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The Canadian Cannabis Act’s Final Hurdle: A Contentious Senate

“We have to take (the deadline) into account but we also have to do our job seriously,” says Senator André Pratte.

Sacramento to Consider Greenlighting Jan. 1 Cannabis Sales

If a Sacramento City Council vote goes as expected on Tuesday, California’s capital city will see retail cannabis sales begin sooner than San Francisco.

Surrender Your Guns, Police Tell Hawaiian Medical Marijuana Patients

Honolulu police cross-checked the state MMJ patient list and firearms purchase registry. If you're on both: Choose one and lose one.

California’s New Edibles Limits Will Ban Popular Products

Restrictions on the amount of THC in cannabis-infused edibles kick in next year and will outlaw some of the state's most popular products.

Veterans Are Key as Surge of States OK Cannabis for PTSD

28 states plus the District of Columbia now include PTSD in their medical marijuana programs, a tally that has more than doubled in the last two years.

The Roll-Up #10: Balcony Tokes With Anthony Bourdain

CNN's adventurous eater samples a little legal Alaskan Thunder Fuck, Ben lays out California's pricing future, and Bruce defends the greatest Thanksgiving film of all time.

Bush-Era Attorney General Cautions Against Cannabis Crackdown

“With respect to everything else going on in the US, this is pretty low-priority,” former US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said in a recent interview.

Indiana AG Says Cops Can Seize CBD Oil—Unless It’s for Epilepsy

Attorney General Curtis Hill says police officers can seize any "substance containing cannabidiol — or anything packaged as such."

Lawsuit: State of Florida Ignoring Medical Marijuana Law

A Florida nursery and a man who suffers from epilepsy contend that Gov. Rick Scott's administration is flouting the state's new medical marijuana law.

Did Past Harassment Allegations Finally Catch Up To MPP’s Rob Kampia?

In the #MeToo moment, the passage of time doesn't let leaders off the hook.

Colorado Cannabis Expert to Have South Dakota Criminal Case Dismissed

A cannabis cultivation expert prosecuted after working with a Native American tribe trying to open the nation's first marijuana resort will see his case dismissed.

LA Equity Program Aims to Undo Impacts of Drug War

Los Angeles wants to ensure that a fair share of what’s expected to be a lucrative legal market belongs to those most affected by the drug war.

Florida Adding 264 Patients Per Day, Outsourcing Medical Marijuana ID Cards

Approximately 5,200 applications are currently being processed by staff but roughly 1,000 are missing key information or have the wrong sized photo.

Leadership Changes at the Marijuana Policy Project

Co-founder Rob Kampia will focus on strategic development as MPP begins the search for a new executive director.

Proposal Would Make Medical Cannabis Available in Malta

The country's current law has so many restrictions that not a single Maltese had ever been treated legally with cannabis.

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