Marijuana

Edible marijuana products are pictured on display at a medical marijuana dispensary in Denver on Friday, April 18, 2014. Many of the items are far more potent than a single marijuana joint. Two recent deaths have raised concerns about Colorado's recreational marijuana industry and the effects of the drug, especially since cookies, candy and other pot edibles can be exponentially more potent than a smoked joint. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

County Fair-goers: We were fed pot-laced chocolate

  DENVER (AP) — Three people say they were drugged after eating a chocolate bar that wasn’t supposed to have marijuana in it at the Denver County Fair’s new pot pavilion, and one of them […]

08/07/2014

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, […]

07/08/2014

In this photo taken Tuesday, July 1, 2014, Stevie Askew, a worker at Sea of Green Farms, packs recreational marijuana into blunts that will be sold in stores when legal recreational pot sales begin Tuesday, July 8, in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington state issues 24 marijuana shop licenses

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses Monday with a middle-of-the-night email alerting bleary-eyed pot-shop proprietors that they’ll finally be able to open for business. “We’re pretty stoked,” said John Evich, […]

07/07/2014

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Police seize 438 pot plants; arrest Arcadia man

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California police have seized 438 marijuana plants and arrested a 60-year-old man suspected of growing them in his home. City News Service reports that Yong Fa Jiang of Arcadia was […]

06/15/2014

FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 21, 2104, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the oversight of the FBI.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

FBI head: Cyber crime posing ‘enormous challenge’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement faces an “enormous challenge” in preventing state-sponsored cyber crimes, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday, days after the Justice Department announced charges against five Chinese military officials accused of hacking […]

05/21/2014

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44 tons of marijuana seized in Tijuana, Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s attorney general says investigators have seized 44 tons of marijuana in Tijuana across the border from San Diego, California. A statement from the office says that nearly 4,000 packets of drugs were […]

05/03/2014

Pastor Justice Coleman is using medical marijuana imagery and catchy word play to attract new worshippers to an Easter sermon series called "Medicated," about seeking fulfillment through God, not drugs. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover’s highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on […]

04/19/2014

Edible marijuana products are pictured on display at a medical marijuana dispensary in Denver on Friday, April 18, 2014. Many of the items are far more potent than a single marijuana joint. Two recent deaths have raised concerns about Colorado's recreational marijuana industry and the effects of the drug, especially since cookies, candy and other pot edibles can be exponentially more potent than a smoked joint. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Colorado deaths stoke worries about pot edibles

DENVER (AP) — A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of […]

04/18/2014

In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, a visitor rolls a marijuana joint in coffee shop Mississippi in Maastricht, southern Netherlands.  (AP Photo/Ermindo Armino)

Big Colorado pot business bans drug use at work

DENVER (AP) — Workers for one of Colorado’s biggest marijuana businesses can be fired for smoking pot on the job, or using cocaine any time. The employees learned Wednesday of the policy at O.penVAPE, which […]

04/16/2014

In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, a visitor rolls a marijuana joint in coffee shop Mississippi in Maastricht, southern Netherlands.  (AP Photo/Ermindo Armino)

Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

NEW YORK (AP) — A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say. The young adults who volunteered for the […]

04/16/2014

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