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US CO: 8 Adams Retail Pot Stores to See Spike in Taxes Next
Eight retail marijuana businesses in Northglenn and a northern sliver of Aurora will see their sales taxes jump next summer thanks to four measures passed in November.
US DC: DC Pot Law Could Jeopardize Drug Treaty
U.S. Pledged to Help Stop Spread Allowing marijuana legalization in the District leaves the United States vulnerable to charges it is violating international treaties aimed at stemming the drug trade, the nonpartisan research arm of Congress concluded in an analysis that could strengthen the resolve of lawmakers on Capitol Hill to overturn the measure.
US MI: Face Time: Dimitri Mugianis on Speed-Balling, Ibogaine
In the underground world of heroin, there is a legend of an African root called iboga, or ibogaine, that can cure addiction. Those in the depths of heroin use, often as a last resort, seek out the root, which can be dangerous to use. Some go to Mexico or to Europe to take it, as it is illegal here in the United States. It can be an expensive trip for the user, and often one made in a moment of final desperation.
US NV: State, County Tangle Over Pot
Several Applications Approved Locally Rejected by Agency Nearly half of the 18 medical marijuana dispensary applications that Clark County commissioners approved have an uncertain fate, as they failed to win state support.

Opinions

CN ON: Column: Addiction Awareness Will Require All Of Us
This is National Addictions Awareness Week. That itself marks progress in admitting there is a problem. It is up to all of us to help fight the battle.
CN ON: Column: Addiction Awareness Will Require All Of Us
This is National Addictions Awareness Week. That itself marks progress in admitting there is a problem. It is up to all of us to help fight the battle.
CN ON: Column: Addiction Awareness Will Require All Of Us
This is National Addictions Awareness Week. That itself marks progress in admitting there is a problem. It is up to all of us to help fight the battle.
US CA: Green Lit: California Legalization Measure Is a
After the historic marijuana midterms, a seven-hundred-day battle for the Golden State begins. As the dust settles from the historic marijuana midterm election of 2014, a few things have become clear: Namely, Californians will vote on ending cannabis prohibition in 2016. But change is far from inevitable.

Letters

US NM: Change A Failed Policy Of Pot Prohibition
NOW THAT THE voters have spoken, I hope New Mexico small government Republicans rethink their lockstep support for the 80-plus-year failed big government federal prohibition on the cannabis plant.
US UT: Solving Drug Addiction
Human beings are subject to addictions, both physical and psychological. Americans especially love their addictions. Some addictions are more socially acceptable than others. Some are more personally destructive than others and some more socially destructive. But without doubt every addiction is capable of being destructive if unchecked.
US AK: The News-Miner Has Anti-Pot Bias
To the editor: I noticed during the recent election season a disturbing bias by the News-Miner editorial staff.
US CA: Voters Take Step To Help Fix Broken System
After a large majority of voters approved Proposition 47, reducing many petty theft and drug offenses from felonies to misdemeanors, this newspaper posted an editorial characterizing the outcome as a mistake and a threat to public safety. The editorial asks: "What were the voters thinking?" and then suggests the voters were gullible and easily deceived. In my view, the voters got it right.
US CA: Prescription Drugs Much Worse Than Marijuana
Dr. Joseph Chiapella's preferred article on marijuana is exceptional only because it supports his views. It doesn't address the issue of the side effects of alternative drugs prescribed his by his colleagues. By aligning himself with the Measure A crowd, I would assume that the doctor thinks jail, exorbitant fines, unconstitutional search and seizure and other abuses will solve the alleged problem.
US FL: Government Role
I've lived in Florida long enough to have heard, "Get the government out of our business" thousands of times. Your voting pattern proves that what you really mean is, "Get the government out of MY business, but make sure it interferes in everyone else's business where and when I choose." You choose to deny medical marijuana to everyone. How dare you make medical decisions for other people?
US FL: Marijuana Amendment Should Have Passed
I want to say that I am ashamed of myself for not campaigning more to help pass the compassionate medical marijuana law.