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The U.S. Attorney for Florida’s Northern District says he’s willing to review and prosecute marijuana cases that the state attorney will not. The move comes after State Attorney Jack Campbell said last month he's pressing pause on prosecuting marijuana cases in light of a new hemp law.

Two marijuana stores in Massachusetts were given the green light Friday to begin selling to recreational customers next week, making them the first commercial pot shops in the eastern United States.

The legality of medical marijuana is still largely a gray area in the eyes of the federal government. The confusion impacting banks, dispensaries and policy is leading some, like democratic candidate for Commissioner of Agricuture Nikki Fried, to call for reform.

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The Hillsborough County Commission is jumping ahead of the state legislature by creating a framework for medical marijuana dispensaries.

The New Journalism Job: Marijuana Reporter

Jan 24, 2014
WUSF Public Media

Two states have now legalized the recreational use of marijuana -- Washington and Colorado. 

And for journalists -- that means covering pot in a whole new way.

No longer is marijuana the beat of crime reporters. It's a consumer item now.

And newspapers in Washington and Colorado have named marijuana editors and even marijuana critics to cover the marijuana trade.