Chronic pain patients plead for access to medical marijuana at hearing at Minnesota Capitol

Sen. John McCain: 'States Should Decide' Pot Legalization

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Arizona senator does not believe legalizing marijuana is a good idea.

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Virtual forest of marijuana discovered in London

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Scores of cannabis plants have been discovered growing in a remote area of disused land in south-west London.
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Marijuana, neighbors and families: This could get awkward, Oregon

From left, Brynlee Whitten, 4, (doll is Sarah), JoAnn Whitten, Dennis Whitten, Kate Jackson and Linda Moczulski stand in front of a home that may become a marijuana dispensary in Cedar Mill, Oregon. (Wendy Owen/Oregon Live Staff)

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With recreational marijuana sales starting Oct. 1, pot likely will become more visible in Oregon neighborhoods, potentially raising tensions among neighbors, especially those with young children.

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Marijuana And Election 2016: Where The Presidential Candidates Stand

Effort underway to expunge marijuana convictions for Ohioans

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COLUMBUS — While campaigning for legal pot through Issue 3, ResponsibleOhio took steps Tuesday to pass a law that would allow Ohioans with marijuana convictions to go to court to get their records expunged.
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Cannabis is on the menu in America - so who will be the Starbucks of marijuana?

Hashman Infused marijuana chocolate bars are hand-crafted by a classically trained artisan chocolatier. Photo: Salvador Ingram

The change in US cannabis laws has led to a growing market in food and drink laced with the drug, as Meg Carter reports.

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Taxpayers are paying $60 for every pot plant the DEA destroys in Oregon

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The Drug Enforcement Administration spent $960,000 to destroy marijuana plants in that state in 2014 as part of its "Cannabis Eradication Program," according to a recent report by NBC affiliate KGW in Portland, Ore.
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Willie Nelson and his 'Willie's Reserve' marijuana brand has scored private equity dollars

Kirsten Gillibrand calls for reform of medical marijuana laws

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, addresses the National Cannabis Industry Association meeting, in New York, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. AP Photo: Richard Drew via OneidaDispatch.com
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The Senator from New York says the federal government needs to reform laws affecting marijuana’s medical use, allowing states to determine their own medical marijuana programs.
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Cannabis film festival comes to Brooklyn, N.Y.

Albuquerque city council votes to decriminalize small amounts of pot

Colorado's marijuana tax revenues nearly double 2014 figures

All of these presidential candidates have admitted smoking marijuana

Former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush at New Hampshire Education Summit August 19th, 2015. Image: Michael Vadon via Wikimedia Commons

Jeb Bush certainly wasn’t the first presidential candidate to admit having smoked weed. Here are 15, including a few who ultimately became president.

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The Legal Sale of Marijuana in Oregon Comes With Reprieve

Connecticut Gets 19 Proposals For Medical Marijuana Dispensary Expansion

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The state wants to add as many as three medical marijuana dispensaries — especially in New Haven and Fairfield counties — and now there are 19 proposals for rolling out the expansion.
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Marijuana market: High risk, high reward

Taylor West, deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association,  spoke at Nashville NERVE conference showing the latest data on the marijuana industry on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. (Photo: Shelley Mays/The Tennessean)
 
Marijuana is illegal in Tennessee, but when and if the law changes, the business opportunities will be vast — along with the risks.
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Snoop Dogg Loves Colorado and the Cannabis Tax Holiday

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The Doggfather himself made a public service announcement wishing everyone in Colorado a happy pot tax holiday.
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Michigan marijuana legalization group, at half way point in petition drive, dives deep into data - Cannabis News

The logo for the Michigan Cannabis Coalition, one of two groups seeking to put a marijuana legalization proposal on the Michigan ballot in 2016. Image via MLive.com

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LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Cannabis Coalition still isn't saying much about its investors, but it's learning a lot about supporters who are signing its petition to legalize recreational marijuana for adults. 

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Melissa Etheridge: Middle-aged women are leading the marijuana revolution

Melissa Etheridge performs at Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde on August 24, 2010. Image: Andrew Olivo Parodi via Wikimedia Commons
 
How did rock star Melissa Etheridge become the keynote speaker for the leading cannabis business event?
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