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Federal attempts to legalize marijuana flail, even as public support grows

Across the country, attitudes toward cannabis are becoming more permissive and accepting, but partisan gridlock in Congress virtually ensures that legislation to decriminalize marijuana will languish and die in the U.S. Senate.... Read more»

Poll: Az voters back legal pot and a tax hike on the rich to fund schools

Majorities of Arizona voters say they support ballot measures that would legalize marijuana and tax the wealthy to increase funding for schools and raise teacher salaries, according to a new poll.... Read more»

Poll: Arizonans favor recreational pot measure by wide margin

If a proposed citizen initiative to legalize recreational marijuana makes it onto the ballot, it appears likely to cruise to an easy victory, according to a new poll that showed overwhelming support across party lines.... Read more»

House panel OKs pot decriminalization, as poll shows support in Arizona

A House committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a comprehensive marijuana reform bill that would decriminalize the drug while erasing pot convictions stretching back decades.... Read more»

Summit of the Americas

Obama: Legalization not the answer to drug war

Speaking at the Summit of the Americas, President Barack Obama on Saturday told Latin American leaders that legalization was not the answer to the drug war.... Read more»1

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Soros: Weed is good

With a week to go before California voters decide whether or not to legalize marijuana, billionaire investor George Soros donated $1 million in support of the effort.... Read more»

Pot activists take to Tucson streets to advocate legalization

Marijuana advocates marched through the streets of Tucson on Tuesday in an effort to raise public awareness and encourage legalization of the drug.... Read more»1