Gage Peake
Leafly staff writer Gage Peake specializes in data journalism, sports, and breaking news coverage. He's a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Send him news and data tips at gage.peake@leafly.com or find him on Twitter.
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Sen. Positive Nelson Wants to Bring Medical Cannabis to the Virgin Islands

A senator in the US Virgin Islands is trying to bring medical marijuana to the islands.

Nearly Half of All Americans Have Tried Cannabis, Poll Finds

A new Gallup poll found that 45% of Americans have tried cannabis at least once, the highest percentage since Gallup began asking the question in 1969.

Senators Urge Trump Administration to Consider Cannabis as Opioid Alternative

Two US senators have submitted several suggested reforms to the White House, including the use of medical cannabis as an alternative to opioid painkillers.

Colorado Has Brought in a Cool Half-Billion in Cannabis Taxes

With legal, regulated markets in legal states continuing to grow, it can sometimes feel like sales records are broken every week.

Uruguay’s Adult-Use Cannabis Market to Open for Business

It’s taken four years, but tomorrow, July 19, Uruguay will finally launch its legal, adult-use cannabis market.

Maine Wants Advice on How to Regulate Cannabis

Maine continues to take slow steps toward legalizing cannabis after voters in November passed an adult-use legalization.

Keep Canada’s Medical and Adult-Use Systems Separate, Researchers Say

As Canada works towards next year’s launch of an adult-use cannabis market, there are still some key regulatory issues to hammer out.

Former Heisman-Winning QB Getting Into the Cannabis Industry

A former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will now be competing in the cannabis industry, as former NFLer Troy Smith is now entering the industry.

Does Closing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Increase Crime? Study Says Yes

While AG Jeff Sessions mulls over how to take down legal cannabis in the United States, a new study shows that closing medical dispensaries increases crime.

High-CBD Cannabis Cigarettes Coming to Swiss Supermarkets

Alongside bread and cheese, shoppers in Switzerland will soon be able to purchase what's being billed as the world's first hemp cigarette.

Public Consumption Gets Another Go in Alaska

A proposal to allow open consumption at Alaska’s retail cannabis dispensaries was narrowly rejected by state regulators in February.

Michigan Group Has 100K Signatures for Legalization

A group in Michigan seeking to put adult-use cannabis legalization on the 2018 ballot is now 100,000 signatures closer to making the cut.

Drug Policy Alliance: Time to Decriminalize, NYC Racial Disparities Remain

The Drug Policy Alliance, a leading advocacy group, released a report Tuesday calling for an end to criminal penalties for drug use and possession.

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Medicinal Marijuana Bill

Puerto Rico became the latest corner of US to adopt a medical marijuana law, with the territory’s governor on Sunday signing a bill that legalizes it.

New Mexico Group Protests Use of ‘Pharmaceutical’ by Local Dispensary

A local anti-drug group in New Mexico is protesting the use of the word “pharmaceutical” by a cannabis dispensary in Carlsbad, NM.

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