Colbert: Rand Paul ‘tried to sell me pot backstage’ – Marijuana News

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Comedian Stephen Colbert caught Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) off guard late Wednesday night, joking about marijuana.

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Colbert: Rand Paul ‘tried to sell me pot backstage’ – Marijuana News

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Comedian Stephen Colbert caught Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) off guard late Wednesday night, joking about marijuana.

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Law enforcement backs legalizing marijuana in Florida – Marijuana News

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NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - The fight to legalize marijuana continues in Florida, but this time, some law enforcement officials are supporting the idea.

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Law enforcement backs legalizing marijuana in Florida – Marijuana News

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NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - The fight to legalize marijuana continues in Florida, but this time, some law enforcement officials are supporting the idea.

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The DEA has failed to eradicate marijuana. Some members of Congress want it to stop trying – Marijuana News

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The Drug Enforcement Administration is not having a great year.

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

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Pot shop owners seeing green on Black Friday – Marijuana News

Dozens line up in bitter cold weather outside The Grass Station in Denver, ahead of the store’s Black Friday sales. Image: WeedWorthy.com

Not to be outdone by much larger national retailers, Denver’s cannabis merchants are rolling out Black Friday deals of their own.

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Mom Believes Marijuana Plant Oil Can Help Kids With Epilepsy – Marijuana News

Kim Hearn of Stratford believes an oil made from marijuana plants will help her son Sean and other children who have epileptic seizures. Image: Fox 61 via Hartford Courant

Each morning, Kim Hearn attaches a feeding tube to her son before outfitting him in specialized clothes that lend support to his torso, ankles and legs.

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Legal experts urge caution as tribes enter pot business – Marijuana News

Consultant Jonathan Hunt checks seedlings growing in the marijuana growing facility on the Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation in September. AP Photo: Jay Pickthorn

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Tribes across the U.S. are finding marijuana is risky business nearly a year after a Justice Department policy indicated they could grow and sell pot under the same guidelines as states.

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Bernie Sanders files bill to legalize marijuana – Marijuana News

Senator Bernie Sanders at a seniors’ center in Manchester, N.H. on October 30, 2015. Image: Michael Vadon via Wikimedia Commons

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has filed a bill in the Senate seeking to end the federal criminalization of marijuana.

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Bernie Sanders files bill to legalize marijuana – Marijuana News

Senator Bernie Sanders at a seniors’ center in Manchester, N.H. on October 30, 2015. Image: Michael Vadon via Wikimedia Commons

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has filed a bill in the Senate seeking to end the federal criminalization of marijuana.

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Dozens of Marijuana Initiatives in California Vying for 2016 Ballot – Marijuana News

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Those for and against marijuana initiatives are gearing up to get their proposals on the ballot and voters could end up with many options in 2016.
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Many Republican Presidential Candidates Are Secretly OK With Legal Pot

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Most of the candidates descending on Boulder for Wednesday’s debate have signaled a desire to end the Republicans’ long-running war on pot.
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DEA Raid on Tribe's Cannabis Crop Infuriates and Confuses Reformers

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Authorities claim the plants were marijuana, not hemp – but evidence is lacking.

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Pot for your pup? Startups cash in on cannabis trend

After taking his CBD medicine Moose, a 10-year-old, 120-pound St. Bernard, goes for a walk in San Jose, California. Image: Brandon Chew, Special to The Chronicle
 
Suzanne Kisting’s burly 10-year-old, 120-pound St. Bernard, Moose, hobbled down the 40 stairs of her former Inner Sunset District apartment every morning, crippled by pain from severe arthritis.
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U.S. government is stifling medical marijuana research, major think tank declares

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In a strongly-worded new report out Tuesday, researchers at the Brookings Institution call on the federal government to eliminate roadblocks to medical marijuana research in the U.S.
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Will Justin Trudeau Make Good on Promise to Legalize Marijuana?

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Canada’s new prime minister has promised his Liberal Party will legalize marijuana across the entire country.
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New Yorkers are smoking pot in public like it is no big deal

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The city is getting higher by the day — and we’re not talking about Manhattan skyscrapers.
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No typical medical marijuana user in Nevada

Marijuana at the Inyo Fine Cannabis Dispensary in Las Vegas, Sept. 30, 2015. Image: Jason Ogulnik, Las Vegas Review-Journal
Eric Hartley ~ Las Vegas Review-Journal ~
 
Among the more than 11,000 people with state-issued patient cards are the very young and very old. They include people living with cancer, HIV, seizures, glaucoma or other conditions.
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College football coaches grapple with 'marijuana epidemic'

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Schools are stuck enforcing the rules of a college-football system that hasn't embraced some of society's growing acceptance of marijuana use.
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Ohio now a battleground state for marijuana

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Barry Petersen ~ CBS News ~
 
Four states already allow recreational pot, but approved medical marijuana first. Now, Ohio could make history by legalizing both at the same time, and the pro-marijuana camp is ramping up as the days until the vote are counting down.
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