The anti-pot taboo shrinks in presidential politics

White House hopefuls in both parties are taking donations from people in the new marijuana industry, which is investing heavily in political activism as a route to expanded legalization.

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Tacoma man charged for pot on Amtrak in Montana

KALISPELL, Mont.  — A Washington state man faces drug charges after he reportedly claimed two bags containing 12 pounds of marijuana from the Amtrak station in Whitefish. The Daily Inter Lake reports ( ) 21-year-old Marquise J. Constantino of Tacoma pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony drug possession with intent to distribute. Charging documents say...

Crackdown on Albanian marijuana village after fatal shooting

LAZARAT, Albania (AP) — About 400 Albanian police officers, backed up by two army helicopters, started to move late Wednesday into a major illegal marijuana-growing village after gunmen there fatally shot one policeman and wounded two others. Local media said gunfire was heard coming from the southern village of Lazarat throughout the day, but an...

Feds paying for sewer analysis of pot usage in Washington

The federal government is chipping in money for a pilot study using sewage samples to determine levels of marijuana use in two Washington cities — research that could help answer some key questions about pot legalization, the University of Puget Sound announced Monday.