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U.N. Report: Worldwide Cannabis Consumption, Perception on the Rise

Cannabis remains the most commonly used illegal substance across the globe, with an estimated 183 million people having used marijuana during 2014.

Titans’ Derrick Morgan Voices Support for MMJ in the NFL

Players like Morgan are becoming more aware of the negative health effects that accompany professional football, such as chronic traumatic brain injury.

State of the Leaf: Setback in Michigan, Progress in Vermont, and a Three-Way Race in Montana

Michigan's ballot measure hits a snag, more qualifying conditions come to Vermont, and Israel unveils 2-year study of cannabis patients.

Jane West: Cannabis, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Over the past several decades, we have increasingly pursued happiness in pill bottles. The prescription is clearly not working.

The Shake: Is Cannabis the ‘Worst Kept Secret in Athletics’?

The NYPD chief's backward logic on cannabis, 19 great ways to derail your new business venture, and 2 Chainz's expensive indulgence.

NFL Player Eugene Monroe Calls Out League’s Opioid Use, Endorses Cannabis

You’ve heard that football players are regularly pumped full of painkillers. Ever wonder what that looks like? Baltimore Ravens tackle Eugene Monroe wants to show you.

The Shake: California Police and Prisons Fight Legalization, and Vets Can Talk to Docs About Cannabis

Toronto dispensaries vow to fight the mayor's crackdown, Vermont entrepreneurs are feeling bullish, and the DEA is a stick in the mud.

Crash and Burn in Burlington: How Legalization Failed in Vermont

A session that began with a serious chance to legalize in Vermont ended with no legalization, no expansion of decriminalization, and not even a commission to study the issue.

The Shake: California’s Golden Opportunity for Legalization

Canadian cities launch dispensary crackdowns, Chris Christie throws a cannabis tantrum, and Washington tells kids to "Listen2YourSelfie."

The Shake: Walgreens Acknowledges the Reality of Medical Cannabis

San Diego threatens criminal charges, legalization will be harder than you think, and a presidential candidate in the Philippines says he'd kill his kids over drug use.

Can Cannabis Help Treat Painkiller and Heroin Addiction?

The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates.

Man’s Jail Death Adds New Face to Debate on Cannabis Laws

The recent death of a man behind bars on a cannabis possession charge has put a face on the debate over decriminalizing marijuana in New Hampshire, the only New England state without some form of marijuana decriminalization law.

The Shake: 4/20 Edition

We can’t even begin to encompass all the news that’s breaking on this, the biggest and grandest and most blow-up-iest 4/20 in the history of time and the universe.

Maine Could Be First State to OK Medical Cannabis to Treat Addicts

Caregivers and patients told state regulators Tuesday that cannabis eases the symptoms of opioid withdrawal and offers a healthier alternative to the prescription painkillers.

Vermont Cannabis Hearing Draws Supporters, Opponents

Vermont lawmakers heard differing views Thursday on a bill to legalize marijuana, although a majority of those who testified before legislative committees said they support the measure.