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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.

Indiana Prosecutors Insist Cannabis ‘Is Not Medicine’

The prosecutors' claims are at odds with scientific studies that have found marijuana can treat chronic pain and ease nausea from chemotherapy.

Warning of Marijuana Halloween Candy Derided as Scare Tactic

Cannabis candy has become the new "razor blades in the apples" Halloween urban myth, with police sharing the message despite a lack of any known cases.

Undercover Agents Arrest San Diego Cannabis Delivery Drivers

San Diego area cannabis-delivery services went on lockdown this week following a law enforcement sting on local delivery operations that put at least six drivers behind bars.

California County Supervisors Declare Cannabis Cultivation Emergency

The Siskiyou County sheriff is proposing that the county declare a local emergency and seek state and federal help to crack down on illegal cannabis growers.

San Diego Sets Sights on Illegal Delivery Services

After a year and a half of going after unlicensed cannabis dispensaries, San Diego authorities are stepping up enforcement against illegal delivery services.

Deputies Kill Northern California Illegal Marijuana Grower

Northern California authorities have shot and killed an illegal marijuana grower they say confronted sheriff's deputies with a gun.

Australian Report Assesses Diversion for Cannabis Offenses

On Jan. 10, supervisors in this historic county—where Gold Rush mining camps flourished in 1850—voted to kill off the Green Rush that exploded here in…

Seattle Officials Drop Enforcement Actions Against Hempfest

Seattle has dropped a $1,000 fine against the nonprofit organization that runs HempFest, the annual summer marijuana celebration.

Massachusetts Vows Crackdown on Impaired Drivers

One continuing hurdle for law enforcement is the lack of a reliable scientific test, similar to a breath test for alcohol, to measure THC impairment.