Stories by Rob Hotakainen

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Posted on: Mar 3, 2017, Source: McClatchy Tribune Information Services

Threats of a crackdown are generating push-back in the halls of the capitol.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2017, Source: McClatchy Tribune Information Services

Organizers originally vowed to hand out 4,200 doobies, but they doubled that.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2017, Source: McClatchy Tribune Information Services

The person who will head the Justice Department will have a tremendous impact on federal marijuana policy, and Jeff Sessions is no friend of the weed.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2016, Source: McClatchy Newspapers

Trump has said marijuana policy should be up to the states, but that was on the campaign trail. Will he stay true to his word?

Posted on: Mar 23, 2016, Source: McClatchy Newspapers

With pot remaining illegal under federal law, the attitude of the next White House dweller will be crucial.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2007, Source: McClatchy Newspapers

Already stung by a two-year rise in gasoline prices, American consumers now face sharply higher prices for foods they can't do without. At the same time, half of the nation's eligible poor aren't getting the food stamps to which they're entitled