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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,…

Alaska pot legalization vote pushed back to November, along with minimum wage hike

A ballot initiative that could make Alaska the third U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana will go before voters in a general election in November rather than in August as previously scheduled, officials said on Monday. The move means that a broader swath of the public is likely to vote…

First legal weed-related death reported in Colorado

A Wyoming college student visiting Colorado on spring break is the first reported death related to the legal sale of recreational marijuana. Levy Thamba, a student at Northwest College, fell to his death last month from the balcony of a Holiday Inn in Denver. Autopsy results released Monday showed the…

Recreational marijuana proposal to appear on Alaska ballot in August

By Steve Quinn (Reuters) – Alaska voters will decide this summer whether America’s Last Frontier will become the third U.S. state to legalize the sale and recreational use of marijuana for adults under a proposal that officially qualified on Wednesday for a statewide ballot. Alaska Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell formally…

Hey, Denver: It’s OK to smoke weed in your front yard or on a balcony

Denver residents will be permitted to smoke pot in their front yard or on a balcony, even if they can be seen from a street or sidewalk. The City Council voted 10-3 on Monday to allow the use of marijuana in the open, as long as it’s on private property,…

Holder: US will enforce marijuana laws despite how Californians may vote

Less than three weeks before California voters hit the polls, the Justice Department issued a preemptive message concerning a ballot measure making worldwide headlines. “Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government will enforce its marijuana laws in California even if the state’s voters approve a ballot measure to legalize…

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