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Is Alaska Poised to Be the Best State for Pot?

The tourism industry sure hopes so but Alaska shows how difficult is the transition from illegal to legal, even with voter approval.
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Women Increasingly Are Cannabis Entrepreneurs and Customers

As legalization gains momentum more women are using marijuana and more are entering the cannabis industry.
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Sand Hill Road Joins Private Capital Flooding Into Marijuana Startups

The Wall Street of venture capital has been slow to invest in cannabis but that is clearly changing.
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New Study Finds Cannabis Reduces Seizures In Epilepsy Patients

DEA stubbornly claims cannabis has no medicinal value, despite a growing body of serious research that finds otherwise.
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Science and FDA Say Cannabis Is Medicine but DEA Insists It Isn't

Much like with climate change, stubborn federal marijuana policy isn't supported by any data.
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Governor's Veto Stalls Vermont Legislation to Legalize Marijuana

Voters are far more willing to legalize cannabis than the representatives they elect.
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First Year of Recreational Marijuana Sales Are a Tax Windfall for Oregon

Legal cannabis will yield more than $200 million yearly for schools, public health and policing.
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Legal Marijuana Sales Surpass Viagra, Tequila and Girl Scout Cookies

In fairness, it pairs well with each of the three.
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Medical Cannabis Finds an Eager Market In Florida Retirees

Sunshine State boomers suffering the aches of age discover rolling a joint, like riding a bike, is another one of those things you don't forget.
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Border Officials Are Banning Canadians Who Admit They've Smoked Marijuana

Immigration law lumps foreign pot smokers with human traffickers and foreign government officials who suppressed religious freedoms.
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Illinois Looks to Marijuana to Plug Huge Hole it Its Budget

Tax revenues generated by legalized marijuana, plus shedding the huge costs of arresting and jailing nonviolent offenders, are powerfully appealing to fiscally beleagured states.
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Israel Studies Potential of Medical Marijuana as a Treatment for Autism

The Israeli government sees marijuana as a promising source of new treatments for physical and mental illnesses.
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New Jersey Lawmakers Await Next Governor Before Moving to Legalize Marijuana

Chris Christie, the deeply unpopular outgoing governor, is a vehement marijuana opponent but the political winds are shifting.
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New Data Shows Medical Marijuana Consumers Far Outspend Recreational Users

Patients using marijuana as medicine purchase more cannabis more often than recreational users.
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Researchers Amazed by Cases of Cannabis Helping Children Failed by Conventional Medicine

A growing body of data is showing CBD, the active ingredient in medical marijuana, is a powerfully effective medicine for children suffering rare seizure disorders