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New evidence that access to health care reduces crime

Jennifer Doleac reviews research that finds increasing access to substance abuse and mental health treatment reduces violence and property crime. Source: New evidence that access to health care reduces crime

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Cannabis

Aspen artists Mindy Karl and Dale Hollinger grow marijuana art partnership

“It’s our homage to marijuana. We did it because of the culture shift we’re seeing and because of the freedom we’re feeling.” Source: Aspen artists Mindy Karl and Dale Hollinger grow marijuana art partnership

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Cannabis

Nebraska State Patrol seizes 199 pounds of marijuana in I-80 traffic stop

Officials estimated street value of the marijuana at $600,000. Source: Nebraska State Patrol seizes 199 pounds of marijuana in I-80 traffic stop

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Cannabis

Authorities seize 300 marijuana plants from Wisconsin farm

Authorities in Barron County, Wisconsin say a search of a barn near Comstock uncovered a sophisticated marijuana growing operation. Source: Authorities seize 300 marijuana plants from Wisconsin farm

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Cannabis

Alaska collected over $1 million in marijuana tax in January

The state says it has hauled in roughly $7.4 million in marijuana taxes since collections began in October 2016. Source: Alaska collected over $1 million in marijuana tax in January

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New Jersey talks taxes, cannabis, congressional collaboration

Legalizing marijuana was a major topic at New Jersey’s annual power-player cocktail party, with legislators hesitant to announce their support. Source: New Jersey talks taxes, cannabis, congressional collaboration

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Which city consumes the most marijuana in the world?

The biggest cities in the world would stand haul in a ton of tax money if marijuana were legalized, according to a new study Source: Which city consumes the most marijuana in the world?