Focus on the family: How the War on Drugs destroyed America’s foster care system

For those who have no experience with child protective services, the state foster system often brings to mind thoughts of wrongs righted, children saved, and love persevering. Unfortunately, that’s too often not the case. A recent report reveals how the state foster system acts as a secondary criminal justice system,…

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UPDATE: America’s biggest marijuana market finalizes rules for recreational weed

Published: Dec 6, 2017, 11:43 am • Updated: Dec 6, 2017, 4:44 pm By Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles is in line to become the nation’s largest city with legal recreational marijuana after the City Council voted Wednesday to license sales and cultivation next…

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Op-ed: America’s past holds clues for solving current issues with marijuana industry

Published: Oct 20, 2017, 12:28 pm • Updated: Oct 20, 2017, 12:56 pm By Nick Johnson, Special To The Cannabist Marijuana might not have given many Americans a hangover, but prohibition certainly did. In 1917, Colorado banned cultivation and sale of the drug cannabis, a peripheral yet legal medicine in…

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Dr. Oz surprises hosts of “Fox & Friends” by talking about America’s marijuana “hypocrisy”

Published: Sep 19, 2017, 9:24 pm • Updated: Sep 20, 2017, 8:27 am By Avi Selk, The Washington Post For the first six minutes of the segment, “Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy agreed enthusiastically with his guest Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz — even as Tuesday’s episode…

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Willie Nelson video interview: America’s political divde, Jeff Sessions and marijuana

Published: Jul 25, 2017, 1:58 pm • Updated: Jul 25, 2017, 1:59 pm By Libby Casey, The Washington Post In an interview with The Washington Post aboard his tour bus, Willie Nelson urged Americans to bridge what he calls a great divide in politics. At 84 years old, Willie Nelson…

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America’s mass incarceration problem in 5 charts — or, why Sessions shouldn’t bring back mandatory minimums

Published: Jun 6, 2017, 12:41 pm • Updated: Jun 6, 2017, 2:38 pm By Tanya Golash-Boza, The Conversation Today, the United States is a world leader in incarceration, but this has not always been the case. For most of the 20th century, the U.S. incarcerated about 100 people per 100,000…

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Report: America’s marijuana industry headed for $24 billion by 2025

Published: Feb 22, 2017, 6:00 am • Updated: Feb 22, 2017, 6:03 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The latest gaze into the crystal ball puts the U.S. marijuana industry north of $ 24 billion by 2025. New Frontier Data, a cannabis market research and analytics firm, gave The…

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Help at the end: America’s oldest hospice to study medical marijuana

Published: Dec 20, 2016, 1:38 pm • Updated: Dec 20, 2016, 1:38 pm By The Associated Press BRANFORD, Conn. — The nation’s first hospice plans to study how medical marijuana can help dying patients. Officials from Connecticut Hospice Inc. in Branford said Monday they hope to improve pain management while…

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Thank this man for helping medical marijuana make surprising headway in America’s Heartland

Published: Nov 23, 2016, 5:21 pm • Updated: Nov 23, 2016, 5:21 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A small yet scrappy force led the charge behind North Dakota’s new medical marijuana law. Among the many surprises of Election Night 2016, one of the biggest happened in America’s Heartland…

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