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A customer buys marijuana at Harborside dispensary in Oakland, Calif., on Monday. Mathew Sumner/AP hide caption

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What's New In 2018? Here's A Brief Tour Of State Laws Now In Effect

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Kids who saw an ad for legal marijuana were more likely to report smoking it one year later, according to a Rand Corp. report. Tomas Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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A man tends to marijuana plants at a 54,000-square-foot marijuana cultivation facility in Las Vegas. In Nevada's first weekend of recreational pot sales, "well over 40,000 retail transactions" were carried out, tax officials say. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Proponents of the emerging pot-for-pleasure industry want to grab a share of the nearly $2 billion tourism business in Sonoma County with events like dinners that incorporate marijuana. Courtesy of Sonoma Cannabis Company/Kristen Jeanne hide caption

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Pairing Wine And Weed: Is It A California Dream Or Nightmare?

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Kurt Britz checks a driver's license at the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary on Jan. 1, 2014, the first day recreational marijuana sales were legal in Colorado. Possession remains illegal for those under 21 years old, and statistics show a widening racial gap in arrests for those offenses. Theo Stroomer/Getty Images hide caption

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As Adults Legally Smoke Pot In Colorado, More Minority Kids Arrested For It

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A budtender prepares an edible sale for a customer at LivWell Broadway in Denver. Craig F. Walker/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Two men inspect the goods at at Farma, a marijuana dispensary in Portland, Oregon. The state's first week of retail sales brought in an estimated $11 million, a trade group says. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Partygoers attend a Prohibition-era themed New Year's Eve party celebrating the start of retail pot sales, at a bar in Denver on Dec. 31, 2013. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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Awesome Tips, Dude: Denver May Allow Pot In Bars, Restaurants

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