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First sales of legal pot to begin in Washington

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July 7, 2014
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The first sales of legal recreational marijuana will begin Tuesday in Washington after a spattering of stores open their doors. The store openings are expected to be accompanied by high prices, shortages and celebration. (July 7) Video provided by AP


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Federal Government Needs More Marijuana for Research Studies

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TheStreet (May 9, 2014) — The National Institute for Drug Abuse, or NIDA, has asked the Drug Enforcement Agency for more marijuana. NIDA has requested an increase from 21,000 grams to 650,000 grams, or roughly 1,433 pounds of pot. As of January, NIDA has funded 28 active grants related to therapeutic uses of marijuana in six different disease categories covering AIDS, pain, schizophrenia, seizures and hard drug withdrawal. But NIDA frequently contradicts on the subject of marijuana: a NIDA-funded study at Yale looking at cannabis as a treatment for schizophrenia warned that marijuana could worsen the condition. NIDA gets its pot from The University of Mississippi, the only legal marijuana farm that grows pot for the government. The request is now open to the public for comment. Video provided by TheStreet
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Pot Cooking Class Teaches Responsible Eating

Pot Cooking Class Teaches Responsible Eating

AP (July 18, 2014) — Following the nationwide trend of eased restrictions on marijuana use, pot edibles are growing in popularity. One Boston-area cooking class is teaching people how to eat pot responsibly. (July 18) Video provided by AP
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Recreational Pot Sales Start in US State of Washington

Recreational Pot Sales Start in US State of Washington

AFP (July 9, 2014) — Recreational pot sales gets going in Washington, making it the second US state after Colorado to allow people to buy marijuana in specialized stores. Duration: 00:35 Video provided by AFP
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Explosions from Hash Oil Skyrocket in Colorado

Explosions from Hash Oil Skyrocket in Colorado

AP (May 6, 2014) — The first four months of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado have seen an alarming rise in fiery hash oil explosions and injuries as more pot users try concentrating it at home using simple yet dangerous methods. (May 6) Video provided by AP
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