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Image of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signing a bill to leagalize Maedical Marijuana
Chris Shaw ~ FOX 5 ~
 
ATLANTA - Few bills that Governor Nathan Deal signs into law bring the amount of people or appreciation, or emotion that the bill he signed Thursday did.

Image of map showing percentage of population self-reported as African-American by state in 2010
Malcolm Harris ~ Aljazeera America
 
Four decades after Richard Nixon declared drugs “public enemy No. 1 in the United States,” the tide has turned on marijuana legalization.

Image of marijuana tourists in Denver for 420
Ricardo Baca ~ The Cannabist ~
 
High Times magazine’s New York-rooted editor-in-chief Dan Skye has spent plenty of time in Colorado researching and photographing the state’s medical and recreational systems, but his current, pre-Cannabis Cup trip to the state has been uncommonly eye-opening.

Image of legalized hemp
Nick Wing ~ Huffington Post
 
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) signed a bill into law on March 27th, 2015 that lays the groundwork for a commercial hemp industry and explicitly cuts the federal government out of the state's licensing process.

Image of a gavel and marijuana regarding cannabis legalization
Phillip Smith ~ Alternet ~ 
 
We know the end is coming, but pot prohibition is going to have to be undone state by state. Here are the ones least likely to jump on the bandwagon.

Image of an Oregon medical cannabis sticker
Jamie Hale ~ The Oregonian ~
 
People ambled through the Oregon Hemp Convention on Friday, casually inspecting colorful glass bongs and trying samples of rice crispy treats and chocolates, chatting with vendors about growing marijuana plants at home and extracting cannabis oil safely.

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