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Ohio police: Teen ran drug ring that grossed $20,000 a month updated: Tue Jul 17 2012 09:49:00

A 17-year-old student is allegedly at the center of a marijuana drug ring in Ohio that grossed $20,000 per month.

Elementary school principal arrested on drug chargesupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 15:09:00

A central Florida elementary school principal has been arrested on drug charges after a sting operation, authorities said Saturday.

NY pot plan: Right step or bad message?updated: Tue Jun 05 2012 14:58:00

The New York governor's proposal to decriminalize the public possession of marijuana is drawing high praise from politicians and police, black and Hispanic activists and backers of pot legalization.

Fertilizer used to snuff out pot smokingupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 20:39:00

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Jim Spellman about efforts at the University of Colorado to extinguish smoking on 4/20.

Colorado public pot-smoking event snuffed outupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 20:39:00

Steps taken to thwart a public marijuana smoking event Friday at the University of Colorado appear to have worked. Protesters who gathered at a quad on the campus for the customary 4:20 light-up time dispersed without an apparent toke.

States say it's time to rethink medical marijuanaupdated: Sun Jan 01 2012 16:13:00

Medical marijuana advocates are hoping state governments can succeed where their efforts have failed by asking federal authorities to reclassify pot as a drug with medical use.

Dispensary giving away free pot at partyupdated: Sun Jan 01 2012 16:13:00

A medical marijuana dispensary is offering cardholders free pot during their going-out-of-business party. KOVR reports.

Medical pot group sues Obama administration over California crackdownupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 20:33:00

A medical marijuana advocacy group sued the Obama administration Thursday, saying its policy "to subvert local and state medical marijuana laws in California" is unconstitutional.

ICE agent arrested on drug charges after chaseupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 16:45:00

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention officer was arrested this week on suspicion of marijuana possession after a pursuit in which he was seen throwing bundles of marijuana out the window of his truck, according to federal court documents.

Let states enact their own marijuana policiesupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 10:15:00

It is hardly surprising that former drug czar William Bennett would, in his op-ed, oppose any changes to America's criminalization of marijuana. But it is surprising that he would lump Barney Frank and Ron Paul's proposal to allow states the opportunity to enact their own marijuana policy with the effort to legalize drugs.

'Walmart of Weed' to open in Arizona, promote growing your ownupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 17:08:00

It's called the "Walmart of Weed."

'Walmart of Weed' opens in Arizonaupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 17:08:00

WeGrow opens its latest store in Phoenix, Arizona, selling marijuana-growing equipment but not the drug itself.

CNNMoney: Where are all the marijuana millionaires?updated: Tue Mar 29 2011 10:15:00

When Drew Brown first opened Abundant Healing, a medical marijuana dispensary that serves nearly 300 patients, he dreamed of early retirement to Costa Rica, where he would spend his days as a beach bum renting surfboards to tourists.

Montana medical marijuana stores raided; advocates cry foulupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 13:07:00

In a move that drew fire from medical marijuana advocates, federal authorities raided 26 medical marijuana dispensaries in 13 Montana cities, saying they have probable cause to believe that the businesses are involved in large-scale trafficking.

Medical marijuana farmer marketupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 09:57:00

Seattle holds its first medical marijuana farmers market, as CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.

Seattle farmers market features medical marijuanaupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 09:57:00

The crops for sale carry labels like "dark vader," "uk cheese" and "white russian."

Montana House votes to repeal medical marijuana lawupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 07:51:00

The Montana House of Representatives voted 63-37 Thursday to repeal the state's six-year-old medical marijuana law.

Medical pot hits small townsupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 13:48:00

CNN's Jim Spellman reports on a mobile medical marijuana clinic traveling to rural Colorado towns.

Converted trailers help rural residents get medical marijuanaupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 13:48:00

A rodeo cowboy with a bum shoulder, a middle-aged woman who has trouble sleeping and a handful of snowboarders are all crowded around a shiny aluminum trailer on a sunny winter day. Some clutch X-rays, others look around nervously hoping a neighbor won't spot them as they wait in line for a medical marijuana prescription.

Pot-growing grandmotherupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 15:21:00

Kristi, 68, has been growing and dispensing marijuana from her home in northern California since the 1970s.

Drinkable marijuana to hit shelvesupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 10:58:00

One company is offering a soda-like version of medical marijuana.

