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Australian Universities Receive $2.5 Million for Cannabis Research

The funds will be used to establish the Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence (ACRE), to coordinate cannabis research.

Las Vegas City Council Eyes Paraphernalia Rule Change

Bongs, dab rigs, and other accessories could soon be making their way to Las Vegas smoke shops, as the City Council is set to consider changes to a law.

Is Ontario’s Legal Cannabis Monopoly Constitutional?

Cannabis Culture believes the Comeau case is “of pressing and substantial importance” because provinces “could create barriers to the free trade of cannabis products from Province to Province," constituting an infringement of the Constitution.

In Surprise Move, Justice Dept. Stands Down on ‘Kettle Falls Five’ Case

After a five-year court battle, the Dept. of Justice acknowledges it had no legal right to prosecute medical marijuana growers in Washington state.

Crowdfunding Site Cancels Aid to California Wildfire Victims—Because Cannabis

Rejection by third-party payment processors is a familiar story in cannabis, but abruptly ending an aid effort during a dire emergency somehow feels different.

In California, Feinstein Challenger De León Seen as a Cannabis Progressive

He's not a leader on the issue, but his voting record is in line with California voters when it comes to legalization.

Tom Marino Out as Trump’s Drug Czar Nominee, Again

The Pennsylvania politico withdrew in May, citing his mother's illness. Now he gets booted for fueling America's opioid crisis.

‘Never Share a Joint With a Stranger. Especially Bill Maher’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

Eric Holder thinks Sessions has an "obsession" with cannabis, Kathy Bates gets too high with Bill Maher, a man gets violently stoned during a flight, and more.

Only 2 Louisiana Doctors Seek Marijuana Permits

Only two doctors have applied for permission, raising questions about whether patients will gain access to treatment they lobbied so hard to get.

Judge Says Maryland Marijuana Lawsuit Can Go to Trial

A judge has ruled that a lawsuit that could disrupt Maryland's fledgling medical cannabis industry can go to trial.

Quebec Police Continue Zero-Tolerance Policy for Medical Dispensaries

Never mind that cannabis will be recreationally legal in nine months—right now it’s against the law, and the law is the only thing Quebec police care about.

Blumenauer Calls for Cannabis Research to Combat Opioid Crisis

Rep. Earl Blumenauer took the floor during a Committee hearing to make an impassioned plea for medical cannabis research.

Holder: Sessions’ ‘Almost Obsession’ With Cannabis Puts DOJ in ‘Strange Place’

Former US Attorney General Eric Holder took aim at current AG Jeff Sessions this week, saying Sessions has an “almost obsession” with cannabis.

Two Cannabis Proposals Head to the Ballot in Michigan

Michigan will be one of the select US states with cannabis on the ballot next month, as two separate proposals make their way to voters on Nov. 7.

With Plans to Sell CBD Nationwide, Lucky’s Market Charts Legal Gray Area

“This is just about the grayest of gray areas as far as federal law and policy,” said Vincent Sliwoski, a cannabis attorney and law professor. “I think the DEA’s even confused about it.”

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