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Arizona Proposal Would Jail Cannabis Doctors Who Break Rules

Republicans hailed the proposal, but Democrats warned that Arizona would be slapping heavy penalties on doctors who can already face sanctions from licensing boards.

Rick Steves Tells Us What He’s About to Tell Congress

In advance of briefing Congress on US marijuana policy, Rick Steves—travel writer, PBS host, and passionate cannabis advocate—shares his views on the problems of prohibition.

Bipartisan Proposal Would Put Cannabis Legalization on Arizona Ballot

Voters would have another chance to weigh in on legalizing marijuana in Arizona under a proposal in the state House.

Budget Deal Extends Medical Marijuana Protections, but Only Temporarily

After a brief government shutdown—and another moment of angst for the cannabis industry—a key protection for state-legal cannabis will live another day.

Cash-Strapped Greece Sees Growth in Medical Cannabis

Greece says it's fast-tracking plans to legalize growth of medical cannabis, arguing that interest from investors could help efforts to pull the country out of years of crisis.

BC Cannabis Regulations: What You Need to Know

In newly unveiled rules, British Columbia stipulates that individuals aged 19 and up will be allowed to buy recreational cannabis in standalone retail stores, some privately owned and operated, others run by the government.

Indiana Poised to Legalize CBD Sales for All

The Indiana Senate voted 35-13 on Monday to allow cannabidiol to be sold without restriction. The Indiana House previously approved similar legislation.

Bill to Reduce Iowa Cannabis Penalties Faces Uncertain Future

The bill would make first offense possession of 5 grams or less a simple misdemeanor instead of a serious misdemeanor, reducing jail time and court fees.

‘Democracy Dies in Dankness’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From Trumpy typos to expunged convictions, here are the week's most notable cannabis quotables.

‘Sensible Ontario’ Brings the Fight for Ontario Cannabis Lounges to the People

The grassroots campaign Sensible Ontario is challenging Ontario's cannabis legislation, pushing for both licensed cannabis lounges and private cannabis stores.

New Mexico’s New Legalization Bill Is Shockingly Good. Too Bad It Won’t Pass.

The bill is remarkably comprehensive, but don’t get your hopes up just yet—even the bill’s supporters acknowledge it’s unlikely to pass this year.

Utah Advances Plan to Allow Cannabis for Terminally Ill, Growing For Research

Critics say the piecemeal approach doesn't go far enough.

Canadian Cannabis Legalization: A Guide to Laws by Province

Canada's Cannabis Act will legalize adult-use recreational cannabis across the country, with specifics of legalization—from where cannabis can be sold to the minimum age for purchase—left to provinces to set for themselves. Here's a province-by-province guide to Canada's forthcoming new cannabis regulations.

7 Takeaways From Statistics Canada’s ‘Cannabis Stats Hub’

Examining data such as the Canadian share of the American market and seizure data at the border, this wide-ranging study illuminates the Canadian cannabis sector from 1961 to 2017.

New Mexico Considers Lower Penalties for Cannabis Possession

Democratic Sen. Joseph Cervantes of Las Cruces introduced a bill that would provide a purely monetary penalty for low-level marijuana violations. The changes would free up resource for courts, prosecutors and defense attorneys.

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