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The Cost Of America's War On Drugs

The annual budget has ballooned to more than $51 billion annually.


1:28A man smokes marijuana
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Study Finds Smoking Marijuana Could Have A Surprising Health Risk

2:05"Cards Against Humanity" raises money for marijuana legalization.
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This 'Cards Against Humanity' Set Funds Marijuana Legalization

1:33Protesters gather in support of the Fairness and Equity Act.
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Sen. Cory Booker Proposes Nationwide Marijuana Legalization

1:03Marijuana plants.
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Senate Votes To Shield Medical Marijuana States From Federal Crackdown


Facebook's Most Recent Controversy: Banning Legal Pot Shop Pages

1:17A speaker talks during a D.A.R.E. panel.
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Attorney General Sessions Wants D.A.R.E. To Make A Comeback

1:11Marijuana in jars
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Nevada Legalized Recreational Weed But Was Way Short On Distributors

1:08Essence Vegas Cannabis Dispensary
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You Can Now Legally Buy Weed In Nevada

1:01Marijuana is displayed at a dispensary.
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Vermont's Governor Vetoes A Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

1:02Medical marijuana plants being grown

Medical Marijuana Is Safe From A Federal Crackdown For Now

1:09Inside the International Church of Cannabis.
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In Denver, There's A Church For Marijuana

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Legalizing Medical Marijuana Could Save A Lot Of Taxpayer Dollars

0:43A marijuana-themed Canadian flag is shown at a rally.
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Canada Introduces A Bill To Legalize Marijuana Nationwide

1:00Marijuana on display at a dispensary.
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Canada Might Legalize Recreational Weed In 2018

0:48A worker trims cannabis at a growing facility in Israel
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Israel To Decriminalize Cannabis, Fight Stigma

1:04A woman works at a marijuana facility in Colorado.
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Legal Weed's Popularity Could Be An Obstacle For White House Crackdown

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White House Hints At Federal Crackdown On Recreational Pot

1:02The announcement of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus.
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A 'Congressional Cannabis Caucus' Forms To Support Pot On Capitol Hill

1:19Containers of medicinal marijuana are seen on display.
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You Can Soon Get Gonzo With Hunter S. Thompson-Brand Marijuana

1:17Seantrel Henderson of the Buffalo Bills
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NFL Suspends Player Who Uses Marijuana To Treat Chronic Illness

0:57Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions
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Why The Legal Pot Industry Is Afraid Of Jeff Sessions

0:59Sen. Jeff Sessions talks with reporters.
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Trump's Attorney General Appointment Is Bad News For Pot Businesses

:58An older woman smokes a marijuana joint at Hempfest on August 21, 2004 in Seattle, Washington.
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Legalizing Weed Doesn't Necessarily Mean More People Would Smoke It

1:16A marijuana plant at the Cannabis Business Summit
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The DEA Still Isn't Easing Up On Medical Marijuana Restrictions

1:11A mature marijuana plant is seen on a display at The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo
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In 2016, Democrats Will Try To Puff Puff Pass Marijuana Reform Laws

1:25Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in March 2016 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.
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Justin Trudeau Makes His Case For Legalizing Weed

1:22A medical marijuana dispensary displays various types of marijuana available to patients.
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The US Could Make Billions From Pot If It Follows Colorado's Lead

:47A woman smokes a marijuana cigarette in an Amsterdam cafe.
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Germany Will Legalize Medical Marijuana By 2017

1:35A one-ounce bag of medicinal marijuana is displayed.
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Weed Wins: DOJ Drops Lawsuit Against Nation's Largest Pot Dispensary

1:42A bowl of medicinal marijuana is displayed
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Pennsylvania Legalizes Medical Marijuana, Hopes To Curb Opioid Abuse