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  • DOJ will not block state pot laws     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 2:49 PM ET

    The Department of Justice will not block state marijuana laws if distribution is regulated, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Scammers target pot stocks     Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 1:58 PM ET

    FINRA is issuing a new investor alert called "marijuana stock scams." CNBC's Mary Thompson offers insight.

  • 'High' taxes     Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 1:55 PM ET

    Washington will tax pot anywhere from 25 to 50 percent at the production and processor level, another 25 percent at retail. CNBC's Jane Wells reports Washington says it could raise up to $2 billion in pot taxes over five years.

  • Pot entrepreneurs invest in the 'green rush'     Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports from the River Rock Wellness Center in Denver, Colorado, where in 5 months legal medical cannabis will be able to be sold as recreational pot. Investors are hoping to cash in on the "green rush," she says.

  • Wake up and smell the coffee – market may perk up Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 8:58 AM ET

    The global coffee market has been rather decaffeinated for the past couple of years, with prices falling to less than half their 2011 peak and the bean becoming the worst-performing soft commodity last year.

  • Ending the war on drugs     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    NBC's Steve Handelsman reports the U.S. has 25 percent of the world's prisoners; and Joseph diGenova, Former U.S. Attorney, and Matt Welch, Reason Magazine, discuss a drug policy overhaul. "The science of marijuana is very bad," says diGenova, adding "that doesn't mean we should lock people up forever who use it."

  • A-Rod likely facing suspension     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:22 PM ET

    Major League Baseball is pushing back its announcement on biogenesis punishments until later in the day. Bob Nightengale, USA Today Sports, offers insight on the details of Alex Rodriquez's expected suspension.

  • Stirring 'pot' at NASCAR race     Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 1:25 PM ET

    Pro-marijuana group Marijuana Policy Project posted a video near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Tracking the alleged 'marijuana mom'     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 1:28 PM ET

    CNBC's Andrea day has been tracking the story on the mom who was accused of running a massive pot growing operation. MedMen offers clients tips on growing marijuana plants. Its founder and CEO Adam Bierman, weighs in.

  • Mexico catches drug cartel leader     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    Sen. Chuck Grassley says IRS officials targeted political candidates for audits, and a major player in the Mexican drug trade has been caught. CNBC's Josh Lipton has tonight's headlines; and Retired General and former drug czar Barry McCaffrey, weighs in.

  • The war on drugs     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    Mexican armed forces arrested Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the alleged leader of the Zetas drug cartel, near the U.S. border on Monday. Retired general and former U.S. drug czar Barry McCaffrey shares his knowledge of Morales' criminal career.

  • The marijuana mom     Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 1:33 PM ET

    The accused "pot mom" Andrea Sanderlin arrived at court alone, reports CNBC's Andrea Day. Sanderlin is accused of growing 3,000 marijuana plants with intent to distribute.

  • Gas Prices Help Costco Top Estimates, L Brands Misses Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 10:55 AM ET
    Customers shop at a Costco store.

    Costco Wholesale reported June same-store sales that beat analysts' estimates, while L Brands sales came in lower than expected.

  • Accused Boston bomber pleads not guilty     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    Accused Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to all charges, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • Judge Temporarily Denies Bail to 'Pot Mom'     Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 3:52 PM ET

    Andrea Sanderlin was accused of running a multi-million dollar marijuana warehouse. CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the judge on the case is requiring additional guarantors before granting her bail. (*Note: She was granted bail later in the day.)

  • 2,800 Pot Plants Confiscated     Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 1:38 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the "pot mom," who was arrested in May for housing pot plants worth over $3 million. The operation allegedly funded her high-end lifestyle.

  • Vodka Reigns Supreme as 'Mad Men' Effect Fades Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 8:12 AM ET

    If you couldn't be Don Draper on "Mad Men," you could at least drink like him, but now vodka is back as America's favorite.

  • Indictment for Soccer Mom/Pot Dealer     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 4:49 PM ET

    Andrea Sanderlin of Scarsdale, New York, has been indicted for manufacturing and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute. CNBC's Andrea Day has the details.

  • An Anti-Competitive Decision?     Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    A panel of experts and Larry Kudlow discuss the Supreme Court's refusal to declare "pay to delay" deals between pharmaceutical companies and generic drugmakers illegal.

  • Arena Pharmaceuticals CEO on Belviq     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 5:40 PM ET

    Arena Pharmaceuticals' new obesity drug Belviq hits the U.S. shelves today. Lonnel Coats, Eisai CEO, and Jack Lief, Arena CEO, discuss expectations for the drug.