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Marijuana Is Harder Than Ever for Younger Teens to Find

American voters and legislatures increasingly are allowing medical and adult recreational use of marijuana, but as home-growing spreads and retail stores open, younger teens are reporting the scarcest availability in at least 24 years. Explanations remain theoretical for the surprising trend in the face of widespread liberalization of cannabis laws. But it appears clear that […]

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Categories: Crime, Legalization, Nationwide

Police fear boost in impaired drivers with passing of marijuana law

As Massachusetts prepares next month to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, police chiefs in a number of cities and towns say they worry the new law will give rise to a wave of impaired drivers — a crime they say is challenging to investigate and prosecute. "It's extremely difficult for us," Hanson Police Chief […]

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Categories: Commentary, Crime, Massachusetts, News, Recreational

Colorado’s pot paradox: Recreational marijuana is legal, but it’s tough to find a place to consume it

Surveying the noisy lunchtime crowd at the popular City O' City restaurant here, owner Daniel Landes considered his options. A few days earlier, Denver voters had approved the use of cannabis in bars, restaurants and other public places, opening for Landes and other business owners a new world of possibilities. There was the comedy club Landes […]

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Categories: Colorado, Commentary, Crime, Legalization, Recreational

What does marijuana legalization mean for stoned driving?

Cannabis is becoming more popular across the US. Four states have legalized recreational marijuana and five more, including California, will vote on the issue next Tuesday. This is good news for many, but there is one big downside: legal pot can be a public safety nightmare. Several studies have shown that stoned driving can be dangerous. But how […]

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Got bank? Election could create flood of marijuana cash with no place to go

Although the sale of marijuana is a federal crime, the number of U.S. banks working with pot businesses, now sanctioned in many states, is growing, up 45 percent in the last year alone. Still, marijuana merchants say there are not nearly enough banks willing to take their cash. So many dispensaries resort to stashing cash […]

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Categories: Crime, Economy, Legalization, Legislation

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