May 20, 2013 Despite its name, the "pot pig" experiment isn't an attempt to develop a new meaty treat for stoners. Instead, a Seattle butcher is feeding marijuana seeds, stems and root bulbs to swine as a cheeky money-saving measure.
May 17, 2013 When it becomes legal to sell marijuana in the state, packages will have to be labeled. The logo is a marijuana leaf centered over an outline of the state. Will T-shirts and bumper stickers follow?
May 9, 2013 Colorado is set to become the first U.S. state to regulate and tax recreational sales of marijuana, after lawmakers approved several bills that set business standards and taxes. Legislators expect enforcement of the rules to be paid for by two taxes on marijuana — a 15 percent excise tax, and a 10 percent sales tax.
April 1, 2013 Name your issue — abortion, gun control, taxes, health policy — and it's likely that your state is moving in exactly the opposite direction from some of its neighbors.
March 22, 2013 Law enforcement agencies in Washington state are having to make lots of adjustments as the state implements a ballot initiative that legalized the use of marijuana. One surprise change has been the need to re-train dogs used for sniffing out illegal drugs.
March 22, 2013 More than 200,000 marijuana-scented cards are being sent out to help educate the public on the smell of cannabis.
December 18, 2012 There are some warnings parents drill into their kids: no drinking, no smoking, don't do drugs. But now that two states have decriminalized recreational marijuana use, those conversations have become tougher.
December 12, 2012 Technically, smoking marijuana was never allowed in or around schools, but there was no official way to fully implement the policy – until now. Starting Jan. 1, schools and playgrounds will be deemed "no toking zones" and those who disobey the new ruling face being fined by the police.
December 11, 2012 Children between the ages of 9 and 15 who went on eating binges at least once a week were more likely to use marijuana or to show strong signs of depression as those who didn't. There's no proof of cause and effect, but the researchers say it's another reason parents and doctors should keep an eye on kids' eating habits.
November 6, 2012 Maine and Maryland are the first states to approve marriage rights for same-sex couples by popular vote. Voters in Colorado and Washington state pass measures legalizing marijuana usage for any purpose, while a similar proposal is rejected in Oregon.
June 22, 2012 Fibromyalgia patients have limited treatment options, but a Canadian study finds that those who self-medicate with marijuana were more likely to have poor mental health and to seek other drugs.
May 21, 2012 Usually when pot is found floating in the ocean, it's after traffickers have dumped it there as they tried to escape arrest. This time, there was so such event.
April 3, 2012 Lawmakers' plans to stop foreigners from coming there to smoke marijuana and hashish are inspired in large part by the traffic problems that demand has created.