the issue carefully and come up with a...
Beth Harwell

Tennessee gubernatorial candidate looks to legalize medical marijuana

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  -- It's a hot topic in the state: whether or not to legalize medical marijuana. Beth Harwell, the Tennessee Speaker of the House and a Republican candidate for governor, said she...
medical marijuana pain management

I can’t use cannabis to help ease my pain due to my “Pain Management”...

Q: My husband has had several major back surgeries over the last couple years, and currently goes to a pain management clinic to get narcotic, opioid medications to help deal with his pain. The...
Transformer Tubes

Transformer Tubes – 21st Century Bongmaking

You might have thought Plastic or Acrylics Bongs were a thing of old hippy tales. Well thanks to our friends at Transformer Tubes, the acrylic bong has made a comeback, but with a 21st...
Boston Freedom Rally

Supporters of recreational use of marijuana fill the Boston Common

As Massachusetts voters prepare to decide in November whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use, thousands of people who support use of the drug filled Boston Common on Saturday for an annual gathering featuring...
Aspen Marijuana and Alcohol Sales

Aspen Colorado pot sales top $8.3 million in 2015

The seven marijuana dispensaries in Aspen sold more than $8.3 million worth of medical and recreational pot during 2015, according to statistics from the city’s Finance Department.“That’s an incredible number,” said Aspen Assistant Police...
Is 2016 the year for medical marijuana legalization?

Will Ohio legalize medical marijuana in 2016?

COLUMBUS — After Ohio voters resoundingly defeated an ill-formed effort to legalize marijuana last fall, everyone started talking about "doing something" on medical marijuana.The idea was popular with voters: As many as 90 percent of Ohioans...
marijuana breathalyzer

High On The Highway: Scientists Try To Build A Marijuana Breathalyzer

A quartet of Western states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana, and voters in half a dozen more states may vote on pot legalization in 2016. That's leading law enforcement officials...
Trinidad Colorado marijuana

Marijuana money might have saved small Colorado town from ‘abyss of nothingness’

TRINIDAD, Colorado — Anthony Mattie walks down Main Street confronted by a shell of the town he once knew.The retired state patrolman-turned-mayor pro tem stares at vacant building after building, his reflection bouncing off...
Legalize L.A. Dispensaries

Group Seeks to Fully Legalize L.A. Marijuana Dispensaries

They're the undocumented workers of the weed industry.We're talking about Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensaries. They're not really legal. But they work hard for your well-being anyway.Under 2013's voter-approved Proposition D, pot shops were...