Marijuana legalization: Alternately high-minded and disjointed looks …

Election? Major bummer, dude. But the big winner? Cannabis. New marijuana legalization measures mean that more than 20 percent of Americans now live in states where the recreational use of marijuana is, or soon is likely to be, legal. The city of Denver went so far as to approve a law allowing people to use marijuana at bars, restaurants and in other public spaces (with caveats). Four recent books about cannabis, although widely divergent in tone, show us how pot has gone mainstream and how to live — and cook — in this buzzy new world.


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