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California Seeks Control of Unruly Medical Cannabis Industry

State regulators released draft regulations Friday intended to impose order on the loosely organized marketplace created over two decades ago.

How Rachael Leigh Cook’s Famous Frying Pan Ad Got Rebooted

Recipe for a viral video: eggs, a frying pan, and a new lesson about racist drug policies.

Georgia Lawmaker Deals Cannabis Oil in Shadows of the Law

A conservative Christian lawmaker is shepherding cannabis oil to sick people who are allowed to use marijuana, but have no legal way of obtaining it.

Maryland Governor Orders Diversity Study of Medical Cannabis Industry

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday ordered a study of the state's developing medical cannabis industry to ensure opportunities for minority participation.

Trump, the Business, Is Hosting a Cannabis Real Estate Seminar

The New York Real Estate Journal will host its first cannabis-focused summit. Here's the funny part: It’s being held at Trump SoHo.

State of the Leaf: Sacramento Sees 500% Drop in Cannabis Arrests

State of the Leaf is Leafly’s weekly roundup of legalization news from around the nation and the world.

Pennsylvania MMJ Licensing Draws Hundreds of Applicants

Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program remains on schedule after hundreds of applications poured in from those who want to grow, process and dispense it.

The Fate of Victoria’s First Legal Cannabis Crop

Victoria, Australia’s first state to legalize medical cannabis, harvested its first crop last year. Here's where it's headed.

5 Things Trudeau’s Cannabis Interview Made Clear

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat down this week for an hourlong discussion about the country's plan to legalize.

Montana Medical Marijuana Regulations a Vote Away From Governor’s Desk

Montana lawmakers were a vote away Monday from sending the governor a bill that creates licenses, fees and regulations for medical marijuana distributors.

Cannabis Legalization Looms Large in NJ Governor Race

New Jersey's Legislature plans to move forward with legislation, and lawmakers hope Gov. Chris Christie's successor will sign it.

Four Advocates Arrested at US Capitol ‘Smoke-in’

The four face possession charges after participating in a demonstration to protest federal cannabis prohibition as well as eight arrests in DC on 4/20.

Cannabis Supporters Plan ‘Smoke-in’ After 4/20 Arrests Near Capitol

After a free-joint giveaway that led to eight arrests, legalization supporters are returning to the Capitol — and this time they plan to light up.

Vermont Senate Approves Legal Cannabis Measure, House Unlikely

A legal-marijuana plan has resurfaced and passed the Vermont Senate on a 21-9 vote on Friday, though it's highly unlikely the House will follow suit this year.

South Dakota Could See Cannabis Legalization on 2018 Ballot

Supporters of a pair of ballot measures that would legalize medical and recreational cannabis in South Dakota plan to launch their push Saturday to get on the ballot in 2018.

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