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Mother of epileptic teen calls for new law for medicinal cannabis
The mother of an epileptic teenager is calling for a new "Billy's Law" in the North.
Aug 12, 2018 1:00 PM
Irish Examiner
Manhattan’s DA Stops Pot Possession & Smoking Prosecutions, Effective Immediately
New York City has a history of disproportionately arresting black and brown individuals for cannabis crimes on the city’s streets.
Aug 3, 2018 12:00 PM
Cannabis Now
Researchers see positive policing changes after cannabis legalization
Marijuana arrest rates were already on the decline but plummeted after Colorado and Washington authorized retail sales late in 2012. Credit: David Makin, Washington State University
Jul 24, 2018 12:18 PM
PHYS
For the First Time, UK Poll Shows Majority Support for Cannabis Legalization
A young boy with epilepsy ignited a conversation in the UK about whether it’s time to legalize.
Jul 22, 2018 2:14 PM
Herb
Israel Moving to Decriminalize Marijuana Use This Week
This week, the Knesset will vote upon the issue of marijuana decriminalization.
Jul 9, 2018 12:30 PM
High Times
6 Cannabis Heroes to Celebrate This Independence Day
The movement for legal cannabis in the U.S. has come a long way since the 1960s, and it’s largely due to the tireless efforts of America’s many cannabis heroes like Margaret Mead, Jack Herer, and NORML founder Keith Stroup.
Jul 3, 2018 2:00 PM
Leafly
Chicago police dog sniffs out US$10 million in marijuana
Jayda, a police dog with the Chicago Police Department, sniffed out more than 680 kilograms of marijuana on June 24.
Jun 26, 2018 2:53 PM
CTV News
Chalice Festival Founder Sues Bureau of Cannabis Control After Permit Denial
The Chalice Festival was denied a permit to fully operate in San Bernardino. Now, they’re fighting back.
Jun 20, 2018 2:14 PM
High Times
Hard To Prosecute High Driving Cases In Legal Marijuana States
Legal experts encourage maintaining innocence.
Jun 13, 2018 2:24 PM
Cannabis Now
Everything you wanted to know about cannabis legalization … but forgot to ask
Where can you buy it? Can you grow your own? Can you smoke and drive? And will Canada legalize other drugs now, too?
Jun 6, 2018 2:47 PM
The Guardian
Americans support federal bill to shield legal cannabis states: new poll
The federal bill query was one of 11 marijuana-related questions on the survey, the largest number of cannabis questions posed to-date on a single Quinnipiac poll.
May 24, 2018 2:46 PM
The Cannabist
Rethinking Federal Marijuana Policy
Discriminatory enforcement of marijuana laws is one reason that black and Latino Americans make up two-thirds of the U.S. prison population despite only comprising 12 percent and 17 percent of the U.S. population, respectively.6
May 18, 2018 2:21 PM
Center of American Progress
Lidl offers locally grown Cannabis to Swiss shoppers
Since last month, Lidl stores across Switzerland have started selling two hemp flower products as an alternative to tobacco.
May 8, 2018 12:50 PM
Euronews
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