The Consumer

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    By: Shelly K. Schwartz|Special to CNBC.com

    Taking a pocketbook approach to marijuana consumption, black-market prices make the weed more expense than alcohol and tobacco, but legalization could change that.

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    By: Chris Taylor, Special to CNBC.com

    Is marijuana a harmless giggle, as John Lennon once called it, or a dangerous and illicit addiction? The debate has once again been pushed to the forefront, thanks to a couple of timely factors.

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    By: Shelly K. Schwartz, |Special to CNBC.com

    Employers who operate in the 14 states where pot is now legal as a prescription painkiller are struggling to reconcile zero-tolerance drug policies with a patient’s right to get high.

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    By: Chris Taylor, |Special to CNBC.com

    You may associate marijuana culture with snowboarders, surfers, artists, musicians and college students, but it also suits some suits on Wall Street looking for an antidote to the high-octane workplace.

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    By: Rob Reuteman,|Special to CNBC.com

    William Flowers is a one-of-a-kind journalist. He's totally involved in what he covers. He has a license to smoke pot to ease his own medical condition, but it's also his job for the local weekly newspaper.

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  • Pot Sans High

    A new strain of medical marijuana relieves pain without the high caused by other kinds of pot, with NBC Bay Area's Jodi Hernandez.