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Pass the hemp: Colorado prepares to regulate the plant like any other food ingredient
​With the stroke of a pen, hemp could be treated like any other food ingredient under Colorado law.
Apr 26, 2018 8:00 AM
The Cannabist
50 years on: Should marijuana be legalised?
The Greens have announced a plan to legalise cannabis for Australians over the age of 18. In 1968, the trial and acquittal of TV host Don Lane brought the law governing the drug under critical attention. The Herald summed up the debate
Apr 17, 2018 2:05 PM
Sidney Morning Herald
New Orleans Had a 1 Percent Arrest Rate for Cannabis Between 2016 and 2017
The city passed an ordinance that allowed police to give a summons instead making an arrest.
Apr 9, 2018 2:10 PM
The WeedBlog
Drug Dealer Accidentally Leads Police To A $5,600 Supply of Weed
A drug dealer accidentally leads police to a $5,600 supply of weed in yet another case of goof incompetence.
Apr 5, 2018 2:52 PM
High Times
Congress To Continue State MMJ Protections Through 2018
​A new Appropriations Bill must pass and be signed by Friday night in order to avoid a government shutdown.
Mar 26, 2018 12:20 PM
The Maven
Pro-marijuana legalization Dem J.B. Pritzker wins primary for Illinois governor’s race
The race for Illinois governor will be a battle between two deep-pocketed candidates who’ve already sunk more than $120 million of their own money into the contest, putting it on pace to become the costliest such campaign in U.S. history.
Mar 22, 2018 8:45 AM
The Cannabist
Kentucky Lawmakers Review Medical Marijuana Bill
Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky made their case to a legislative panel Monday, touting it as a safe alternative to highly addictive opioid painkillers.
Mar 7, 2018 12:00 PM
Leafly
How Virginia turned around on medical cannabis
It began with parents of children with epilepsy, who met with legislators to discuss using cannabis as medicine.
Feb 26, 2018 2:29 PM
NewsLeader
How legal marijuana could change California's economy
States are legalizing the adult use of cannabis for various reasons, but there's no doubt that one of the primary ones is the potential impact on both the economy and government coffers.
Feb 22, 2018 2:29 PM
Business Insider
The 12-year-old girl suing the feds for her right to use cannabis oil to stop her seizures
Alexis Bortell uses cannabis oil to prevent life-threatening seizures.
Feb 15, 2018 2:00 PM
Herb
Marijuana: is it time to stop using a word with racist roots?
As marijuana arrests disproportionately affect minorities, controversy grows over a term prohibitionists hoped would appeal to xenophobia
Jan 30, 2018 3:10 PM
The Guardian
Despite Trump’s new war on pot, Vermont just legalized marijuana
The state’s new law lets adults 21 and older possess and grow marijuana.
Jan 23, 2018 1:38 PM
Vox
Is New York About To Legalize Recreational Marijuana?
A public hearing on the topic of marijuana legalization has us all wondering: is New York about to make a historic move?
Jan 17, 2018 12:05 PM
High Times
California's New Marijuana Tracking System Kicks Off To A Slow Start
California’s legal pot economy was supposed to operate under the umbrella of a vast computerized system to track marijuana from seed to storefronts, ensuring that plants are followed throughout the supply chain and don’t drift into the black market.
Jan 3, 2018 3:50 PM
TIME
Elderly couple claims marijuana was for Christmas presents
The York County Sheriff’s Department confiscated approximately 60 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of more than $330,000, during a traffic stop on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Pictured are Deputies Robert Penner and Korey Goplin, along with the county’s canine officer, Dundee.
Dec 29, 2017 2:06 PM
York News Time
Will India Legalize Cannabis? Historic New Bill Considered This Winter
If passed by Parliament during their coming winter session, the bill will have a tremendous effect on Indian society.
Dec 26, 2017 12:00 PM
Dope Magazine
4 Civil Rights You Lose By Using Legal Marijuana
You forfeit these as soon as you light up that legal doobie.
Dec 19, 2017 12:10 PM
Hightimes
Cannabis Talking Points for Christmas
How to Argue with Your Family About Legal Weed
Dec 13, 2017 2:21 PM
Portland Mercury
Los Angeles Is Set To Become The Largest U.S. City With Legal Marijuana
The Los Angeles City Council approved regulations for the recreational marijuana industry on Wednesday, setting the stage for LA to become the largest city in the U.S. with legal cannabis when California’s adult-use marijuana laws go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.
Dec 7, 2017 1:20 PM
HuffPost