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U.S. attorney threatens to seize 23 Colorado marijuana dispensaries

U.S. Attorney John Walsh sent letters to 23 medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado on Thursday, warning them that they faced legal repercussions if they did not close down within 45 days. “This letter constitutes formal notification that a marijuana dispensary is operating on the above described property in violation of…

No long-term lung damage from occasional marijuana use

WASHINGTON — People who occasionally smoke marijuana do not suffer long-term lung damage the way cigarette smokers do, and may actually experience a slight improvement, said a 20-year US study published Tuesday. Since the research included more than 5,000 people over a long time span, the authors said it should…

Romney dodges multiple marijuana questions

The group Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) has sent dozens of its members to New Hampshire to question the Republican presidential candidates about their views on medical marijuana and other drug laws, but they have so far failed to get much of a response from former Massachusetts Gov.…

Snoop Dogg arrested on marijuana possession charge

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) – Rapper Snoop Dogg was arrested over the weekend after border control agents found what they said was a small amount of marijuana on his tour bus. The singer and record producer, 40, was stopped at the same Sierra Blanca, Texas, checkpoint Saturday where country singer…

Sirota: Legalizing marijuana is now a ‘mainstream’ position

The slow drumbeat to legalizing marijuana in America continued Friday evening when Salon.com columnist David Sirota appeared on Current TV’s The Young Turks. Sirota mentioned a recent Gallup poll in which half of Americans support legalizing marijuana, with 77 percent also backing medical marijuana. With those figures, Sirota and host…

Supreme Court to rule on whether drug-sniffing dogs violate 4th Amendment

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case to determine whether the use of police dogs sniffing for drugs outside homes is a violation of the constitutional rights of the residents. The case involves a Miami homeowner accused of growing marijuana in his house, who contends…

Judge tosses lawsuit against Arizona’s medical marijuana law

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legalization of medical marijuana in Arizona. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer filed a lawsuit against her own state’s medical marijuana law in May. She claimed that state employees could be in jeopardy because the state law conflicts with federal laws, despite…

Gingrich: Founding fathers would have ‘violent’ reaction to pot growers

Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that the founders of the United States would have dealt violently with marijuana growers, despite the fact that they grew the plant for commercial purposes themselves. He said at an town hall event in New Hampshire that decriminalizing drugs like marijuana would increase the rate of…

Colorado asks DEA to recognize marijuana’s medical value

The state of Colorado has become the third in the nation to formally ask the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to reclassify marijuana in such a manner that would recognize its potential for medical value, similar to drugs like morphine and cocaine. The letter, sent just before Christmas by Colorado’s Department of Revenue,…

Gary Johnson launches third-party White House bid

SANTA FE, New Mexico — Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson launched a long-shot, third-party bid for the White House Wednesday that could hurt Republican efforts to oust President Barack Obama in 2012. Johnson announced his intention to become the nominee of the Libertarian Party, seeking to capitalize on massive…

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