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7 Tips for Making the Most of Seattle Hempfest

Being a free-of-charge cannabis festival held in a glorious outdoor locale, Seattle Hempfest is easy to enjoy. But here are a few strategic tips for making the most of it.

Utah Launches Medical Cannabis Signature Drive

Medical marijuana advocates in Utah plan to launch a signature drive to put MMJ legalization on the ballot in November 2018.

Governors of 2 Cannabis States Push Back on Trump Administration

Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry.

Ontario Report Urges Immediate Decriminalization (and Many Other Things)

Canada's impending Cannabis Act leaves specifics of distribution, possession, and purchase up to individual provinces. This week, Ontario took up the challenge with “Cannabis Legalization and Regulation,” a dossier of recommendations from the Ontario division of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

How to Change a Local Cannabis Law

Have you ever wondered how to change your city, county, or district's cannabis laws? Here's how you can make an impact.

Judge Halts Feds’ Cannabis Case, Citing Rohrabacher-Blumenauer

Still need a reason to care about that obscure federal spending provision known as the Rohrabacher–Blumenauer amendment? Here’s one.

Utah Initiative for Medical Cannabis Moves to Signature Drive

Coalition members say they're done waiting for lawmakers who rejected proposals to pass a broad medical cannabis law three years in a row.

North Dakota Begins Study of Citizen Initiative Process

State lawmakers are examining the initiative process after being caught off-guard by voters who approved the use of medical marijuana in November.

A Brief Guide to Massachusetts’ New Cannabis Law

Gov. Charlie Baker signed a sweeping cannabis bill into law, marking a milestone in a battle that began when voters approved adult-use legalization in November.

‘Dear Justin’: A Loving Correspondence With the Prime Minister

To the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau: It feels like just yesterday you were campaigning with the promise to “legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana” —and now, here we are! However...

Is It Legal to Mail CBD Oil?

To those who live in a state where cannabis is illegal, it may seem like a godsend to be able to order CBD oil over the Internet. But what’s the legality?

Lawsuit Takes Big Swing at Prohibition. Can It Connect?

At its core is the assertion that the government’s classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance is so “irrational” as to be unconstitutional.

On a Boat? Cannabis Is Still Illegal, US Coast Guard Says

Rolling a joint for your next fishing trip? Think again. According to the US Coast Guard, it remains illegal to consume while on a boat in US waters.

Two Canadians Arrested for Cannabis in China, Leaving a Bushel of Questions

On July 14, two Canadian employees with the Cirque de Soleil-styled equestrian extravaganza Cavalia were arrested and imprisoned in Beijing, after allegedly being found to have consumed marijuana.

Massachusetts Cannabis Overhaul Could Prompt Legal Challenge

A top Senate Republican and some outside lawyers worry a key provision in the measure could be unconstitutional.

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