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When It Comes to Cannabis, Trump Doesn’t Matter. Governors Do

Trump is hopeless on legalization. Meanwhile, local leaders are changing laws. Welcome to the Jared Polis Experience.

California Voters Advance Pro-Cannabis Governor, New Taxes

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom ascended to the Governor's mansion. Oakland voted to cut cannabis taxes.

What to Watch for in California’s Primary on Tuesday

California's June 5 primary acts as a microcosm of US cannabis politics, with advocates on the left and right. Here are the highlights.

Here’s Where California’s Next Governor Stands on Cannabis

California votes on June 5. So far it's Gavin Newsom vs. five contenders. Will they help or hurt the state's fastest-growing industry?

‘Democracy Dies in Dankness’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From Trumpy typos to expunged convictions, here are the week's most notable cannabis quotables.

In California, This Candidate Hopes a Cannabis Tax Plan Boosts His Profile

John Chiang is the state treasurer, and he wants to be governor. But will his well-crafted tax plan be enough to overcome Gavin Newsom's charisma?

The Dianne Feinstein Mystery: Why Is She California’s Last Prohibitionist?

She announced her re-election bid this morning. But will her drug warrior ways hurt her chances for another term?

Gavin Newsom Racking Up Cannabis $$$ in California Governors Race

Campaign donations from the cannabis industry are starting to pop up in campaign disclosure forms in California, as the race to replace Gov. Brown heats up.

The Haymaker: Polis Party Is a Pivot Point in Canna-Politics

Next-gen candidates for governor are embracing the cannabis industry, not just tolerating it. Jared Polis led the way last night.

The Shake: The New Yorker’s Licensing Fail and a Very Sad Alabama Mother

Massachusetts AG tells voters to hold their horses, California legalization gets a predictable endorsement, and the New Yorker weighs in on licensing.

Our Top Canna-Crushes of 2016

From researchers to lawmakers to pioneers in the cannabis industry, we’ve rounded up our favorite canna-celebrities who fight for a good cause — and look damn fine doing it!