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  • On a high: Hemp to boost US economy? Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    On a high: Hemp to boost US economy?

    The hemp industry could become one of the U.S.'s biggest now its industrial use had been legalized, says Doug Fine, author of "Hemp Bound".

  • Mexico, US need to 'collaborate' on drug cartels: Fin Min

    Luis Videgaray, finance minister of Mexico, says the U.S. must "share responsibility" for tackling drug cartels.

  • Pfizer CEO worries about ACA coverage Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:43 AM ET
    Pfizer CEO worries about ACA coverage

    Ian Read, Pfizer CEO, discusses the pricing and affordability of drugs in the U.S. Read also weighs in on insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Diversifying your pharma portfolio Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    Diversifying your pharma portfolio

    Mallinckrodt is buying drug maker Questcor for $5.6 billion. Barbara Ryan, FTI Consulting managing director, discusses consolidation in pharmaceuticals and shares what stocks she likes in the space.

  • Why this $84,000 drug costs just $900 abroad Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 | 2:29 PM ET

    Why do some drugs, like Gilead's Sovaldi, cost more in the U.S. than in other countries. Shelia Dharmarajian reports for "Nightly Business Report."

  • 'Eye-opening' new report about statin eligibility Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 5:06 PM ET
    Lipitor tablets

    Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines.

  • The Zohydro debate: More harm than good? Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 3:20 PM ET
    The Zohydro debate: More harm than good?

    Powerful new pain killer Zohydro, is prescribed to help people with chronic pain. Dr. Andrew Kolodny thinks the FDA has put out a drug that will kill people. Dr. Steven Garner, New York Methodist Hospital, thinks the drug will help many people who are suffering with lasting pain.

  • Controversial drug Zohydro here to stay? Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Controversial drug Zohydro here to stay?

    CNBC's Sheila Dharmarajan discusses the new pain killer Zohydro which contains the same addictive elements as Oxycodone.

  • The go-to guy: A conversation with a drug dealer Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 3:25 PM ET
    Interview with a drug dealer

    While out exploring marijuana's first legal frontier, CNBC took a moment to catch up with one young man who has stayed on the darker side of weed—the illegal side.

  • Dabs—marijuana's explosive secret Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:37 PM ET
    Nicholas Broms, who was involved in a drug-related explosion last November. Broms was one of the growing number of casualties from manufacturing hash oil, a potent marijuana byproduct made with butane.

    From exploding kitchens to super-intense highs, making and smoking marijuana concentrate—aka “dabs”—is getting more attention in the move toward legalization.

  • Open Vape: The e-cigarette of legal pot Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:12 PM ET
    The Google of cannabis?

    Todd Mitchem's company, Open Vape, manufactures a product similar to an e-cigarette. It's a pen that heats a cartridge filled with purified cannabis oil.

  • Jane West: Wife, mother and 'potrepreneur' Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 5:49 PM ET
    The Martha Stewart of pot

    West, who lives in an affluent Denver suburb, calls herself "one part Martha Stewart and one part Walter White."

  • Colorado cannabis: It’s not your grandma’s joint Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 12:55 PM ET
    Sative Blondie Mix

    When it comes to recreational marijuana, forget the joint! People in Colorado are enjoying cannabis in brand new ways, including edibles, drinks, dabs and more.

  • Pot: How two cities are handling it differently Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    About 60 miles northeast of Denver a battle between legal marijuana is going on. While Greeley, Colo., is shunning marijuana, neighboring Garden City is celebrating it.

  • New pot banking rules Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 2:01 PM ET
    New marijuana banking rules

    NBC's Pete Williams reports the government has issued guidance for banks servicing legal marijuana businesses. CNBC's Jane Wells provides insight.

  • Gov. Perry: America's future depends on energy production Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 10:22 AM ET
    Gov. Perry: America's future depends on energy production

    Discussing health-care reform, innovation and America's energy future from Davos, Switzerland, with Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas. For the world to continue to grow, Saudi Arabia needs to be a major player, Perry says.

  • Addiction and Obamacare Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 7:50 PM ET
    Addiction and Obamacare

    Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., and Christopher Kennedy Lawford, author of "What Addicts Know: Lessons to Benefit Everyone," discuss how the Affordable Care Act could affect 23 million people with substance problems.

  • Colorado's toke tax Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 2:44 PM ET
    Colorado's toke tax

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on "high taxes" for recreational pot growers.

  • Pot business forced to pay bills in cash Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 1:54 PM ET
    Pot business forced to pay bills in cash

    Starbuds of Denver owner Brian Ruden provides insight into the banking hurdles facing legal pot businesses, and discusses what he would tell his children about the use of marijuana.

  • Banking challenges hit pot businesses Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 1:51 PM ET
    Banking challenges hit pot businesses

    CNBC's Jane Wells spoke with 3D Cannabis Center manager David Martinez about the banking hurdles for legal pot businesses.