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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper speaks at a 2012 event in Washington, D.C. Image: USDA via Wikimedia Commons

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday issued an executive order telling state agencies that any marijuana grown with unapproved pesticides is a threat to public safety and should be removed from commerce and destroyed.

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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Since recreational use of the marijuana became legal in several states, authorities report a major jump in the number of pot-filled packages being sent through the mail.

Chris Favela, who has multiple sclerosis, is the first recipient of medical marijuana at a dispensary in Addison, Illinois on November 9. Image: Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune

Only a fraction of the 60 planned medical marijuana dispensaries opened in the state this week.

Illinois state regulators have authorized only about 3,300 patients — a far cry from the 100,000-plus originally projected.

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CHICAGO -- More than 3,000 patients with Illinois-issued ID cards will be able to buy medical marijuana legally for the first time Monday, according to the state official overseeing the pilot program.

Map of Florida highlighting Broward County. Image: David Benbennick via Wikimedia Commons

Pot smokers busted by cops in Broward County with a joint or a baggy of marijuana could walk away with a civil fine and a clean criminal record.

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DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg on Wednesday rejected the notion that smoking marijuana is "medicine," calling the premise a "joke."

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