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
At year's end, California's effort to transform its longstanding illegal and medicinal marijuana markets into a unified, multibillion-dollar industry remains a work in progress.
By Michael R. Blood, Associated Press
Two-thirds of all U.S. states have legalized some kind of marijuana. The argument goes that its nationwide expansion is inevitable. Two marijuana policy researchers question that narrative.
By Daniel J. Mallinson, Lee Hannah, The Conversation
Canada is only the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, opening up a multi-billion dollar market to businesses and investors.
By Gretchen Frazee
By Jasmine Wright
As of last month, lawmakers in at least 21 states had introduced legislation for recreational use. And 14 states are weighing medical pot proposals. Here's a look at what lawmakers are saying, at the state and federal levels.
By By Anna Gorman and Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
Three days after California businesses began selling marijuana for recreational use, a policy change by the federal government has sparked uncertainty about the future of legalized cannabis and provoked sharp reactions from officials in the state and around the nation.
With marijuana legal in some form in 26 states and the District of Columbia, the old script for talking to your children about pot is changing. Behavioral scientist Elizabeth D’Amico, who has researched drug and alcohol use among teens for…
By Craig Nard, The Conversation
Although marijuana continues to be classified as a Schedule 1 drug, private companies are quietly securing patents. Here's why that matters.
By Joshua Barajas, Gretchen Frazee
Eighteen states raised the minimum wage. California broadened restrictions on cellphone use for drivers.
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