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Michigan Shutters 40 Unlicensed Medical Marijuana Businesses

Officials have shuttered 40 medical marijuana businesses that were operating without valid licenses and they’re expected to issue warnings to hundreds of others.

Sessions: US Prosecutors Won’t Take on Small-Time Cannabis Cases

Federal law enforcement lacks the resources to take on "routine cases" and will continue to focus on drug gangs and larger conspiracies, the attorney general said.

Law Enforcement Slams Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill at Capitol Hearing

For a second straight day, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony but took no vote on the measure. A committee chairman said it could come up again Wednesday.

California Sends ‘Several Hundred’ Warning Letters to Unlicensed Cannabis Businesses

Most of the letters, which threaten civil and criminal penalties, have gone out to retail storefronts and delivery services believed to be operating illegally.

Police Say Hundreds of Illegal Cannabis Shops Operate in LA

Police have shut down eight illegal marijuana shops since Jan. 1, a pace that is unlikely to intensify as the department is focused on curbing violent crimes.

US Postal Service Employees Plead Guilty to Cannabis Theft

USPS employees Laura Mae Campbell and Derek Miller—aka "Chuck the Sniffer"—have pleaded guilty to stealing cannabis from packages.

German Police Group Calls for Decriminalizing Cannabis

The head of the BDK organization, which represents criminal police, says that the group favors a “complete decriminalization of cannabis consumers.”

Bill to Reduce Iowa Cannabis Penalties Faces Uncertain Future

The bill would make first offense possession of 5 grams or less a simple misdemeanor instead of a serious misdemeanor, reducing jail time and court fees.

Top US Prosecutor in Massachusetts Says Focus Is on Opioids, Not Marijuana

"2,100 people in Massachusetts were killed by opioid overdoses last year, not marijuana overdoses, so that is where my resources are going right now."

How a Cannabis Ban Turned One California County Into ‘Ground Zero for Chaos’

Hungry for tax revenue, Calaveras County licensed hundreds of commercial cannabis farms in recent years. Now it wants them gone, leaving growers in the lurch.

Lawsuit Aims to Halt Maine’s Medical Marijuana Inspections

The lawsuit in U.S. District Court targets a new rule that allows the state to provide same-day inspections of medical cannabis providers and to inspect a user's home with a day's notice.

Massachusetts Regulators: ‘Nothing Has Changed’ After Shift in Fed Policy

The Massachusetts' Cannabis Control Commission will continue to fulfill voters' will by implementing the state law that allows for the adult use of cannabis.

Sessions Rescinds Cole Memo, Which Protected State-Legal Cannabis From Feds

LIVE COVERAGE: Leafly editors and correspondents across the US are covering this important breaking story. Check back for rolling updates all day.

Indiana AG Says Cops Can Seize CBD Oil—Unless It’s for Epilepsy

Attorney General Curtis Hill says police officers can seize any "substance containing cannabidiol — or anything packaged as such."

Jury Acquits ‘Nice Guy’ Who Admitted Selling Cannabis to a Cop

Last month I watched a trial jury do the right thing and let a defendant go free—despite the fact that, by the strict letter of the law, the man was guilty.

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