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Exclusive: New Hampshire lawmaker admits lashing out at student who wrote pro-pot email

A New Hampshire Republican lawmaker lashed out at a college student who wrote to urge him to reconsider his position on marijuana legalization. The state House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this month that would allow New Hampshire to join Colorado and Washington in legalizing marijuana use, but it’s…

Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get high’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday lampooned President Barack Obama’s upcoming proposals to address inequality by saying that the “Democratic method” would be to require all teenagers to get high on drugs. In his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, the president was expected to discuss the widening…

Connecticut cancer patient busted after posting video asking for help giving away extra weed

Police arrested a Connecticut man who evidently posted an online video tour of his marijuana garden. Unfortunately for 46-year-old William Bradley, he doesn’t live in one of the two states that legally permits marijuana growing. The YouTube video, titled “William Bradley – Hope Garden,” was posted in October and shows…

NFL commissioner says injured players might someday be allowed to use medical marijuana

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he could envision injured players using legal medical marijuana at some point. In a wide-ranging interview with ESPN.com, Goodell said he would be open to players using the drug to treat injuries in states where it was legal. “I don’t know what’s going to develop…

‘Buzzkills’: French researchers discover way to reduce marijuana’s high

Just days after Colorado became the first US state to allow recreational marijuana use, French researchers have reportedly discovered a way to reduce the negative effects of the marijuana “buzz.” On Thursday, French scientists said their work had found that a naturally occurring hormone acts as spontaneous defense in the…

Wyoming law creates perverse incentive to drive high when coming from Colorado

ThinkProgress took a look at the legal penalties a cannabis tourist in Colorado faces when coming over the border to Wyoming, after the state patrol in Wyoming posted a stern Facebook message warning people to leave their weed behind. “Individuals who have in their possession 3 ounces or less may…

New York may loosen medical marijuana laws

New York is planning to loosen its marijuana laws to allow limited use of the drug by people suffering serious illness, the New York Times reported Saturday, citing state officials. The newspaper reported on its website that Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo — a long-time opponent of legalizing medical marijuana —…

Iraq War vet denied medical marijuana for PTSD first to buy legal pot in Colorado

An Iraq War veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder became the first person to legally buy recreational marijuana under a new Colorado law that went into effect New Year’s Day. Sean Azzarti, of Denver, who helped campaign for Amendment 64, a voter-approved measure that permits anyone over 21 to…

Jobs, tax revenue and tourism: America’s first marijuana stores open in Colorado

America’s first retail stores selling marijuana open for business in Colorado on Wednesday, putting the western state in the vanguard of the country’s evolving attitudes on legalizing the drug. Officials in the state famous for its ski resorts and breathtaking mountain vistas have issued 348 retail marijuana licenses — including…

Just because Colorado will let you smoke pot doesn’t mean your boss will

Even though Colorado will permit the legal possession and use of marijuana starting Wednesday, employers may also legally fire workers who test positive for the drug. Amendment 64, the ballot initiative passed by voters in November 2012 that essentially legalizes marijuana, permits employers to prohibit its use both on and…

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