Mar 4, 2014 — The move escalates a conflict with the federal government, which can exercise veto power over laws passed in the district.
Mar 3, 2014 — States are legalizing marijuana even though there's no clear understanding of its impact on health. The drug hasn't been subjected to the kind of rigorous medical research that would find that out.
Feb 14, 2014 — The departments of Treasury and Justice signal that banks can work with the legal marijuana industry without fearing prosecution for such crimes as money laundering.
Feb 10, 2014 — Skipping a meal triggers the munchies in a similar way that marijuana does, a study in mice finds. And it works, at least in rodents, by boosting the sense of smell. Receptors in the brain that get activated when the animals are stoned also light up after they've been fasting.
Jan 24, 2014 — The attorney general's view could make it easier for marijuana businesses to have bank accounts. But shop owners say they never doubted that banks want a cut of a billion-dollar industry.
Jan 21, 2014 — Even those who support decriminalizing marijuana were careful not to claim that Obama's remarks had altered the overall political dynamics of the debate.
Jan 13, 2014 — Some states view legalizing marijuana as a way to find new tax revenue. But decriminalization can also remove a strong funding source for police: property forfeitures from drug dealers.
Jan 13, 2014 — Marijuana cultivation is booming along the state's North Coast. But these plantations, critics say, guzzle enormous amounts of water while also spilling pesticides and fertilizers into waterways that are important sources of the West Coast's salmon species.
Nov 14, 2013 — Recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado. But that doesn't mean residents want their air to smell like a pot rally. Denver is getting more calls to enforce an odor ordinance that can impose a buzz-killing fine on violators. To find them, the city relies on a device called the Nasal Ranger.
Sep 9, 2013 — Crew members set the fire to get rid of their cargo, according to officials in Italy and Malta. Authorities had approached the Gold Star, a Tanzania-registered ship, for an inspection Friday afternoon.