A 25-year-old is shot dead trying to sell marijuana the old-fashioned, illegal way. Two men from Texas set up a warehouse to grow more than they would ever need. And three people buying pot in a grocery store parking lot are robbed at gunpoint.

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In drought-hit California, marijuana growers are feeling the heat, accused of using too much water for their thirsty plants and of polluting streams and rivers with their pesticides and fertilizers.
Pot legalization gains new momentum
Many medical marijuana dispensaries and medicinal cultivators had maintained an aura of compliant, nonprofit providers under California medical marijuana law. The feds saw unscrupulous operators stuffing their pockets with cash in an industry without rules.
As the nation’s only truly legal supplier of marijuana, the U.S. government keeps tight control of its stash, which is grown in a 12-acre fenced garden on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
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California cities and police were long considered obstructionists to regulatory legislation they said would legitimize marijuana businesses. But now they are jumping into the marijuana-regulation effort out of fear that the state is inevitably moving toward a sanctioned cannabis industry with or without their input.
It’s an increasingly tempting proposition for governors, who see the taxation of marijuana as a good way to raise money. Count Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee among the latest intrigued by the idea.
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A young Girl Scout has things figured out very well, setting up shop to sell cookies outside a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary - and in short order being bought out of her inventory. Know your customer base seems to be her strategy.

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