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Coloradans to decide marijuana legalization in November

Residents of Colorado will have the opportunity this November to legalize marijuana possession and allow regulated sales of marijuana in their state. The Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Monday certified a ballot initiative for the state’s November general election after Denver-based activists gathered more than 170,000 signatures. If…

Ron Paul: Hemp is a good product

Texas Rep. Ron Paul praised the industrial crop hemp during a campaign stop in North Dakota on Monday. “There is no reason, in a free society, that farmers shouldn’t be allowed to raise hemp,” Paul said, according to the Associated Press. “Hemp is a good product.” Hemp, a crop related…

Hundreds flock to Oregon for medical marijuana cards

Authorities said this week that hundreds of out-of-state residents have flocked to Oregon in recent years to obtain medical marijuana cards, which the state will issue to anyone with a doctor’s recommendation. Speaking to a reporter with The Oregonian this weekend, state health officials said that hundreds of people from out-of-state have…

Nepal cracks down on cannabis at Hindu festival

Police in Nepal said they had cracked down on members of the public using cannabis at a major Hindu festival where the drug is smoked legally by thousands of holy men to honour a Hindu god. The wandering mystics — known as sadhus – use an ancient legal loophole to smoke marijuana during a night of…

‘Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol’ claims enough signatures for Colo. ballot

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol said Friday morning that it had turned in more than enough valid petition signatures to get their initiative on the ballot later this year. The activists said they had submitted 12,000 additional signatures, on top of the 163,000 submitted earlier this year. The additional…

F-16 fighters intercept pot-laden Cessna in Obama’s airspace

LOS ANGELES — Two F-16 fighters were scrambled Thursday to intercept a light aircraft over Los Angeles, during a visit by President Barack Obama for a fundraising trip, officials said. The military jets scrambled out of March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, California, “to respond to a temporary flight…

Drug bust at Christian university nets 17 students

After a six-month investigation, police have arrested 17 students, including four football players, from Texas Christian University (TCU) Wednesday morning for selling marijuana, ecstasy pills and other drugs on campus. Authorities took the students into custody discovered that they sold a wide variety of drugs, according to TCU360.com. Prescription drugs…

Colorado medical marijuana grower sentenced to six years

A Colorado medical marijuana grower was sentenced to six years in Illinois state prison after he was caught with a shipment of 42 pounds of marijuana in Chicago. Former Chicago mortgage broker Ryan Bailey had moved to Colorado as a part of the “green rush” of young entrepreneurs going west…

Ex-cop: Marijuana policy ‘creates too many crime victims’

In the midst of the students and conservative stalwarts in business attire at CPAC, Howard Wooldridge stands out like a sore thumb — but not because of his cowboy hat and big belt buckle. It’s his T-shirt, which loudly proclaims “COPS SAY LEGALIZE POT ASK ME WHY.” And people do,…

Steve Jobs’ FBI file cites drug use, Eastern religion

A file compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the late industrialist Steve Jobs released on Thuesday reveals that some close to him noticed a change after he took up eastern religion, while others cited past drug use, and a tendency to be ruthless in pursuit of his goals.…

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