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California marijuana legalization comes with legal reprieves

Before Election Day, San Bruno software engineer Stephen Zyszkiewicz was busted on a charge of possessing marijuana with intent to sell — a felony that could have put him behind bars in state prison for three years. But this month's passage of Proposition 64 means the 32-year-old is eligible for a much reduced charge — a misdemeanor that carries a […]

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Categories: California, Commentary

As More States Legalize Marijuana, Investors And Marketers Line Up

Quietly on election night, overshadowed by the epic battle between blue and red, the map of America grew greener. Voters in four states — California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine — chose to legalize recreational marijuana. In Florida, Arkansas, Montana and North Dakota, ballot measures passed allowing pot to be used for medical purposes. (Only Arizona […]

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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

Marijuana: Will it soon be bigger than the NFL?

It's no secret that the marijuana industry is growing, but what may be shocking is just how much green the cannabis business is making. Legal marijuana sales are projected to hit $6.7 billion in the U.S. this year, according to ArcView Market Research, a cannabis industry research firm. That amount is expected to more than triple, to $21.8 billion, by 2020. […]

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Categories: Commentary, Economy, Sports

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