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Jury Acquits ‘Nice Guy’ Who Admitted Selling Cannabis to a Cop

Last month I watched a trial jury do the right thing and let a defendant go free—despite the fact that, by the strict letter of the law, the man was guilty.

6 Ways to Advocate for a Pro-Cannabis Local Government

Here's how to rally support of local officials as members of a community that’s long carried social stigma.

Ex-Surgeon General, SAMHSA Director Call for Federal Legalization

A newly formed group of physicians believe “organized medicine” should be open to federally legalizing and regulating cannabis.

Melissa Etheridge’s Cannabis Mugshot Is Amazing

Melissa Etheridge was arrested for cannabis at the US–Canada border, giving us what may be the greatest mug shot of all time.

Opposites Attract: Roger Stone, John Morgan Team Up in Cannabis Coalition

Two months ago, Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Trump, revealed that he was forming a new bipartisan coalition to defend state marijuana laws.

Utah Initiative for Medical Cannabis Moves to Signature Drive

Coalition members say they're done waiting for lawmakers who rejected proposals to pass a broad medical cannabis law three years in a row.

Cards Against Humanity ‘Weed Pack’ Will Help Fund Legalization

The cheeky card game Cards Against Humanity recently added a so-called Weed Pack to its product lineup, with profits supporting legalization.

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.”

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