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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper met with California lawmakers this week to discuss recreational weed.

California takes lessons from Colorado on legal marijuana

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper met with California lawmakers this week to discuss recreational weed.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Obama has granted clemency to more than 1300 people. A pair of friends in Modesto hope to get on that list.

California friends imprisoned for pot dispensary, seek clemency

President Obama has granted clemency to more than 1300 people. A pair of friends in Modesto hope to get on that list.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Prop 64 would legalize recreational marijuana statewide, and cities could make their own rules around the growth, sale and use of weed.

Banning weed before next week’s election

Prop 64 would legalize recreational marijuana statewide, and cities could make their own rules around the growth, sale and use of weed.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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