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San Diego DA’s Exit is a Celebration for All, Especially Cannabis Advocates

Legalization advocates (and a jazz band) gathered in San Diego to celebrate the departure of DA Bonnie Dumanis, who took a harsh stance on cannabis.

Washington’s Cannabis Law Is an Obstacle to Equity. It Doesn’t Have to Be.

Legalization was billed as a great equalizer of racial injustice, but the system to arise out of I-502 has only reinforced age-old barriers.

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.

Anti-Cannabis Group Violated CA Campaign Finance Laws, Commission Finds

A leading anti-legalization group has agreed to pay thousands of dollars in fines for violating California campaign finance laws as it fought Proposition 64.

Who Is ‘Potsquatch’?

Let the man behind the shaggy creation pour you a cup of CBD-infused coffee and explain why he lumbers into live news reports.

Utah Group Begins Push to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Medical marijuana advocates in Utah are planning to try to get an initiative on the November 2018 ballot that would allow cannabis to be used for treatment.

Australian Advocacy Group Joins Push for Reform

The Greenlight campaign frames cannabis access as a human-rights issue on behalf of "everyday Australians who are suffering needlessly.”

Court Sides With Students in Iowa State NORML T-Shirt Case

Iowa State University cannot prevent an advocacy group from distributing a T-shirt with the university mascot on one side and a cannabis leaf on the other.

Dutch ‘Tolerance Festival’ Will Bring Cannabis Activism to The Hague

Organizers are planning a massive event at the seat of Dutch government in order to pressure officials to expand the country's cannabis program.

Organizers Launch Grass Poll, Largest Cannabis Consumer Survey in Dutch History

A roving team of pollsters dressed in bright yellow sweaters is conducting a survey to help inform the country's policy debate. Tell them what you think.

Dr. Bronner’s to Give $660,000 to Cannabis Legalization Efforts in Five States

Known for their hemp-based soaps and commitment to social change, Dr. Bronner's is taking aim at the "racist outdated policy of cannabis prohibition."

Join Leafly at Hanfparade, Germany’s Biggest Cannabis Festival

Germany's high hopes for cannabis reform will be on display Aug. 13 as advocates descend on Berlin for a peaceful demonstration to legalize the herb.

Japanese Medical Marijuana Activist Dies While Awaiting Trial

Japanese medical marijuana activist Masamitsu Yamamoto died Monday of liver failure while awaiting trial for cannabis possession, a crime that carries a minimum sentence of five years in prison.

Watch This: Giant Joints and Cannabis Pride at the DNC in Philly

The joints will be out in again today for those in Philadelphia who want to show their support at the Cannabis Pride Parade, which begins Thursday at 3 p.m.

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