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How close are we to a hamburger grown in a lab?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The latest craze in the food industry, in vitro or "clean" meat, is produced by extracting stem cells from animals and then growing and multiplying those cells in a lab to create a piece of meat.<p>The cells "start to divide and start to form new muscle tissues. ... (We) let them proliferate …

Agriculture

Why marijuana legalization isn’t safe under Trump

Trump’s Justice Department could crack down on pot, even in the eight states where it’s legal.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions talked a big game on marijuana, once saying that “good people don’t smoke marijuana” and indicating that the Justice Department should crack down on the drug even in states …

Cannabis

Marijuana devastated Colorado, don’t legalize it nationally

Arrests are up. We still have a black market. And people are in danger.<p>Last week, Senator Cory Booker introduced the Marijuana Justice Act in an effort to legalize marijuana across the nation and penalize local communities that want nothing to do with this dangerous drug. This is the furthest …

Cannabis

Marijuana-stock frenzy could end very badly in Canada

There's one bummer question haunting all the marijuana businesses popping up between British Columbia and Newfoundland.<p>How much do Canucks like weed, eh?<p>A year before recreational cannabis is expected to become legal in Canada, there's an explosion in companies cultivating the stuff. At least 10 …

Smoking Marijuana While Black

New York City was scaling back its stop-and-frisk program even before a federal judge ruled in 2013 that the tactics underlying it violated the constitutional rights of minority citizens. It’s hard not to look at marijuana arrests today without thinking of that saga. Although the city has reduced …

Cannabis

The Psychedelic Revolution Is Being Led by a 79-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor

George Sarlo is throwing cash at research into how drugs like magic mushrooms can help people overcome trauma like his own.<p>Deep in the Mexican jungle, in a village so remote it's only accessible by boat, 74-year-old venture capitalist George Sarlo waited to meet his father.<p>It was the fall of 2012, …

University of California

This L.A. Investor Is Betting $100 Million on Legal Weed

If anything, Daneshrad sees the chilling effect Sessions has had on the market as tilting the field in his favor. "If you're Goldman Sachs, or GE or …

Investing

Why Some People Can't Handle Their Weed

The search for relaxation drives the consumption of marijuana, but some find it ramps up their anxiety and paranoia.<p>She had no clue what she was in for, but certainly couldn't have imagined this. Ellie Reid, a 26-year-old graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, had one …

Mental Health

Can Cannabis And Christ Coexist? These Devout Southern Christians Think So

The Deep South is the nation’s most religious region and the least open to legalized cannabis for medical or recreational use. To those who say marijuana is a sin, though, devout Christians are using the Bible to argue that it's God’s “perfect medicine.”<p><b>Lydia Decker couldn’t</b> miss the man in the …

Police waste one million hours enforcing weed ban

British police are wasting one million hours every year enforcing the ban on cannabis, according to research by the Liberal Democrats.<p>As <i>the Independent</i> reports, official figures highlighted a total of 87,247 police cases related to marijuana opened in 2015. This costs the taxpayer £2,256 per …