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The Cole Memo: What Is It and What Does It Mean?

The Cole Memo is often mentioned in cannabis politics, but what impact does it have and how can it protect legal cannabis?

Michigan to MMJ Dispensaries: Close by Dec. 15 or Risk Licensure

The decision means registered patients will have to grow their own cannabis or obtain it from caregivers until the state issues the licenses, likely in the first quarter of next year.

Iowa AG Tells Agency to Halt Portion of Medical Marijuana Law

An unusual attempt by Iowa to work with another state to transport medical marijuana oil across state lines is on hold amid legal concerns it could invite scrutiny from the federal government.

‘Get the Criminal Elements Out of the Sale of Marijuana’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

Tom Marino likes "hospital-slash-prisons" for cannabis users, Bill de Blasio wishes he still smoked, Michael Caine shares a giggly cannabis memory, and more.

State-by-State Guide to Cannabis DUI Laws

Stay informed by brushing up on your state's cannabis and DUI laws so you're familiar with the penalties you could face if you're busted behind the wheel.

Here’s How Canada Could Decriminalize Marijuana Right Now

Why don’t you just decriminalize it already? As Canada preps for the July 2018 legalization of adult-use recreational cannabis, that’s the message the federal government has been getting from the opposing New Democratic Party as well as cannabis advocates across the country.

Vermont’s Supreme Court to Consider Cannabis ‘Sniff Test’

Vermont’s highest court is set to consider a case involving whether the simple smell of cannabis constitutes legal grounds to search and seize a driver’s vehicle.

How to Get a ‘Social Marijuana Use’ License in Denver

Denver's program allows public consumption of cannabis at everything from yoga studios to coffee shops to street fairs—if applicants can manage the application process.

Australian States Split on Medical Cannabis

As states take an array of approaches to regulating medical cannabis, some are calling for more consistency from the federal government.

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.

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