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New Jersey Voters Likely Just Approved Legalized Marijuana

Phil Murphy, the Democratic nominee for governor, was emphatic about his commitment to legalizing marijuana. He won by a wide margin.
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Jeff Sessions' 'Guidance' Cited by Maine's Governor In His Veto of Legal Marijuana Bill

The delay in legalizing marijuana in Maine seems rooted in what the Attorney General said and not what he has done, which so far is nothing.
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Steep Taxes on Recreational Marijuana Are a Powerful Incentive for States to Legalize

Legalizing adult-use marijuana frees states from huge enforcement and incarceration and creates a huge new source of revenue.
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Do Marijuana Users Have More Sex? Research Indicates They Do.

The cannabis industry faces many legal challenges, but it now has an unbeatable marketing message.
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As American Attitudes Become More Liberal, Even Republicans Favor Pot Legalization

A slight majority of Republicans for the first time joined lopsided majorities of Democrats and independents to support legal cannabis.
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New Jersey Likely to Elect a Governor Determined to Legalize Marijuana

A legalization bill is sailing through the Legislature and Democrat Phil Murphy has pledged to sign it. He has a commanding lead in the polls.
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A University in Michigan Is Offering a Bachelor Degree for Marijuana Entrepreneurs

Northern Michigan University prepares students for cannabis jobs starting at $70,000 a year.
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Cannabis Industry Rallies to Overcome Unique Legal Barriers to Recovery From Northern California Fires

Growers and processors devastated by raging wildfire don't have federal crop insurance or access to disaster relief. They can't even legally crowdfund to help each other.
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Colorado Study Links Marijuana Legalization to Decline In Fatal Opioid Overdoses

Overdose deaths increased annually from 2000 to 2013 but have declined 6 percent since marijuana was legalized.
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In Canada, Marijuana Edible Sales Delayed Even As Interest Among Canadians Grows

What a new survey tells us about the appetite for edibles.
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Nevada Has a Legal Marijuana Shortage But Still Expects $120 Million In New Revenue

States that have legalized recreational marijuana are enjoying an upsurge in new business and tax revenue that prohibition states are likely to envy.
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The Munchies Factor: Survey Finds McDonald's Is the Fast Food Restaurant Pot Smokers Prefer

Legal marijuana might do for flagging sales at the Golden Arches what McDonald's marketing hasn't.
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Support for Marijuana Legalization Is Higher Than Ever. So Is the Number of People Getting Arrested.

Cannabis is a legal multi-billion dollar industry, yet someone in America is arrested every 48 seconds for a marijuana related crime.
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How Will Businesses Handle Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace?

Employers have bright lines on pot use for decades. This all gets more complicated when marijuana is legal.
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Survey: A Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Legal Medical Marijuana.

Researchers found nearly all of the cancer patients surveyed want information about medical cannabis but can't find much.