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Where states stand on legalizing recreational and medical marijuana

While marijuana is illegal under federal law, a patchwork of state laws across the country determines where you can and cannot legally smoke pot.

Vermont’s law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana went into effect on July 1.

After Oklahoma’s ballot initiative, the legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana is on the ballot in several other states this year. In November, an initiative to legalize recreational pot will be on the ballot in Michigan and an initiative to legalize medical marijuana will be on the ballot in Utah.

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The marijuana industry's love-hate relationship with Jeff Sessions

Sessions' war on weed is derailing medical research, as well as inciting calls for reform at the federal level that might otherwise not be heard.

Don't blink, or you might miss some incredible changes occurring in the legal cannabis space.

To our north, Canada became the first industrialized country in the world to pass a law legalizing recreational marijuana last month, while to our south, Mexico gave the green light to medical cannabis in June 2017.

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New York judge says he will not send people back to prison for cannabis

He said cannabis use can trap people in the criminal justice system when they’ve improved every other aspect of their lives.

A federal judge for the Eastern District of New York, Jack B. Weinstein, says that he will no longer send those under supervised release back to jail if their probation officers catch them smoking marijuana.

In a 42-page decision which came down on June 5th, Judge Weinstein admitted that he had been too harsh on marijuana users in the past and vowed to be more lenient with people who have shown improvement in every other aspect of their lives after leaving prison.

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13 Powerful people who changed their mind about cannabis

Politicians aren’t the only ones who flip-flop.

Changing your opinion can invoke a lot of scrutiny. And if you happen to have power, people will inevitably put your words and position under a microscope. If your changed opinion is on the hot topic of weed, then it’s bound to make headlines. Powerful people change their mind all the time. Here’s an important list of powerful people who changed their mind about weed, for better or worse.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Doctor and TV personality

13 Powerful People Who Changed Their Mind About Weed

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7 Tips to grow marijuana just as good as a professional

Considering most marijuana growers are portrayed as lazy stoners, you probably think it can’t be that hard to grow cannabis. And yes, growing cannabis isn’t too difficult, but growing GOOD cannabis is.

Here are seven tips to help you grow marijuana just as good as a pro:

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Cheaper cannabis leads to falling revenue in Colorado marijuana sales

Total revenue collected from legal cannabis sales in Colorado fell again in May, according to Colorado Department of Revenue data. Legal pot sales accounted for about $122.9 million in May, DOR records show, slipping over $1.4 million from April's total and dipping slightly below sales in May 2017.

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What Michigan needs to learn from Colorado's legalized marijuana

Ashley and Ryan picked Denver as the perfect spot for their weed-infused honeymoon.

Robert, a well-to-do contractor from Houston, mixed a little R&R — reefer and recreation — with his latest business trip to Colorado. And Tyrell Towle, a chemist from Washington state, chose Denver as the spot for his home and job after getting a master's degree in chemistry in Iowa.

The four have little in common, but there is one key thing that ties them together: marijuana.

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Coming soon to a lab near you? Genetically modified cannabis

Scientists might be able to draw from new sources of cannabis compounds for research.

Legal hurdles to exploring marijuana’s medicinal properties might soon fall in the wake of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) first approval of a cannabis-derived drug.

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Illegal marijuana sites can’t hide from science

The problem of illegal marijuana farms on national forests is, pardon the pun, growing. Although marijuana is now legal in California and other parts of the U.S., illegal marijuana growing is still a billion dollar industry with international tentacles.

“Twenty years ago the people who planted and tended illegal pot farms were poor farmers from Mexico,” said Craig Thompson, a research wildlife ecologist with the USDA Forest Service.

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Canada: 'Tweed and tonic' marijuana drinks could be coming to Canada in 2019, says Canopy Growth CEO

The legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada will mean new opportunities for cannabis businesses — and that could include pot-infused beverages, Canopy Growth founder, Chairman and CEO Bruce Linton told CNBC on Wednesday.

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