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Who Knew There Is a Market for a $15,000 Vibrator?

The 25-karat gold, celebrity-endorsed sex toy tells us a great deal about evolving values and consumer markets.

Gene Marks

Can Marijuana Replace Lost Steel Jobs? Pennsylvania Town Has High Hopes.

A region of the Keystone State impoverished by industrial decline and ravaged by opioid addiction sees a future in medical cannabis.

5 Routes the Cannabis Industry Could Take to Get Around Federal Banking Restrictions

States that have legalized marijuana are working on regulatory fixes to allow the cannabis industry the access to banks that it needs to grow.

Andre Bourque

Colorado Takes Aim at the Marijuana Black Market

Legislation seeks to reduce the large amount of legally grown marijuana diverted to criminal sales.

Everyone but Republicans Favors Legalizing Marijuana Nationally

Recent polling shows majorities of nearly every demographic in the U.S. favors changing federal law regarding marijuana.

Legal Marijuana a 'Powerful Force' in Oregon Economy

Cannabis has quickly become a billion dollar industry in Oregon that employs tens of thousands of people.

Researchers Believe Legal Marijuana Could Hurt Beer Sales

Marijuana increasingly does look to be a gateway drug -- away from alcohol consumption.

Cryptic Warnings From the Trump Administration Shake Recreational Marijuana Industry

Presidential spokesman Sean Spicer spuriously linked marijuana to opioid addiction and warned that the leniency extended medical marijuana won't be offered to the recreational industry.

Los Angeles Referendum Set for New Marijuana Regulations

LA voters consider how to transition from prohibition and mass incarceration to shared prosperity and respect for adult personal choice.

Marijuana Industry to Create 283,000 Jobs by 2020, Report Projects

The most serious potential obstacle to fast growth in cannabis employment is the Trump Administration.

Marijuana Lobby Grows As Legalization Spreads Throughout Country

Cannabis has already quasi-legal long enough in enough states for the industry to spawn its own specialized lobbyists.

How Do We Measure the Statistical Significance of Legal Cannabis?

It remains to be seen what focused marketing will do to expand the diversity of people who use legal cannabis.

Andre Bourque