Marijuana legalization boom struggles to heal past scars of criminalization | Marijuana

Marijuana legalization boom struggles to heal past scars of criminalization | Marijuana

JUDY WOODRUFF: Now the final installment in this week’s series The Green Rush.In our previous pieces, we have seen how the marijuana industry is booming across the country.But amid this growth, there are serious concerns that those most affected by decades of marijuanacriminalization are being left out.Yamiche Alcindor is back for this report.It’s part of […]

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pirates. drugs. gay marriage. // Auto-Tune the News #2

pirates. drugs. gay marriage. // Auto-Tune the News #2

Perhaps the Constitution envisions certain one-size fits all solutions…Booorrrring! I hear a foghorn! Boorrrrinnng!Élegislature override a gubernatorial veto…Guboringital! I–I’m not feeling any… romance between us right now.You gotta do it like this: Shawtayee! Ready, set, go!This was a pretty remarkable week on the gay marriage front.-First of all, to have a state like Iowa -Whatchoo […]

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What has changed in states that have legalized marijuana — and what hasn’t | Marijuana

What has changed in states that have legalized marijuana — and what hasn’t | Marijuana

JUDY WOODRUFF: There has been a big shift in the attitudes toward marijuana use in manyplaces around the country.Increasingly, new state laws are following voter attitudes.We are still in the latest wave of legalization of cannabis, one that’s not finished yet.And we are going to spend some time this week looking at the many different […]

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Marijuana has become big business. So why are small growers struggling to survive? | Marijuana

Marijuana has become big business. So why are small growers struggling to survive? | Marijuana

JUDY WOODRUFF: Now the latest in our series The Green Rush.As marijuana legalization has swept the country, investors are seeing green.In California, new companies are scaling up operations, while some smaller businessesare fighting for survival.Economics correspondent Paul Solman has the story, part of his regular reporting, MakingSense.PAUL HENDERSON, CEO, Grupo Flor: So, we have about […]

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