Colorado doctor's license suspended amid medical marijuana allegationupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 22:37:00

A Colorado physician suspected of recommending medical marijuana to a 28-weeks pregnant woman without conducting a thorough physical examination is fighting to keep his license.

Medical marijuana shops face banning in unincorporated L.A. Countyupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 20:56:00

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors took a major step Tuesday toward banning medical marijuana dispensaries in the county's unincorporated areas.

Arizona voters approve medical marijuana lawupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 17:51:00

Almost two weeks after polls closed, Arizona voters have approved a medical marijuana law, state officials said Monday.

Arizona voters approve medical marijuana measureupdated: Sun Nov 14 2010 12:57:00

By a narrow margin of about 4,300 votes, Arizona voters approved a ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana, state election officials said Sunday.

Medical marijuana 101updated: Sun Nov 14 2010 12:57:00

Dr. Melvyn Sterling talks with CNN's Ali Velshi about the pros and cons of medical marijuana.

Prop 19 fails to puff-puff-passupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 12:53:00

Californians tell CNN's Ted Rowlands that Proposition 19 may have failed but they are still optimistic for the future.

Why did California vote down legal pot?updated: Wed Nov 03 2010 12:53:00

California voters have just rejected Proposition 19, the ballot initiative that would have legalized marijuana under state law. Where did Prop 19 go wrong?

Legal cannabis for the rest of us?updated: Wed Nov 03 2010 09:57:00

Marijuana makes you slow and raises the risk of addiction, memory problems and cognitive functions, some health agencies warn.

CNNMoney: Legal pot means big savings on law enforcementupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 13:58:00

Cash-strapped California would get some relief by legalizing pot, but the biggest boost would be thanks to massive law enforcement cuts, not new tax revenue, experts say.

Easy to get medical pot in Californiaupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 10:21:00

CNN's Ted Rowlands finds out how easy getting a medical marijuana card is in California.

Why conservatives should favor legalizing marijuanaupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 10:21:00

If there is one clear emotion emerging before November's U.S. congressional elections, it is that citizens across the political spectrum are worried about government spending and a perceived lack of government accountability regarding where tax dollars are spent.

Ex-surgeon general: Legalize marijuanaupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 09:27:00

Former U.S. Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders says prohibitions against marijuana should be lifted.

Don't buy the hype on pot legalizationupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 09:27:00

On November 2, California will vote on Proposition 19, a measure to legalize marijuana. Advocates believe Prop 19 will generate a major budgetary windfall and unleash an economic boom in marijuana-related industries while reducing crime, corruption and Mexican drug violence.

Former surgeon general calls for marijuana legalizationupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 01:11:00

Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders told CNN Sunday she supports legalizing marijuana.

Holder: Feds would enforce drug laws if California legalizes potupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 10:00:00

The federal government will continue to enforce federal marijuana laws in California even if the state legalizes pot through a ballot initiative next month, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a letter obtained Friday by CNN.

Parker: Legal pot a 'good stimulus bill'updated: Thu Oct 14 2010 08:44:00

"Parker Spitzer" host Kathleen Parker tells CNN's Don Lemon that pot should be decriminalized.

Legal pot in California a big mistakeupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 08:44:00

California's most valuable export isn't fine wine, agricultural products or motion pictures.

Former DEA heads unite against California plan to legalize marijuanaupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 15:51:00

California's proposal to legalize marijuana has provoked every former director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to join in urging the White House to block the proposition if it is approved on the November ballot.

Florida patrol: Miami Heat's Haslem arrested on marijuana chargeupdated: Sun Aug 15 2010 20:59:00

Miami Heat basketball player Udonis Haslem was charged with possession of marijuana on Sunday after a traffic stop, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Legalizing marijuana is civil rights issue, California NAACP saysupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 15:20:00

Legalizing marijuana is a civil rights issue, according to one of California's most prominent African-American advocacy groups.

ACLU sues Wal-Mart for firing employee using medical marijuanaupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 18:39:00

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart for the termination of a Michigan employee whose doctor verified his illness qualified for medical marijuana use.

