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2 hrs ago | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

Toker Fired After Legally Smoking Pot Has His Job Back

Some parts of the story are still in dispute, but all parties seem to agree on one fact: Michael Boyer, the first man in Spokane, Wash., to legally purchase recreational marijuana on Tuesday, has his job back.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Labor Realty, Human Resources, Weird

6 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Protecting our children in the new marijuana world

The brave new world of state-regulated recreational marijuana retail sales began this week.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Thurston County, WA, Tumwater, WA, Family, Kids

10 hrs ago |

Nevada gambling board has first medical pot case

The Gaming Control Board told owners of a Las Vegas restaurant Thursday they need to find a new operator with no connections to the medical marijuana business.


Thu Jul 10, 2014

CBS Local

Dayton Names 16 To Study Impact Of Marijuana Law

Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday appointed 16 members to a task force that will study the impact of the state's new medical marijuana law.


Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Minnesota

USA Today

Marijuana customer says lighting up on TV got him fired

Hours after Michael Kelly Boyer became the first person to legally buy recreational marijuana in Spokane, Washington, he says he was asked to take a drug test by one of his employers.


Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Drug Testing

Most charges in Medford medical pot case dismissed

The judge dismissed dozens of racketeering and money-laundering charges against Lori and Leland Duckworth whose dispensary was raided in May 2013.


The Daily News Journal

First pot buyer in Wash. claims coverage cost him job

SPOKANE, Wash.- The first man to buy legal, recreational marijuana in Spokane claimed on Wednesday that he lost his job due to the news coverage on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Drug Testing

KTEN-TV Denison

10 Things to Know for Thursday

An independent federal agency is calling for an investigation into allegations that U.S. officials ignored a law requiring them to catalog, preserve and ultimately return human remains and relics to American Indian... An independent federal agency is calling for an investigation into allegations that U.S. officials ignored a law requiring them to ... (more)


Related Topix: Drugs, Immigration Reform

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Marijuana ban initiative likely won't make ballot

Steve Zabawa, the Billings car-dealership owner who proposed the measure, told Lee Newspapers of Montana he thinks the initiative's backers collected too few signatures.


Related Topix: Drugs, Business News

Bellingham Herald

Colorado completes 1st legal pot market study

Colorado's pot regulators issued what is believed to be the world's first post-legalization market study for the weed on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Drugs

News Max

Obama Continues Plans to Oppose Legalization of Marijuana

Closely mirroring its past positions, the Obama administration's 2014 drug policy will focus tightly on curbing heroin use and prescription painkillers abuse while continuing to oppose the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use.


Related Topix: Drugs, Virginia

CBS Local

Mass. DPH Considering Marijuana Dispensary For Boston

State health officials are considering proposals for medical marijuana operations in some of Massachusetts' largest urban centers and tourist destinations.


Related Topix: Health

WTVF Nashville

Colorado's gay marriage fight echoes drama in 1975

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin - who swept into office on promises of reform but saw the city crumble under the weight of Hurricane Katrina and his own corruption investigation - will learn Wednesday how much... Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin - who swept into office on promises of reform but saw the city crumble under the weight of ... (more)


Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Weather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

KXLY-TV Spokane

President Obama: One night in Denver

The presidential motorcade passed a bearded man holding a sign: "Free weed 4 Obama."


The Ashland Daily Tidings

Legal marijuana a short drive for many Oregonians

Recreational pot is now for sale in Washington state, and that means easy access for many residents of neighboring Oregon.


Related Topix: Drugs, Oregon, Oregon Government

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Town Talk

NYC official eases practices for low-level pot offenses

One day after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill allowing for the creation of a medical marijuana program in his state, the top prosecutor for one of New York's five boroughs announced that his office was loosening practices for low-level marijuana offenses.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Drugs

First retail marijuana store in Bellingham, Wash. opens

BELLINGHAM — Hundreds of customers were on hand - along with TV stations and a food truck - as Top Shelf Cannabis opened Tuesday, July 8, the first store in Bellingham to legally sell recreational marijuana.


Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

Ga. governor pushes trials of marijuana derivative

Since 1996, 23 states around the country and the District of Columbia have legalized comprehensive access to medical marijuana, and two have decriminalized the drug entirely.


Related Topix: Drugs, Georgia, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

CBS Local

Medical Marijuana Advocates Push For Vote In Pennsylvania

About two dozen mothers, grandmothers, nurses and small children are in the Pennsylvania Capitol to ask state senators to advance medical marijuana legislation.


Related Topix: Drugs, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Merced Sun-Star

Medical marijuana falls short on signatures

Arkansans for Compassionate Care said Monday it wouldn't turn in signatures to place its proposed initiated act on the November ballot.


Related Topix: Merced, CA