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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Three of New Jersey's five medical marijuana dispensaries have had their business pages shutdown by Facebook, cutting off what advocates call an integral place for customers to learn about which plant strains best treat their illness and where to find discounts.

Medical marijuana shop in Denver. Image: UserODea via Wikimedia Commons.

Marijuana dispensaries have come a long way from the seedy head shops lining Venice Beach. Today, these brick-and-mortar establishments range from boutique shops where "budtenders" walk you through the product line to fluorescent-lit clinics where medicinal use is emphasized.

SEATTLE -- Washington state troopers are keeping a close eye on their colleagues in Colorado who continue testing new technology aimed at keeping drivers high on marijuana off the road.

The second-generation prototype of the portable marijuana field breath tester. Image: Tom Banse, Northwest News Network

Washington State University researchers are developing a hand-held device that police officers can use to detect THC in breath. THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana.

Canadian company CannTrust has developed a pot pod for single-serve coffee makers. Image: CannTrust via CBC News

Pop a pot pod into your Keurig machine to get a medicinal dose with your java.

There may soon be a new use for your Keurig coffee maker — brewing pot.

Eaze, which launched 16 months ago, is the brainchild of Keith McCarty, 30, who grew up in Orange and graduated from Chapman University. Image: Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times

Carlos and I are bombing around San Francisco in his 1999 Maxima, delivering marijuana to people who have ordered it from Eaze, a company that many have called the "Uber of cannabis."

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