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Cannabis plants. Photograph: Abir Sultan/epa/Corbis
Jul 27, 2015

The Guardian -  This week’s best city stories from around the web talk about marijuana zones in California, a forgotten waterway under the streets of Auckland, a mushroom farm in Camden and mime-artist-assisted traffic control in Bogotá. We’d love to hear your responses to these stories, and any others you’ve read recently, both on Guardian Cities and elsewhere. Just share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Norma Jean Gargasz—Alamy
Jul 23, 2015

Time -   The top moving destination in 2014 was Oregon, which voted to legalize marijuana last November.

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Sundance Stadtler, left, and neighbor Ryan McPherson work on the foundation of the home Stadtler is building in the desert near San Luis. Stadtler moved to Costilla County to grow marijuana on low-priced desert land. (Craig F. Walker, The Denver Post)
Jun 8, 2015

The Denver Post -    SAN LUIS VALLEY — The concrete was soupy, a wet mush unlikely to harden properly, so Sundance Stadtler added sand to the mixture he was pouring into wooden forms to make footers for his new home in Costilla County. Stadtler, a 19-year-old from Vermont, arrived in the San Luis Valley in February with a plan to build a home and grow marijuana legally.

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Denver photographer Benjamin Rasmussen poses at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center in front of a collage of images he shot for CNN. (Corey H. Jones/CPR News)
May 29, 2015

CPR -   When Benjamin Rasmussen started photographing Colorado’s legal marijuana industry in 2012 for places like Wired and the New York Times, he noticed they often just wanted one thing.“A lot of times, people were really interested in a Colorado legalized version of 'Cheech and Chong.' They wanted kind of the classic stoner picture,” Rasmussen said.

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Jan 26, 2015

ABC 7 - COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - People in a Commerce City neighborhood say the smell of marijuana coming from a grow house is so strong, at times, they can't go outside.

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Dec 11, 2014 -   As marijuana becomes legal in more parts of the country, those in the real-estate industry are finding the new laws have implications for properties of every variety, from residential to industrial to retail.

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Nov 18, 2014

The Boston Globe -   Town Meeting voters in Brookline are slated to decide this week whether to toughen zoning laws regulating the placement of medical marijuana dispensaries, or keep the current standards that would allow them, for example, next door to a day-care center.

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A painter competes touch-ups on the front of Starbuds, a recreational and medical marijuana dispensary that is scheduled to open officially Saturday. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
Nov 17, 2014

The Denver Post -  Business owners who won licenses in August to open one of 21 marijuana businesses in Aurora are doing more than opening the doors to one store — they are revamping rundown retail centers and rehabbing long-vacant strip malls.

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Oct 28, 2014 -  The spread of legalized marijuana is lighting up questions about home insurance coverage for pot.

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Michael Kolomatsky/The New York Times
Oct 13, 2014


The New York Times - Pot-Smoking Neighbors

Q. I understand that secondhand smoke from cigarettes is increasingly banned in public places. But do the same rules apply to marijuana and to the secondhand smoke that moves from one apartment to another? Our landlord generally declines to follow up on complaints about pot, but are there ways to get the management to move under more general secondhand smoke regulations?


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