Ohio Gov. and Presidential Candidate John Kasich addresses the media on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. (Danielle Duval | MLive.com)

Jonathan Oosting ~ MLive.com ~

LANSING, MI — Marijuana legalization is a "terrible idea," according to Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, whose home state will see a pot proposal on the ballot this fall.

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CBD Pills. Image: MMJ Phytotech

Rob Waugh ~ Metro.co.uk ~

The first legal marijuana pills have gone on sale in Europe – and are available now via an online store.

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cannabis buds at a Denver grow facility. Image: WeedWorthy.com
 
Alcohol businesses are seeing ‘phenomenal growth’ alongside marijuana industry in Colorado, dispelling concerns that consumers prefer pot over booze.

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Santa Cruz 4/20 celebration at Porter Meadow on UCSC Campus. Image: Sroalf via Wikimedia Commons
 
More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found.

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Stock trading on the New York Curb Association market, around 1916. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Kathleen Burke ~ Marketwatch.com ~

With the recent stock market volatility, it’s difficult to know which industries will weather the storm. However, there’s one potential way to stay in the green.

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Chicago skyline at evening. Image: Bert Kaufmann via Wikimedia Commons
 
Medical marijuana is officially growing--both literally and figuratively--in the state of Illinois, with cultivation centers producing strains that are expected to harvest around October.

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A U.S. government medical marijuana crop at the University of Mississippi, Oxford. Image via Wikimedia Commons
 
A side effect of a federal drug law has left legal pot farmers without any approved pesticides—and as a result, many have turned to harmful chemicals to protect their crops.

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Pre-rolled joints at a Denver dispensary. Image: WeedWorthy.com
 
The issue of medical marijuana and zero-tolerance workplace policies remains a major obstacle for cannabis advocates.

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A warning sign at a Purdue University research farm cautions visitors against taking cannabis sativa plants grown for research purposes. Image: Maureen Hayden/CNHI
Maureen Hayden, CNHI ~ News and Tribune ~
 
ROMNEY  – The high fence surrounding a Purdue University research farm here was installed to keep out pesky deer, but this summer it served a second purpose: Keeping federal drug agents at bay.

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Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services ~ azdailysun.com ~
 
PHOENIX -- If some Arizona nurses get their way, medical marijuana will become available as early as next year to treat everything from arthritis and autism to Tourette's syndrome and traumatic brain injury.

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Attendees at the kick-off of CanopyBoulder's fall boot camp. Image: WeedWorthy.com
Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~
 
Firms like CanopyBoulder are helping new, marijuana-related firms to not only survive the crucial first years in business, but to hopefully thrive as they grow and evolve.

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A multi-agency team supporting Operation Trident, a large-scale marijuana eradication and reclamation mission, in 2010. Image: U.S. Army National Guard via Wikimedia Commons
 
As America's multibillion dollar cannabis industry continues to expand, the nation's drug cops are seizing less weed.

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Lisa Smith of Van Buren Township, whose son Noah, 6, is autistic, asked Michigan to add autism to the conditions that qualify for medicinal pot. Image: Ed White, Associated Press
Bill Laitner ~ Detroit Free Press ~

Medical marijuana was OK’d by Michigan voters with a 63% yes vote in 2008, yet implementation is always controversial.

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Hemp Plants. Image: Jungbim via Wikimedia Commons
 
Canadian researchers unraveled the genetic structure of 81 different marijuana and 43 hemp samples, in an attempt to test long-held assumptions about cannabis.

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Pueblo County Courthouse, Pueblo, CO. Image: Billy Hathorn via Wikimedia Commons
Kristen Wyatt ~ Associated Press ~
 
DENVER (AP) -- Talk about higher learning. A Colorado county may create the world's first public college scholarship program funded with marijuana money.

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