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Marijuana plants grow in a marijuana cultivation facility on July 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Cannabis 101 At The University Of Connecticut

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Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby walks through a city neighborhood on August 24, 2016. Larry French/Getty Images hide caption

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Baltimore State's Attorney Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Possession Cases

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The rain didn't stop customers from lining up outside Cultivate in Leicester, Mass., on Tuesday — the first day that sales of recreational marijuana became legal in the state. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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A soldier carries marijuana plants to be destroyed after a large plantation was seized in Hostotipaquillo, Mexico, in 2012. A new bill in Mexico's Congress would legalize pot, and with its authors' party in the majority, it is likely to pass. Bruno Gonzalez/AP hide caption

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Mexico Looks To Be Next To Legalize Marijuana

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Canada legalized recreational marijuana in this month, but Canadians can find themselves barred from entering the U.S. if they say they've used it. A Canadian flag flies in Windsor, Ontario, in June, with the Detroit skyline visible behind it. Brittany Greeson/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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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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