The 1988 case highlighted the DEA's stubborn insistence that marijuana has no "accepted medical use."
Although the HHS-recommended change would benefit researchers and the cannabis industry, it would not resolve the conflict between state and federal marijuana laws.
Some patients, especially those with opioid addictions, could actually benefit from access to medical marijuana.
Despite his reservations, Gov. John Carney let the bills become law without his signature.
Under the new Kentucky law, state-licensed dispensaries will begin serving qualifying patients in 2025.
The DOJ Says Forbidding Pot Users To Own Guns Is Like Telling People Not To Carry Guns When They're Drunk
Defending a categorical ban on gun possession by cannabis consumers, the Biden administration cites inapt "historical analogues."
A ballot initiative that would have allowed recreational use was defeated by a large margin in a special election.
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The government argued that marijuana users have no Second Amendment rights because they are dangerous, unvirtuous, and untrustworthy.
Gov. Andy Beshear issued a conditional pardon aimed at protecting people who use marijuana for medical purposes from criminal prosecution.
A Law That Facilitates Cannabis Research Exemplifies the Modesty of the Reforms We Can Expect From Congress
Making it easier for scientists to study marijuana is a far cry from the liberalization that most Americans want.
To be eligible for a pardon, patients will have to obtain cannabis from other states and document their diagnoses and purchases.
A Judge Accepts the Biden Administration's Dubious Argument for Banning Gun Possession by Marijuana Users
Even people who use cannabis for medical purposes risk severe penalties for daring to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
As part of a new partnership, Green Thumb Industries will lease space from 10 convenience stores to build dispensaries.
The Consequences That Hunter Biden Could Face for Violating Arbitrary Gun Laws Should Give His Father Pause
The president supports the law that could send his son to prison for lying about his personal habits while buying a firearm.
The president's mass pardon does not extend to pot suppliers, and his rescheduling plans won't make marijuana a legal medicine.
Ten years after Colorado and Washington embraced legalization, the movement looks unstoppable.
Senate Candidate Dr. Oz, Who Once Sang Pot's Praises, Now Thinks Supporting Legalization Is Clearly Crazy
The former TV doctor, who two years ago said "we ought to completely change our policy on marijuana," mocks his opponent for agreeing.
1st Circuit Says Maine's Residency Rule for Medical Marijuana Suppliers Is Unconstitutional Protectionism
Notwithstanding federal pot prohibition, the appeals court says, the requirement violated the Commerce Clause's implicit prohibition of anti-competitive interstate trade barriers.
If all of the ballot initiatives succeed, pot will be legal in 25 states.
The Justice Department says that policy is rational and consistent with the right to keep and bear arms.
Alabama's attorney general argues such medical transitioning is not rooted in America’s history and therefore not constitutionally protected.
Sheriff Agrees To Stop Stealing Cannabis Cash From Armored Cars, Saying His Deputies 'Are Not Highway Robbers'
The settlement came after the Justice Department agreed to return more than $1 million in proceeds from state-licensed marijuana businesses in California.
Florida's Agriculture Commissioner Says the Ban on Gun Possession by Marijuana Users Is Unconstitutional
Nikki Fried, a Democrat, is suing the Biden administration, arguing that the policy violates the Second Amendment and a congressional spending rider.
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All But 2 Utah Legislators Just Voted to Investigate the Psychotherapeutic Potential of Psychedelics
The bill is the latest sign of strange new respect for drugs that were once routinely depicted as menaces to body and soul.
A California Sheriff Remains Free To Rob Armored Cars Carrying Money From State-Licensed Marijuana Businesses
A federal judge declined to issue a temporary restraining order, saying the evidence of legal violations is insufficient at this point.
Now That Pot-Averse Conservatives Are Openly Defying the Federal Marijuana Ban, What Excuse Does Congress Have for Maintaining It?
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves' grudging support for medical marijuana speaks volumes about the erosion of support for prohibition.
Sixteen years after Gonzales v. Raich, Thomas is back with another opinion criticizing the federal government’s marijuana ban.
In an opinion respecting the denial of certiorari, Justice Thomas suggests it may be time to reconsider Gonzales v. Raich
The 9th Circuit Considers Whether the DEA's Classification of Marijuana Violates Federalism and the Separation of Powers
The puzzle of marijuana's Schedule I status invites a reconsideration of the agency's vast discretion to decide which substances should be prohibited.
This 87-Year-Old Republican's Bill Would Restore the Second Amendment Rights of Cannabis Consumers in States That Have Legalized Marijuana
Under current law, marijuana users who possess firearms are committing a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
As stimulus checks started landing in Americans' bank accounts, demand for medical marijuana went through the roof.
The best available evidence suggests fears about fetal risk, while not totally unwarranted, are often overblown.
A compromise is now circulating that would establish a market but also allow growing at home.
Voters approved it, but the governor resisted. A court came down on her side.
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It is the first state to do both at the same time.
Mississippi is the 35th state, and the second in the Deep South, to recognize marijuana as a medicine.
Two states are voting to permit medical marijuana. Four are voting for legalization.
While there are still numerous barriers to access in Louisiana's medical marijuana system, a specific list of "qualifying conditions" will no longer be one of them.
A Formerly Secret Memo Explains the DEA's Long Delay in Approving New Producers of Marijuana for Research
The Justice Department concluded in 2018 that an anti-drug treaty requires stricter controls than the DEA originally planned.
Despite COVID-19 Lockdowns, Licensed Marijuana Sales Continue in the Vast Majority of States With Legal Pot
Massachusetts is the only state that has closed recreational outlets while allowing medical sales to continue.