It's official. Washington is now the second state where people can legally buy recreational marijuana. The demand is expected to be huge as business starts.
One reason: as of now, there are only 24 stores in a state of nearly 7 million people. And only one in the city of Seattle. But while Washington looks to cautiously bring pot to the masses, one California city - where marijuana is only available for medicinal use - is looking to give pot to the poor.
The Berkeley city council is expected to officially approve that plan Tuesday night.
Are they going too far?
CNN's Dan Simon has more.
Colorado is cashing in on pot. It's been six months since recreational marijuana became legal, and the state has already collected more than $11 million dollars in taxes.
While pot is bringing in millions in Colorado in most parts of the country, it can still land you in jail. Reports show black people are much more likely to be arrested for pot than whites.
So, are U.S. drug laws applied differently to minorities?
CNN's Jim Clancy has more.
Colorado's pot market is about to get a lot bigger.
Starting Tuesday, anyone can apply for a license to open a recreational marijuana business.
For the past six months, only medical marijuana shops could apply to sell pot to the masses.
As the pot industry expands, there are growing concerns about public safety, especially when it comes to edible products. A pot brownie or cookie may contain nearly a dozen doses of marijuana.
Officials are trying to push restrictions because, in some cases, the consequences can be deadly. CNN's Ana Cabrera has more.
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The Pope is speaking out against the worldwide trend toward legalizing recreational drugs.
He calls it a very, very bad idea.
At a drug enforcement conference in Rome, Pope Francis said, "drug addiction is an evil, and with evil there can be no yielding or compromise."
Outfront, CNN Religion Commentator Father Beck, Senior Editor of Reason Magazine Brian Doherty and Former Senior Drug Policy Advisor to President Obama, Kevin Sabet.
A 19-year-old Texas man is facing serious prison time for hash brownies.
Marijuana may be legal in some parts of the country, but in others, laced-baked goods could land you in jail for the rest of your life.
The issue is the brownies were made with hash oil, which is considered much more serious than marijuana in Texas.
So does the punishment fit the crime?
CNN's Pamela Brown has the story.