Legal marijuana flat-Earthers, like U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, have tried many methods to discredit breakthroughs in medical cannabis, but these efforts at discrediting cannabis stop at the U.S. border.
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As more states move to legalize pot, Humboldt County, California, an epicenter of the underground marijuana industry, has begun a new, bold experiment to bring growers out of the shadows and regulate the growth, sale and environmental impact of cannabis.
On November 8, multiple states legalized the use of marijuana for either recreational or medicinal purposes — thus marking a major shift in U.S. drug policy. William Brangham speaks with Taylor West of the National Cannabis Administration and Jonathan Hudak of the Brookings Institution about marijuana law and how it might evolve under President-elect Donald Trump’s upcoming administration.
Travel guru Rick Steves of PBS fame will make a four-day tour of Massachusetts in support of the state’s ballot question on legalizing marijuana. If affirmed by Massachusetts voters this November, Question 4 will allow, among other things, adults 21 years of age and older to “possess and cultivate marijuana in limited amounts,” as described by supporters.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder is calling on Congress to reschedule marijuana.
It is quite possible that “buy the rumor, sell the news” has been experienced, as manipulators might have been pushing up prices ahead of last night’s “Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom” on CNBC Prime.
One of the leading arguments for the legalization of cannabis is the tax revenue a state can generate. Unfortunately for Colorado, instead of generating the predicted $33.5 million tax revenue, they only generated $12 million, a shortfall of $21.5 million.
Recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado and Washington state, and though it’s still illegal under federal law, more states are considering the move, setting the stage for a potential gold rush that could conceivably rival the repeal of prohibition. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to entrepreneurs looking to cash in on the cannabis industry.