marijuana legalization

Cannabis City owner James Lathrop briefly leans against the exterior of his new recreational marijuana store Monday, July 7, 2014, in Seattle.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Who’s next? 5 states that may allow permissive marijuana laws

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Advocates seeking more lenient marijuana laws have no intention of stopping with Colorado and Washington. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have allowed marijuana for medicinal purposes, and more could […]


Krystal Klacsan works Monday, July 7, 2014 at the recreational marijuana store Cannabis City in Seattle to apply a state-mandated frosted film to the front of a display case that will contain pot varieties when legal sales begin on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Legal marijuana goes on sale in Washington

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Washington became the second state Tuesday to allow people to buy marijuana legally in the U.S. without a doctor’s note. People bought pot at 8 a.m. at Bellingham’s Top Shelf Cannabis, […]


This photo provided by Boulder County Sheriff's Department Daniel Ortiz is shown.  Ortiz, along with Russell Britton and Moises Mendez are charged with felony first-degree murder, robbery and aggravated motor-vehicle theft in the death of 25-year-old Nathaniel Tallman.  Tallman was shot dead trying to sell marijuana the old-fashioned, illegal way.   While no one expected the state's first-in-the-nation recreational sales would eliminate the need for dangerous underground sales overnight, the violence has raised concerns among police, prosecutors and pot advocates that a black market for marijuana is alive and well in Colorado. (AP Photo/Boulder County Sheriff's Department)

Legal pot in Colorado hasn’t stopped black market

DENVER (AP) — A 25-year-old is shot dead trying to sell marijuana the old-fashioned, illegal way. Two men from Texas set up a warehouse to grow more than they would ever need. And three people […]


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Governors: Legalized pot buzz just smoke

WASHINGTON (AP) — All the buzz at the National Governors Association meeting over legalizing pot, some say, is just smoke. Nearly three months after Colorado began selling recreational marijuana, the nation’s governors are taking a […]


Oct. 16, 2013: An ATM sits next to a rack of marijuana clone plants that are used to grow medical marijuana at The Joint, a medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Gov’t lets banks, marijuana sellers do business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday gave banks a roadmap for doing business with legal marijuana sellers without getting into trouble, another step by the federal government toward enabling a legalized marijuana industry […]


The Alaska State Division of Elections via Facebook.

Pot petition has enough signatures to make ballot in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Enough petition signatures have been verified to place an initiative seeking to legalize marijuana on the ballot this summer in Alaska, election officials said Tuesday. The petition has met all the […]


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Marijuana’s march toward mainstream confounds feds

WASHINGTON (AP) – It took 50 years for American attitudes about marijuana to zigzag from the paranoia of “Reefer Madness” to the excesses of Woodstock back to the hard line of “Just Say No.” The […]



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