California is turning to tech solution to clear bureaucratic hurdles.
Naama Issachar, a 26-year-old woman who was arrested while catching a connecting flight in Moscow, was charged with drug smuggling.
Vague lung disease warnings tar harm-reducing e-cigarettes while obscuring the role of black-market cannabis products.
A comparison with other states finds "no statistically significant long-term effects" on violent or property crime rates.
Mayo Clinic researchers say tissue samples from 17 patients were consistent with toxic exposure rather than lipoid pneumonia.
Marion County, Indiana, joins a growing list of jurisdictions where prosecutors are refusing to file charges for petty marijuana offenses.
It's a historic moment in Congress, but Senate support remains uncertain.
This vote is "a hopeful sign that the harmful policies of marijuana prohibition will soon be a relic of the past."
The SAFE Banking Act will be the first stand-alone marijuana legalization bill to reach the floor of the U.S. House.
Ontario has lost millions trying to sell cannabis.
Sober Cannabis Consumers in Utah Already Can Be Convicted of Stoned Driving. This Legislator Thinks the Law Is Too Lenient.
His bill would authorize felony prosecutions of drivers with THC in their blood even when they are not impaired.
Nixon's pursuit of draft-dodgers and pot smokers fueled the communist ideology it was trying to contain
The black market still dominates. And more enforcement and fines aren’t going to fix it.
Study Finds That the Vast Majority of Respiratory Diseases in Vapers Are Linked to Illegal THC Products
Among patients in Illinois and Wisconsin, 83 percent admitted vaping cannabis extracts bought on the black market.
A Texas Educational Aide Posted About CBD on Facebook. Someone Complained. Then the School District Fired Her.
Kerri Owens' firing from her job at Allen High School may well be a First Amendment violation.
The science is unsettled, and a complete evaluation has to consider benefits as well as risks.
Bernie Sanders Calls for Legalizing Marijuana and Curtailing Asset Forfeiture in Sprawling Criminal Justice Plan
Sanders' plan takes aim at every part of the justice system, including typical Sanders targets like private prisons and corporate "profiteers."
Americans Spend Nearly As Much on Illegal Drugs As They Do on Booze, Which Shows What a Ripoff Prohibition Is
A new RAND report puts spending on marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine at $146 billion in 2016.
Mississippi ICE Raids Highlight Glaring Weakness With E-Verify, Immigration Restrictionists' Favorite Big Government Program
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Obama denied him clemency. Will Trump set him free?
The new law eliminates a loophole that allowed police to continue arresting people for something that was not supposed to be a crime anymore.
Senate hearing shows, once again, why marijuana needs to be decriminalized at the federal level.
The MORE Act combines laudably broad legalization and expungement provisions with taxes and spending that may alienate potential Republican allies.
Without expensive tests that measure THC content, Texas prosecutors can't prove that green stuff is marijuana.
RIP Mark Kleiman, Who Brought Rigor, Dispassion, and Candor to a Frequently Overheated Drug Policy Debate
The widely quoted and consulted academic died yesterday at the age of 68.
It's an unconventional approach befitting of an unconventional presidential candidate.
Should federal marijuana reform be tied to a broader "racial justice" agenda?
Survey data contradict fears that underage cannabis consumption would rise after states allowed recreational use by adults.
Cannabidiol products are legal for sale and consumption, but adding it to other things is somehow forbidden.
John Hickenlooper's Bragging About the Pot Legalization Measure He Opposed Shows That Reality Can Change People's Minds
Colorado's former governor came around on the issue when he realized that legalization was not the disaster he had anticipated.
Facing Legal Challenge, Washington Weed Regulators Lift Ban on Cannabusiness Signs at Seattle Hempfest
The state's Liquor and Cannabis Board changed its policy after Hempfest and two marijuana retailers challenged it on constitutional grounds.
A solid majority of congressmen, including 41 Republicans, voted for a spending rider that bars the Justice Department from interfering with the legalization of cannabis for medical or recreational use.
Booker would move the process away from prosecutors and into the White House.
It's not illegal for inmates to have marijuana, but it's still a felony if they try to smoke it.
Also: Mike Lee says Congress must reassert power over the presidency. And so long to Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
"After all our service members have sacrificed, how can we penalize them for working in their state's legal economy?"
The answer may depend on how you measure patients' legal access to cannabis.
Thomas J. Franzen is going to prison for ordering too much medicine.
Regulators are gearing up for a long debate about the size, shape, and other specifications of edibles.
The Seattle festival's organizers argue that banning signs referring to state-licensed cannabusinesses violates the state and federal constitutions.
The sale of cannabidiol-infused food and drink is still against the law, even as entrepreneurs flout those restrictions across the country.
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The researchers found no statistically significant relationship between testing positive for THC and contributing to accidents.
New York legislators also are taking another shot at legalization.