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This election was a tipping point for marijuana legalization

There will be a lot of new issues to grapple with<p>Recreational marijuana is now legal in California — and that’s a game changer for public health. Though many other states have already legalized weed for medicinal purposes and four for recreational purposes, the size and population of California …

Cannabis

Did Colorado Just Resolve a Major Concern of Marijuana Opponents?

Image source: Getty Images.<p>For investors, there aren't many industries that can pack as much growth potential as marijuana.<p>According to cannabis research firm ArcView, legal marijuana sales hit $5.4 billion in 2015, and they're on track to grow by an estimated 30% per year through 2020, thanks to …

Was Marijuana the Original Cash Crop?

While the expanding legal marijuana market is a novice of modern economy, cannabis is no new commodity. According to recently published …

Nobody smokes their weed any more

The legal pot business may be in its infancy, but it’s already created the marijuana equivalent of pre-grated cheese and instant noodles. Don’t feel like rolling a joint? Buy a pre-roll. Don’t want to smoke marijuana? Slurp it in a just-add-water soup mix, use a pod to brew it into a cup of coffee, …

Cannabis

Study: When medical marijuana is legal, prescription drug use declines

In states where medical marijuana is legal, doctors prescribe fewer prescription drugs for conditions like chronic pain, anxiety, and sleep …

Cannabis

Pot Sales in Washington State Top $1 Billion

Since marijuana was legalized in July 2014.<p>Weed smokers (and eaters) have consumed more than $1 billion in marijuana products in Washington state …

Cannabis

Weed Could Be Key in Curing Alzheimer's Disease, So Should Drug Classification of Marijuana Change?

In news that might be counterintuitive to the common experience of how weed affects memory, researchers have shown that marijuana could have …

Muhammad Ali, My Father and Me

The photograph might be mistaken for a Norman Rockwell print: a fighter kitted out in safari gear and boxing gloves landing the gentlest of blows on the head of a small girl in a flared blue skirt, a cherry-red turtleneck and a pair of exceptionally cool little sneakers worn with neither socks nor …

Boxing

LeBron James Versus the New Basketball Gods

Some prominent N.B.A. retirees love the idea that Stephen Curry is coddled by refs and would never have gotten away with his jump-shooting style back in the day. This is sheer nonsense. On a play-by-play basis, defenses conspire to make Curry’s game, with or without the ball, a living hell. In Game …

Klay Thompson

Windows 10 will no longer let you Google search from Cortana

Microsoft is closing off one of the easiest ways to Google search in Windows 10. The company has announced in a blog post that starting today, it will block the ability to perform third-party searches through the Cortana digital assistant, as part of an effort to maintain an "integrated search …

Software

Amazon Web Services Forges Ahead Like There Is No Competition

Remember the days when people believed that Amazon Web Services was a loss leader for the rest of the company?<p>That notion started to fade last year …

Amazon Web Services

Target's New Robot Helper Is Busy At Work On Aisle 3

Target is testing robots that track inventory on its store shelves including shampoo and laundry detergent.<p>The retail giant is conducting a one-week …

Robotics

Amazon’s earnings soar as its hardware takes the spotlight

With memories of the abysmal Fire Phone fading fast, Amazon is becoming one of the most exciting device makers in the tech industry. Sales of its Echo speaker, featuring the Alexa voice assistant, and the company's Fire TV stick have consistently led Amazon.com's electronics category for months. …

Cloud Computing

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn sells entire stake in Apple

Icahn has sold his shares in the company because of concerns over China’s influence on its stock price<p>Carl Icahn, the billionaire activist investor who has long been one of the most prominent voices declaring the company to be undervalued, says he has sold his entire stake in the technology firm, …

Markets