The medication, which doesn’t get users high, reduces rare, hard-to-treat seizures in children. It could be in line to be the first U.S. government-approved drug derived from the cannabis plant.
The drug war is a cash cow for prison owners, cops, guards, lawyers, judges, bailiffs and others.
For cannabis financiers, the industry's growth potential outshines the political risk.
Colorado's legal marijuana industry is providing more options for young workers, but it has created hiring challenges for Denver restaurant owners.
The war on cannabis that began in the 1930s seems to be coming to an end. But skeptics question the sudden push for legalization, which is largely funded by wealthy investors linked to Big Ag and Big Pharma.
A new administration hostile to marijuana and a memo from the Justice Department could crash the pot movement.
The potential for marijauana to cause lasting damage to the mental health of some users, especially the young, is serious enough to warrant global public health campaigns, international drug experts say.
The motion represents a sharp challenge to the country's strict drug laws, adding the court's weight to the growing debate in Latin America over the costs and consequences of the war on drugs.
Since Colorado voters legalized marijuana in 2012, more states and cities have been considering a similar path. At the same time, the cannabis market is looking less like a music festival and more like a Silicon Valley confab -- upscale, data-driven and focused on investors.