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Vermont Governor Signs Cannabis Bill With ‘Mixed Emotions’

The law contains no mechanism for the taxation or sale of marijuana, although the Legislature is expected to develop such a system.

Ontario: Want Licensed Cannabis Lounges? Weigh in Now!

The existing draft of Ontario’s Cannabis Plan sees cannabis consumption forbidden in all public places—essentially restricting legal use to private residences—but the new proposals could open things up considerably.

GOP Senator Offers Bill to Legalize Cannabis in Kentucky

The bill was introduced a day after Republican Gov. Matt Bevin proposed spending cuts of more than 6 percent across most of state government.

New Bill in Congress Would Ban Federal Cannabis Enforcement in Legal States

The measure, introduced by a California congresswoman, would permanently forbid federal agencies from taking action against state-legal cannabis.

Kentucky Medical Cannabis Bill Faces Uphill Fight

Medical cannabis advocates face a tough challenge. Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer later predicted such a bill wouldn't garner enough votes to pass.

New Jersey Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Cannabis

Governor-elect Phil Murphy doesn't succeed Chris Christie until next week, but already lawmakers are moving to achieve one of his campaign promises: legalizing marijuana.

California Bill Would Ease Erasure of Cannabis Convictions

It's one of several efforts to build on the choice California voters' made to legalize marijuana despite fresh threats from the federal government.

Saskatchewan to Sell Cannabis Through Private Retailers With ‘Good Character’

The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority will issue up to 60 cannabis retail permits to private retail outlets in as many as 40 municipalities and First Nation communities across the province.

Abi Roach, Grey-Market Cannapreneur, Preps for the Legal Future

"Nothing I’ve ever done has been legal and nothing I’ve ever done has been illegal," says the founder of Toronto's longest-running cannabis lounge. "Where there’s a will there’s a way.”

Vermont House Passes Adult-Use Cannabis Bill

House lawmakers are expected to give final approval to slight changes to the original bill, and Republican Gov. Phil Scott has said he'd sign the legislation.

Alaska Authorities Vow to Fight Feds on Legal Cannabis

From the governor to the attorney general to the state's top senator, Alaska politicians are ready to defend their state's legal cannabis market.

Washington State Vows to Defend Cannabis From Federal Crackdown

From Governor Jay Inslee to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Washington state politicians are coming out swinging against the rescinding of the Cole memo.

Politicians Outraged: Sessions Move ‘Trampled the Will of the Voters’

"With no prior notice to Congress, the Justice Department has trampled on the will of the voters in CO and other states."—Cory Gardner, US Senator from Colorado

The 5 Most Surprising Cannabis Stories of 2017

From mandatory cannabis lockboxes to suddenly pro-cannabis senators, these are the stories that triggered our "surprise" emojis in 2017.

Dear Prime Minister: ‘Tis the Season to Discuss Cannabis Advertising

Canada’s Federal Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation has released their naughty-or-nice list of cannabis advertising rules. Let’s review!

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