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6 Cannabis Heroes Worth Celebrating

More Americans are free to light up than ever before—let's roll one up for these cannabis heroes who lead the way.

Guest Opinion: Let Cannabis Provide Homeless Shelters and Services

Let’s provide incentives for entrepreneurs in cannabis to build homeless shelters themselves.

Iowa State’s Marijuana Shirt Ban Case Costs School a Million Dollars

The costs stem from a politically-motivated attempt by university administrators in 2012 to block T-shirt designs that featured the ISU mascot and a cannabis leaf.

Guest Opinion: Don’t Let Big Business Shape California Cannabis

It is critical that as many California cannabis growers as possible have an opportunity to transition to a regulated system.

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.

PBS Travel Host Urges Illinois to Legalize Cannabis

"Marijuana is here to stay," travel guru Rick Steves said. States can either build more prisons to lock up drug users or "figure out a better solution."

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.

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