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Small pot farms in Northern California thrive amid fears of Big Business

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 15:52

Small farmers also worry about potential increased enforcement of federal laws outlawing pot under the Trump administration.


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Solitary consumption: 31 percent of marijuana users prefer using alone

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 15:48

According to a new Yahoo News/Marist Poll, more than four in 10 consume cannabis with people other than their family, while roughly the same amount hide their stash.


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How a single dad turned weed bus tours into a $1.8 million business

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 15:47

Marijuana enthusiast Michael Eymer founded Colorado Cannabis Tours in January 2014, the year it became legal to sell recreational weed in the state. Eymer, the 35-year-old single dad, raked in $1.8 million in sales last year. He’s up 66 percent this year so far.


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Most Americans support medical marijuana but are divided on legalizing recreational weed

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 15:46

According to an exclusive new Yahoo News/Marist Poll, more than eight in 10 U.S. adults support legalizing pot for medicinal purposes. But when it comes to recreational marijuana, the country is much more divided.


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When it comes to weed, Americans are still more open with friends than family

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 15:45

While more Americans than ever say attitudes toward weed have relaxed within families, most still expect greater acceptance for pot use (especially recreational) from close friends than relatives.


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Who Cares Whether a Celebrity Smokes Marijuana? Not Many, Says New Yahoo News/Marist Poll

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 15:44

A new Yahoo News/Marist Poll shows that most Americans — 74 percent — say it makes no difference to them if their favorite celebrity uses the drug.


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This Is Your Teenager's Brain on Pot

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 15:34

A series of studies point out that vulnerable, still-developing adolescent brains don’t mix so well with marijuana, but definitive research is elusive.


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‘Cannabis Has Made Me a Better Parent’: One Mom’s Confession

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 15:24

Postpartum depression (PPD) affects one in nine new mothers. Hours after the birth, cradling her new baby girl in her arms, Behar believed she had dodged the bullet. What followed was what Behar describes as despair: uncontrollable fits of crying, thoughts of hurting herself, and eventually the upsetting realization that she was experiencing postpartum depression.


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Interactive map: Where weed is legal in the U.S.

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 15:20

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have now legalized medical marijuana. And eight states — including Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska — plus D.C. have passed laws legalizing recreational marijuana.


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Behind the poll: A look at our Yahoo News/Marist poll on pot in America

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 15:14

An exclusive new Yahoo News/Marist Poll shows that as the legal landscape evolves — and as social attitudes evolve along with it — more and more Americans are overcoming old taboos and accepting marijuana into their family lives. Getting high has lost its stigma in the majority of homes where adults use marijuana, according to the survey of 1,122 Americans 18 or older. Sixty percent of parents who use marijuana at least once or twice a year say their children are aware that they use it, and a majority (54 percent) of them have spoken directly to their kids about their use.


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After 7 years in prison, a small-time pot grower will reunite with his daughter

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 15:09

Corrina Fields, a second-grader, sent former President Barack Obama a letter last year outlining all the things she wanted to do with her dad if he got out of prison. On his last day in the White House, the president granted Corrina her wish, including her father, Paul, among the 310 drug offenders who received clemency as he prepared to leave office. In his two terms, Obama pardoned or commuted the sentences of nearly 2,000 people, mainly nonviolent drug offenders, who he believed were serving sentences that were overly harsh.


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These mothers of suicides don’t think marijuana is harmless

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 14:55

Sally Schindel sits in front of a painting of her son Andrew Zorn, who took his own life after saying he became addicted to marijuana. Sally Schindel couldn’t remember the last time she’d stood in the rain so long. Police had prohibited Schindel from going into the house where her son, Andy, lived, so she waited for hours in the driveway, alongside officers and a court-ordered psychiatrist, pleading with them to allow her to go inside and ensure that her 31-year-old son was OK.


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How Republicans and Democrats in Congress are joining forces to defeat Sessions’ war on weed

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 14:50

Rep. Carlos Curbelo is a two-term Republican from a South Florida district that was once the epicenter in the country’s war on drugs. Dubbed the Small Business Tax Equity Act, Curbelo’s bill would let legal pot dealers take advantage of the same tax deductions and credits as any other business, a move that industry experts say would slash the effective tax rates for weed dispensaries in half.


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Trump lashes out after Tax March protest: ‘The election is over!’

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 20:17

Trump took swipes at tax day marches that featured thousands of protesters demanding the president release his tax returns.


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Trump and North Korea: Climbing the escalation ladder

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 03:10

The speed with which Donald Trump and his administration have climbed the escalation ladder towards a showdown with North Korea over its nuclear weapons has been dizzying.


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Trump Easter Egg Roll kicks off with a golden flair

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 00:30

President Trump’s White House will host its first Easter Egg Roll on Monday, continuing a tradition dating back to as early as 1872.


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‘Fox & Friends’ uses Toby Keith soundtrack for ‘mother of all bombs’ explosion

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 21:08

The “Fox & Friends” crew was criticized on Friday after playing Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue” over footage of the massive bombing by the U.S. military in Afghanistan this week.


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Lawyer: United passenger David Dao has concussion, broken nose; says dragging more horrific than fleeing Vietnam

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 21:15

An attorney for the man forcibly dragged from a United flight earlier this week said passenger Dr. David Dao suffered serious injuries and that both the airline and city of Chicago are responsible. Dao’s attorney, Thomas Demetrio, said at a press conference Thursday morning that Dao suffered a significant concussion and a broken nose, lost two front teeth and would need reconstructive surgery after three aviation officers dragged him off a Louisville-bound flight at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.


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Jeffrey Lord: ‘Think of President Trump as the Martin Luther King of health care’

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 19:16

Jeffrey Lord, the conservative political commentator, shocked a fellow CNN panelist on Thursday morning by comparing the commander in chief to America’s late civil rights icon on the issue of health care. “I want to say something here that I know will probably drive Symone crazy,” Lord said during a discussion with liberal commentator Symone Sanders. Sanders, the former national press secretary for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, was aghast.


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The first 100 days don’t matter. For Trump, they matter even less.

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 17:09

Matt Bai writes: Brace yourself now for the deluge of predictable stories about Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride during these first 100 days in office.


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