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Maine Houses Passes Compromise on Cannabis Sales

A new attempt to create a legal framework for marijuana sales in Maine has passed the state's House of Representatives.

Georgia Lawmakers Approve PTSD, Intractable Pain as Qualifying Conditions

Georgia law gives Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican in the last year of his final term, 40 days to decide whether to sign or veto legislation, or allow it to become law without his name.

South Carolina a Step Closer to Medical Marijuana Legalization

If South Carolina's measure becomes law, it would be among the most restrictive medical marijuana laws in the country.

Utah OKs Limited Medical Marijuana Law for Terminally Ill

To qualify, patients must have six months or less to live, and doctors would not be allowed to recommend the treatment to more than 25 patients at a time.

Medical Marijuana Advocates Outraged Over Georgia PTSD Bill

Rep. David Clark, a Republican Army veteran who sponsored the bill, accused Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle of "playing politics" and stifling the proposal by calling for another study committee.

Connecticut Lawmakers Taking Another Look at Legalizing Cannabis

As a growing number of New England states are allowing people to possess and use cannabis, Connecticut legislators are under pressure to revisit the issue.

California Bill Would Temporarily Cut State Cannabis Taxes

The bipartisan bill is an effort to encourage the state's transition to a legal, regulated cannabis market.

Law Enforcement Slams Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill at Capitol Hearing

For a second straight day, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony but took no vote on the measure. A committee chairman said it could come up again Wednesday.

Kentucky Lawmakers Review Medical Marijuana Bill

A Kentucky House committee has been hearing comments from supporters and opponents of a measure to legalize medical cannabis.

How Did Cannabis Legalization Stall in New Jersey?

Gov. Phil Murphy’s inauguration raised the expectations of many cannabis advocates to new heights—maybe a bit too high.

States Mull ‘Sanctuary’ Status for Cannabis Businesses

Some states are considering so-called sanctuary status for licensed cannabis businesses, hoping to protect the fledgling industry from a shift in federal enforcement policy.

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?

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."

‘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.

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