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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.
Charlotte Figi, Who Showed Americans the Value of Medical Marijuana, Dies of COVID-19 Complications at Age 13
A strain of CBD oil used to treat children with a rare epileptic disorder is named after her.
After a State-Authorized Medical Marijuana Patient Had an Epileptic Seizure and Crashed Her Car, Police Arrested Her for Driving With 'Marjuana in Her System'
The case illustrates the injustice and irrationality of Pennsylvania's "zero tolerance" approach to stoned driving.
New Mexico Medical Marijuana Supplier Wins First Amendment Challenge to the State Fair's Absurdly Broad Censorship
The overturned rules banned microscopes and shovels as drug paraphernalia and prohibited pictures of cannabis or the equipment used to grow it.
CTPharma's collaboration with Yale researchers seems to be the first clinical trial involving U.S.-grown marijuana that is not supplied by the federal government.
The science is unsettled, and a complete evaluation has to consider benefits as well as risks.
The agency takes one small, mostly symbolic step for kind bud.
Obama denied him clemency. Will Trump set him free?
After nearly three years of ghosting research cannabis applicants, the DEA has 30 days to explain its inaction.
Survey data contradict fears that underage cannabis consumption would rise after states allowed recreational use by adults.
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.
"I think it’s ridiculous I would have to trade one of my rights," said veteran Joshua Raines.
"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.
What a difference a few decades make when it comes to letting the states decide marijuana's status.
The black market is how you get things done when government gets in the way.
Spoiler alert: They didn't find any.
"At a time when the nation's really divided, let's try to do something good," says BudTrader CEO Brad McLaughlin.
Nearly a quarter of the U.S. population lives in a jurisdiction where recreational use is legal.
2018 was a mixed bag, but that means there was still a lot of good news.
Two-thirds of the states have now legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use.
The initiative's success is especially striking given the Mormon church's opposition.
Ballot initiatives in Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, and Utah will give voters a chance to loosen their cannabis laws.
In one of the country's highest-profile campaigns, featuring Democratic heartthrob Stacey Abrams vs. Trumpian Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Ted Metz is likely pulling enough votes away to force a runoff.
Patrick Beadle was convicted on a drug trafficking charge, even though there's very little evidence he was a dealer.
The FDA approved Epidiolex in June, and today the DEA made it a Schedule V drug, the least restrictive classification for controlled substances.
Republican Members of Congress Just Sent Jeff Sessions Yet Another Letter Asking Him To Stop Holding Up Marijuana Research
Two years after the DEA announced it would approve new manufacturers of research cannabis, Sessions refuses to explain why he's sitting on the applications.
Doctors' groups recommend abstinence, but expectant mothers who suffer from severe nausea may reach different conclusions.
The move "highlights the extreme confusion around banking in cannabis."
Two years after accepting applications, the DEA has yet to grant licenses to growers.