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GOP voters strongly favor marijuana reform, poll finds

McAlpin Community Center, Suwannee County, Florida. Image: Michael Rivera via Wikimedia Commons
 
The majority of Republican voters in the first caucus and primary states are voicing their support for a GOP presidential candidate who backs marijuana reform.
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Edibles giant unveils hemp CBD products for pets, people

Dixie Brands, a Colorado manufacturer of marijuana-infused edibles, is expanding with non-psychoactive, CBD-infused products for people and pets that will be available throughout the U.S. Image: Denver Post file

Ricardo Baca  ~ Denver Post ~

Two new hemp-based product lines are coming from Colorado's Dixie Brands: Therabis is CBD-infused supplements for pets; Aceso has three formulas for human consumption.

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Cannabis Journalism Class At University of Denver Tackles A Trailblazing Trend

University of Denver Professor Andrew Matranga. Photo credit: CBS

Britt Moreno ~ CBS Denver ~

The college course is called Cannabis Journalism: reporting and covering the new normal.

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Some mining firms are switching to cannabis as the lure of commodities fades

Forum: Could Legalizing Pot Grow Vermont's Localvore Economy?

Marijuana Gains Traction In Fight Against Diabetes And Obesity

Does the legal marijuana industry have a race problem?

Most Populous State Yet May Legalize Pot in November

Ohio state flag

An Ohio ballot measure makes some reformers squirm, but backers says its grower oligopoly is nothing to worry about.

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Unlicensed Marijuana Stores Grow Like Weeds in LA

The former location of Wilmington Buds on Avalon Boulevard in Los Angeles. Photo: Martin do Nascimento/ News21
Brittan Jenkins, Martin do Nascimento and Tom Blanton ~ Carnegie-Knight News21 initiative via NBCNews.com ~
 
Passed by California voters nearly two decades ago, but absent statewide regulation, the legalization of medical marijuana has spawned a vast network of illegal dispensaries and wide disparities over how businesses are monitored across the state - if they are at all.
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First marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas area opening Monday

An exterior schematic of Euphoria Wellness in Las Vegas. Image L.E. Baskow via Las Vegas Sun.
 
Fifteen years after medical marijuana was legalized in Nevada, Clark County’s first retail dispensary plans to open to the public Monday.
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How is a pro-pot state like Colorado keeping teens away from marijuana?

Todd Mitchem is CEO of an app-based social network for cannabis enthusiasts, High There! He says legal recreational marijuana has changed the pot conversation for him and other parents. Image: AP via Christian Science Monitor.
 
Colorado's initial efforts to deter teens from taking up marijuana drew criticism for recycling Drug War-era scare tactics. Public health officials seek to strike a different tone with the 'What's next" campaign.
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Pot Risk vs. Profit: Bankers Cautious of Marijuana Dispensaries

Interior of the Euflora dispensary in downtown Denver. Image: WeedWorthy.com
Clarissa Cooper and Michael Bodley ~ Carnegie-Knight News21 initiative via NBCNews.com ~
 
DENVER — Every month, Jamie Perino hires a security detail to come to her three recreational marijuana dispensaries. They stop by, collect thousands of dollars in cash and head out to deliver the money to the state, county and city.
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Adventures of a Pot Pioneer

Steve DeAngelo at a protest in Oakland, California. Image: Glenn Halog/Flickr

The author of the Cannabis Manifesto dishes on racist drug laws, hemp jewelry, and California's weed-fueled world domination.

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Most Indian Tribes Wary of Legalized Marijuana

Fledgling Marijuana Industry Pressing Through Labor Pains

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

This California Farmers Market Sells Marijuana

Canadian university to offer course on growing and selling cannabis

A 14-week online course offered by a B.C. university will teach students how to produce and distribute marijuana legally under new Canadian rules. Image via CBC.

With only 25 licensed distributors in Canada, teacher Tegan Adams says education a must for industry.

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