Marijuana

Politics & Government

On 4/20, it’s a mixed bag for backers of pot legalization

With roughly 600,000 Americans facing pot charges every year, this year’s landscape is very much a mixed big for backers of marijuana legalization. They had unprecedented success at the polls in 2016, but fears persist that President Donald Trump’s administration may move to shut down state-run pot operations by enforcing the federal ban against the drug.

Politics & Government

DHS’s Kelly joins Sessions in signaling a hard line on legalized marijuana

Two days after downplaying the role of marijuana in the nation’s drug war, Department of Homeland Security John Kelly changes course, calling it a “potentially dangerous gateway drug” and saying his agency will continue to arrest and investigate those who illegally trade it. “Let me be clear about marijuana: It is a potentially dangerous gateway drug that frequently leads to the use of harder drugs,” he says in his first major speech since being sworn in.

Marijuana

Where does Washington’s legal weed money go? A breakdown

Washington state is expecting to rake in about $730 million from sales of legalized marijuana over the next two years. While that money is nothing to sneeze at, it amounts to just a small piece of the $41.3 billion in total revenues that are expected to bankroll the state’s general fund over the same period.

Videos

Legal pot riles conservative neighboring state of Idaho

Legal weed is only legal within states that opted for it, but that hasn't stopped the flow of marijuana-seeking tourists into an Oregon border town.
Legal pot riles conservative neighboring state of Idaho 1:25

Legal pot riles conservative neighboring state of Idaho

Marijuana activists prepare their pot protest at Trump's inauguration 1:43

Marijuana activists prepare their pot protest at Trump's inauguration

Uniting States of Marijuana: the country's evolving laws on cannabis 2:29

Uniting States of Marijuana: the country's evolving laws on cannabis

Washington state producer experiments with growing cannabis sustainably 1:02

Washington state producer experiments with growing cannabis sustainably