Marijuana

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Following a sweeping win at the ballot box in November, recreational marijuana officially became legal in Alaska on Tuesday, making it the third state in the country—behind Washington and Colorado—to allow adults over 21 to smoke, possess, grow, and transport pot. Alaska voters passed their legalization bill 53-47 percent in the midterm elections...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Report highlights decrease in crime while marking increases in tax revenue,...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Nebraska and Oklahoma filed the first major court challenge to marijuana...

Further

Even as a new report calls for ending a war on drugs with "enormous negative outcomes and collateral damage,” Congress has rejected an amendment to a veterans' funding bill to allow VA doctors in medical marijuana states to discuss pot - not prescribe it or provide it but suggest it - to treat PTSD and other ills they got serving the country that is now denying them what "a mountain of evidence" says is their best treatment. The close 222–195 vote suggests the tide is turning, but not quickly...

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