The Growth of Corporate Cannabis

By Doug McVay, iBudtender -

Legalization of adult social use marijuana only began in 2012, yet it’s already a multi-billion dollar industry. As 2018 came to a close, a handful of large business deals point to the industry’s [...]

Here Are 5 Key Facts About How Legal Weed Is Transforming Colorado

By Phillip Smith, Drug Reporter -

It’s been five years since the era of legal marijuana sales began in Colorado, and that’s been enough time to begin to be able see what sorts of impact the freeing of the weed has had on the [...]

Marijuana Law Reform Continues To Make Progress

By Staff, NORML -

A lot of progress continues to be made on marijuana and other drug policy. Of course, there continues to be opposition, but even when an anti-marijuana zealot, Jeff Sessions, was attorney [...]

Federal Marijuana Prosecutions Down 20% Since Sessions Allowed Prosecutions of ‘Legal’ Marijuana

By Kyle Jaeger, Marijuanamoment.net -

Exactly one year ago, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions stoked fears in the marijuana industry by rescinding an Obama-era Justice Department memo that encouraged federal prosecutors to [...]

Michigan First Midwest State To Legalize Recreational Use Of Marijuana

By Aaron Kesel, Activist Post. -

Michigan has become the first state in the Midwest to legalize recreational use of marijuana, allowing citizens at least 21 years of age to light up and toke. The law is set to take effect on [...]

More Americans Than Ever Want Marijuana Legalized. Lawmakers Should Listen.

By Paul Armentano, Otherwords.org -

Over 60 percent of Americans — including majorities of Republicans, independents, and Democrats — believe that the adult use of marijuana ought to be legal. And an estimated 20 percent of [...]

Oh, Canada! Marijuana Is Now Legal In Great White North

By Phillip Smith, The Drug Reporter at Independent Media Institute - Independentmediainstitute.org -

As of Wednesday, October 17, marijuana is legal in Canada. Our northern neighbor becomes the second country to fully legalize weed (after Uruguay led the way in 2013), and the first major [...]

Pew Poll: 62 Percent Of Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legal

By Staff, Norml.org -

Washington, DC: Sixty-two percent of US adults believe that "the use of marijuana should be made legal," according to national survey data compiled by the Pew Research Center and released on [...]

U.S. Border Patrol Official Says Canadian Pot Users Face Lifetime Ban

By Naomi LaChance, Truthdig.com -

As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17, a U.S. official has warned that Canadians involved in the cannabis industry could face a lifetime ban from entering the country. While some [...]

Caribbean Nations Agree To Consider Marijuana Legalization

By Tom Angell, Marijuanamoment.net -

The heads of Caribbean nations have agreed to “review marijuana’s current status with a view to reclassification,” noting “human and religious rights” issues stemming from criminalization as well [...]

Russia Says Canadian Cannabis Legalization Breaks International Law

By Rob Hoffman, Herb.co -

Russia is calling on other G-7 nations to voice concern for Canada’s “high-handedness” following its decision to legalize recreational cannabis. Russia has issued an official statement accusing [...]

Marijuana Legalization Making Major Progress

By Jenn Michelle, NORML -

At a time when news comes fast and furious, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of it all. So we’d like to take a moment to remind you of some of the amazing events that have transpired over just [...]

Jeff Sessions Marijuana Rolling Papers Are A Thing

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet.org -

A group supporting the legalization of marijuana has come up with a nifty fundraising scheme: Rolling papers with the attorney general's image on the packaging. Who better to poke fun at than the [...]

States Mull “Sanctuary” Status For Marijuana Businesses

By Becky Bohrer, AP.org -

JUNEAU, Alaska — Taking a cue from the fight over immigration, some states that have legalized marijuana are considering providing so-called sanctuary status for licensed pot businesses, hoping [...]

Mixed Reactions In Legal Marijuana States By US Attorneys To New DOJ Policy

By Bruce Kennedy and Alex Pasquariello, Thecannabist.co -

It’s been a month since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Obama-era Department of Justice guidance on enforcement of federal law in states that legalized marijuana in [...]

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