marijuana

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The challenges of establishing a legal marijuana economy in Washington State.

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A trip to Hempfest with cannabis breeder DJ Short.

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The rise and fall of Colorado’s newly-legal cash crop.

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How a group of hippie surfers and a former Spanish teacher built the largest weed-smuggling empire on the West Coast.

Previously: Bearman discusses this story on the Longform Podcast.

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How to get high in America – legally.

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The aftermath of a stranger’s death and the puzzle of psychosis.

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The rise and fall of Mickey the Pope, the founder of a New York City marijuana delivery business.

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The unlikely people who’ve turned to selling weed in the recession.

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How synthetic drugs became a booming (and mostly legal) business.

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How medical marijuana transformed California’s pot industry.

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Working with nothing but an Internet connection, a couple of cellphones and a steady supply of weed, the two friends — one with a few college credits, the other a high school dropout — had beaten out Fortune 500 giants like General Dynamics to score the huge arms contract.

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On the pair of entrepreneurs behind a Wal-Mart of weed in Oakland. The duo is talking IPO. “Everybody I was meeting was a little bit older, more a part of the hippie generation,” says one. “I was like, ‘I bet there’s so much room for innovation and new ideas.’”

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Lessons learned while temping at an Amsterdam coffee shop.

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The rise and fall of a chubby Idaho pizza delivery boy turned weed kingpin.