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Atlanta Just Decriminalized Cannabis

On Monday, the Atlanta City Council voted to pass a bill that would decriminalize possession of up to an ounce.

Iceland Gets Cooler With Proposal to Legalize Cannabis

Pawel Bartozek, a Reform Party MP, has put forth a bill in Parliament that would establish a marketplace for recreational cannabis.

Peru Could Legalize Medical Marijuana This Year

Peru has taken the first step towards legalizing cannabis by approving a bill that would allow the production and importation of medical marijuana.

Ontario Hypes Penalties for High Driving While Awaiting a Reliable Test

Ontario's harshest penalties for driving while high are reserved for young drivers, novice drivers, and commercial drivers.

Detroit Voters Will Have Say in Cannabis Regulations

Detroit voters will have an opportunity to weigh in on the region’s cannabis industry on Nov. 7, when newly proposed regulations appear on the local ballot.

New Hampshire Decrim Kicks In On Saturday

Starting tomorrow, you won't face jail time for simple cannabis possession in any New England state.

‘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.”

California Lawmakers Pass Bill to Restrict Edibles

The bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday is an attempt to prevent cannabis-infused sweets from appealing to children.

‘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.

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.”

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.

Here’s How Canada Could Decriminalize Marijuana Right Now

Why don’t you just decriminalize it already? As Canada preps for the July 2018 legalization of adult-use recreational cannabis, that’s the message the federal government has been getting from the opposing New Democratic Party as well as cannabis advocates across the country.

‘Dear Justin’: A Loving Correspondence with the Prime Minister, Episode 2

I’m on your side, Justin. I really am. But if the new cannabis regime is to be effective, it must use tools grounded in good science and be practiced fairly. As of this writing, it does neither.

How to Get a ‘Social Marijuana Use’ License in Denver

Denver's program allows public consumption of cannabis at everything from yoga studios to coffee shops to street fairs—if applicants can manage the application process.

Does Cannabis Belong in Liquor Stores? Provinces Tussle Over an Answer

Canada's alcohol industry and certain government entities are pushing to sell recreational cannabis in existing liquor stores. It's a dicey proposition.

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