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Even with the U.S. economy struggling, we should not buy into the argument that vices should be legalized, taxed and regulated—no matter how much revenue we think it may generate. Significant cost burdens come with increased marijuana use.
In an excerpt from a chapter in her forthcoming book, CNBC's Trish Regan visits the three-county area of Northern California known as the Emerald Triangle, where more pot is grown than anywhere else in America.
One senator discusses the evolution of the state's thinking, from medical marijuana to decriminalization to even limited tax-and-regulate legalization.
Legalization: More Americans Say 'No'
Veteran anti-drug activist and Drug Free kids founder, Joyce Nalepka talks about her four-decade battle with the drug industry in and out of court and her work with Nancy Reagan.
If pot becomes legal, local, artisanal growers—perhaps along with farmers' collectives—are likely to dominate in the early stage, as big firms ramp up to enter the market years later. Think Starbuds vs. Maxwell House.
The current approach skews the priorities of law enforcement to the detriment of the public. It keeps our prisons full to bursting at great expense and endangers the public by letting out the real criminals to make room for non-violent drug offenders.
Unlike performance-enhancing drugs, marijuana really doesn't have any benefits. By many accounts, it inhibits performance, impairs memory, hurts coordination and could affect the heart rate.
Decriminalized in 11 states and legal for medical purposes in 14, marijuana is no longer considered an enemy of the people in many quarters.
In this slideshow, we take a look at different people, laws and films that played a role in shaping marijuana's image in the minds of Americans.
So, what are some of the most popular marijuana “tools of the trade?” Click to find out!
Some places have significantly decriminalized marijuana or have turned a blind eye to personal use, encouraging travelers from around the globe to visit.
Players in the Emerald-Triangle marijuana business worry that passage of a state-ballot initiative in November will cause a collapse in the price of pot, the core of the local economy.
CNBC’s Trish Regan goes behind the scenes to explore this secretive industry, focusing on Northern California’s “Emerald Triangle,” now the marijuana capital of the U.S.
CNBC’s Trish Regan goes behind the scenes to explore the inner workings of this secretive industry, focusing on Northern California’s “Emerald Triangle,” now the marijuana capital of the U.S.