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Legal Sale Of Recreational Marijuana Begins In Colorado
Sam Walsh, a "budtender", sets up marijuana products as the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary prepares to open for retail sales on January 1, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

POT DEMAND STATS SURPRISE: Colorado released its first study of state-wide marijuana demand and found something unexpected: Users in the state rack up a demand for 130 metric tons of marijuana on an annual basis, but only 9 metric tons of that is generated by tourists. The rest is all local use. Read more

YOUNG OBAMACARE: Young adults saw the biggest drop in uninsured rates by the end of the recent Obamacare enrollment period. Before the ACA launch, 28% of 19- to 34-year-olds didn’t have insurance. That number fell to 18% after enrollment, Commonwealth Fund report found. Latinos were the ethnic group that experienced the biggest drop — from 36% to 23%. Read more 

THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU NOW, JETSONS STYLE: In health care, telemedicine has been the next big thing for a while, but insurers and employers are now embracing it in a big way. Why? Online consultations with a doctor costs less than $50 – in places like New York, that’s half the price of a doctor’s office visit, and a fraction of the tab for an emergency room visit. Here's a look at how doctors are handling online visits and how are patients responding. Read more