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California Bill Would Ease Erasure of Cannabis Convictions

It's one of several efforts to build on the choice California voters' made to legalize marijuana despite fresh threats from the federal government.

2 Plead Guilty in Detroit Cannabis Licensing Conspiracy

Two family members who allegedly conspired to bribe suburban Detroit officials to persuade them to allow a medical cannabis dispensary have pleaded guilty.

‘The Trouble With Pot, Said a Doctor I Know’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

Art Garfunkel gets weird(er) and waxes poetic about the herb, seemingly everyone takes jabs at Jeff Sessions, an economist highlights legalization to reduce crime, and more.

California’s Cannabis Priestess Arrested on Felony Charge

Heidi Grossman-Lepp wanted to protect cannabis growers under the legal shield of religious freedom. Then a shooting drew the attention of the police.

New FBI Report Shows Drug Arrests Are Still Increasing

Despite the continuing expansion of legal cannabis in states around the country, the federal Drug War continues to rage on.

Washington Sees Declines in Teen Use, Treatment Admissions Since Legalization

For legalization opponents eager to see regulated cannabis markets fail, a new government report out of Washington state doesn't yield much in the way of talking points.

California Auditor Accuses Sheriff of Misusing Cannabis Fees to Fund Raids

The Calaveras County auditor says the sheriff improperly spent some of the $1 million his office made from legal cannabis fees to go after illegal operators.

Australian Report Assesses Diversion for Cannabis Offenses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker wants to make it easier for Californians with marijuana convictions to reduce or erase their records as the…

Former Congressional Aide Charged With Taking Cannabis Bribe

A former California congressional aide promised to "make things happen" to keep an illegal Compton cannabis shop in business — for a price, prosecutors allege.

Cannabis Charges Decline in Canada, But Montreal Bucks Trend

Cannabis-related charges across Canada continue to drop since peaking in 2011. But not in Quebec, police data show.

Does Closing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Increase Crime? Study Says Yes

While AG Jeff Sessions mulls over how to take down legal cannabis in the United States, a new study shows that closing medical dispensaries increases crime.

Family: Peter Tosh’s Son Left in Coma Following Jail Beating

Jawara McIntosh suffered traumatic brain injuries in the attack at a New Jersey jail, where he was serving a six-month sentence on cannabis possession charges.

Cannabis Convictions Go up in Smoke With California Legalization

Jay Schlauch's conviction for peddling cannabis haunted him for nearly a quarter century. The felony prevented him from landing jobs and gave his wife doubts.

Expungement Day: Get Help Clearing an Old Cannabis Arrest

With help from an industry program, people convicted of nonviolent cannabis crimes are going through process that allows them to expunge past charges.

Federal Appeals Court Sidesteps Major Marijuana Ruling

The US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dodged an issue where federal and state marijuana laws clash.

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