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Trouble In Arkansas: Judge Throws Out Medical Marijuana Licenses

Arkansas voters approved medical marijuana but old-fashioned favoritism by regulators who ignored the rules has stymied the program.
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A Study of One Colorado County Finds Legal Marijuana has More Benefits Than Problems

The first study of how legal cannabis affects a community found few major problems but significant economic benefit.
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Minnesota Study Adds to Growing Evidence Medical Marijuana Reduces Opioid Use

This study, plus an earlier on in Israel, bolsters anecdotal evidence that in states where marijuana is legal, opioid overdoses decline.
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Detroit, Bankrupt a Few Years Ago, Seems Uninterested In Reaping Medical Marijuana Millions Now

City officials have sued to overturn voter-approved ordinances to expand access to dispensaries.
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Massachusetts Won't Allow Cannabis Cafes or Marijuana Home Delivery After All

For a while Massachusetts was considering rules that would have made it the Amsterdam of legal marijuana in the U.S. but, upon further consideration, it won't.
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Investment In Marijuana Industry Has Grown 600 Percent so Far in 2018

An avalanche of bucks is sweeping over a U.S. cannabis industry confident national legalization will come eventually.
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California Studies Viability of a Public Bank for Marijuana Businesses

Exclusion from federally regulated banks is a big problem for the cannabis industry that California is considering how to solve.
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Cannabis Industry Heads to Washington to Tell Congress What It Needs to Thrive

Legal marijuana is on track to soon be a $40 billion industry. It could be much bigger still if Washington allowed it.
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Colorado Starts a 'Cannabis Conversation' On Driving While High

More than half of marijuana users surveyed said they "consistently" drove while high in the last 30 days.
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Cannabis Industry Likely to Employ More Than 400,000 By 2021, Study Projects

The federal government shows few signs it will legalize one of the biggest job producers in the country.
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Despite Being Illegal Under Federal Law, Cannabis Has Grown Into a $9 Billion Industry In States Where It Is Legal.

Americans are spending as much on legal marijuana as they do on car parts, yogurt or Halloween candy.
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Gimme Shelter: Massachusetts Lawmakers Push to Become a Marijuana Sanctuary State

The federal prosecutor is threatening to move against businesses operating legally under state law. Two legislators say local police shouldn't help if they do.
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Uruguay Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Rate Has Plummetted

The small, progressive South American nation has ended its war on drugs and has no regrets.
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Study Suggests Legal Pot Would Make Border Safer Than a Massive Wall

Smuggling is a violent business undeterred by walls but utterly dependent on a black market.