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  • Potpreneurs hit their newest legal hurdle: The IRS Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 3:18 PM ET
    Attendees at the Cannabis Tax and Law Symposium in San Diego.

    Owners of recreational pot operations are preparing to file their first federal tax returns and they're learning some hard lessons.

  • Pot industry pays IRS in cash?  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    CPAs, tax attorneys, and business owners in the marijuana industry gather in San Diego to find ways to pay the IRS on profits considered illegal by the federal government. With bank accounts hard to come by, some pay in cash, especially in Colorado, where the IRS allows it.

  • Peter Thiel's fund buys into marijuana business Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 2:19 AM ET

    Peter Thiel's Founders Fund is investing in Privateer Holdings, a marijuana company that owns several pot-related brands.

  • The Pitfalls of pot  Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    Despite the legal use of recreational marijuana in Colorado, businesses can still fire any employee who tests positive for pot. NBC News Correspondent Harry Smith previews "Marijuana Country," which airs on CNBC tonight at 9PM.

  • Recreational pot store owner seeks expansion  Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 1:47 PM ET

    NBC's Harry Smith discusses just who is making the most money in the pot industry, and Starbuds owner Brian Ruden, discusses the cash issue with banks. CNBC's special "Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom" airs Monday night at 9PM eastern time.

  • More smokers, hoping to quit, turn to vaporizers Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 12:03 PM ET
    Ilona Orshansky, owner of Brooklyn Vaper, uses a vaporizer, also known as an e-cigarette, in her shop in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

    Curious consumers and smokers hoping to kick the cigarette habit are pushing the growth of vaping.

  • The pot underground  Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 10:53 AM ET

    NBC's Harry Smith looks at the thriving marijuana black market in Colorado even after legalization there. The special airs Monday night at 9PM eastern time.

  • 'Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom'  Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 7:34 AM ET

    NBC's Harry Smith provides a preview of CNBC's documentary on the benefits and pitfalls from medicinal marijuana. The special airs Monday night at 9PM eastern time.

  • Year of the 'vape?'  Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 7:19 AM ET

    Vaporizers allow marijuana and nicotine users to consume discreetly with no odor, reports CNBC's Kate Rogers.

  • America going to pot  Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 10:48 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells shares her top three predictions for the pot industry this year, including changing bank regulations and the beginning of voters' remorse where it's legal.

  • Marijuana Country: Extended preview  Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 1:35 PM ET

    Watch an extended preview of CNBC's all-new documentary Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom.

  • Perhaps the most popular alternative to smoking pot is eating it. Marijuana edibles are tasty, legal and soaked in controversy.

  • Colorado pot fight boils over  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    The Interior of the Sparc dispensary in San Francisco, California

    Both Oklahoma and Nebraska want to snuff out marijuana in Colorado because it isn't a legal drug as far as the Feds are concerned, reports CNBC's Kate Rogers.

  • Despite Supreme Court suit, potpreneurs push ahead Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    Kristin Brinckerhoff ponders the selection of marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, Jan. 2, 2014.

    Attorneys general in neighboring states filed a Supreme Court lawsuit attempting to overturn parts of Colorado's historic marijuana law.

  • Pot after hours: The black market  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Legalizing cannabis in Colorado hasn't stopped private deals. Black market buyers and sellers call transactions "donating" and "caregiving."

  • Peter Thiel eying pot-related investment: Source Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 3:06 PM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    Peter Thiel is considering a multimillion dollar stake in a private equity firm that's investing in the cannabis space, a source said.

  • Congress just slipped this into the spending bill Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    While political focus was on a Senate Intelligence Committee report, Congress snuck in two measures to its must-pass spending bill. NBC News reports.

  • 113th Congress' last squabble, but no shutdown Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    A government shutdown is unlikely because Congress wants to forget the 113th session ever happened, Politico's Ben White says.

  • 'Cannamoms' try to get medical pot for their kids Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
    A self-proclaimed "Cannamom" shows some of the medical cannabis she procured for her child.

    Hundreds of families from across the country have relocated or are considering moving to a state where medical marijuana is legal.

  • Critically ill children and cannabis industry  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    Trying to find the right marijuana strains for critically ill children comes with a significant financial strain for families who have to uproot their lives to be able to give their kids cannabis legally. CNBC's Dina Gusovsky reports.