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Editorial: Pot-fearing AG should meet with state officials

Why is the attorney general ignoring his own task force, cherry-picking data, using outdated information and raising the specter of a federal shutdown? Possibly because he holds the outdated view that pot is as harmful as heroin and has no medicinal value.

Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana to help ease crisis

Jesus Aponte pushes a door open to reveal hundreds of aromatic, spiky green plants, a crop that Puerto Rico hopes will help it ease a grinding economic crisis by generating millions in revenue and tens of thousands of jobs.

Judge rules to reopen marijuana dispensaries immediately

A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for Montana’s medical marijuana dispensaries to reopen after a three-month hiatus by ruling that a drafting error in a voter-approved ballot initiative should not delay the measure’s implementation.

Post-election, pot is one toke over the stateline for most of Idaho…

Idaho is an island of abstinence on the legal weed frontier. The state shares 77 percent of its border with pot-friendly states, made even friendlier Tuesday with victories for looser marijuana laws in Nevada and Montana. If you add in the 45-mile boundary with British Columbia, where medical pot is legal, 80 percent of Idaho now borders...

Study: Medical marijuana may help curb opioid epidemic

After states pass laws permitting medical marijuana, drivers in those states become less likely to test positive for opioids after fatal car accidents, a new study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has found.