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Opinion Cannabis legalization: The unforeseen consequences, illustrated

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“A person I could have a beer with” is no longer an adequate measure of how down-to-earth your candidate is. Populist politicians start sharing bong hits with supporters. Campaign speeches start to ramble.




The availability of edibles on domestic flights increases deboarding times by 420%.




Thousands of independent cannabis retailers, hoping to solely secure the trademark “The Bakery,” bog down legal proceedings by constantly re-explaining the pun.

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Sales-tax revenues from cannabis products result in federal surpluses that even massive pot-centric infrastructure spending cannot put a dent in.




“Heheheh ... Weed!,” a deeply emotional and nuanced one-man play about a pot dealer in the days leading up to legalization, crystallizes writer-director-performer Seth Rogen’s reputation as the greatest artistic voice of his generation.




Many cannabis users return to inconspicuous traditional consumption sites – icy sidewalks, garages, basements – to avoid the obnoxious input of snobby “Cannabis sommeliers.”

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