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People are uprooting their lives to flock to Pueblo county, Colorado, where legal weed, Medicaid expansion and very low cost of living have created the perfect storm. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images
Oct 20, 2015
 

The Guardian -   Drawn to the city’s legal weed and low cost of living, families across the US travel to Pueblo looking to make a new life. But not everyone strikes it rich.

 
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Medical marijuana plants inside the grow site for Altitude Wellness Center in Garden City, Colorado. Picture By Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Aug 24, 2015
 

WCPO -  CINCINNATI - A litter-lined back alley and graffitied-wall set the stage for ResponsilbeOhio’s latest campaign ad.

 
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Marijuana activist Mason Tvert, flanked by entrepreneur Jane West and attorney Christian Sederberg, said outside the Denver Elections Division on Aug. 10, 2015, that he was optimistic about a potential ballot measure in November to allow consumption of marijuana in some businesses. (Jon Murray, The Denver Post)
Aug 11, 2015
 

The Denver Post -   Whether Denver voters in November will face a choice about allowing patrons to use marijuana in bars and some other businesses wasn’t in dispute Monday, though ballot certification still could be weeks away.

 

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Kyle Turley was an All-American offensive lineman at SDSU. He played in the NFL for a decade, with stints in New Orleans, St. Louis and Kansas City. Over the years he has struggled with headaches, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and lights sensitivity -- much of which he believes might stem from the head trauma he suffered during his NFL career. Using marijuana in privacy of his home, Turley says, has helped with all his issues, especially light sensitivity, anxiety and nixing suicidal thoughts. — Nelvin C. Cepeda
Aug 4, 2015
 

San Diego Union Tribune -    Former SDSU and New Orleans Saints lineman Kyle Turley says marijuana is the only drug that has really helped him, and that it's safer than opioids

 
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Jul 27, 2015
 

Huffington Post -   A key Senate committee passed a bill today allowing the nation's capital to establish regulated marijuana stores and let banks provide financial services to state-legalized marijuana dispensaries. These are just two of several marijuana reforms advancing in Congress. Meanwhile sentencing reform is gaining steam, and the U.S. is shifting towards treating drug use as a health issue instead of a criminal justice issue.

 

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July 21, 2015: Since a major group is pushing to see marijuana legalized in Ohio, WKYC checked in with Coloradans to see how the measure worked there. (Photo: Thinkstock)
Jul 23, 2015
 

WKYC -   CLEVELAND -- Since a major group is pushing rather hard to see marijuana legalized in Ohio, WKYC Channel 3 checked in with Coloradans to see how the measure worked there.

 
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(Credit: AP/Ed Andrieski) This article originally appeared on AlterNet.
Jul 20, 2015
 

Salon.com -    As the cannabis industry takes off, everyone from Big Pharma to growers to specialty lawyers is looking to cash in

 
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Lead "bud tender" Robbie Lee rings up purchases during the March 7, 2015 grand opening of The Cannabis Corner in North Bonneville, Washington, the first city-owned recreational marijuana store in the country. JASON REDMOND/REUTERS
Jul 20, 2015
 

Newsweek -   In downtown Washington, D.C., the Department of Justice asserts that marijuana enterprises are free to exist, while immediately across 10th Street, the IRS tells those businesses they are illegal drug-trafficking operations ineligible for the benefits other corporate entities enjoy.

 
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A new study finds that marijuana use has decreased among teenagers, while disapproval of the drug is up. (Photo: Stocksy)
Jul 17, 2015
 

Yahoo -   A study released on Monday found that despite an increased acceptance of marijuana at city and state levels, adolescent use of the drug — as well as approval of it — is down across the country.

 
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Aaron Smith, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, speaks about taxes on marijuana outside the Capitol in 2013. "Any industry that is heavily regulated by the government has to have an active voice," the group's deputy director recently said. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Jul 13, 2015
 

NPR -     State by state, the legal marijuana business is slowly gaining ground. The industry is using both an increasingly favorable public opinion toward marijuana and a newly legal cash flow to try to transform itself into a force in national politics.

 
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