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Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Colorado

As of Jan. 1, those who wish to can now purchase recreational pot in some 40 stores across Colorado. Last year the state, along with Washington, became the first to allow small amounts of marijuana for personal use, with plans to regulate it like alcohol. The federal government still considers marijuana an illegal drug, but, for the moment, seems prepared to allow for highly regulated distribution of medical and recreational pot. We explore these seismic shifts in the debate over legalizing marijuana.

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Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes

Palm oil growers are setting their sights on Africa as they amp up production. More than half of the land that's been set aside for plantations in Africa overlaps with ape habitats, researchers say.
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