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Aug 12, 2014 — The urine test employers typically use to detect marijuana picks up cannabis smoked or swallowed days or weeks earlier. Should firms be allowed to fire workers who legally use marijuana at home?
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Jul 30, 2014 — San Bernardino, which filed for bankruptcy two years ago, is wasting money fighting marijuana sales, says the city attorney. Better to regulate pot, end the black market — and collect taxes.
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Jun 16, 2014 — Polls show that Sunshine State voters are likely to approve a measure legalizing medical marijuana in November. Businesses are already flocking to the state, eager to set up shop.
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May 30, 2014 — Nearly 50 Republicans signed on to a measure forbidding Department of Justice from interfering with medicinal marijuana laws in 32 states and the District of Columbia.
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May 20, 2014 — Almost half the states have passed laws easing access to marijuana for medical or recreational use. But most Americans have reservations, especially when it comes to access by young people.
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May 15, 2014 — The state is poised to become the 22nd to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.
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Apr 18, 2014 — Discreet and almost odorless, vaporizer pens for pot are growing in popularity. But the devices are a nightmare for parents because they make it hard to know if kids are using marijuana.
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Mar 3, 2014 — States are legalizing marijuana even though there's no clear understanding of its impact on health. The drug hasn't been subjected to the kind of rigorous medical research that would find that out.
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Feb 21, 2014 — Danielle Lei, 13, set up her table of Girl Scout cookies outside The Green Cross dispensary in San Francisco and sold a whopping 117 boxes in a single day.
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Jan 16, 2014 — This variety of the drug has very little of the primary component that produces the high. Families have been moving to Colorado to get access to the therapy.
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