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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.

Maui’s Newly Opened Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Close Temporarily

Less than a week after it opened, Maui's first state-licensed medical marijuana dispensary is reworking its opening hours as demand for its product outstrips supply because of a backlog.

Cannabis States Try to Curb Smuggling, Fend off Administration

Legal cannabis states are trying to clamp down on "diversion" even as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions presses for enforcement of federal laws against marijuana.

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.

Maine Lawmakers Leave Key Cannabis Questions Unanswered

Maine lawmakers adjourned Aug. 2, leaving important questions about the state’s new adult-use cannabis program unresolved.

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.

Massachusetts Officials Seeking Candidates for Cannabis Board

The race is on to assemble the five-member board that will oversee recreational and medical marijuana in Massachusetts.

State Leaders Respond to Sessions’ Criticism of Legal Cannabis

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired a warning shot at state-legal cannabis last week in separate letters sent to Oregon, Colorado, and Washington leaders.

State Lawmakers’ Group Urges Feds to Deschedule Cannabis

Removing cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act would respect states' rights and encourage public safety, the National Conference of State Lawmakers says.

Cards Against Humanity ‘Weed Pack’ Will Help Fund Legalization

The cheeky card game Cards Against Humanity recently added a so-called Weed Pack to its product lineup, with profits supporting legalization.

Massachusetts Governor Names Five to Cannabis Advisory Board

Gov. Charlie Baker has picked five people to serve on a Cannabis Advisory Board that will help guide regulators enforce cannabis laws.

Task Force Report Gives Sessions Scant Ammunition for Crackdown

The tepid nature of the recommendations by the Sessions-assembled task force signals just how difficult it would be to change course on cannabis.

Three Concrete Tips for Navigating the Hazy World of Cannabis Investing

By 2020, sales of legal cannabis in the United States and Canada are predicted to hit over $40 billion annually. These are the kind of new-industry numbers that tempt even the stock-market averse to consider how they might get in on the action, but investing in the legal cannabis world remains an iffy business.

Company Plans to Turn Desert Town Into Cannabis Paradise

American Green announced it is buying all of Nipton, a California desert town, to turn into "an energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination."

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