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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…

Group wants to give Massachusetts voters a chance to legalize pot

A group of pro-pot activists in Massachusetts are pushing a ballot measure to fully legalize marijuana. The group Bay State Repeal hopes to get the proposal on the ballot in 2016 after testing different versions of the measure by placing nonbinding referendum questions on next year’s ballot in about a…

Hundreds of pounds of pot falls from the sky in San Diego

Bundles of marijuana were dropped from a plane Monday morning over San Diego. U.S. Customs and Border Protection began tracking the ultra-light plane as it crossed the border about 4:15 a.m. and returned to Mexico without landing. Federal agents said a plane originated in Mexico dropped the bundles of pot…

Happy legal weed anniversary, Washington! Massive party planned for Seattle Center

Marijuana has been legal in small quantities in Seattle for almost a year. One Seattle activist has a massive party — and a message — planned for the anniversary of legalization. “Tourists need a place to get high legally,” said Ben Livingston, a pot activist, writer and head of the…

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