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Marijuana eradication program patch.  Image: Fred Repp via Washington Post

The Drug Enforcement Administration is not having a great year.

The chief of the agency stepped down in April under a cloud of scandal.

NYPD vehicle in Times Square. Image: William Hoiles via Wikimedia Commons

Cops are following through on Mayor de Blasio’s pledge to stop locking people up for carrying small amounts of pot.

Jose “Joche” Smith, chief executive at Costa Farms, in a shade house containing thousands of indoor plants in May 2011. Image: Daniel Bock for the Miami Herald

TALLAHASSEE - Five Florida nurseries, including two from Miami-Dade County, were selected Monday to cultivate and distribute the first legal marijuana in the state, opening the door to the sale of the non-euphoric strains to treat patients with seizure disorders and cancer by June of next year.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska's recreational marijuana industry voted Friday to allow for people to use pot at certain stores that will sell it, a first among the four states that have legalized the drug.

Cannabis buds in a jar. Image: WeedWorthy.com

Parents who are even occasional weed users can face accusations of child neglect or abuse, and can risk losing their children as a result.

Downtown Pittsburgh skyline. Image: Robpinion via Wikimedia Commons

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh city councilman wants to decriminalize possession of small amounts marijuana.City Councilman Daniel Lavelle introduced legislation on Tuesday.

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