“A day to celebrate.” Rep. Jared Polis lauds Colorado marijuana industry during 4/20 grow op tour

Colorado Congressman and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis is celebrating 4/20 — but not like the throngs gathering in Denver’s Civic Center Park for the unofficial marijuana holiday. Instead, Polis took the morning to laud Colorado’s marijuana industry during a tour of B Good dispensary and Llama Brand cultivation facility…

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New Jersey Assembly weighs marijuana legalization during day-long hearing

Published: Mar 5, 2018, 5:28 pm • Updated: Mar 5, 2018, 5:31 pm By Michael Catalini, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey’s Democratic-led Assembly on Monday waded into the debate over marijuana legalization, drawing hours of testimony both for and against making it available. The Assembly Oversight Committee held…

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Cops sentenced to community service for petty theft and vandalism during pot shop raid

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 1:54 pm • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 1:54 pm By Kelly Puente, Orange County Register SANTA ANA – Three Santa Ana police officers pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges and were sentenced to community service in connection with a pot shop raid caught on surveillance video…

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Man flees weed-filled car, runs across highway, calls Uber during wild chase with cops

Published: Sep 29, 2017, 12:12 pm • Updated: Sep 29, 2017, 12:12 pm By The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Utah police say a man hailed an Uber during a wild chase that ended with officers finding 15 packages of marijuana in the car he’d been riding in. A…

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When in Colorado … Mariah Carey makes a run to the pot shop during Aspen vacay

Published: Jan 2, 2017, 6:50 pm • Updated: Jan 2, 2017, 6:50 pm By Katie Shapiro, The Cannabist Staff In the midst of the ongoing saga of Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve meltdown, photos have also surfaced from a recent shopping trip to The Original Leaf recreational dispensary during her…

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More U.S. women report using marijuana during pregnancy, amid uncertainty on potential harms

Published: Dec 19, 2016, 12:50 pm • Updated: Dec 19, 2016, 12:59 pm By Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press CHICAGO — U.S. women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness, new reports suggest. Though the actual numbers are small, the trend raises concerns because of evidence…

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Concerns rise during harvest after California marijuana farm violence

Published: Sep 23, 2016, 8:11 am • Updated: Sep 23, 2016, 8:11 am By Paul Elias, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The four brothers were badly beaten, cold and terrified for their lives when they appeared before dawn at a stranger’s Northern California door begging for help. Update: 2…

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Melissa Etheridge Consumes Marijuana During A Performance For The First Time

(image via The Compassion Chronicles) At the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in Clio, Michigan, rock superstar Melissa Etheridge did something she has never done before- and it was all caught on camera! “This is my first time ever, smoking while performing,” Etheridge stated, then did just that. Etheridge, a…

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