The New MarijuanaIn our week-long series, NPR News, Youth Radio and member station journalists will explore the impact increased accessibility to marijuana is having on public policy, law enforcement and marijuana consumption.
The New Marijuana
Our series explores the impact accessibility has on policy, law enforcement and consumption.
A marijuana plant grows legally under lights at the Boulder County Caregivers in Boulder, Colo. Since the medical marijuana law passed, it's been harder for the dealers underground to sell even though their pot is cheaper.
Chefs at The Farmacy's special kitchen in Los Angeles whip up handmade "herbally enhanced" gelatos, butter and other goodies. It's part of the shop's effort to be a high-end wellness boutique -- not just a medical marijuana dispensary.
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Richard Lee has created a multimillion-dollar empire in Oakland, Calif., built largely on medicinal pot. And now, he wants to take it a step further, by turning marijuana into a totally legal, taxable commodity for any Californian age 21 or older.