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‘It’s High Time to Address Research Into Medical Marijuana’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

Orrin Hatch dusts off his book of marijuana puns, newspaper editorial boards urge Congress to protect cannabis and hemp, Alex Jones asks about Trump's phantom campaign promise, and more.

Podcast: The Roll-Up, Ep 2: Utah Thinks It’s Punny

Did Sen. Orrin Hatch really mean to say "in the weeds" and all that?

‘Exchanging Prohibition for Extreme Regulation’: Toronto Braces for New Cannabis Reality

"[Ontario] could have simply licensed all the existing dispensaries," says lawyer Jack Lloyd. "Instead, they’ve elected to declare war on a group of political activists, cannabis enthusiasts, and cannabis legalization activists. To say that it’s draconian is an understatement.”

Canadian Police Sound the Alarm Over Legalization Deadline

Canada's police services told the Canadian government Tuesday that there is no chance they will be ready to enforce new laws for nationwide legalized marijuana by next summer.

Maine Lawmakers Propose 20% Sales Tax on Adult-Use Cannabis

Maine lawmakers want to double the recreational marijuana sales tax to 20 percent. The Legislature's marijuana legalization committee will consider the issue Sept. 26.

Massachusetts Cannabis Regulators Meet Publicly for 1st Time

The newly appointed board that will regulate marijuana in Massachusetts met publicly for the first time Tuesday, more than 10 months after voters voted to legalize recreational cannabis.

Nevada Legalization Is Changing the Las Vegas Scene. Could Consumption Lounges Be Next?

Las Vegas has become a new tourist mecca for the cannabis-curious, but visitors don't have a public place to enjoy their legal purchases. Are consumption lounges inevitable?

Washington Sees Declines in Teen Use, Treatment Admissions Since Legalization

For legalization opponents eager to see regulated cannabis markets fail, a new government report out of Washington state doesn't yield much in the way of talking points.

‘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.

Podcast: The Roll-Up, Ep 1: Thank You For Sharing That With America

Editors Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Dave Schmader analyze the week's top stories. Come for the info, stay for the jokes and obscure cultural references.

The Ontario Proposition: Details and Feedback from the Scene

To come up with its new policy, Ontario looked at the US states that have legalized cannabis, to establish a “safe and sensible framework.”

Ontario Shocker: Province to Restrict Legal Cannabis Sales to 150 Government-Run Stores and One Website

A newly released plan would completely outlaw the province’s thriving and beloved independent dispensaries.

Vermont Governor Forms Commission to Study Cannabis Legalization

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Thursday signed an executive order establishing a Marijuana Advisory Commission that will study the best way to legalize adult-use cannabis.

Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana Takes Aim at Quebec

Quebec has one of the highest barriers to medical cannabis in Canada. Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana is ready to change that.

Illinois Legislature Considers Cannabis Legalization Pros and Cons

Law enforcement officials and drug-policy experts took sharply differing stands Wednesday on whether Illinois should legalize general use of marijuana.

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