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Trump is backing off the marijuana fight. Jeff Sessions has not.

WASHINGTON — Marijuana has enjoyed some head winds lately, even as regulating it faces an uncertain future in the Trump administration. Over the past week, Trump promised not to go after marijuana suppliers and users who are obeying their state

Will unlicensed marijuana cultivation hurt California’s redwoods?

A new industry is thriving in California. It is green in terms of the money being made and the crop itself. Yet it is anything but that when it comes to the environment, posing horrendous ecological threats to the region’s

Cynthia Nixon is making marijuana legalization a pillar of her campaign for New York governor

ALBANY, N.Y. — A week after telling two interviewers her support for legalizing recreational use of marijuana in New York was revenue-based, Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon said Wednesday that it’s now foremost a racial justice issue for her.

John Boehner was a longtime opponent of marijuana reform. Here’s what changed his mind.

Former GOP House speaker John Boehner, a longtime opponent of marijuana legalization, is joining a company that grows and sells cannabis, he announced Wednesday. He has been appointed to the board of advisers of Acreage Holdings, which operates in 11

Ex-Speaker Boehner, who opposed legalization, joins marijuana firm’s board

The U.S. marijuana industry has a new spokesman: John Boehner, R-Ohio. The former House speaker has joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, a company that cultivates, processes and dispenses cannabis in 11 U.S. states. Boehner’s endorsement, after saying nine

Illinois voters may be able to voice opinion on marijuana legalization under legislative proposal

Published: Mar 1, 2018, 1:07 pm • Updated: Mar 1, 2018, 1:07 pm By The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois voters would be able to say whether they support legalizing recreational marijuana under a proposal lawmakers have approved. Senators

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signs marijuana legalization bill “with mixed emotions”

Published: Jan 22, 2018, 12:47 pm • Updated: Jan 22, 2018, 1:15 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Vermont on Monday became the ninth U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana and the first to do so via a legislative

Rep. Barbara Lee introduces companion House bill to Marijuana Justice Act

Published: Jan 17, 2018, 4:31 pm • Updated: Jan 17, 2018, 8:59 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff California Congresswoman Barbara Lee is championing Sen. Cory Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act in the House of Representatives. Lee on Wednesday introduced

New Hampshire House votes to legalize recreational marijuana

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 8:19 am • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 11:51 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Less than two months after similar legislation was blocked in the New Hampshire House, the body approved a bill Tuesday that

More stories and pics from historic first day of recreational cannabis sales in California

Published: Jan 2, 2018, 4:03 pm • Updated: Jan 2, 2018, 4:05 pm By The Cannifornian (multiple Authors) Celebrating a major shift in cultural attitudes about cannabis — or just looking to enjoy the right to get high without legal

Caution and confidence in smaller California towns as recreational marijuana goes legal

Published: Dec 29, 2017, 9:32 am • Updated: Dec 29, 2017, 9:32 am By Scott Wilson, The Washington Post NIPTON, Calif. – In the high desert of eastern California, where a two-lane road and the rail tracks cross, sits a

Texas rules will severely limit access to medical marijuana

Published: Dec 18, 2017, 11:58 am • Updated: Dec 18, 2017, 1:15 pm By Paul J. Weber and Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press MANCHACA, Texas — When California rings in the new year with the sale of recreational pot for

Bay Area is divided on legal marijuana as Jan. 1 approaches

Published: Dec 12, 2017, 2:12 pm • Updated: Dec 12, 2017, 5:11 pm By Lisa M. Krieger, East Bay Times On the eve of California’s experiment with legal marijuana sales, the Bay Area is dividing into a kaleidoscopic landscape as

Teen marijuana use in Colorado down post-legalization

Published: Dec 11, 2017, 2:55 pm • Updated: Dec 11, 2017, 3:58 pm By Alicia Wallace and John Ingold, The Denver Post Regular marijuana use among Colorado middle and high school students declined after the start of legal cannabis sales

A “misguided crusade”: Canada’s bill to legalize cannabis faces opposition

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 1:28 pm • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 3:08 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff The Canadian House of Commons held a spirited debate over the legalization of cannabis Tuesday as the Liberal government presented a

Pro-legalization group Marijuana Policy Project overhauls leadership

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 1:06 pm • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 4:05 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff The man behind more than half of the successful state-level medical and recreational marijuana legalization efforts is stepping down as leader

Florida congressman slams Gov. Chris Christie for “outrageous” medical marijuana position

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 2:59 pm • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 4:10 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A freshman Republican congressman on Thursday condemned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for “outrageous” statements he made comparing medical cannabis legalization

American Legion: Veterans overwhelmingly support medical cannabis research, legalization

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 11:57 am • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 1:04 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff With polling showing Americans’ support for marijuana legalization has hit new highs, a new survey  by the American Legion shows strong

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