At the stage of "marijuana reform 2.0," the conversation has shifted from just being about legalization to how best to erase marijuana convictions and ensure that people who were arrested for pot benefit from legal markets.
One example? Carl’s Jr. is using a Denver restaurant to market a hamburger infused with CBD, a non-intoxicating molecule found in cannabis.
Colorado Springs is a prime example of the tension that exists between cities that rely on the economic stability of military bases and the tax dollars of a local recreational pot marketplace can bring.
There are notable differences in health research findings on tobacco and marijuana, but some governmental officials, researchers and other worry about how to curb cigarette smoking as more states make it legal to smoke pot.
The use and sale of marijuana for adults is broadly permitted in 10 states. More than 30 states allow a variety of marijuana-based products for medical purposes.
Visits to the ER related to cannabis are on the rise, and edibles can cause psychiatric and heart problems.
Since Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, eight others have joined them.
The SAFE Banking Act would provide federal protection for financial institutions that serve state-authorized marijuana and ancillary businesses.
Truckers have been stopped and sometimes arrested by police who can’t tell whether they have intercepted a legal agricultural crop or the biggest marijuana bust of their careers.
Study shows marijuana's bad effects are landing more people in the hospital. In 2012, the University of Colorado Health ER saw an average of one patient every other day with a marijuana-caused problem. By 2016, the count was two to three per day.