Veteran sues police after SWAT team raided his legal Colorado marijuana grow

Published: Aug 17, 2017, 9:44 am • Updated: Aug 17, 2017, 11:50 am By Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post A former special forces infantryman, who was awarded a Bronze Star and uses marijuana to treat PTSD after tours to Iraq and Bosnia, has sued the Fountain police SWAT team after…

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Sessions’ marijuana task force report gives him no ammo to go after legal states

Published: Aug 4, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Aug 4, 2017, 3:40 pm By Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the…

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Weed Felons are Welcome in Oakland’s Legal Marijuana Industry

In California, the Oakland city council unanimously approved the Equity Permit Program, which ensures a more diverse cannabis industry from the get go, including former weed felons. Approved last month, the new program will reportedly issue 50 percent of all licenses for medical marijuana facilities to people who would otherwise…

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These college students lost access to legal weed — and started getting better grades

Published: Jul 25, 2017, 3:01 pm • Updated: Jul 25, 2017, 3:08 pm By Keith Humphreys, Special To The Washington Post The most rigorous study yet of the effects of marijuana legalization has identified a disturbing result: College students with access to recreational cannabis on average earn worse grades and…

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“Amsterdam on steroids”: Las Vegas dreams big in new era of legal marijuana

Published: Jul 6, 2017, 3:09 pm • Updated: Jul 6, 2017, 4:23 pm By Dan Hernandez, Special To The Cannabist LAS VEGAS — The crowd shouted, “Freedom!” as a local politician made Nevada’s first recreational marijuana purchase, his eyes glassy with tears of joy. State Sen. Tick Segerblom, whose decade-long…

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