CNNMoney: Hemp kingpin ditches Amsterdam for Denverupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 12:51:00

When American entrepreneur Adam Dunn moved to the Netherlands at age 19, his first business plan wasn't anything to write home about. He'd crammed 300 Rolling Stones concert T-shirts into his luggage, hoping to sell them for some quick cash. Chace Crawford Charged with Pot Possessionupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 20:29:00

If convicted, the Gossip Girl star faces a maximum of six months in jail, reports TMZ

Medical marijuana users risk job lossupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 11:15:00

When a rare form of cancer invaded Joseph Casias' nasal cavity and his brain, his doctor prescribed marijuana to help alleviate the daily pain.

The new face of marijuanaupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 11:15:00

CNN's Jim Spellman introduces us to a mother and son in the controversial and expanding business of medical marijuana.

30 pounds of pot found inside pictures of Jesusupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 19:58:00

A marijuana bust along the U.S.-Mexico border revealed 30 pounds of the drug stuffed into framed pictures of Jesus Christ, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said Wednesday.

743 pounds of marijuana found in septic tank truck, Arizona police sayupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 22:13:00

In a messy drug bust this week, investigators uncovered more than 700 pounds of marijuana stuffed in a septic tank truck full of human waste, Arizona police said Friday.

CNNMoney: Medical marijuana, meet e-commerceupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 17:41:00

Entrepreneur John Lee thinks the pot business is ready for its own

Marijuana family businessupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 09:31:00

CNN's Jim Spellman introduces us to Diane Irwin and her son, who run a medical marijuana farm.

Colorado's Green Rush: Medical marijuanaupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 09:31:00

Driving down Broadway, it's easy to forget you are in the United States. Amid the antique stores, bars and fast-food joints occupying nearly every block are some of Denver's newest businesses: medical marijuana dispensaries.

Marijuana Mom and the Cannabis Kidupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 09:18:00

The crop has been harvested, and Diane Irwin's secret technique paid off.

Medical marijuana policy move sparks cautious optimismupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 16:49:00

Patients in the 13 states where medical marijuana is legal can now light up without fear of federal reprisal, but they may still have to answer to local authorities.

Feds back off medical marijuanaupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 22:10:00

The U.S. will no longer prosecute medical marijuana facilities, but local officials vow more raids. Casey Wian reports.

Weekly paper seeks medical marijuana dispensary reviewerupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 22:10:00

It certainly isn't your average help wanted ad.

U.S. attorneys told to go after pot traffickers, not patientsupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 09:25:00

The Justice Department has provided federal prosecutors "clarification and guidance" urging them to go after drug traffickers, but not patients and caregivers, in the 14 states that have medical marijuana laws.

Drive to legalize marijuana rolls on in Californiaupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 23:20:00

Richard Lee greets students, shopkeepers and tourists as he rolls his wheelchair down Broadway at the speed of a brisk jog, hailing them with, "Hi. How ya doin'?"

Oakland, CA Pot Taxupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 02:20:00

Voters decide whether medical cannabis should be directly taxed to help solve city's cash crunch. Dan Simon reports.

Oakland, California, passes landmark marijuana taxupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 02:20:00

Oakland's bid to become the first U.S. city to tax proceeds on medical marijuana passed Tuesday by a landslide vote.

Etheridge on medical marijuanaupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 17:05:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper talks to Melissa Etheridge about how medical marijuana helped her during her struggle with cancer.

Melissa Etheridge: Medical marijuana should be legalupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 17:05:00

Each day an estimated 6,000 Americans will try marijuana for the first time. It's the most common illicit drug in the United States with nearly 15 million people using it at least once a month.

Government runs nation's only legal pot gardenupdated: Mon May 18 2009 16:11:00

Here, in what could be called the Fort Knox of dope, Mahmoud ElSohly waits patiently as an assistant unlocks the stainless steel door to a climate-controlled vault.

Could smoking pot raise testicular cancer risk?updated: Mon May 18 2009 12:22:00

Do men who frequently smoke pot have a higher risk of testicular cancer than those who do not? It's possible, according to a new study. However, the researchers say the link is currently a "hypothesis" that needs further testing.

Marijuana potency on riseupdated: Thu May 14 2009 16:52:00

The average potency of marijuana has exceeded 10 percent, according to U.S. researchers.

Marijuana potency surpasses 10 percent, U.S. saysupdated: Thu May 14 2009 16:52:00

The average potency of marijuana, which has risen steadily for three decades, has exceeded 10 percent for the first time, the U.S. government will report on Thursday.

