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UK Parliament Members Blame Own Party for Blocking Medical Cannabis Vote

“To my shame, my party … voted to sabotage this bill today,” MP Paul Flynn, who introduced a medical marijuana measure, told reporters.

England, a Holdout in Western Europe, to Consider Medical Cannabis Bill

Parliament on Friday will consider a bill to legalize medical cannabis. It's the furthest the UK legalization movement has come in years, but it's still a long shot.

California Scrambles to Speed Sluggish Expungement Process

A year after a law took affect allowing people to erase old cannabis convictions, nearly a million people still have criminal records more tarnished than they deserve.

After Error, Ohio Senator Seeks Review of Medical Cannabis Program

Legislation introduced by a Republican state senator would hold up grower, processor, and tester licenses until program flaws can be addressed.

Cannabis Act Senate Watch: A Resolved Stalemate Creates a New Sale Date

Senators have agreed to vote on the Cannabis Act by June 7. Because it will take at least eight weeks to get the retail system going after the bill is passed, Canadians will have to wait until at least August to buy recreational cannabis.

Alberta’s Cannabis Plan: Private Retailers With Strict Government Oversight

Today's announcement brought a wealth of specific information for Alberta’s would-be cannabis retailers.

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.

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