• Rand Paul 1st major-party candidate to court marijuana donors

    Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DENVER — Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul is courting donors from the marijuana business in a groundbreaking event in Denver. The Kentucky senator is holding a fundraiser Tuesday at the Cannabis Business Summit. Paul becomes the first major-party presidential candidate to...

  • Medical pot sales to begin in Minnesota, but fight not over

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There will be no baggies of pot awaiting patients next week when Minnesota joins 21 other states in offering medical marijuana. No glass pipes, no plants to tend at home. Instead, the nation's latest medical marijuana program is a world of pill bottles and vials...

  • Poll: We like our red-white-and-blue patriotism - mostly

    By Cathy Lynn Grossman Religion News Service -
    Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    We're gung-ho for the idea that the U.S.A. has a special status with God, and we're almost always proud of our nation. But a new survey finds our flag-waving, All-American Fourth of July celebrations are tempered by concerns that the nation isn't the moral leader it once was, that...

  • President dropped the ball in war on drugs

    By David W. Murray and John P. Walters -
    Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    When he assumed office in 2009, President Barack Obama inherited a drug policy success of unprecedented dimensions. Cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, and misused opiate prescriptions were all under control or declining. The drug threat, especially for youth, was...

  • Denver drops marijuana exhibits from county fair

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    DENVER — The Denver County Fair is dropping marijuana exhibits from the event — a year after some people said they were unwittingly served pot-infused chocolate in the "Pot Pavilion." The organizer of the county fair insists that the fair made the move because marijuana-related...

  • Recent Kansas Editorials

    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Hutchinson News, June 18 Governor trips over truth explaining state's largest-ever tax increase: The extra-long legislative session must have gotten to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, because he now seems confused about something as simple as a tax cut and a tax increase. Brownback said...

  • Study: Scant evidence that medical marijuana helps many illnesses

    LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer
    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    CHICAGO — Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple...

  • Injured Colorado teacher no fan of marijuana

    By Steve Henson, The Pueblo Chieftain
    Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Don’t tell her about the medical wonders of marijuana. And don’t tell her that it’s a relatively benign drug that doesn’t really hurt anybody.  Certainly, don’t tell her anything like that after she has had to stand all day in her classroom at Pueblo West High School, where she...

  • Editorials from around Oregon

    Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    The (Albany) Democrat Herald, June 17, on genetically modified organisms ban While we wait to see what the next front will be in the statewide battle over genetically modified organisms (it might be in neighboring Benton County, where proponents of a ban on GMO crops ponder their next...

  • THC extracts concentrate problems

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    The young woman was shocked when the addiction-treatment clinic's drug test showed extraordinary levels of THC in her system. She knew she had a drug problem. But she wasn't like those acquaintances who sat around smoking pipes, bongs and joints all day. "We asked how she could have...

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