April 25, 2018

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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April 20, 2018

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.
April 20, 2018

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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April 10, 2018

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.
March 27, 2018

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.
Jan. 17, 2018

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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Jan. 11, 2018

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.
Jan. 10, 2018

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.
Jan. 4, 2018

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."
Jan. 4, 2018

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.
Jan. 3, 2018

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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Jan. 3, 2018

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.
Dec. 29, 2017

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.
Dec. 27, 2017

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.
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Oct. 27, 2017

Mic Wakeup: House passes budget, Sessions goes after weed and a few weird Halloween costume ideas

It’s Friday, Oct. 27. Here are three stories you need to read.

Oct. 26, 2017

Jeff Sessions suggests DOJ will crack down on marijuana growers, even in states that legalized weed

"I do believe that the federal laws clearly are in effect in all 50 states and we will do our best to enforce the laws as we’re required to do so," Sessions said.
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Sept. 7, 2017

Roger Stone says he’s suing organizers of cannabis forum for dropping him as keynote speaker

Stone says he's taking legal action against the event's organizers.
Aug. 1, 2017

Sen. Cory Booker wants to take marijuana off the federal controlled substance list

Booker's Marijuana Justice Act would decriminalize pot at the federal level.
July 18, 2017

Even where marijuana is decriminalized, police continue to target minorities for arrests

What if prosecutors just started throwing out these cases en masse?
July 11, 2017

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome: The truth about the scary-sounding illness sending weed users to the ER

Is "stoner barf" a bona fide epidemic or an overblown panic?

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July 11, 2017

Here’s why Nevada is running out of weed just 10 days after legalization

Nevada actually has plenty of pot, just no distributors.
July 2, 2017

Legal weed in Nevada makes bank on first day of sales

Weed sold so fast in Nevada one dispensary had to go to a "men's club" to get change for customers.
June 28, 2017

Tips that pay off: Starting a business — the successful way

Turn your dream startup into reality in five simple steps.
June 23, 2017

You've never heard of these 5 classes — but their areas of study will boost your pay in the future

To earn high pay, these are the best classes to take, as traditional industries face existential crises and new lucrative fields of study emerge.
June 21, 2017

How much marijuana do you need to relax? Science may finally have figured it out.

When it comes to unwinding with weed, less is more — and more is too much.

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June 16, 2017

I was a judge for the Cannabis Cup, and all I got was extremely high

How much marijuana is too much? I found out the hard way. This is everything I learned smoking 25 weed samples in a week.
June 15, 2017

In new study, cannabis users report being more successful, active and well-adjusted overall

Just in case you were worried about dying alone, with only your loyal bong to mourn you.
June 15, 2017

5 top industries for entrepreneurs of the future: Start-ups in these high-growth areas can thrive

If you are thinking of launching a start-up, consider a business in one of these sectors — expected to grow by leaps and bounds in coming years.
June 13, 2017

Jeff Sessions asked Congress for the right to prosecute medical marijuana growers and dispensaries

Jeff Sessions wants to end federal protections for states that have legalized medical marijuana.