Canada Green Party leader not high on pot useupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 08:08:00

The leader of Canada's Green Party, which supports the legalization of marijuana, has apologized for never smoking pot.

Pot farm in national forestupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 16:03:00

The nation's drug czar says Mexican drug cartels are growing marijuana in Sequoia National Forest in California.

Mexican cartels running pot farms in U.S. national forestupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 16:03:00

Beyond the towering trees that have stood here for thousands of years, an intense drug war is being waged.

Marijuana bill sparks debate among iReportersupdated: Thu Jul 31 2008 13:24:00

Rep. Barney Frank introduced a House bill Wednesday that would end federal penalties for Americans carrying fewer than 100 grams, or about a quarter-pound, of marijuana.

Pot legalization proposalupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 15:44:00

Rep. Barney Frank says he supports a law to remove federal penalties for possessing up to 100 grams of marijuana.

Legislators aim to snuff out penalties for pot useupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 15:44:00

The U.S. should stop arresting responsible marijuana users, Rep. Barney Frank said Wednesday, announcing a proposal to end federal penalties for Americans carrying fewer than 100 grams, almost a quarter-pound, of the substance. An American Pastime: Smoking Potupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 16:00:00

A global survey finds that Americans are most likely to have tried illegal drugs The Grass-Roots Marijuana Warsupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 13:00:00

How one California man is organizing the opposition to the feds' crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries that are legal by state law

Report: Depressed teens, marijuana a dangerous mixupdated: Fri May 09 2008 19:08:00

Teenagers who use marijuana put themselves at higher risks for serious mental health problems, including worsening depression, schizophrenia, anxiety and suicide, according to a new White House report.

Teens, pot a dangerous mixupdated: Fri May 09 2008 19:08:00

A new report shows teens who use marijuana are at a higher risk for depression and mental illness. Report: Teen Pot Use More Dangerousupdated: Fri May 09 2008 10:00:00

Depression, teens and marijuana are a dangerous mix that can lead to dependency, mental illness or suicidal thoughts, according to a White House report Report Released on Mental Illnessupdated: Fri May 09 2008 08:00:00

Depression, teens and marijuana are a dangerous mix that can lead to dependency, mental illness or suicidal thoughts, according to a White House report

'Mary Ann' busted for potupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 03:35:00

What Were They Thinking? A 'Gilligan's Island' character faces jail time on marijuana charges.

Court: Medically legal or not, smoke pot and face firing updated: Thu Jan 24 2008 19:37:00

Workers who are legally prescribed marijuana to treat illness can still be fired from their jobs, following a ruling Thursday from the California Supreme Court. Mellowing Out on Marijuanaupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 18:00:00

Denver and the small town of Hailey, Idaho, join the liberalizing trend toward rolling back the tough laws on pot

Farmers sue DEA for right to grow industrial hempupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 22:44:00

The feds call industrial hemp a controlled substance -- the same as pot, heroin, LSD -- but advocates say a sober analysis reveals a harmless, renewable cash crop with thousands of applications that are good for the environment.

State official backs hempupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 22:44:00

North Dakota's agriculture commissioner believes the U.S. should get into the business of producing hemp products. A Comeback for Lebanon's Hashishupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 18:00:00

Bumper cannabis crops -- and tighter border controls -- are creating a looming internal drug problem for the country

Supreme Court allows prosecution of medical marijuanaupdated: Mon Jun 06 2005 11:15:00

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled doctors can be blocked from prescribing marijuana for patients suffering from pain caused by cancer or other serious illnesses.

Research: Youths risk mental health with pot useupdated: Tue May 03 2005 17:38:00

The earlier a young person uses marijuana the greater the risk for mental health problems later in life, the director of National Drug Control Policy said Tuesday, basing his conclusion on a survey of medical research.

CNNMoney: Canada OKs cannabis oral sprayupdated: Fri Apr 29 2005 12:41:00

A cannabis-based painkiller for sufferers of multiple sclerosis is expected to be in Canadian pharmacies this summer, but whether it appears on U.S. pharmacy shelves is a key question.

High Timesupdated: Fri Feb 25 2005 06:51:00


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DRUGS ARE dangerous. Even users agree on that. Yet the U.S. seems to be getting nowhere in its war against them. In frustration, large numbers of Americans, including academics, members of Congress...

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