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The pot industry is being cannibalized by startups

There's already the on-demand delivery startups like Meadow and Eaze which will deliver medical marijuana to your door. Pax has brought Apple-esque simple design to vaporizers.<p>Even the "Birchbox" subscription box model has come to cannabis.<p>The Guild is the incumbent in the market, but a new 500 …

Going to Pot: Will Legal Weed Hurt Medical Marijuana Users in Washington?

SEATTLE — Stephen Damgaard uses medical marijuana for nerve damage in his spine, eating a small brownie made with cannabutter each morning. The weed in the butter comes from one of Seattle’s many medical dispensaries -- an untaxed and illegal medical pot shop that up until now has been tolerated by …

Cannabis

Boaters mapping Pacific garbage to arrive in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scientists and volunteers who have spent the last month gathering data on how much plastic garbage is floating in the Pacific Ocean will return to San Francisco and share preliminary findings.<p>Volunteer crews on 30 boats have been measuring the size and mapping the location of …

What we know, don't know about Freddie Gray's arrest

<b>(CNN) —</b> New information released Thursday adds complexity, and even more questions, to the already confusing picture of what happened to Freddie Gray after his arrest.<p>The transport van that carried Gray made a previously unknown stop along its route from where he was arrested to the police station. …

Justice

The Inside Story of the Civil War for the Soul of NBC News

Brian Williams’s fabrication was just the latest, and worst, of the debacles that have plagued NBC News since NBCUniversal was bought by Comcast in 2011. Who is to blame?<p>On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 4, the beleaguered head of NBC News, 47-year-old Deborah Turness, dropped into a chair in …

Journalism

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of robots is just the latest in a series of advances and predictions that at times appear to suggest we will all be replaced, …

Artificial Intelligence

After Testing Positive For EPO, Running Star Rita Jeptoo Banned For 2 Years

One of the marathon world's brightest stars has been banned for two years, after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.<p>Athletics Kenya, the body that governs running in the country, said Rita Jeptoo tested positive for erythropoietin, or EPO, which stimulates the production of red blood …

Doping

Russia snubs nuclear meeting

Russia failed to show up at meeting planning a 2016 nuclear security summit, US and European officials said on Monday, leaving unclear Moscow’s intentions for future participation in talks.<p>The officials were unsure whether Russia meant to boycott the summit itself or was staging a temporary show of …