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Experiments in California show that the government can quickly and efficiently expunge thousands of marijuana convictions. There's no reason it shouldn't.
The one potential holdout? Joe "gateway drug" Biden.
A policy alert from the USCIS agency clarifies that smoking weed, even in states that've legalized it, can still be grounds for denying citizenship applications.
Erik Altieri of NORML sees a bright future for American pot.
Just in time for 4/20!
As 4/20 approaches, we share tips for dealing with a bad high (and avoiding one).
The California Environmental Quality Act is empowering anti-cannabis NIMBYs and causing regulatory chaos
What a difference a few decades make when it comes to letting the states decide marijuana's status.Listen
Alabama Police Ruined a Couple’s Lives Over $50 of Weed. Now the Charges Against Them Have Been Dropped
Greg and Teresa Almond filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Randolph County Sheriff's Department after it raided their house and seized their savings for a misdemeanor pot offense.
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For the special stoner in your life (particularly if that stoner is you)
Greg and Teresa Almond lost their house after a financially devastating drug raid involving civil asset forfeiture.
"I think the way to go is to permit a more federal approach so states can make their own decisions," Barr told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday.
States do not necessarily distinguish between hemp and marijuana, and the FDA looks askance at medical claims.
Most California cities already ban recreational cannabis stores. A few want to ban home deliveries as well.
Advocates say the paraphernalia measures in the bill will inspire more drug users to seek help.
A bill introduced Thursday with bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress would stop federal law enforcement from targeting states with legal weed.
Recreational weed went into effect last year. Now, two prosecutors are trying to bring the criminal justice system up to speed.
High taxes and slow bureaucracy keeps the black market alive.
In friendly CNN town hall, N.J. senator tells his audience he knows what they want.
N.J. Senate Won’t Vote on Legalization Bill That Would Expunge Convictions for Possessing 5 Pounds of Weed
The governor, legislative leaders, and most residents say New Jersey should legalize. Cops and baby boomer lawmakers stand in the way.
The black market is how you get things done when government gets in the way.
The rapid social and commercial acceptance of marijuana and marijuana-related products continues. Government still lags behind.
The New Jersey senator says there's nothing funny about pot busts that warp people's lives.
Want to know what federal agencies are telling the White House about marijuana legalization? Too bad. It's secret.
In states where you can legally buy pot, finding places where you can legally use it is still a challenge.
Spoiler alert: They didn't find any.
New Mexico is on track to become the 11th legalization state.
"Millions of people have been arrested for the possession or use of marijuana. Many can't afford bail-further punishing those who are poor," says Gabbard.
Can Congress order federal courts to expunge records, and can it do so without a motion?
And no, teens aren't popping random pills at "Skittles parties" either.
Democrats approached the issue carefully in 2016. Now six presidential candidates are all-in for complete reform.
Years after the state legalized medical marijuana, Maricopa County's top attorney served as a barrier.