Weed wins: Michigan legalizes recreational marijuana, while Utah and Missouri approve medical use

Michigan will become the 10th state in the country to legalize marijuana.

Why is CBD booming? It taps into our unrelenting obsession with self-care.

CBD promises anxiety relief while simultaneously signaling to the world that we're deserving of self-care.

A Canadian university is preparing students for careers in pot

From proper lighting to pest management, this university is teaching students the art of growing pot.

Beto O’Rourke champions racial justice on path to become first Democrat to win Texas in 24 years

If nothing about the recent killings of unarmed black men disturbs you, O'Rourke told 'Mic,' "then something’s wrong with your leadership and representation."

How Higher Standards is turning smoking into a high fashion commodity

A New York flagship store is just the beginning. Can marijuana ever gain luxury-good status?

Can CBD oil help dogs with stress, anxiety, aches and pain? And is it safe?

An increasing number of CBD products for pets have hit the market, meant to target conditions ranging from anxiety to pain and mobility.

This Week in Food and Travel: Did the Trump administration secretly create an anti-marijuana group?

CBD-infused soda, the tiny house travel trend, legalizing street food vending in California and more.

Coca-Cola may be entering the weed market with its own cannabis-infused drink

According to a report by 'BNN Bloomberg,' Coca-Cola is in "serious talks" with one of Canada's largest medical marijuana producers.

This Week in Food and Travel: Kal Penn wants you to try the vegetarian burger that “bleeds”

White Castle's Impossible Burger, adult summer camps, why Europe's about to experience a potato chip shortage and more.
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Mic Daily: Trump says Hurricane Maria death toll is a “hoax” — and other stories of the day

Mic Daily is a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

Lab tests find mold and pesticides in marijuana and cannabis edibles

Hundreds of samples contained unacceptable levels of pesticides.

This Week in Food and Travel: Is CBD the magical elixir that will save us from our anxiety?

More: It's predicted that 90% of the world’s coral reefs will die by 2050, but 3D printing could help.

What are the benefits of CBD — and is it the magical elixir that will save us from our anxiety?

You can get CBD in your cold brew, in your ice cream sundae and in your lemonade. But is the cannabis derivative worth the hype, or is it more of a snake oil?
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‘Mic Dispatch’: CBD and the science behind it; Christine Hallquist’s historic Vermont primary win

On this edition of 'Mic Dispatch,' we meet Christine Hallquist, the first out transgender person nominated for governor by a major U.S. party, and investigate the health effects of CBD.

Southern University set to launch first medical marijuana program at a historically black college

The university's agricultural center will grow, manufacture and distribute medical marijuana.

The 2020 shadow primary is officially a race to the left on policy

Rumored Democratic presidential hopefuls are moving past attacking Trump and are staking out a policy agenda left of anything their party has seen before.

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Cory Booker: This 4/20, let’s talk about the racial double standard associated with smoking weed

There’s an undeniable racial double standard for white people who smoke weed and black people who smoke weed — and on this 4/20, Sen. Cory Booker wants us to start talking about it.

What If We Didn’t… jail people for marijuana use, possession or sale?

After more than 20 years of the modern medical and recreational marijuana industries, advocates for decriminalization say evidence of societal good is stacking up against die-hard prohibitionists.
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What If We Didn’t...?: An introduction

For Mic’s latest series, we’re taking a look at the roots of our most pressing matters.

Meet the women fighting to ensure people of color have a stake in the legal marijuana industry

Cannaclusive, the People's Dispensary and Supernova Women are three organizations doing the work.

Pro-marijuana lawmakers push back against Trump administration with sweeping legalization bill

New legislation in the House pushes the cause for legalization forward — even as Attorney General Jeff Sessions attempts to crack down on pro-pot states.

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Mic Wakeup: Federal courts, Vermont and ‘Black Panther’ all had an awesome week

It’s Thursday, Jan. 11. Here are three stories you need to read.

Vermont becomes first state to legalize recreational marijuana via state legislature

Vermont is the first state to legalize the drug via its state legislature, rather than through a ballot initiative.

Federal enforcement of marijuana laws will target minorities, civil rights advocates say

"It's going to mean more black and brown people are going to end up in prison."

Sessions to allow prosecutors to enforce federal marijuana laws, even in states where pot is legal

The move could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs and eliminate billions from the economy.

What it’s like to stay at the first weed-inspired “bud-and-breakfast” in America

The one-of-a-kind Denver hotel features a wake and bake breakfast and a living room full of vaporizers.

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Here’s what California is really like now that weed is legal

California finally made recreational use legal. Here's what that actually looks like.

Want to save money in 2018? 15 things that will be cheaper — or more expensive — in the new year

From college to cars, 2018 will bring price changes on a number of commodities.

More women are smoking pot while pregnant, and it could have serious consequences

Pregnant women are smoking more pot than they were in 2009, but scientists are still trying to figure out whether or not it's safe.