The state government of California is currently developing rules that will define whether a geographic area can be deemed a marijuana growing region. For small farmers, who are threatened by industrial competitors and the cost of regulation, survival may depend…
By Paul Solman
Some states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use have experienced a surge in the drug’s black market activity. In particular, Colorado has become a haven for underground marijuana cultivation, sale and export, prompting questions about how legalization led to…
By John Ferrugia, Rocky Mountain PBS
As marijuana legalization expands across the country, who is benefiting from the blossoming industry? In most cases, it is a very different population from that which has previously borne the brunt of marijuana criminalization. Millions are still dealing with scars…
By Yamiche Alcindor
If you buy or sell CBD, you could be breaking the law. These science lessons can explain why.
By Nsikan Akpan, Jamie Leventhal
As marijuana has been legalized in states across the country, investors have identified a major business opportunity. Still, the cannabis market isn’t all easy money. In California, new companies are scaling up operations, but some smaller ones fight to survive,…
As national attitudes and laws around cannabis use have evolved, so have the commercially grown strains of the plant. Some marijuana varieties today contain levels of THC, the drug’s psychoactive compound, as high as 50 percent, compared to around 5…
Across the country, more state laws are aligning with voter attitudes about recreational use of marijuana. The wave of cannabis legalization has had a significant influence on individuals, communities and governments, and driven the development of a burgeoning commercial industry.
By Andrew Selsky, Associated Press
If growing marijuana in Oregon were to stop today, it could take more than six years by one estimate to smoke or eat it all.
By Amy Adamczyk, Christopher Thomas, Jacob Felson, The Conversation
And it’s not about older, more conservative Americans being replaced by younger generations who are more familiar with marijuana.
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