WW: Santa supports legal weed at North Pole, 420-friendly ranch, EPA pot pesticide guidelines

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Here are this week's headlines in weed news: 

Santa Claus is a medical marijuana patient
who wants the drug to be legal in the North Pole.

A Kansas woman is facing a 30-year prison term after her son mentioned his mother’s use of medical marijuana in a drug education class.

The pot tourism industry in Colorado continues to grow with a 420-friendly ranch opening up next month.

If Chris Christie were president, he’d put an end to legal marijuana in Washington and Colorado.

Marijuana is safer than tobacco, according to a UCLA prof.

Smoking it might also keep away parasites.

The Wall Street Journal says to just say no to buying stock in marijuana companies.

Weed lawyers now have their own professional association.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued guidelines on pesticides on weed.