New York is poised to join a growing number of states that have legalized marijuana after state lawmakers reached a deal to allow sales of the drug for recreational use. The agreement reached Saturday, which is expected to be signed…
By Marina Villeneuve, Jennifer Peltz, Karen Matthews, Associated Press
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law legislation to set up a recreational marijuana marketplace, decriminalize cannabis and loosen penalties for underage possession of the drug and alcohol.
By Mike Catalini, Associated Press
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 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,…
By Paul Solman
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 Sara Burnett, Associated Press
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Saturday he’s reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year.
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 Omar Etman
At midnight, Nevada became the fifth state to sell marijuana for recreational purposes.
By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown.
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