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State of the Leaf: Congressman Urges Trump to Respect State Cannabis

State of the Leaf is Leafly’s weekly roundup of legalization news from around the nation and the world.

Colorado Backs Off Plans for Cannabis Clubs

Colorado lawmakers have backed off plans to regulate cannabis clubs, saying the state would invite a federal crackdown

Here Is Canada’s Full Legalization Bill

Canada just made history by proposing the full federal legalization of cannabis. Here's the entire legislative package.

Illinois Lawmakers, Advocates Join to Boost Legalization Effort

Illinois lawmakers are joining forces with state and national advocates to push a proposal to regulate and tax cannabis for adult use.

Oregon Set to Shield Cannabis Customer Data From US Officials

The bipartisan proposal would protect consumers by abolishing a business practice where shops keep track of customers' names, birthdates, addresses and other personal information.

Congress Pushes to Renew Rohrabacher-Farr Patient Protections

A group of US House members led by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher wants the feds to maintain their hands-off approach towards states with legal medicinal cannabis.

Colorado Set to Prohibit Cannabis Co-op Growing Operations

Colorado is set to ban cannabis growing co-ops after the state Senate unanimously approved a bill making it a crime for people to grow cannabis for others.

Rhode Island Cannabis Legalization Proponents Push for Vote

Rhode Island state legislators hoping to legalize cannabis say they have enough support to pass a bill in the Democrat-controlled General Assembly.

California Moves to Unite Conflicting Cannabis Laws

California is one step closer to resolving tricky legal conflicts on its path to becoming the nation's largest marijuana economy.

House OKs Maryland Bill to Boost Minority Cannabis Businesses

"Less than 1 percent of the licenses held in the entire country are held by African Americans and other minorities," one state lawmaker noted.

California Leaders Want to Block a Fed Move Against Cannabis

The state of California continues to draw lines in the sand in its continuing battle against the federal government.

Cannabis Legalization Bills Make Splash in Congress

Federal cannabis prohibition could soon come to an end thanks to a package of congressional bills introduced Thursday morning.

Illinois Considers Cannabis Legalization, Seeking Financial Boost

Advocates are trying to lay the groundwork for Illinois to become the first state in the Midwest and the ninth nationwide to legalize recreational cannabis.

Colorado Crackdown on Homegrown Cannabis Advances

A Colorado plan to crack down on homegrown cannabis is heading to the governor's desk after lawmakers changed the bill to give cannabis patients more leeway.

Cannabis Club Showdown Looms Between Colorado Governor, Lawmakers

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper told reporters recently that he opposes the cannabis club bill if it allows indoor smoking.

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