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Bill O’Reilly: It’s ‘part of the culture’ in the ‘ghetto’ for 9-year-olds to smoke weed

In a segment Monday night on The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly claimed the left supported marijuana legalization because children “in certain ghetto neighborhoods” were using the drug. The Fox News host was responding to the New York Times’ call for the legalization of marijuana. Joined by anti-legalization advocate Kevin…

Illinois okays medical marijuana for children with seizures

(Reuters) – Illinois children and adults with epilepsy will soon be allowed to use marijuana to ease their symptoms under a law signed on Sunday by Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, the latest in a series of measures loosening restrictions on cannabis by U.S. states. The move to add epilepsy and…

Weed on wheels: Medical marijuana delivery services triple in three years

With more states legalizing medical marijuana, dispensaries are making it easier for their customers to get their pot  by adding home delivery to their list of services. A boon to customers who don’t have to leave the house, the delivery model allows dispensaries to cut costs by closing brick and…

Washington state to begin issuing retail pot licenses Monday

Washington state takes the final step in legalizing recreational marijuana use on Monday when officials begin to issue retail licenses to stores that could begin selling cannabis 24 hours later. State regulators have accepted 334 marijuana retail applications. Only about 20 stores are expected to open on Tuesday. The Washington…

Los Angeles welcomes first medical marijuana farmer’s market

It looks like any other American farmer’s market. Buyers sniff the wares, test weights and compare, while vendors tout their product. But the only produce on offer is cannabis — organic, of course. “We have lollipops for $7, chocolate bars to help you relax for $13, and ‘cosmic dust,’” said…

Florida man tried to sell weed to uniformed cop while pushing infant in stroller, police say

A Florida man was arrested Thursday after allegedly trying to sell marijuana to a uniformed police officer. Authorities said 28-year-old Terandell Coleman was pushing a baby stroller carrying his 2-month-old infant when he approached a vehicle driven by a Panama City Beach police officer. Although the car was unmarked, Lt.…

Jamaica decriminalizes personal possession of marijuana, will clear past ‘ganja’ arrest records

The Jamaican government has decided to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, joining the trickle of countries moving to soften laws on the drug known on the Caribbean island as “ganja.” Minister of Justice Mark Golding made the announcement at an afternoon news conference on Thursday saying that…

Judge allows feds to keep cash seized at MN airport because it smelled like weed

A federal judge allowed the government to keep cash that Homeland Security agents seized because it smelled like marijuana. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Davis issued a default ruling May 28 because the original owner of the cash failed to claim it before a late February deadline to do so.…

Colorado tightens rules on edible pot after two deaths possibly linked to marijuana-laced food

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation on Wednesday to tighten controls on edible and concentrated forms of marijuana, as concerns mounted about safety issues after two deaths possibly linked to the ingestion of pot-infused goodies. Voters in Colorado approved a landmark ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana for adults in 2012,…

Texas man faces possible life sentence for making and selling pot brownies

A Texas man faces a possible life sentence for making and selling marijuana brownies. Authorities in Round Rock charged 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro with a first-degree felony because he used hash oil to make the brownies. Texas law allows the state to factor sugar, cocoa, and other ingredients to determine the…

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