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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.

An Overview of Cannabis Legalization Driving Politicians Insane

Despite countless fears, the primary fallout of the push for legalization has been the strange, situational delusion that’s gripped a number of Canadian politicians, who’ve been driven to argue against legalization with the most astounding pronouncements.

Michigan Issues Rules Before Start of Marijuana Licensing

The rules include requirements on advertising, security and how much capital businesses need to secure a cannabis license.

Guess Which Industry Didn’t Get a Break in the Tax Bill

The final GOP tax bill—which is forecast to cost $1.4 trillion over the next decade—proceeded without so much as a vote on two cannabis amendments.

Oklahoma Governor Plans to Set Medical Marijuana Ballot Date

Gov. Mary Fallin says voters will be asked to decide the issue during the primary election in June or the November general election.

Did Honolulu Police Break Law With ‘Surrender Your Guns’ Letter?

Verifying a medical cannabis patient's registration is allowed. But trawling to find gun owners, and ordering them to surrender firearms, may cross the line.

‘Why Couldn’t the Police See What It Was?’ The Week in Cannabis Quotes

In this super-sized post-Thanksgiving roundup, read reactions to Jeff Sessions’ ongoing attack on legal cannabis, Anthony Bourdain educating the masses on proper joint rolling, and more.

The Roll-Up #11: Yogi the Thanksgiving Miracle Dog

Dave's back with a little something extra this week. Ben goes off on 280E and homegrow prohibition in his home state. Bruce yaks about drowning dogs and MMJ patients getting their guns seized.

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