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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.
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Polls Find Voters In Pennsylvania, New Jersey Support Legal Marijuana

More and more it seems the legal cannabis industry will not always be just a West Coast thing.
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Maine Might Legalize Drive-Through and Internet Cannabis Sales

Where the winters are very long, the law might allow for the legal purchase of marijuana without leaving home, or at least your car.
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Some Universities Offer Classes On Marijuana. LSU Plans to Grow It.

A number of prominent state universities have launched programs to prepare students for the legal cannabis industry.
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Adult-Use Cannabis Is Legal but Very, Very Regulated.

Don't ridicule government bureaucrats. After decades of marijuana being universally illegal, writing rules for a legalized cannabis industry is complicated.
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Local Pot Bans Show Not All Cities Are Rushing to Cash in on Cannabis

Large cities that bar legalized recreational marijuana shops create a windfall for small nearby towns that gleefully welcome dispensaries.
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Why Are Opioid Painkillers Legal But Marijuana Isn't?

Overdoses of legal opioids kill thousands annually, while illegal marijuana has never caused a documented fatality.