Marijuana Culture and the Arts.

“The 420 Collection,” an exhibit of paintings with a marijuana theme created by vocalist-turned-artist Grace Slick, will be shown April 20-May 30 at the Area Arts Gallery in Santa Rosa.

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Is it a high-end cafe? Is it a grocery store? Nope, it’s a medical marijuana dispensary.

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The niche industry for cannabis weddings is new but booming.

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DENVER -- We all know what to do when we find expired milk in refrigerators. But what about expired marijuana edibles? As Colorado's burgeoning pot industry continues to grow, it's a question some have asked.

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Kosher kush is not just the name of an award-winning Cannabis indica strain. Starting this month, as dispensaries open their doors for business across New York, it's also a caliber of medical marijuana that will be available from one of the state's five licensed growers.

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Jacqueline Gervasio smoking in Denver’s Civic Center Park, April 2015. Image: Brent Lewis, The Denver Post

Like countless commuters in Denver's urban core, Marty Otañez can't help but smell the pot smoke as he rides to work along the Cherry Creek bike path downtown. "A couple years ago it was only under the bridge at Colfax and Speer," Otañez said of the clouds emanating from public tokers. "Now it's pretty much every 100 meters."

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Alaska is about to become the first state to have pot cafes where people can buy and consume marijuana, similar to Amsterdam. Right now, that's not legal in other states that have recreational marijuana.

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Two men gaze into a case displaying all 2015 cannabis entries for the Emerald Cup outdoor cannabis competition in Santa Rosa, California. Image: Alvin Jornada, The Press Democrat

The Emerald Cup, the celebration of cannabis culture now in its third year in Santa Rosa, wrapped up its two-day run at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on Sunday with its biggest attendance ever, showcasing some of the best outdoor organic marijuana in the world and the industry the plant has spawned.

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Mindy Segal at her restaurant in Chicago. Image: E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune

A top chef may soon be causing the munchies even as she satisfies them. Prominent Chicago chef Mindy Segal announced Tuesday she plans to create a line of cannabis-infused edible products for medical marijuana patients.

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Ajoya is a new marijuana dispensary in Louisville, CO. Its interior space offers a new retail experience for customers. Image: Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post

When marijuana first became legal, design was the last thing on the mind of retailers.

They just wanted their stores open in a hurry so they could start turning all that bud into bucks.

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Cannador offers this humidor with a walnut exterior and a mahogany interior. Image: Cannador

NEW YORK — The explosion of legalized marijuana has produced a market for stylish and tech-driven paraphernalia.

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The first crop of homegrown pot is harvested inside an apartment in Washington. Image: Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post

The smell near the Columbia Heights Metro station Wednesday night was unmistakable. A lit joint in hand, Tony Lee stood outside a residence talking with friends as the typical evening bustle passed them by, no one paying the group of men any special attention.

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Earlier this month a group of women in Oregon's marijuana industry came up with a plan to donate baskets complete with turkeys and the fixings for a Thanksgiving Day meal for 20 needy families in Eugene.

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 Leafs by Snoop packaging. Image: Pentagram via TheAtlantic.com

Leafs by Snoop is using design to make marijuana appeal to upscale consumers.

Goodbye, plastic baggies: Snoop Dogg’s new line of marijuana products, Leafs by Snoop, looks like it’d be right at home amongst the artisanal chocolate bars at Whole Foods or the all-natural lotions at Kiehl’s.

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When Colorado legalised cannabis possession in 2014, the anticipated ‘Green Rush’ of dope tourists didn’t quite happen. But the first stoners’ B&B in Denver is now leading the way.

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