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  • Pot still outlawed on campus

    Young voters helped pass laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but many still won’t be able to light up. Most universities have codes of conduct banning marijuana use, and …


  • Mother gives 7-year-old marijuana to fight chemo

    PORTLAND – A seven-year-old girl suffering from leukemia is one of Oregon’s youngest medical marijuana patients. Her mother says she gives her daughter marijuana pills to combat the effects of …


  • Turkey, pie and politics? T-Day family friction

    Ah, Thanksgiving. A little turkey, some cranberry mold, maybe apple pie with ice cream, some football on TV. Getting together with the cousins. Catching up beside the fire. Togetherness. On …


  • Clark: Here’s the straight dope on your I-502 questions

    Washington voters approved a measure this week to legalize marijuana for recreational use, leaving many in the non-stoner community abuzz with questions. Fortunately, Answer Man is here today to fill …


  • Colo., Wash. await federal response to pot measure

    DENVER (AP) — Should marijuana be treated like alcohol? Or should it remain in the same legal category as heroin and the most dangerous drugs? Votes this week by Colorado …


  • Colo., Wash. await federal marijuana response

    DENVER (AP) — Two states that approved recreational use of marijuana are waiting to hear how the federal government intends respond to the measures. The governor of Colorado said he …


  • Pot votes in CO, WA raise specter of weed tourism

    DENVER (AP) — Hit the slopes — and then a bong? Marijuana legalization votes this week in Colorado and Washington state don’t just set up an epic state-federal showdown on …


  • Gay marriage, marijuana backed in historic votes

    Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown …


  • Maine, Maryland vote to legalize gay marriage

    Voters a continent apart made history Tuesday on two divisive social issues, with Maine and Maryland becoming the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote while Washington state …


  • Teen in OH drug ring gets at least 6 months

    LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager considered by authorities to be one of the most prolific drug dealers in the Cincinnati area was sentenced on Monday to between six …


  • Teen who helped run OH drug ring faces sentencing

    LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager considered by authorities to be one of the most prolific drug dealers in the Cincinnati area is to be sentenced in a juvenile …


  • Medical marijuana advocates want drug reclassified

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington is considering whether marijuana should be reclassified from its current status as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use. Last …


  • Ore. pot measure struggles as Wash., Colo. thrive

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As marijuana legalization efforts in Colorado and Washington pick up steam, a similar push in Oregon seems to be going up in smoke. More than $4 …


  • Crime at the US-Mexico border goes corporate

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — When a regional manager for the Mexican Gulf cartel moved his operation to a more lucrative territory on the border, he took along not only his …


  • Pot could be tax windfall, but skeptics abound

    DENVER (AP) — A catchy pro-marijuana jingle for Colorado voters considering legalizing the drug goes like this: “Jobs for our people. Money for schools. Who could ask for more?” It’s …


  • Ryan: Don’t interfere with legalized medical pot

    DENVER (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says the federal government shouldn’t interfere with states that have legalized medical marijuana. The Wisconsin congressman tells KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs …


  • Teen pot use linked to later declines in IQ

    NEW YORK (AP) — Teens who routinely smoke marijuana risk a long-term drop in their IQ, a new study suggests. The researchers didn’t find the same IQ dip for people …


  • Oversight rules for medical marijuana head to Senate

    OLYMPIA – Rules for growing, processing and selling medical marijuana passed the Washington state House of Representatives after heated debate Monday on whether the proposed law has enough safeguards to …

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