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Megan Baker (left) of Papa & Barkley Co., a Cannabis company based in Eureka, Calif., shows Shirley Avedon of Laguna Woods different products intended to help with pain relief. Stephanie O'Neill for NPR hide caption

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Ticket To Ride: Pot Sellers Put Seniors On The Canna-Bus

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Baby boomers who use marijuana seem to be using it more often than in previous years, a recent survey finds — 5.7 percent of respondents ages 50 to 64 said they'd tried it in the past month. The drug is also gaining popularity among people in their 70s and 80s. Manonallard/Getty Images hide caption

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California's legislature passed a bill Wednesday that would require officials to review all marijuana-related convictions from 1975 until 2016, when pot was legalized in the state. Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Justin Filipowski (left) and Peter Curtis, dressed in 18th-century post-Colonial costume, harvest hemp at Mount Vernon, George Washington's historic plantation. It is the first hemp crop harvest on this Founding Father's estate in decades, maybe centuries. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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After Centuries, Hemp Makes A Comeback At George Washington's Home

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Evelyn Nussembaum and her son Sam Vogelstein pick up a six month supply of Epidiolex from the experimental pharmacy at UCSF. Lesley McClurg/KQED hide caption

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How One Boy's Fight With Epilepsy Led To The First Marijuana-Derived Pharmaceutical

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At least three marijuana plants have been discovered in city-owned planters in Powell, Wyo. Courtesy of the City of Powell Parks and Recreation Department hide caption

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President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One as he arrives for the G-7 summit in Canada on June 8. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump Signals Possible Support For Bipartisan Marijuana Legislation

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Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo speaking during a security news conference in advance of the Super Bowl 52 football game, on Jan. 31, 2018. On Thursday, Arradondo said police will no longer arrest people for selling small amounts of marijuana. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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Dawn Charlton, an instructor with Being Adept, leads a discussion on marijuana for sixth-graders at Del Mar Middle School in Tiburon, California. Carrie Feibel/KQED hide caption

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With The Rise Of Legal Weed, Drug Education Moves From 'Don't' to 'Delay'

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The Estonian municipality has approved using the marijuana leaf as the official government symbol. It will appear as the government logo, on flags and crest. Susan Montoya Bryan/AP hide caption

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Okanogan County Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Brown surveys the debris left over from an illegal pot farm that had masqueraded as a legal operation. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Despite Legalization, Marijuana Black Market Hides In Plain Sight

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University of Puget Sound chemist Dan Burgard keeps a freezer full of archived samples from two wastewater treatment plants in western Washington in case he needs to rerun the samples or analyze a specific drug he didn't test for the first time. Dan Burgard hide caption

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Melodie Beckham (left), here with her daughter, Laura, had metastatic lung cancer and chose to stop taking medical marijuana after it failed to relieve her symptoms. She died a few weeks after this photo was taken. Melissa Bailey/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Researchers looked at states with medical marijuana dispensaries and those that allow home cultivation. Evelyn Hockstein/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Opioid Use Lower In States That Eased Marijuana Laws

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Scientists are finding that, just as with secondhand smoke from tobacco, inhaling secondhand smoke from marijuana can make it harder for arteries to expand to allow a healthy flow of blood. Maren Caruso/Getty Images hide caption

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Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says Yes

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When Jenna Sauter's youngest son, Axel, tested positive for THC — marijuana's active ingredient — after he was born, she got a home visit from local social services. Sauter says she and her friends don't smoke near their children. Sarah Varney/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Is Smoking Pot While Pregnant Safe For The Baby?

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One 8.5-oz. serving of THC-laced beverage (left) alongside three ounces of dried marijuana (right). Miles Bryan/Wyoming Public Media hide caption

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How Much Pot Is In That Brownie? Wyoming Moves To Toughen Edible Marijuana Laws

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Sheriff's deputies in York County, Neb., arrested an elderly California couple who had approximately 60 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle. York County Sheriff's Department hide caption

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