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Big Tobacco need not apply for work in the cannabis market
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Big Tobacco need not apply for work in the cannabis market

James McNamara - February 27, 2015

In his article entitled “Big Tobacco’s future as Big Marijuana,” Leonid Bershidsky advises investors that, “Big Tobacco is poised to dominate” the legal cannabis market, and for…

Marijuana activists push legalization of medical cannabis in Costa Rica
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Marijuana activists push legalization of medical cannabis in Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - February 24, 2015

When you hear the phrase “cannabis advocate,” you might picture someone with wild hair and a Bob Marley T-shirt. But Gerald Murray is nothing like that. At…

Big Tobacco’s future as Big Marijuana
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Big Tobacco’s future as Big Marijuana

Leonid Bershidsky | Bloomberg - February 22, 2015

You may like technology (who doesn't these days) or the energy sector (where would we be without it) -- but if you're making a long-term bet as…

Cannabis on a high in 2014
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Cannabis on a high in 2014

Fabienne Faur | AFP - December 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It's been something of a breakthrough year for marijuana, the once shunned intoxicant that is steadily gaining ground as a legal high in parts…

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Bob Marley-branded marijuana will soon be available thanks to legalization

Abby Phillip | The Washington Post - November 20, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv9aieNT6x0&list=UUcZqPgrrpPArbJLdgv8VCHA It's fair to say that Bob Marley probably could not have imagined that 33 years after his death, his name would be lent to what is…

92 percent of California patients say medical marijuana works
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92 percent of California patients say medical marijuana works

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - October 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A 2013 survey in the New England Journal of Medicine found that nearly 8-in-10 doctors approved the use of medical marijuana. Now, a wide-ranging survey…

Just say ‘No’ to the War on Drugs: Seeking a Latin American solution
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Just say ‘No’ to the War on Drugs: Seeking a Latin American solution

School of the Americas Watch, Costa Rica - September 3, 2014

The War on Drugs is the Big Lie used to justify the militarization of Costa Rican police. The argument goes like this: A small country like Costa…

Colombia president supports allowing medical marijuana
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Colombia president supports allowing medical marijuana

AFP - August 14, 2014

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – President Juan Manuel Santos signaled his support Thursday for a bill that would allow the medical use of marijuana in Colombia. The ruling Liberal Party…

Tico lawmaker presents bill to legalize medical marijuana
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Tico lawmaker presents bill to legalize medical marijuana

Zach Dyer - August 12, 2014

Citizen Action Party (PAC) lawmaker Marvin Atencio wants to make Costa Rica the first country in Central America to legalize medical marijuana and generate millions of dollars…

Obama says he ended the ‘War on Drugs.’ Don’t believe him
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Obama says he ended the ‘War on Drugs.’ Don’t believe him

Jonathan Blanks | Special to The Washington Post - July 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – If the Obama administration is to be believed, the U.S.' infamous "War on Drugs" is over. In its most recent National Drug Control Strategy,…

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