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Marijuana Legalization Still Contentious in Oregon Counties

LEGAL | By Andrew Selsky | May 17
Shortly after Oregon voters decided to legalize marijuana, the state allowed cities and counties to ban marijuana production and sales where at least 55 percent of voters opposed legalization.

Study: No Scientific Basis for Laws on Marijuana and Driving

SCIENCE | By Joan Lowy | May 14
Six states that allow marijuana use legal tests to determine driving while impaired by the drug that have no scientific basis, according to a study by the nation's largest automobile club that calls for scrapping those laws.

Looming Marijuana Ruling Could Limit Federal Prosecutions

LEGAL | By Sudhin Thanawala | May 12
Rolland Gregg and his family have fought federal marijuana charges for more than three years, arguing that the roughly 70 marijuana plants investigators found on their Washington property were for their own medicinal use.

Colorado Students Get Real-Life Lesson on Marijuana

Colorado's governor is expected to review a bill that would require school campuses to allow non-smokable marijuana medicines.

600K Sign California Initiative to Legalize Pot

May 5
Backers of a marijuana legalization initiative say they have collected enough signatures for the measure to qualify for the California ballot this November.

Attorney: Prosecutors Dropping Marijuana Dispensary Case

LEGAL | By Sudhin Thanawala | May 5
Federal prosecutors have agreed to drop a nearly four-year effort to seize the property of a California medical marijuana dispensary billed as the nation's largest, the dispensary's attorney said Tuesday.

Alaska Weighing Rules to Allow Use of Pot At Licensed Stores

LEGAL | By Becky Bohrer | May 1
Alaska could soon become the first state in the nation to allow on-site consumption of marijuana in some businesses that will sell pot.

Harris Backs Federal Rescheduling of Marijuana

CRIME | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 23
Should she be elected to the U.S. Senate this November, California Attorney General Kamala Harris would advocate for the federal government to change how it classifies marijuana as a controlled substance.

Hawaii Lawmakers Ask How Much Marijuana is OK While Driving

LEGAL | By Cathy Bussewitz | Mar 31
Hawaii lawmakers are asking how much marijuana a driver can safely consume before getting behind the wheel of a car.

As a State of Islands, Marijuana Sales Tricky for Hawaii

LEGAL | By Marina Riker | Feb 29
With less than five months to go before medical marijuana dispensaries can open in Hawaii, business owners could be facing unique obstacles in a state of islands separated by federal waters.

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