Marijuana

Obama is tougher on pot than Bush. But Americans like pot more than they like Obama.

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The New York Times wrote Thursday about Colorado’s “marijuana refugees”: Families who uprooted their lives to the move to the state when it legalized pot because the drug has crucial medicinal effects on their children’s illnesses. “I put what fit in my car and drove out here,” Marisa Kiser, whose toddler, Ezra, has had seizures almost since birth, told the Times.

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It's never won a National Magazine Award, but who cares? It actually changed our culture.

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Marijuana is America's Next Political Wedge Issue

Pot politics, in 2016 and beyond

Public opinion about legal pot has changed dramatically. Politicians are about to start catching up—and picking fights about it.

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Legal Pot Has a Branding Problem

Step away from the Doritos, people!

Now that pot is getting to be all grown up and legal, I think it’s time we take a hard look at its aesthetics. 

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As my colleague Marc Tracy wrote yesterday, progressive New Yorkers seem to have fallen in love with Bill de Blasio, the public advocate who “lives in Park Slope with his multiracial family, and talks a lot about inequality.” This is a particularly harsh blow for the other bona fide progressive in the race, current city comptroller John Liu.

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"Marijuana remains illegal at the national level, with no medical exception," Michael Kinsley notes in the latest issue of The New Republic. And yet, in Washington state—which, along with Colorado, legalized pot for all uses last year—the cultivation and sale of the drug is a booming business.

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Just How Much Marijuana Will Bureaucrats Allow in a Legal Pot Brownie?

Washington state's reefer regulatory madness

Regulation : Pot :: Herding : Cats

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The Painful Politics of Painkillers

Opioids are deadlier than ever, but research into cannabis is still taboo

Opioids are deadlier than ever, but research into cannabis is still taboo.

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Unions Have High Hopes for Weed Workers

In marijuana, labor has found a growth industry. The Obama administration has other ideas.

In marijuana, labor has found a growth industry. The Obama administration has other ideas. 

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