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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.

The Produce Pipeline: Smugglers Now Using ‘Limes’ to Move Illicit Cannabis

With legalization spreading across the US, demand for illicit, Mexican-sourced cannabis has fallen sharply. But smugglers still move product across the border.

Former Industry Officials in Minnesota Face Felony Charges for Illegal Shipment

Prosecutors in Minnesota filed felony charges against former officials from a state-licensed MMJ manufacturer for allegedly shipping cannabis oil to a facility in New York.

Kirk Pleads Guilty in Notorious Denver ‘Edibles’ Case

A Denver man who claimed that eating cannabis-infused candy led him to kill his wife pleaded guilty in her death on Friday.

DEA Annual Report Finds Decline in Smuggling, Teen Use, and Prosecution

A new report from the DEA has a few items catching the eye of cannabis advocates around the country.

After the Shooting: Christianians Call for Legalization, Stand Up to Gang Violence

In August, Copenhagen's cannabis-friendly Christiania neighborhood was rocked by a shooting. Today, residents say legalization could help end the violence.

Are Postal Workers Stealing Illegal Cannabis Shipments?

Internal audit reveals few safeguards to prevent federal postal employees from stealing illicit packages of cannabis.

Can You Get Away With Mailing Cannabis Through the USPS?

Learn about the relationship between the United States Postal Service and drug shippers, and find out how laws affect those thinking of mailing cannabis.

Cartel Bust: 6,500 Plants Seized from Illegal Oregon Operation

An illegal cannabis growing operation in rural Yamhill County, Ore., resulted in an arrest and the seizure of plants worth around $9 million.

Watchdog Report Accuses New York DAs of Racism in Cannabis Cases

Black and Latino defendants fared far worse under New York district attorneys than did their white and Asian counterparts.

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