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Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs stand in line Thursday, Dec. 17, waiting to vote on a cannabis cultivation referendum. Image via Jefferson Public Radio

PORTLAND — Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs have approved a plan to build a facility to grow marijuana on their reservation in Central Oregon and sell it at tribe-owned stores outside the reservation.

Medical marijuana at a Bozeman facility in 2014. Image: Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

The state has issued official signature petitions for a 2016 ballot measure that would legalize, regulate and tax the sale of marijuana.

Becca Marston, a sales rep for Utopia Farms, hands out free samples of cannabis-infused macaroons to Blake Almira, 21, right, and a friend. Image: Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times

Forget prize piglets, pie-eating contests and sheep-shearing demonstrations. This fair is dedicated to showcasing the very best marijuana grown in California, and by extension, the world.

AACE Co-Founder Opehlia Chong carrying a marijuana plant. Image: Natalie Embrey, Stock Pot Images, LLC via NBCNews.com

When Tiffany Wu first entered the cannabis industry in March, she noticed that Asian Americans involved in the industry were few and far between — a trend the 28-year-old says was made even more apparent after she attended the Marijuana Business Conference and Expo one of the nation's largest cannabis trade shows attracting thousands of advocates and industry professionals, in Las Vegas in November.

Public pot smokers at different locations in NYC. Image: Hilary Swift for The New York Times

It wafts down the pavement, an unmistakable odor more Haight-Ashbury than New York — the tang of marijuana smoke in the city’s streets.

Nearly 13,500 signatures are needed for medical marijuana in North Dakota to be up for vote and Ray Morgan has no doubt they'll get there.

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