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Illinois Appeals Adding ‘Pain’ as Medical Marijuana Qualifier

The appeal comes weeks after a Cook County judge ordered the state to add "intractable pain" to its list of qualifying medical conditions.

Bipartisan Proposal Would Put Cannabis Legalization on Arizona Ballot

Voters would have another chance to weigh in on legalizing marijuana in Arizona under a proposal in the state House.

Sessions Advisor Ramping up Drug War, Profiting From Drug Tests

Meet Robert DuPont, an ancient relic from the Nixon years who's come back to haunt the 21st century.

Budget Deal Extends Medical Marijuana Protections, but Only Temporarily

After a brief government shutdown—and another moment of angst for the cannabis industry—a key protection for state-legal cannabis will live another day.

As Seattle Vacates Misdemeanor Convictions, County Mulls Action on Felonies

On the heels of similar moves in California and Colorado, Seattle officials say they will move to vacate hundreds of misdemeanor convictions for cannabis possession.

Bernard Noble, Serving 13 Years for Two Joints, Granted Parole

Arrested for bicycling while black, Noble became one of America's most infamous cannabis prisoners. He'll be free by this weekend.

This Senator Is Blocking DOJ Nominees Until Jeff Sessions Backs Off

In his fight over cannabis, US Sen. Cory Gardner has prevented as many as 11 Trump administration appointees by denying them a Senate floor vote.

Trump Pressured Netanyahu to Stop Israeli Cannabis Exports, Reports Say

Israel was to become the second nation, after Canada, to legally export cannabis. Prime Minister Netanyahu just put that on hold.

Cash-Strapped Greece Sees Growth in Medical Cannabis

Greece says it's fast-tracking plans to legalize growth of medical cannabis, arguing that interest from investors could help efforts to pull the country out of years of crisis.

Colorado Eyes Freeing Inmates With Nonviolent Cannabis Offenses

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is exploring the idea of granting clemency to nearly 40 inmates convicted of nonviolent marijuana offenses.

US Postal Service Employees Plead Guilty to Cannabis Theft

USPS employees Laura Mae Campbell and Derek Miller—aka "Chuck the Sniffer"—have pleaded guilty to stealing cannabis from packages.

Will Cannabis Delivery Survive in California’s Legal Market?

Many independent operators are shutting down, concentrating the industry in the hands of delivery services with state licenses.

Girl Scouts Eye Whether Cookie Sales Near Cannabis Shop Broke Rules

The San Diego Girl Scout council is looking into whether a scout who was photographed selling cookies outside a marijuana dispensary broke any rules.

BC Cannabis Regulations: What You Need to Know

In newly unveiled rules, British Columbia stipulates that individuals aged 19 and up will be allowed to buy recreational cannabis in standalone retail stores, some privately owned and operated, others run by the government.

Indiana Poised to Legalize CBD Sales for All

The Indiana Senate voted 35-13 on Monday to allow cannabidiol to be sold without restriction. The Indiana House previously approved similar legislation.

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