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In This Alabama Church, Cannabis Is Part of a Spiritual Journey

With a stained-glass window behind them, a lineup of speakers stepped to the front of the church and talked about the potential health benefits of plants that are currently illegal in Alabama.

Oregon Senate Approves Plan to Shield Cannabis Consumer Info From Feds

A proposal to shield names, birthdates, driver's license numbers and other identifying information cleared its first major hurdle amid fears of a federal crackdown.

Cannabis Club Showdown Looms Between Colorado Governor, Lawmakers

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper told reporters recently that he opposes the cannabis club bill if it allows indoor smoking.

Australian Lawmaker Rips Medical Cannabis Law: ‘Reality Doesn’t Match the Rhetoric’

More than a year after the Australian government legalized medical cannabis, patients in South Australia are still waiting on medicine.

Advocates to MA Lawmakers: Don’t Amend Cannabis Law Just Yet

Backers of legal cannabis urged Massachusetts legislators to hold off, at least for now, on making any changes to a law voters approved in November.

SC Prosecutor Contender at Odds With Feds on Medical Cannabis

The front-runner for the state's top federal prosecutor job is a Republican state representative who introduced comprehensive medical cannabis legislation.

Dutch Voters Reject Far Right, Preserve Legalization’s Chances

Prime Minister Mark Rutte emerged as the winner. The cultivation legalization bill survived, but has fewer votes in parliament.

Australian Regulator Grants First Commercial Cannabis License

While licenses have been issued to state governments, these are the first granted to a commercial entity.

Georgia Set to Expand Access to Cannabis Oil

Under the proposal, six new diagnoses will be added to the list of qualifying conditions, including autism, AIDS, Tourette's syndrome, and Alzheimer's disease.

Montana Lawmakers Weigh Sales Tax on Medical Cannabis

Opponents urged lawmakers to reject the proposed tax, saying it would be a hardship on many of the the state's 12,000 registered medical cannabis users.

California’s Great Cannabis Unbanning

How (and why) the state's conservative bastions are learning to stop worrying and accept the cannabis industry.

Sessions Calls Cole Memo ‘Valid,’ Says Fed Resources Are Limited

Jeff Sessions might hate cannabis, but he sure seems to like talking about it.

Investor Rush Follows California Town’s Cannabis Vote

When the San Diego suburb of La Mesa reversed its dispensary ban, a flood of money hit town.

These Are the 10 Best and Worst States for Medical Cannabis

Best is...Illinois?! Really? And you'll never guess the worst state. (It isn't Mississippi.)

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