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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.

The Shake: SCOTUS Rejects Colorado Lawsuit, Racial Disparities Persist, and Infused Nutella is a Thing Now

Arrest data paint an unflattering picture, the federal government criticizes its own handling of cannabis, and cannabis growers look to farmers for inspiration.

Leafly Science Roundup: Can Cannabis Improve Your Workout?

Cannabis doesn't make you anxious or depressed, a new study says. The DEA walks back its argument on stoned bunnies. And the effort to develop for a cannabis breathalyzer could be harder than you think. That and more in the (first-ever!) Leafly science roundup.

The Shake: Roseanne Gets in the Biz, Chris & Carly Get Out

A new Senate bill expected Thursday afternoon would also give students with drug convictions a chance at federal student aid.