Stephen C. Webster

Colorado Tax Enforcer Tells ’60 Minutes’: Weed Beat the Recession in Denver

In a 13-minute segment broadcast Sunday night, CBS’s “60 Minutes” explored Colorado’s budding medical marijuana industry, and heard from a former drug cop turned tax enforcer who insisted that the industry has helped Denver beat the recession.

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Fiona Apple Facing Up to 10 Years in Jail over Texas Marijuana Bust

Singer Fiona Apple may face serious jail time in Texas thanks to a state law that classifies possession of any amount of hashish, no matter how small, as a third-degree felony.

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How Paul Ryan Flip-Flopped From 'Leave it Up to the States' to Anti-Legalization in One Weekend

Campaign aides for Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) busied themselves this weekend with telling reporters that the candidate “agrees with Mitt Romney” on keeping marijuana illegal, despite him telling a Colorado television station that he supports letting states flout federal laws on medical marijuana.

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Major Networks Will Run Marijuana Legalization Ads During the DNC

Colorado drug reform activists said Tuesday that they’re launching the first television ad in support of the state’s ballot initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol, set to air repeatedly in Colorado media markets on CNN and MSNBC during this year’s Democratic National Convention.

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Can Unionizing Save Medical Marijuana in Los Angeles?

 The City of Los Angeles won’t be banning marijuana dispensaries any time soon, if the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) gets its way.

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ACLU Calls on DEA to Allow Sale of Medical Marijuana

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) does not commonly take an active role in matters pertaining to the drug war, but in the case of Dr. Lyle E. Craker, a professor at the University of Massachusetts, outspoken is certainly one way to describe their position.

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How Marijuana Can Fix California

Far from being a war between hippies and police, the fight to legalize marijuana in California centers on whether decriminalizing and taxing cannabis can help fill the state's fiscal hole.

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Video Game Commemorates Austin Suicide Pilot

The smoke over Austin is hardly two days settled and already, many have risen to defend the actions of Joe Stack.

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NJ Allows Medical Marijuana for a Fraction of the People Who Need It

By a vote of 48 to 14 in the state's assembly on Monday, New Jersey became the 14th state in the union to make legal accommodations for the use of medical marijuana.

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