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Tom Burns Named New Director of Oregon’s Marijuana Programs

Inside Oregon’s Finest, a medical marijuana dispensary in Portland’s Pearl District, a young woman carefully fills rolling papers with Rose City Cinex, a strain of cannabis.

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Wednesday Exhibits Patience

U.S. equities saw a rise today leading into and following the Fed’s decision to exhibit patience for “considerable time” around raising rates for the first time since 2006.

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Texas to Consider Decriminalization

On Monday, December 15, 2014, Rep. Joe Moody introduced a bill in the Texas State legislature that would decriminalize personal possession of small amounts marijuana.

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Despite Legal Marijuana, Teen Drug Use Declines

Earlier this year we reported that teen drug use has been shown to decline as marijuana laws become more liberalized.

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Thiel Considering Big Investment in Pot Sector: Source

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel—who famously suggested on CNBC that “pot smoking” was happening at Twitter—is considering a multimillion dollar investment in Privateer Holdings.

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Tuesday is a Failed Turnaround

U.S. equities experienced another day of elevated price fluctuations, as the Dow Jones failed to hold onto a 230 point gain. Oil continues its free fall, returning to levels last seen during the depths of the financial crisis.

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Colorado’s Growers Can Beat Fees With LEDs

Amendment 64 has graced Coloradans with the opportunity to own and operate their own marijuana grow. However, with a soaring number of in-home grows, not to mention large-scale operations, massive energy consumption has become an issue in Colorado.

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Cannabis Use and the Right to Bear Arms

Which would you rather give up: your right to defend yourself or your right to smoke marijuana? As an American, you might not think you have to make such a decision, but you would be surprised.

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Californian Counties to Ban Outdoor MMJ?

There was once upon a time when California was the model of cannabis reform. In 1996, California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana; and many expected the Golden State to be the first to legalize recreational marijuana.

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Hope for Hemp?

The collapse of the American hemp industry is one of the strangest consequences of cannabis prohibition. For most of U.S. history, hemp, a non-psychoactive variety of cannabis sativa, was regarded as a versatile crop.

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