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Illinois Senate Approves Marijuana Ballot Question

Illinois voters would be able to say whether they support legalizing adult-use cannabis under a proposal lawmakers have approved.

Quebec Battles Federal Law and Facts En Route to Legalization

Its government is fighting the federal home-grow mandate, its landlords want the right to ban cannabis, and its top-ranking officials are peddling easily disproven lies. What is Quebec’s problem?

Vote to Release Delaware Cannabis Legalization Report Fails

Only 12 members of the 25-member panel voted to release the report, short of a majority. All state cabinet agency representatives on the task either abstained from voting or were absent.

How Liberal Marin County Turned NIMBY on Cannabis

California's dreamiest county, home of fine wine and redwood tubs, loves its cannabis. But stores are apparently too gauche to bear.

Canada Seems Ready to Break Three International Treaties to Legalize Cannabis

Some legal experts believe Canada should abide by the terms of the treaties even if it means delaying legalization to allow enough time for withdrawal.

How Trina Fraser Became the Canadian Cannabis Industry’s Go-To Lawyer

"What continues to fascinate me is the intersection of politics, law and regulations, cultural and societal values, and business."

Tribes Cut out of California Cannabis Market Might Grow Their Own

Tribes floated the idea of setting up farms and retail sales on reservations after concluding that state rules would strip them of their right to self-governance.

The Grass Really Is Greener: How Legalization Is Impacting Prohibition

From quality to products (and even vernacular), the past several years have brought rapid growth and innovation to areas restricted by harsh marijuana laws.

‘Dear God…So Crazy…COUGHCOUGH’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From Seth Rogen's gravity-bong-inspired proclamations to US senators slamming the pharmaceutical industry for opposing legalization, here are the week's most notable cannabis quotes.

UK Parliament Members Blame Own Party for Blocking Medical Cannabis Vote

“To my shame, my party … voted to sabotage this bill today,” MP Paul Flynn, who introduced a medical marijuana measure, told reporters.

England, a Holdout in Western Europe, to Consider Medical Cannabis Bill

Parliament on Friday will consider a bill to legalize medical cannabis. It's the furthest the UK legalization movement has come in years, but it's still a long shot.

California Scrambles to Speed Sluggish Expungement Process

A year after a law took affect allowing people to erase old cannabis convictions, nearly a million people still have criminal records more tarnished than they deserve.

How the Hippocratic Oath Drove This Doctor to Speak Up About Medical Cannabis

Dr. Michael Verbora spent six years in medical school, during which only 30 minutes were devoted to learning about cannabis. Now he's fighting to change that, one conversation at a time.

Massachusetts Regulators Face Questions on Cannabis Cafés

Social consumption has been a matter of discussion in nearly every legal state, but the Massachusetts proposal would go further than what others have allowed.

Cannabis Act Senate Watch: A Resolved Stalemate Creates a New Sale Date

Senators have agreed to vote on the Cannabis Act by June 7. Because it will take at least eight weeks to get the retail system going after the bill is passed, Canadians will have to wait until at least August to buy recreational cannabis.

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