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By Morgan Lee, Associated Press
The idea for state-run pot shops comes from a trio of GOP state senators who broke with local Republican Party orthodoxy to embrace legal marijuana with a decidedly big-government approach that would have the state directly oversee most sales —…
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.
By Lori Jane Gliha, Rocky Mountain PBS
As more states legalize recreational use of marijuana, edible forms of the drug are also becoming increasingly popular. But little research has been done on potential complications of consuming the substance, and some scientists believe they can cause hallucinogenic reactions.
By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press
Liberal California became the largest legal U.S. marketplace, conservative Utah and Oklahoma embraced medical marijuana, and the U.S. East Coast got its first commercial pot shops.
By Associated Press
One of the world's biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market.
By Daniel J. Mallinson, Lee Hannah, The Conversation
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 David Crary, Associated Press
Medicaid expansion was another multistate topic on the ballot. Nebraska and Idaho voters approved measures to expand Medicaid health coverage to tens of thousands of low-income residents.
By Gretchen Frazee
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 PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Saturday, Aug 4, the long-term implications of top cybersecurity officials leaving the FBI. Later, lawmakers and scientists try to establish when someone may be too high to drive and the Trump administration gets blowback for proposing…
By Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo, Hari Sreenivasan
As states across the country legalize marijuana, efforts to determine whether someone is too high to drive is becoming a thorny public health issue. From brain functioning analyses and phone apps to training police officers on looking for signs, Hari…
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