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It Must Be Written In the Stars. Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Marijuana Should Be Legal.

Tyson, like his television predecessor Carl Sagan, finds no reason in science for cannabis prohibition.
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What Every Cannabis Entrepreneur Needs to Understand About the Cole Memo

Attorney General Jeff Sessions might be seeking to resume enforcement of federal cannabis laws without changing Justice Department policy.
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Oakland Explores Reparations for Those Persecuted by the War on Drugs

For decades Oakland police arrested people for marijuana crimes. The city vying to be America's cannabis capital is exploring how to bring those people into the legal cannabis business.
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Federal Legalization of Marijuana Not Likely Soon but Proponents Are Trying

A bill introduced to legalize marijuana federally has no real chance of passage but is certain to move the debate forward.
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Is Big Pharma for or Against Legalizing Medical Marijuana? Maybe Both.

Pharmaceutical companies are intrigued by the immense and growing medical marijuana market but cannot figure a way to corner it.
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L.A. Considers Plan for City-Owned Bank Friendly to Marijuana Businesses

The city council president has proposed a bank to help build affordable housing and provide basic services to cannabis businesses.
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A New High: Nearly Half of All American Adults Have Tried Marijuana

Polling shows it is common to give marijuana a try but uncommon to make it a regular thing.
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Marijuana Recommendations From Federal Crime Task Force Expected Soon

Beleaguered Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems fixated on linking marijuana to violent crime.
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Nevada Declares Marijuana State of Emergency to Avoid $100 Million Tax Shortfall

Marijuana, until recently illegal in Nevada, is now a major source of revenue the state can't afford to lose.
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Policy Group Argues It's Time to End the Failed War on Drugs

On a typical night in America, 133,000 people are in jail just for drug possession at vast cost to themselves and taxpayers.
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Somebody Needs to Tell Jeff Sessions That Legalized Marijuana Does Not Cause More Crime

The Attorney General claims legal cannabis increases crime but cops and academics both disagree.
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Women Cannabis Entrepreneurs Gather In L.A. for Empowerment Summit

The burgeoning legal marijuana industry has a glass ceiling but it seems loftier and more easily broken than traditional industries.
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Oakland Strives to Rejuvenate Economically by Becoming California's Cannabis Capital

The city Gertrude Stein famously dismissed as "no there, there'' sees legal marijuana as an opening to address a host of inequities.
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Marijuana Workers Now Outnumber Bakers and Other Common Careers

How much has legalizing marijuana helped create jobs? Just look at the numbers.
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Sorry, But No You Can't Smoke Marijuana on the Las Vegas Strip Yet.

Marijuana remains a private vice in the city where anything goes.