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Marijuana

May 4, 2019, 11am PDT
It's legal to smoke marijuana in Nevada, but the adult tourists traveling to Las Vegas have had a hard time finding places to smoke marijuana legally.
The Boston Globe
April 26, 2019, 12pm PDT
The ongoing evolution of land use regulation related to legal marijuana hit a roadblock in Denver this month, although the city has already allowed nearly unprecedented freedom (in the U.S., at least) to buy, sell, and consume marijuana in the city.
The Denver Post
August 13, 2018, 7am PDT
As Denver continues to grow, the cost of housing in the city remains high for many. In response, the city plans to build 6,000 affordable units over the next five years.
Colorado Springs Gazette
August 1, 2018, 8am PDT
Detroit has been fighting some of the provisions of a statewide voter initiative while trying to control an expected proliferation of pot shops around the city.
Detroit Free Press
April 17, 2018, 8am PDT
Mayor Michael Hancock has proposed a funding scheme to ramp up affordable housing production in the city of Denver.
The Denver Post
Blog post
June 28, 2017, 2pm PDT
Despite its medicinal benefits, cannabis will negatively impact the environment if we don’t plan accordingly.
Kayla Matthews
June 26, 2017, 10am PDT
A new report by the insurance industry studying the relationship between crashes and legalized recreational marijuana sales found that crashes can be expected to increase by three percent. A news report from Denver questions their findings.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
April 29, 2017, 11am PDT
2015 was the first year that driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) surpassed those killed while driving under the influence of alcohol. Increased legal access to marijuana is correlated with the surge. Amphetamine use is also a factor.
The Washington Post
November 30, 2016, 10am PST
Humbolt County has long been associated with growing marijuana, now some see an opportunity to turn that association into tourist dollars.
The Cannifornian
November 19, 2015, 2pm PST
Commercial marijuana operations to be restricted to industrial areas.
Alaska Dispatch
July 24, 2015, 9am PDT
The Northern California city of Arcata has long tolerated the production of California's most second-most-lucrative mood-altering crop. Now, the city is considering an official zoning designation to accommodate marijuana production.
Next City
January 14, 2014, 11am PST
The Northern California marijuana industry is booming, but issues with water consumption and downstream pollution produced by the large-scale cultivation of marijuana are threatening populations of salmon already on the brink of extinction.
NPR The Salt