legal marijuana

Report: Foreign Drug Cartels Targeting Legal Marijuana States

Federal officials claim that drug cartels from Mexico, Cuba, and China are taking advantage of lackadaisical enforcement of marijuana growing laws in states with legalized recreational use. These states are becoming “hit-or-miss” in enforcing laws that still prohibit the unregulated production of marijuana.

An investigator tosses marijuana plants outside an illegal grow operation in north Denver early Thursday, April 14, 2016. Investigators have raided several homes and warehouses throughout the Denver area as part of a multi-state investigation into the illegal distribution of marijuana outside Colorado. (AP Photo/Sadie Gurman)

Marijuana Industry Claims It Could Be Nation’s Top Job Creator

A cannabis industry research and lobbying consultant is using Obama administration Department of Labor research to claim that legally supplying medical and recreational marijuana will lead American job growth, with a gain of 300,000 jobs over the next three years.

Workers clean up and check plant tags after transplanting marijuana plants to grow in a greenhouse at the Los Suenos Farms facility in Avondale, Colorado, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. About 938 dispensaries, which outnumber Starbucks in Colorado, in 2015 yielded $135 million in state taxes and fees, 44 …

July 4-20: California Could Make Billions on Legal Marijuana

With 39 million people, and a booming 20-year-old medical marijuana trade, California politicians will soon have $1 billion a year in extra cash to spend — if the new recreational marijuana initiative passes on the November ballot.

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Stoner Job Available as Marijuana Reviewer for Newspaper

Now that the state has legalized recreational marijuana use, a newspaper in Oregon wants to make a stoner’s pipe dream come true for one lucky weed connoisseur. The Portland-based publication The Oregonian has placed an ad for a “freelance marijuana

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Jeb: I Don’t Support Legalizing Pot, But The States Should Decide

GOP presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush stated that while he thinks legalizing marijuana is a “slippery slope,” “States ought to decide” in an interview broadcast on Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Jeb stated (comments being


Texas Legislature Moves Forward on Marijuana Related Bills

The Texas Senate voted 26 to 5 on Thursday to allow the use of cannabis oil treatment for epilepsy patients. Senator Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler) is the author of the Senate Bill 339. According to the Quorum Report, the Senator said “he is very appreciative of my senate colleagues for passing this bill that gives hope of help for those with intractable epilepsy.”

A young cannabis plant grows at The Joint Cooperative in Seattle, Washington

Kasich: ‘Have to Think About’ Whether to Enforce Pot Laws on CO and WA

Ohio Governor and prospective presidential candidate John Kasich (R) said he’d “have to think about” whether to enforce federal drug laws in Colorado and Washington despite their legalization of marijuana in an interview set to broadcast on Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt


Obama On Legal Weed: ‘We Will See How That Experiment Works’

In one of his most lengthy conversations to date about the legalization of marijuana, President Obama admitted that the states of Colorado and Washington are an interesting experiment in the social consequences of legalizing the drug.

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Mexican Marijuana Production Slumps in Face of US Legalization

Mexican drug cartels may be raking in billions of dollars in profits every year, but new figures from both the United States and Mexican sources indicate marijuana from south of the border may be accounting for a much smaller share than before. Some drug war observers believe that legalization measures in certain U.S. states are causing not only a decline in marijuana smuggling, but a decline in Mexico’s homicide rate as well.

A soldier stands guard among marijuana plants at an illegal plantation found during a military operation on Friday at the Culiacan mountains, northern Mexico, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. The drought in northern Mexico is so bad that it has hurt even illicit drug growers and their normally well-tended crops of …

Watch: Nancy Grace, 2Chainz Debate Legalized Marijuana

HLN host Nancy Grace and rapper Tauheed Epps (better known by his stage name, 2Chainz) debated legalized marijuana on Tuesday. Grace started by citing cases where young children were given marijuana by their parents, to which 2Chainz responded “from the