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Cities Swap SWAT-Style Dispensary Raids for Softer Approach

Increasingly, authorities who turn up at cannabis raids are more likely to be armed with clipboards than submachine guns. What changed?

Feds Still Jail More People for Cannabis Than Heroin

But there's a silver lining: The number of people sentenced for federal cannabis-related crimes has dropped for the fifth year in a row.

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 Legalization, Nevada Authorities Take Uneven Approach to Cannabis Enforcement

Law enforcement officials in Nevada are split about whether to prosecute marijuana possession cases since a newly approved Nevada initiative will make adult-use cannabis legal in less than six weeks.

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.

Republican Voters Favor Cannabis Legalization for the First Time

It's a huge step forward for a party that still officially refuses to acknowledge even the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

‘Nub-Kicking’ Cops No Longer Harassing Southern California Dispensaries

Three police officers who were caught ridiculing an amputee and noshing snacks during a dispensary raid are no longer working for the Santa Ana Police Department.

Roadside Drug Tests Regularly Give False Positives, Putting the Innocent Behind Bars

Police in jurisdictions across the country rely on the tests despite findings that they often lead to wrongful convictions.

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.

In Denmark, Raid on Christiania’s Cannabis Market Spurs Push for Reform

It certainly wasn't the first raid on the autonomous Copenhagen neighborhood, where cannabis is openly bought and sold. But this time, the action was met with strong condemnation by others in Danish law enforcement.

The Shake: Ohio’s MMJ Campaign Shuts Down

Racial disparities persist in California, the fallout in Toronto continues after last week's raids, and can cannabis actually damage your DNA?

The Shake: Toronto Expo Kicks Off Under Crackdown Cloud, Legalization Foes Forget the Children

Illegal smuggling hits an all-time low, the Swiss jump on the vape train, and a dog's bum bite harshes a Texas man's mellow.

The Shake: 420 Gym to Open (with Smoking Deck), Rick Steves Backs Legalization Bid in Maine

Ohio MMJ bill arrives at governor's desk, the VA scraps a speech on cannabis, and Oregon wants you to start low and go slow with edibles.

At the First Cannabis Convention in Texas, the Police Were Quiet and the Women Kicked Ass

Texas hosts its first cannabis convention. In a state with draconian cannabis laws, the canna con gave hope to advocates; change may be on the way.

Changing Perspectives: A Q&A with Vermont’s Cannabis-Friendly Former Lawman

Former state Attorney General Kimberly Cheney recently declared his support for Vermont's push to become the first state to legalize through the legislative process.

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