Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul waits to speak during a campaign stop at a sports bar in Denver on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
 
Less than a month after holding a fundraiser on the sidelines of a Colorado marijuana conference, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is joining the fight to give America’s growing legal marijuana industry access to banking services.

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Glacier National Park, Montana. Author: Jon Sullivan
 
A part-time sports reporter and medical marijuana patient from Glendive says legalizing pot for recreational use would be an economic boon for Montana.

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Some of the cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices, infused with cannabis, being made available in D.C. Photo: Nevin Martell
 
A District company has introduced five so-called medibles for medical marijuana patients.

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Bill Levin poses in the sanctuary at The First Church of Cannabis. (Photo: Kelly Wilkinson/The Star file photo)
Stephanie Wang and Michael Anthony Adams ~ IndyStar.com ~

Legal experts question whether church can overcome hurdles in challenging Indiana's marijuana laws.

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A child wearing a marijuana leaf hat poses during a rally in support of cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes in Santiago in March. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters
 
Chile took a step forward in decriminalizing the use of cannabis on Tuesday after the lower house of Congress approved by a wide margin a bill that seeks to change the law in the South American country.

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Philly activist N.A. Poe and some fellow pot proponents borrowed a page from the Whitney Houston songbook. Screenshot/ Youtube

Here’s what happens when you combine cannabis and a drag queen with an outspoken marijuana activist.

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Some Colorado dispensaries pay for the cleanup of litter along sections of the roadways. In return, they get their signs put up and advertise their name.  Photo: KWGN
 
DENVER — Colorado’s booming marijuana industry is getting around a ban on some advertising by sponsoring some sections of Colorado highways with new signs.

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)  Photo: Greg Nash
 
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is facing pressure to back reforms to marijuana laws from advocates in her home state.

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Illinois state map and cannabis leaf
Joseph Edwards ~ WREX ~
 
The group says its goal is to serve as a credible voice and valued resource for the Illinois cannabis industry.

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Matt A.V. Chaban ~ New York Times ~
 
A former Wall Street analyst believes hemp-based building materials can transform both agriculture and construction throughout New York.

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Tim Rearden ~ Newsnet5.com ~
 
The initiative, which would expunge criminal records for past cannabis convictions if marijuana becomes legal, received the necessary 1,000 signatures from registered Ohio voters.

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A grow light shines through the leaves of a cannabis plant at Northern Lights grow facility in Denver, Colorado on March 27, 2014. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)
 
As the number of medical marijuana shops and dispensary-related crimes in Colorado Springs has fallen over the past five years, medical pot tax revenue in El Paso County has soared.

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Cannabis Bottles/Image: AP
Allison Manning ~ Boston.com ~
 
You may have a passion for the product, but getting the go-ahead to start growing and selling marijuana in Massachusetts can be a long, expensive and difficult path.

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Kansas landscape/Photo Credit: Jenna Normandin, JN Photography.
Jessi Rae ~ WeedWorthy ~
 
Despite changes in other states when it comes to marijuana legalization, the political and cultural landscape in Kansas makes local analysts doubt whether similar progress can take place there.

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NFL Football Marijuana
Mike Florio ~ NBC Sports ~
 
As expected, the one-game suspension imposed on Packers defensive lineman Datone Jones came from a violation of the law relating to a banned recreational substance.

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The study of marijuana as a possible treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder has faced a number of hurdles. Here, a production assistant examines marijuana plants. Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi

Following years of bureaucratic hurdles, the first Food and Drug Administration-approved, randomized controlled trial on cannabis and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is set to begin this summer.

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Cannabis City clerk Will Bibbs, left, helps a customer looking over a display case of marijuana products at the shop in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
 
A year after legalization, cannabis tax revenues in the state have topped expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day.

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