GovBeat: pot


Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/01/2014

The Super Bowl is the latest front in the fight over legalizing marijuana

Both sides have put up ads around MetLife Stadium.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Marijuana, New Jersey, New York, pot, washington

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Marijuana activists are putting up 5 billboard ads near the Superbowl

The ads will promote pot as safer than football or booze.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:06 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Marijuana, pot, washington

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Obama: There are ‘legitimate reasons’ to worry about federal overreach

Obama, in his own words, on states’ rights and marijuana.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue states, Marijuana, Obama, pot, red states, States

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 01/15/2014

The N.H. House just became the first state body to OK pot sales, group says

The vote comes just two weeks after the historic beginning of legal sales in Colorado.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  05:41 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  legislature, Marijuana, New Hampshire, pot

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/15/2014

New Hampshire session preview: Expect fights over guns, the death penalty and pot

Expect some big fights out of the small state.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  casinos, gambling, guns, health care, Healthcare, legislature, legislatures, Marijuana, medicaid, New Hampshire, pot, session preview

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Colorado lawmakers to feds: Let marijuana businesses bank

The state-sanctioned industry is still federally prohibited, making it hard for businesses to bank.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:22 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Marijuana, newsletter, pot

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Rep. DeGette touts legal marijuana in fundraising e-mail

The e-mail reflects a shift in public attitudes in Colorado and the nation.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Marijuana, newsletter, pot

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Legalizing pot could save California hundreds of millions every year, state says

By Reid Wilson  |  12:17 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, legalization, Marijuana, newsletter, pot, States, weed