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Vermont Decriminalizes Marijuana

The Vermont legislature passed a bill that decriminalizes the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana. On June 6, Gov. Shumlin signed it into law.

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Mark Kleiman Calls Out Jamen Shively

Washington State pot czar Mark Kleiman says Jamen Shively, who plans to corner the marijuana market in Washington and Colorado, is a "greedhead" and "terminally stupid."

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K-9s Can't Smell Weed Anymore

In Washington State, it's no longer cool for drug-sniffing dogs to detect marijuana during a search. Police departments and State Patrol are busily retraining K-9s and training new ones.

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The Skinny on Marijuana

A new study says marijuana use results in "lower prevalence rates of obesity and diabetes." So much for the theory that the munchies make people fat.

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