Recreational Marijuana

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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The loosest regulations in Europe on marijuana are not in the Netherlands, despite its notoriety for its weed-filled coffee shops. Getty Images
Oct 7, 2015

International Business Times -   A German pharmaceutical authority struck down proposed plans Monday that would have allowed for the creation of "coffee shops" in Berlin similar to those in Amsterdam where customers can recreationally buy different kinds of marijuana alongside a cup of coffee. Despite the setback, proponents of the law are still hopeful for the future of marijuana legalization in Germany. 

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Marijuana legalization: effects on campuses Three Portland State University students give their views on effects of Oregon's new pot law on their campus.
Oct 7, 2015

Oregon Live -   Wow, dude, you're going to college in Oregon? Pot is legal there! You can smoke a joint before Econ class, right?

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JAY PICKTHORN/ASSOCIATED PRESS Jonathan Hunt checked seedlings in the new marijuana growing facility at Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation.
Oct 6, 2015

Boston Globe -   FLANDREAU, S.D. — The Santee Sioux tribe has already proven its business acumen, running a successful casino, a 120-room hotel, and a 240-head buffalo ranch on the plains of South Dakota.

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Comedian Steven Colbert made fun of ResponsibleOhio's marijuana mascot, Buddie, during a segment on The Late Show on Tuesday. ResponsibleOhio is the political action committee backing Issue 3, a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio. (ResponsibleOhio on Facebook)
Sep 18, 2015 -   COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's marijuana legalization ballot issue earned a few laughs Tuesday on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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Sep 18, 2015

Huffington Post -   "There’s no reason that we should be tested for weed."

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Sep 11, 2015

NBC San Diego -   A UC San Diego neurosurgeon has been accused of using marijuana while on the job.

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US students now smoke more joints than they do cigarettes (image via
Sep 10, 2015

The Independent -   A new study presents a finding that may seem obvious to college students, but not to people of an older generation: for the first time in 35 years, daily marijuana use has surpassed daily cigarette use among students at American universities.

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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe President of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe Executive Committee, Anthony Reider.
Sep 9, 2015

Time -    Tribes are weighing the risks and opportunities of legalizing pot

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Sep 7, 2015 -   NEW YORK – Young African American and Latino mothers with their children walk down the bustling blocks of Liberty and Fulton in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Boys' sneakers scuffle on the cement courts at the park where they play a pickup basketball game.

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