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Racial Injustice and the Legal Marijuana Industry

Social justice advocates don't want the allure of profits and new tax revenues to eclipse the damage done by decades of enforcement in communities of color.
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You Would Have Thought This Liberal Senator Already Supported Legal Marijuana, but Now She Actually Does

Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat from San Francisco, now supports letting states decide marijuana law for themselves. Many conservative Republicans reached the same conclusion well before she did.
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A New Governor Brings New Growth to New Jersey Medical Marijuana Industry

The prospects for legalized recreational marijuana are uncertain in the Garden State but there is broad agreement that medical marijuana is humane and should be widely available to those it can help.
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New Study Will Explore Medical Marijuana as a Treatment for Autism

Despite a near-ban on medical cannabis research federally, a private donation will fund work on autism treatment in California.
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Bipartisan Concern for Veterans Drives Bill to Allow VA to Research Medical Marijuana

Congress seems to be ever so slowly coming around to popular opinion on the merits of medical pot.
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A Closer Look at the Cannabis Market

Before you jump into starting a cannabis business, find out what the outlook is for this currently booming industry.
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Trump Basically Says Obama-Era Marijuana Policies Aren't Going to Change

A conservative Republican senator from Colorado has wrung a big concession from the administration to protect his state's booming cannabis business.
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Palantir's Data-Mining Software Was Used to Spy on JPMorgan Staff, and Company Terms Are Getting a Rewrite. 3 Things to Know Today.

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Survey Finds Potheads Will Spend Freely on 4/20 and Might Go to Work, If They Have Jobs

For decades April 20 has been a day of solidarity and defiance for marijuana users. With legalization it is morphing into an occassion for pot marketing similar to what Cinco de Mayo is for Mexican beer.
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Marijuana Edibles Make the List of Top 10 Food Trends This Year

Delectable pastries and popular candies infused with marijuana are enormously popular wherever they are legal.
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John Boehner Succeeded in Politics Opposing Marijuana but in Retirement Has Joined the Medical Marijuana Industry

The former Speaker of the House says he now recognizes the potential for medical pot to treat vets with PTSD and people addicted to opioids.
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Hemp Is the Multibillion-Dollar Cannabis Opportunity Few Have Heard About

If the move to make it legal succeeds, entire industries could be revolutionized.
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A Tale of Neighboring Countries and Their Very Different Legal-Marijuana Banking Systems

Federal law all but requires legal marijuana to operate strictly in cash, while in Canada banks are helping that nation's cannabis industry boom.
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Baby Boomers Support Medical Marijuana but Skeptically

Eight out of 10 boomers favor legalizing medical pot, but few use it. Most think opioids would be more effective for chronic pain.
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Study Warns Sky-High Marijuana Taxes Drive Consumers Back to the Black Market

State governments eager for cannabis revenue need to remember the people who have sold pot tax-free for years are still in business.