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 [...]

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 [...]

Canada Legalises Recreational Marijuana Nationwide

By Emily Shugerman, Independent.co.uk -

Canada has legalised the use of recreational marijuana nationwide, making it the first G7 country to do so. The Senate voted 52-29 on Tuesday to pass the Cannabis Act, which allows people over [...]

Worker Rights For Cannabis Trimmers

By Donnell Alexander, Capitalandmain.com -

Matilda reclines on a Northeast Los Angeles couch she’s paid $25 to sleep on for one night. The young woman, who earlier in the day had returned to the U.S. from Mexico, talks about her job as a [...]

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 [...]

Big Pharma Corp Trying To Keep Pot Illegal Approved To Manufacture Synthetic Marijuana

By Ruth Milka, Nationofchange.org -

“It appears they are trying to kill a non-pharmaceutical market for marijuana in order to line their own pockets.” Insys Therapeutics, a major pharmaceutical company, has spent over $500,000 [...]

Top Cannabis Regulator: Massachusetts Should Create State Public Bank

By Staff, Publicbankinginstitute.org -

Recreational pot sales are scheduled to begin in July in Massachusetts, and as yet, there are no banking services for the industry predicted to have $1 billion in sales by 2020. Cannabis Control [...]

Legal Marijuana Propelling Public Banking

By Staff, Publicbankinginstitute.org -

Things are moving fast in California. A Los Angeles City Council committee approved a resolution February 16 to support the recently introduced state bill that would create a Public Bank that [...]

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 [...]

8 Things That Happen When We Legalize Marijuana

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet.org -

The great social experiment that is marijuana legalization is now five years old, with six states already allowing legal marijuana sales, two more where legal sales will begin within months, and [...]

Policy Road Map To Reparations For ‘War On Weed’

By Lawrence Grandpre, lbsbaltimore.com -

Over the past 50 years, the city of Baltimore and the State of Maryland’s active investments in policing the War on Drugs have created conditions of concentrated poverty in Baltimore City. While [...]