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Report: Racial Disparities In Arrests Persist With Legal PotNot surprisingly, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has reduced pot arrests, but a newly released study says it doesn't solve one of the central goals of drug-policy reformers: ending racial disparities in enforcement.
Marijuana Industry Makes Political DonationsThe entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.
On Pot Edibles, Washington State Chews Over Colorado's Early StumblesWashington State has adopted Colorado as its guinea pig for pot, as the Pacific Northwest state prepares to be the second state to welcome legalized recreational marijuana sales early next month.
Poll: Nationwide Marijuana Legalization InevitableNationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday.
Marijuana Acceptance Varies Across HemisphereMarijuana's acceptance is growing in Latin America as much as in the U.S., but the support is top-down in most countries except the United States, editors were told Monday at the 69th General Assembly of the Inter American Press Association.
Marijuana's March Toward Mainstream Confounds FedsIt took 50 years for American attitudes about marijuana to zigzag from the paranoia of "Reefer Madness" to the excesses of Woodstock back to the hard line of "Just Say No."
Effort Building To Change US Pot LawsAn effort is building in Congress to change U.S. marijuana laws, including moves to legalize the industrial production of hemp and establish a hefty federal pot tax.
Pot Opponents Regroup Following Colorado, Washington Votes Kevin Sabet, a former White House drug policy adviser and an outspoken opponent of legalizing marijuana, watched with dismay last fall as voters in Washington and Colorado did just that.
Easing Of Pot Laws Poses Challenge For ParentsMichael Jolton was a young father with a 5-year-old son when Colorado legalized medical marijuana in 2000.
Colorado Recreational Pot Plan Makes November BallotColorado voters will decide this fall whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use when the state becomes the second in the nation to put such a proposal on ballots this year.
Lawmakers Consider Immunity For Drug Overdose ReportingLawmakers are considering a bill that would grant partial immunity to those who report drug overdoses and stay with the victim.
Marijuana Debate Draws Polis, SuthersColorado's most prominent politicians for and against legalizing marijuana are talking about the question Wednesday in Vail.

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