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New York State Health Officials Conclude ‘Legalize It’

The New York State Health Department's 2018 Marijuana Legalization Assessment Report will go down in history.

Analysis: Will the NYPD Really Stop Frivolous Marijuana Arrests?

New York will take fewer marijuana smokers to police stations starting Sept. 1. Critics say it's too little too late as the public clamors for bigger cannabis reforms.

President Trump Will ‘Probably’ Back STATES Act to End Federal Prohibition

President Trump came out in support of the STATES Act to end federal marijuana prohibition in states that have legalized cannabis.

FAQ: What the STATES Act Would Do, and Why It’s a Game-Changer

This historic bill could end federal prohibition. Here's everything you need to know.

Michigan GOP Leaders Face Off Over Cannabis Legalization Initiative

The Legislature could adopt the citizen-initiated legalization bill—which would enable lawmakers to later amend it—or do nothing and let it go on the ballot.

Proposal to Cut California Cannabis Taxes Is Dead in the Water

Proponents said the measure, which would reduce taxes for three years, was meant to speed the transition away from the illegal market and into regulated sales.

Illinois House Considers Cannabis to Fight Opioids

The Senate's approved the idea. But Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has fought previous efforts to expand medical marijuana.

Rohrabacher–Blumenauer Renewal OK’d by Congressional Committee

A powerful Congressional committee has voted to extend federal protections for medical marijuana patients and providers in legal-cannabis states.

Louisiana Looks to Add PTSD, Pain to Medical Marijuana Conditions

If Gov. John Bel Edwards signs a bill now making its way through the legislature, Louisiana could become an actual MMJ state.

New Rhode Island Bill Would Legalize Cannabis for Adults

The proposal would create a system to tax and regulate marijuana in Rhode Island that mirrors the system in Massachusetts.

Maine Lawmakers Overturn LePage’s Veto of Cannabis Sales Bill

Gov. Paul LePage is running out of options to block state voters' and lawmakers' attempts to allow a regulated cannabis market in Maine.

In Iowa, Medical Marijuana’s Future Remains Hazy

"We've provided some false hope," said state Sen. Joe Bolkcom, who has backed efforts to expand medical marijuana access. "There are thousands of Iowans counting on us to deliver."

Missouri House Moves to Legalize Medical Marijuana

The bill would allow anyone over 18 dying of a terminal disease to access smokeless medical cannabis, along with people with cancer, Alzheimer's, PTSD, and a variety of other conditions.

Louisiana House Backs Medical Marijuana Expansion

Supporters say therapeutic marijuana could help veterans suffering from PTSD and others with severe medical conditions, rather than steering them to addictive opioids.

Senate’s Top Republican Introduces Bill to Legalize Hemp Nationwide

McConnell’s bill would remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and effectively treat the crop like any other agricultural product.

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