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Study: Legalization Reduces Crime in Border Towns

Recent data shows that violent crime rates are reduced in border towns that have legalized cannabis. Read more about the study here.

Video: Can You ID These Smash & Grab Dispensary Thieves?

A crew of brazen burglars robbed a Seattle retail cannabis store last Friday. They wore hoodies and unique high-end sneakers.

Former Congressional Aide Convicted of Taking Cannabis Bribe

The aide was working in the Compton field office of Rep. Janice Hahn in 2015 when he told an illegal cannabis shop it would be shut down if he couldn't reach a deal with owners, prosecutors say.

US Postal Service Employees Plead Guilty to Cannabis Theft

USPS employees Laura Mae Campbell and Derek Miller—aka "Chuck the Sniffer"—have pleaded guilty to stealing cannabis from packages.

Mexico’s Tourism Secretary Floats Idea of Legalizing Cannabis at Resorts

"I am convinced that we must discuss it, as part of the solution to the violence and insecurity in Mexico," Enrique de la Madrid said late Thursday.

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

Recent data shows an interesting phenomenon in Southwestern states that border Mexico: As those states have legalized medical cannabis, they’ve seen a fairly dramatic decline…

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.

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