Medical cannabis

Stacks of papers describing the rules for Washington state's new legal marijuana industry sit on a table at the state Liquor Control Board office in Olympia, Wash., on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

Washington state approves rules for pot industry

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington became the second U.S. state to adopt rules for the recreational sale of marijuana Wednesday, setting what advocates hope will become a template for the drug’s legalization around the world. “We […]

10/16/2013

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LA city attorney cracking down on pot dispensaries

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles are feeling the effects of a voter-approved crackdown. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer says his office is in the process of shuttering 38 pot […]

10/12/2013

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

CNN’s Gupta says he was wrong about marijuana

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta says he spoke too soon in opposing the medical use of marijuana in the past and that he now believes the drug can have very real benefits […]

08/09/2013

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Some Wash. police dogs not smelling pot anymore

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — When Dusty, a 19-month-old black Labrador, walked past a pipe full of marijuana during a recent police search of a house, he was doing exactly what his handler hoped. The newest […]

05/31/2013

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Highlights of Colorado’s new marijuana laws

(AP) – Colorado’s governor signed six marijuana regulatory bills into law Tuesday while the state awaits a federal response to recreational pot legalization. The new laws seek to regulate the newly legal drug and keep […]

05/28/2013

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LA election results

(CNS) – Here are the election results provided by the Los Angeles City Clerk’s Office, with 100 percent of city precincts reporting. The first number represents the actual number of votes, followed by the percentage […]

05/22/2013

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Voters to decide pot shop issue in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Voters headed to the polls Tuesday to decide how Los Angeles should regulate medical marijuana storefronts that have cropped up over the past several years. The three measures are aimed at […]

05/21/2013

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Garden Grove acts to close marijuana dispensaries

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County city is ordering its medical marijuana dispensaries to close in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that permits pot shop bans. The Orange County Register […]

05/14/2013

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Court: Calif. cities can ban medical pot shops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities and counties can ban medical marijuana dispensaries, a decision likely to further diminish the network of storefront pot shops and fuel efforts to […]

05/06/2013

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Poll: Calif. voters back marijuana legalization

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A poll has promising news for marijuana users who hope California will join two other states that voted to legalize recreational use of the drug.

02/27/2013

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LA City Council considers pot dispensaries for ballot vote

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today will consider placing a trio of proposals regulating medical marijuana dispensaries on the May 21 general election ballot.

01/29/2013

Long Beach raids aimed at closing pot shops

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police say a series of Long Beach medical marijuana dispensary raids this week are aimed at shuttering pot shops in the city. Seven medical marijuana businesses were raided this week, […]

11/08/2012

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