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Morning Roundup: April 30, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Dean McDermott talks about alcoholism, Colorado to revisit edible pot, heroin linked to Navy SEALs deaths, and Minnesota panel approves medical weed bill. MORE  

Booming Black Market for Cigarettes On the Rise

By Paul Gaita

Thanks to a wave of taxation designed to discourage smoking, millions of dollars are being made by sellers of illegal cigarettes. MORE  

Colorado Rakes In $2 Million in Retail Pot Taxes for January

By McCarton Ackerman

Colorado can expect up to $40 million in taxes collected from pot sales in 2014, which according to the law will be used to build new schools. MORE  

Does "Buttlegging" Fund Terrorism?

By McCarton Ackerman

The NYPD busts a giant cigarette trafficking ring with alleged ties to terrorism. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 25, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Boston bombing suspects may have sold pot to fund operation, British racehorses test positive for steroids, and Morning Joe co-host opens up about her eating disorder. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 17, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Conservatives in Congress push for pot reform, smoking slashes real estate value, and Milwakee Brewers pitcher arrested for drunk driving. MORE  

Smoking Kills... Poor New Yorkers' Wallets

By Bryan Le

Poorer smokers in New York state spend 25% of their incomes on cigarettes, prompting some to question the fairness of taxes. MORE  

Florida Becomes First State to Drug Test Public Workers

By McCarton Ackerman

Rick Scott continues his controversial crusade to keep tax money from becoming drug money. MORE  

Cut the Deficit? Tax Budweiser! The Case For a National 'Frat Tax'

By Mark Kleiman and Will Godfrey

A modest tax on alcohol would dramatically cut crime, prevent thousands of deaths, and pull in $20 billion a year. So why are American politicians too terrified to even consider the idea? MORE  

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