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Coffee Shop Wants to Be Denver’s First Legal Cannabis Club

Colorado's largest city is reviewing the first application from a business seeking to be among the nation's first legal marijuana clubs.

Opioid Crisis: Trump Prescribes Heavy Dose of ‘Alternative Facts’

His commission ignored evidence, rejected cannabis, stiffed the budget, and dumped the problem on Kellyanne Conway. Aside from that: Best response ever!

Backers of Failed Ohio Legalization Effort Announce 2018 Push

Co-founders of Responsible Ohio revealed the "Free Market Adult Consumption of Marijuana" measure on Monday.

‘It Is Not a Major Public Health Hazard’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

We’ve got hysteria over “scromiting,” another debunking of the gateway drug theory, support for legal cannabis in Ireland, reciprocity hypocrisy, and more.

280E Tax Reform Effort Still Alive, Senator Says

A Colorado Republican behind the measure said he’s still promoting it as the House and Senate hammer out differences between their tax bills.

The Roll-Up #12: Is Scromiting a Winter Olympic Sport?

This week's cannabis news: LA rolls out its regs, Canadians oppose toaster oven tokes, and the crew has serious questions about the 'scromiting' trend.

Lab Owner to Resign Over Alleged Ties to White Supremacist Groups

Bethany Sherman has defended her pride in being white and said she struggled to find a community where she could unashamedly express it.

JoAnna McKee, Co-Founder of Seattle’s First Cannabis Co-op, Dies at 74

McKee and her partner, Stich Miller, founded Seattle's first cannabis co-op, Green Cross Patient Co-Op, in 1993, five years before Washington approved medical marijuana.

Jeff Sessions Faces Tough Cannabis Questions—From DOJ Interns

ABC News obtains video of Justice Dept. interns asking the Attorney General to justify his marijuana nonsense.

Veterinarians Want Permission to Research Cannabis for Pets

Washington has been standing in the way of clinical trials, veterinarians and researchers say. Now a push is underway to have barriers removed so pets and people can benefit.

Shutdown Averted, but Medical Marijuana Protections Still at Risk

A stopgap measure may fund the government (and protect patients) through Dec. 22. But after that it's anybody's guess.

Ohio Criticized for Marijuana Consultant’s Past Drug Conviction

Jimmy Gould, CEO of CannAscend, an unsuccessful applicant, publicized the 2015 conviction to protest the selection process.

Los Angeles OKs Cannabis Regs, Jan. 1 Launch Unlikely

Los Angeles has long been an unruly frontier in the cannabis industry. The legal marketplace is seen as a way to impose order.

Delaware Officials Eye Gun Ban for Cannabis Consumers

As Delaware lawmakers consider whether to legalize recreational marijuana use, some law enforcement officials are suggesting new steps to ensure that cannabis consumers don't have guns.

California’s Limit on Big Growers Just Vanished. Here’s Why

The abrupt shift comes on the heels of costly, intensive lobbying on behalf of some of the state’s most powerful cannabis businesses.

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