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850 seeds were imported from the Netherlands, and oil extracted from about half of the plants will be given to 200 patients  in Chile. (Photo by MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

First Marijuana Planted For Medical Use In Chile

The South American country’s experiment adds to an international trend of easing restrictions on marijuana for medical or personal use.

10/29/2014

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House Passes ‘No Welfare For Weed’ Bill

Bill would make it harder for people to use government benefit payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal.

09/16/2014

The study suggests pot smokers use the drug to feel better, but that can lead to greater dependence on the drug. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Study: Marijuana Smokers May Use Drug To Cope With Negative Emotions

Pot smokers reported using the drug to help them feel better, but it may lead to a vicious circle of dependence.

09/15/2014

Would-be pot salesman Tedd Wetherbee sued the Tacoma suburb to overturn its pot shop ban, but the judge ruled against him. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Judge Upholds Fife’s Pot Ban

Case could set precedence for other Washington communities that want to block the sale of marijuana.

08/29/2014

An internal report found that a single Seattle police officer issued 66 of the 83 citations for public pot use. (Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Seattle PD: 1 Officer Issued Most Pot Tickets

Officer reassigned after a review found he wrote about 80 percent of marijuana tickets.

07/30/2014

File photo of marijuana (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Washington Pot Shops Prepare For Historic Sales

With the clock ticking down to the start of legal weed sales in Washington state, store owners hoping to start selling on Tuesday are consumed by details as they try to make sure there’s pot on the shelves.

07/06/2014

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Oregon Organizers Lack ‘Wherewithal’ For Pot Initiative

Marijuana legalization advocate says campaign falls well short of signatures needed to put initiatives on November ballot.

06/23/2014

The FBI will not offer nationwide background checks for individuals seeking to purchase a legal marijuana business in the state. (Getty Images)

FBI Refusing To Run Background Checks On People Trying To Run Legal Marijuana Businesses

FBI is refusing to run nationwide background checks on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses in the state.

03/14/2014

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Study: Legal Weed Encourages Teens To Smoke Pot

Survey of high school students show they are more likely to smoke marijuana if it’s legal.

02/26/2014

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Colorado Considers Tax Status Of Pot Growers

Lawmakers set to vote whether to tax pot farms the same way as other agriculture property.

02/13/2014

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