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Pot Shop Clashes With Tourism Stores in Eclectic Alaskan Town

Pot Shop Clashes With Tourism Stores in Eclectic Alaskan Town

By Mark Thiessen | Aug 31
The presence of a marijuana retail store has caused a deep divide in this quirky tourist town, where hundreds of visitors roam the streets daily browsing in art galleries and souvenir shops housed in historic cabins.

Buzz Kill: California Police Work to Detect Drugged Drivers

By Don Thompson | May 13
Police in three California counties are testing what amounts to a breathalyzer for drug users - a device that some authorities and lawmakers said Wednesday is desperately needed now that voters have legalized recreational marijuana.

Officials in Legal Pot State Vow to Fight Federal Crackdown

By Sadie Gurman | Feb 26
Officials in Washington state, where recreational marijuana is legal, vow to fight any federal crackdown on the nascent industry after White House spokesman Sean Spicer said they should expect to see stepped-up enforcement of anti-pot laws.

White House Expects Justice Crackdown on Legalized Marijuana

By Sadie Gurman | Feb 24
The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration's strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown.

Colorado Warms to Pot Clubs Despite Federal Uncertainty

By Kristen Wyatt | Feb 16
At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed pot clubs. But the details of how these clubs will operate are as hazy as the underground clubs operating already.

Next Milestone for Alaska's Young Pot Industry: Paying Taxes

By Becky Bohrer | Nov 20
With legal marijuana sales underway in Alaska, growers will soon be submitting their first tax payments to the state.

Calif. Cities Ban Pot Shops Ahead of Legalization Vote

Nov 4
San Jose has banned sales of recreational marijuana ahead of next week's vote on whether to legalize the drug in California.

Weed as Way of Life: California Farmers Divided on Legal Bud

By Paul Elias | Oct 30
Laura Costa's son and husband moved quickly with the pruning shears to harvest the family's fall marijuana crop, racing along with several workers to cut the plants and drop them in plastic bins ahead of an impending storm.

California City to Pay $100K to Settle Pot Shop Raid Lawsuit

Oct 29
A California city will pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging police harassment during a raid on a marijuana dispensary.

Gourmet Ganja? Marijuana Dining is Growing Up, Slowly

By Kristen Wyatt | Oct 15
Chefs are working with marijuana growers to chart the still-very-unscientific world of pairing food and weed.

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