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Save the Weed? California Fires Destroy Marijuana Farms

Save the Weed? California Fires Destroy Marijuana FarmsCalifornia's marijuana farms have taken a hit from the flames as fires continue to spread throughout Northern California.



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Nevada Marijuana Shortage: State Officials Scramble to Stock up

Nevada Marijuana Shortage: State Officials Scramble to Stock upJust two weeks after pot sales began, state officials are scrambling to prevent a shortage. The stakes are high — the state budget is counting on millions in anticipated tax revenue from pot sales.



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Puerto Rico enacts medicinal marijuana law

Puerto Rico enacts medicinal marijuana lawThe depleted government coffers of bankrupt Puerto Rico will take in $ 50 million a month now that a law allowing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes has taken effect, the governor said. After the bill survived a bumpy ride through the National Assembly in this US territory, Governor Ricardo Rossello Nevares signed it on Sunday. It establishes a legal framework for medicinal marijuana and paves the way for people with cancer and other diseases to avoid prosecution for possessing pot or products derived from it.



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Tourists, locals buy Nevada's legal recreational marijuana

Tourists, locals buy Nevada's legal recreational marijuanaLAS VEGAS (AP) — Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot to the public in a market that is expected to outpace all others in the U.S. thanks to the millions of visitors who flock to Las Vegas each year.



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'High demand' as Nevada becomes latest US state to legalize marijuana

'High demand' as Nevada becomes latest US state to legalize marijuanaLong lines snaked out of marijuana dispensaries in Nevada on Saturday, as the western US state became the latest to legalize recreational pot. Nevada joins Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska as states where recreational marijuana sales are permitted. Legal marijuana sales are sure to be a boon to the economy of Nevada’s largest city, Las Vegas, bolstering its reputation as an “anything goes” party town for millions of visitors from around the world.



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Q&A: Marijuana is legal in Nevada but not in casinos or bars

Q&A: Marijuana is legal in Nevada but not in casinos or barsLAS VEGAS (AP) — Sin City has launched its latest legal vice.



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The Latest: Officer: Marijuana smell made him feel in danger

The Latest: Officer: Marijuana smell made him feel in dangerMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the release of police dashboard video in last year's shooting death of motorist Philando Castile (all times local):



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Vermont could be about to legalise marijuana – and become first US state to do so without public vote

Vermont could be about to legalise marijuana – and become first US state to do so without public voteVermont lawmakers on Wednesday approved a measure to legalise recreational use of marijuana, which if not vetoed by the governor would make the state the ninth to legalise the drug and the first to do so by legislation rather than ballot initiative. The U.S. state’s House of Representatives voted 79-66 for the measure, which was attached to a bill increasing penalties for the possession and sale of the opioid drug fentanyl. The measure, which would take effect in July 2018 and allow adults 21 and over to buy and use the drug, was passed by the state Senate last week in a 20-9 vote.



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Kennedy: Medicinal marijuana is a ‘Trojan horse’ for the recreational drug industry

Kennedy: Medicinal marijuana is a ‘Trojan horse’ for the recreational drug industryWhile the nation remains divided on whether recreational marijuana should be legalized, an exclusive new Yahoo News/Marist Poll finds that 83 percent of American adults — even 81 percent of parents — believe that medicinal marijuana should be legalized. Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) says that lobbyists pushing for the legalization of medical marijuana are trying to sell the public on a “Trojan horse” — making the drug seem more normalized and acceptable in society, though it still has dangerous impacts on minors. “The public health doesn’t stand a chance in this fight, because we’re up against money that is going to continue to grow as this industry spreads,” Kennedy concedes, likening marijuana proponents to the big tobacco industry.



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How to Talk to Your Teen About Marijuana

How to Talk to Your Teen About MarijuanaSome rules of thumb, according to experts who spoke with Yahoo Beauty, are to start early, be direct and honest, and have good timing.



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