Colorado county reports $1M in January pot sales

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It’s high times for at least two pot stores in Colorado.

A southern Colorado county with a pair of recreational weed shops became the first in the state Monday to announce tax totals from its fledgling — and recently legalized — industry.

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Pot-friendly states can’t really stop carry-on weed

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In Washington and Colorado, it can be easier to get through airport security with a bag of weed than a bottle of water.

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Poll: Majority of Americans support efforts to legalize marijuana

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Fifty-five percent of Americans support legislative efforts to legalize marijuana, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Those respondents would back similar laws to the ones on the books in Colorado and Washington state, where adults over the age of 21 are permitted to possess limited amounts of marijuana for personal use.

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High Demand: Price of legal marijuana soars in Colorado

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The high times in Colorado are coming with high costs for cannabis consumers.

Hemp hunters who waited for hours early Wednesday to be among the first to legally purchase marijuana from state retailers found sticker shock at cash registers.

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Colorado’s legal recreational pot industry off to smoking start

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Colorado’s legal recreational marijuana industry kicked off Wednesday with an Iraq war veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder making the first pot purchase under the new law.

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Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana trade

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Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization. 

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'Next great American industry'? Investors high on legal marijuana's potential

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As the two states that have legalized recreational pot — Washington and Colorado — begin to issue licenses and retail shops open, investors are putting their money on weed.

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Clear majority favors legal marijuana, new Gallup poll shows

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Americans who believe marijuana should remain illegal are now in the minority, according to new poll numbers released Tuesday.

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DOJ won't challenge Wash., Colo. marijuana laws

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Ohio man finds 285 pounds of marijuana stashed in gun safe

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A man in western Ohio found 285 pounds of marijuana stuffed into a Mexican-made gun-storage safe that he recently purchased on the Internet, authorities said.

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Uruguay close to becoming first country to legalize marketplace for marijuana

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Uruguay has moved one important step closer to becoming the first country to have a legal, government regulated marijuana industry — but the president warns stoner tourists shouldn’t light up in celebration just yet.

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A new take on ‘grass-fed’ meat: Pig farmer markets pork raised on marijuana

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The possibilities when it comes to marketing meat made from marijuana-fed animals are close to endless, but the man who came up with the idea has decided to simply call them “Pot Pigs.”

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Survey: 52 percent of Americans in favor of legalizing marijuana

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A majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing the use of marijuana, a national survey finds, a shift in attitude after more than four decades of polling on the issue. 

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Texas officers find 3.9 tons of pot during traffic stop

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What started out as a routine stop for a commercial vehicle inspection turned into a major drug bust Tuesday when Texas Highway Patrol troopers said they found 3.9 tons of marijuana concealed inside a tanker rig.

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Recreational marijuana users could get pot from vending machines, company says

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If a California company has its way, recreational marijuana users in Colorado and Washington state will one day be able to get their pot out of vending machines.

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