Marijuana

Marijuana

Pot backers hope California vote will pressure Congress to ease laws

Marijuana advocates are counting on Californians to vote to legalize recreational weed this fall, bringing pressure on Congress to end anti-pot policies that include federal obstruction of banks doing business with the industry. California is nearly six times larger than any other state that has legalized pot for recreational use, and its potential cannabis market has been estimated at nearly $7 billion.

Marijuana

The price of legal pot is collapsing

Two years ago, Washington state began an unprecedented policy experiment by allowing large-scale production and sale of recreational marijuana to the public. The effects on public health and safety and on the relationship of law enforcement to minority communities will take years to manifest fully, but one impact has become abundantly clear: Legalized marijuana is getting very cheap very quickly.

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For some users, marijuana is an uncertain medicine

Marijuana’s effects can vary from person to person, and scientists are not quite sure what to make of the common distinction users and growers make between cannabis sativa and cannabis indica.
Courtesy of The New York Times
For some users, marijuana is an uncertain medicine 2:07

For some users, marijuana is an uncertain medicine

Video: 420 Day celebrated at Bellingham marijuana store 0:35

Video: 420 Day celebrated at Bellingham marijuana store

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Ride Galbraith Mountain, one of Washington's best mountain bike areas

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Is it a debate moderator's job to fact-check?