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Lawmaker Says Black People Can't Handle Marijuana Because Of 'Genetics'

Lawmaker Says Black People Can't Handle Marijuana Because Of 'Genetics'Put this in your pipe and smoke it: A Kansas lawmaker thinks marijuana should be illegal because he said black people are genetically unable to handle its effects.



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Full Panel: Marijuana Legalization Might Be The One Thing Americans Agree On

Full Panel: Marijuana Legalization Might Be The One Thing Americans Agree OnDavid Brooks, Danielle Pletka, Mark Leibovich and Joy Reid join the Meet the Press panel to talk about the fallout from the decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to enforce marijuana laws



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Marijuana businesses brace for investment chill as U.S. changes policy

Marijuana businesses brace for investment chill as U.S. changes policySAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cannabis businesses across the United States said they are bracing for an investment slowdown following the U.S. Justice Department’s Thursday directive that will allow the enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Justice Department was rescinding an Obama-era policy that eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws amid a wave of legalization in states from Alaska to Pennsylvania. “In the short term, this news will further scare away investors which will, in turn, slow down cannabis entrepreneurship,” said Nicolas Ruiz, co-founder of Cloudponics, a San Francisco startup that makes technology which can be used to grow marijuana.



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Lawmakers Are Furious Over Justice Department Decision on Marijuana Enforcement

Lawmakers Are Furious Over Justice Department Decision on Marijuana EnforcementThe U.S. Department of Justice decision to rescind Obama-era guidance on marijuana enforcement elicited furious statements from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.



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Jeff Sessions To Begin Long Anticipated Crackdown On State-Legal Marijuana

Jeff Sessions To Begin Long Anticipated Crackdown On State-Legal MarijuanaWASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a vocal and longtime opponent of marijuana, has decided to allow the nation’s top federal prosecutors to decide how to handle marijuana cases in states where the drug has been legalized.



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Entrepreneurs hope to cash in on California’s legal marijuana

Entrepreneurs hope to cash in on California’s legal marijuanaNow that recreational marijuana is legal in California, businesses are lining up to get in on the new booming industry.



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Pot Gold Rush: Behind California's legal marijuana industry

Pot Gold Rush: Behind California's legal marijuana industryCalifornia has now become the largest legal marijuana marketplace in the world. MSNBC's Jacob Soboroff takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Golden State's bustling marijuana industry.



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California's Marijuana Legalization Aims To Repair Damage From The War On Drugs

California's Marijuana Legalization Aims To Repair Damage From The War On DrugsLOS ANGELES ― California is now the largest state in the nation to have legal and regulated recreational marijuana.



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You Can Now Buy Legal Recreational Marijuana In California

You Can Now Buy Legal Recreational Marijuana In CaliforniaLOS ANGELES ― Adults who are at least 21 years old can legally purchase recreational marijuana from select retail shops in California beginning Monday, a milestone that instantly makes the state the world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace.



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California set for New Year's buzz with recreational marijuana sales

California set for New Year's buzz with recreational marijuana salesCalifornia adults not content to ring in the New Year with the traditional fizz of champagne can look forward to celebrating with the buzz of marijuana, purchased for the first time from state-licensed retailers of recreational pot. Dozens of newly authorized marijuana stores are due to open for business across California on Jan. 1, launching yet another chapter in America’s drug culture and the largest regulated commercial market for cannabis in the United States – one valued at several billion dollars. Newly permitted retailers will rely on a hodge-podge of marijuana producers in the state’s illicit “gray market” to stock their shelves for the next six months, until state-licensed growers can harvest their first crops.



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