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French Legalization Debate Ignores Race, Religion, Mass Incarceration

France’s brief experiment with CBD—not to mention the growing international trend toward reform—seems to have started a movement to legalize cannabis, which has been illegal since 1970.

‘I Spent the Next Day and a Half in Bed’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

Alex Trebek trips hard on some potent potables, Larry Flint lashes out at the Trump administration, Bill Nye the Science Guy throws shade at stoned ultimate frisbee players, and more.

State of the Leaf: Sacramento Sees 500% Drop in Cannabis Arrests

State of the Leaf is Leafly’s weekly roundup of legalization news from around the nation and the world.

Amid Drug-War Chaos, France is Reconsidering Its Cannabis Policies

Signs that France is finally taking cannabis reform seriously emerged this summer, but a recent series of events has sped the shift.

Is Europe Finally Ready to Embrace Hemp Again?

After decades of relying on imports from China and Canada, Europe is rekindling its long-lost hemp industry.

Will France Be Stuck with Cannabis Prohibition…Forever?

For 45 years, governments in France have held on to some of the harshest and most outdated cannabis policies in Europe.

Which Country Leads Europe in Cannabis Consumption?

Do countries with more restrictive policies have lower rates of use? You might be surprised.

The State of the Leaf: Pennsylvania to Become Next Medical Cannabis State

Nevada and Rhode Island are making progress, but Vermont’s efforts to legalize have stalled. Ohio legislators made a bold new medical proposal, and Pennsylvania is so close they can almost smell it.

The Shake: Cannabis Comes to Koala Country, Seattle Times Rolls Eyes at Regulators

The Mexican Catholic church supports medical use, French politicians are arguing over decriminalization, and a 10-year-old girl moved from Texas to California for medical cannabis.

The Shake: The Feds Grow Brickweed and Cannabis Is a Staple in Spokane

Ohio's medical cannabis bill finds an unlikely ally, MassRoots wants to be on NASDAQ, and "Britain's most charming drug smuggler" dies.

French Drug Trial Tested Endocannabinoid Meds, Not Cannabis

Global media thought a cannabis drug was behind a clinicial trial that left four with brain damage. It wasn't.

Can Washington’s Medical Marijuana Program Be Saved? The Leafly Cannabis Legalization Update

Citizens across the world are getting antsy for cannabis legalization. Are you paying attention? If not, get up to speed with this week's legalization news: