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Medical Marijuana: Who's on Hook for Consumer Safety?

Last week, a new bill was introduced by lawmakers that would remove the federal ban on marijuana and let states produce, regulate and tax it. Though it's unclear how much traction the bill will achieve, it shifts the debate from a moral to an economic one and raises a number of questions about consumer safety.

Medical Marijuana Biz Blooms With the 'Walmart of Weed'

WeGrow, a just-opened marijuana superstore in Phoenix, boasts 21,000 square feet of cannabis gardening tools and a "plant whisperer" who makes house calls. It dubs itself the "Walmart of Weed," and hopes its big-box mentality will lure the country's budding legions of medical-marijuana users.

Will California Light Up a National Pot Industry?

Many will be watching to see if the state's voters say yes to Proposition 19, the controversial ballot measure that would legalize marijuana in California. Advocates say the measure would be a moneymaker. Opponents see nothing but trouble ahead if Prop 19 passes.

Who Will Sell New Jersey's Legalized Pot?

New Jersey was the fourteenth state to legalize medical marijuana, but current governor Chris Christie is placing such harsh restrictions on the prospective business that some question whether the state will ever get its pot business off the ground.

A Pot Portfolio: Who Stands to Profit if Marijuana Is Legalized?

When the state of California announced that a marijuana legalization measure would be on its November ballot, the ensuing discussion covered a range of topics from medicine to morality. But few pundits brought up the biggest factor of them all: money. With a potential market of millions of pot smokers, decriminalization of marijuana could open the door to a vast, largely-untapped market for smoking paraphernalia, accessories, and other lifestyle accoutrements.