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This California Farmers Market Sells Marijuana

Image: Abigail Batchelder/Flickr via Mother Jones.

First medical pot dispensary in Manhattan will be on 14th Street

 14th Street  subway station in New York City, lines F and V. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Seattle Pot Stores Owners Hang On As Weed Prices Fall

Ian Eisenberg displays some of the most popular product they sell at his store, Uncle Ike's. Image: Meghan Walker via KUOW.org.
Meghan Walker ~ Kuow.org ~
It's been a year since the first retail pot shops opened in Washington, and the cost of weed has dropped significantly. But that’s not stopping eager pot entrepreneurs hoping to get in on the budding industry.
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The Silicon Valley of marijuana

Avondale Bridge, Pueblo County, Colorado. Image: Thad Roan via Wikimedia Commons.

Joel Warner ~ High Country News ~

Local officials want Pueblo County, Colorado, to be the best place to grow, but not everyone’s high on the idea.

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NORML: Marijuana reform hinges on state politics

NORML logo
Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~

A top NORML official says the number of states that vote in favor of legalizing or decriminalizing cannabis next year will affect the legal marijuana movement’s momentum.

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Building a better mousetrap for the cannabis industry

A GreenBroz commercial trimmer
Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~
One inventor-turned-businessman says innovators are finding a market for their ideas as the legal marijuana sector concentrates on its bottom line.
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More young Danes prefer cannabis to alcohol

Nyhavn canal as seen from Kongens Nytorv square, Copenhagen, Denmark, Northern Europe. (Photo: Mstyslav Chernov)
New figures from the Danish National Institute of Public Health show that cannabis use is up among high school students while drinking is down.
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Consumers are gobbling up cannabis edibles

Hashman Infused marijuana chocolate bars are hand-crafted by a classically trained artisan chocolatier. Photo: Salvador Ingram
Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~
Industry experts are watching carefully as more people ingest, rather than smoke,  their cannabis.
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Rand Paul backs effort to bring banking to legal marijuana businesses

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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Marijuana opponents using US racketeering law to fight industry's spread

A cannabis grow room in Denver. Photo: WeedWorthy.com
Kristen Wyatt ~ Associated Press ~
DENVER — A federal law crafted to fight the mob is giving marijuana opponents a new strategy in their battle to stop the expanding industry: racketeering lawsuits.
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Texans Head To Colorado For Medical Marijuana Therapy

Texans like Edwin Patterson, on the left, and Sherise Nipper are looking to Colorado for access to medical marijuana.  Photo: Alex Ramirez
People with a variety of medical ailments are leaving Texas for treatment in Colorado.
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Cannabis in Kansas: An Up-Hill Battle

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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NCIA exec calls on legal cannabis industry to avoid becoming another big tobacco

Image of Aaron Smith, executive director of NCIA
Bruce Kennedy~ WeedWorthy ~
Aaron Smith of the National Cannabis Industry Association calls on legal cannabis industry leaders to create a business sector they can be proud of.
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Crowds count down to legalization of marijuana in Oregon, then light up

Marijuana enthusiasts gather after midnight to celebrate the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Portland, Oregon July 1, 2015. Reuters/Steve Dipaola
Shelby Sebens ~ Reuters ~
Crowds counted down the minutes to midnight then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday, part of a growing legalization movement spreading down the United States' west coast.
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Minnesota patients legally acquire marijuana for first time

Patrick McClellan held a vaporizer with medical marijuana early Wednesday morning after acquiring a prescription at MinnMed.  Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune
Jennifer Brooks~ Star Tribune ~
At the stroke of midnight, medical marijuana was legal in Minnesota.
Moments later, the state's first cannabis clinic welcomed its first patients.
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What's next for the legal cannabis sector?

NCIA conference in Denver, 2015. Bruce Kennedy, WeedWorthy
Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~
A veteran industry observer looks back on 2014, ahead to next year, and at the growing national acceptance of legal cannabis.
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Think twice before you inhale: Marijuana is only legal in about half of Oregon

A large gathering was held at the Burnside Bridge Tuesday night as recreational marijuana became legal at midnight, July 1, 2015, in Oregon. Beth Nakamura/ Oregonian Staff
Oregonians who plan to smoke, cultivate or carry cannabis under the state's new recreational marijuana law should make sure they do it in the roughly 47 percent of Oregon where it's strictly legal.
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The Senate's experiment with cannabis

 United States Capitol

Weed business wheeling-and-dealing at the ArcView Investor Forum

Image of ArcView Group Investor Forum in Denver, June 2015/Photo: Bruce Kennedy, WeedWorthy
Bruce Kennedy ~ Weedworthy ~

Cannabis Grow System Aims to Turn Home Grows Into A Smartphone Accessory

Jonathan Ofir poses with a prototype of his Leaf system.  (International Business Times/Joel Warner)
An entrepreneur says his sleek, fully automated “plug ’n’ plant” hydroponic system, controlled via users’ smartphones, will bring cannabis growing out of the closet, or basement.
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