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Mayor Charged With Taking Bribes in Exchange for Cannabis Licenses

A Massachusetts mayor was arrested Friday on charges he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies seeking to operate cannabis businesses, federal authorities said.

Lawyer: Immigrant Grower Slain by Police Likely Didn’t Understand English

"He was hired to take care of the marijuana house. He is not a drug dealer, he is not a smuggler, he's just a simple worker trying to make a living by taking care of marijuana."

Cannabis Smell Isn’t Probable Cause, Maryland Court Rules

If you’re lighting up in Maryland, you can forget the Febreze. The state’s Court of Appeals has ruled that smelling cannabis isn't grounds for police to search and arrest a person.

Hot Cannabis Seized in Jalapeño Shipment at Border

High-caryophyllene shipment: Customs officials found more than 7,500 pounds of brickweed hidden in a cargo of red hot peppers.

Ex-Cop is First Individual Licensed to Sell Medical Cannabis in Canada

More than 200 companies are now licensed by Health Canada to conduct cannabis related activities, and this week, for the first time, it appears that Health Canada has issued a license to an individual, not a corporation.

RCMP Raids BC Residence Over Three Cannabis Plants ‘In Public View’

British Columbia is gaining a reputation of strict, albeit odd, regulatory enforcement.

Is Your Cannabis Legal? Sorry, You Can Still Be Deported

Immigrants face severe consequences for cannabis, even in states where it is legal. From 2003 to August 2018, more than 45,000 people were deported nationwide for simple possession.

CAFE Customer Charged With Possession of 1 Gram of Illicit Cannabis

Raids, barricades, and now this.

How This Chain of Illegal Dispensaries Captured the Hearts of Toronto

And what's next for the rogue cannabis chain.

42,000 Cannabis Plants Destroyed in California Farms Probe

Local, state, and federal officials served 28 search warrants to cannabis farms without a permit along the Eel River in northern Mendocino County.

Illicit Toronto Dispensary Refuses to Be Stonewalled

Despite multiple closure orders and physical deterrents, Toronto's illicit dispensary chain CAFE won’t quit.

Postal Carrier Caught in Conspiracy to Mail Cannabis

The package labels contained false names but real addresses, prosecutors say, and the mail carrier delivered packages to a dealer in the postal station's parking lot.

Wisconsin Cannabis Arrests Hit Black Residents Hardest

If Wisconsin decriminalizes, there would likely be a decrease in arrests and a reduction in the state's jail and prison population. But data suggest that the state's racial disparities will persist.

CannTrust Halts Sales as Health Canada Investigation Expands

CannTrust has placed a hold on cannabis sales and retail distribution following bombshell allegations.

California Ad Campaign Targets Illegal Cannabis Businesses

"Do you know what's hiding in your counterfeit edibles?" one ad asks.

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