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Select California’s Cannabis Cities Reap Millions in Sales Taxes, the Rest Miss Out

Hundreds of millions of dollars flows to select cities while most California counties stay dry

Pennsylvania Should Totally Legalize it, State Auditor Concludes

Pennsylvania marijuana legalization efforts got a boost from the state auditor, who concluded the state could make $581 million per year in taxes on cannabis.

Oklahoma Officials Defied Will of the People, AG Says

Voters approved full medical cannabis access, not smoking bans and THC limits, the state's Attorney General finds.

What Are You Smoking? Episode 43: Cannabis at the Ballot Box

This Independence Day, we’re celebrating the red, white, blue, and green with a look at the status of legal cannabis across the US courtesy of guests Ben Adlin and Bruce Barcott.

Mango Haze, World Cup, and Independence Day — This Is #MondayMotivation

Look out for World Cup, Marvel's new "Ant-Man" film, July 4 fireworks, and much more in Leafly's Monday radar report.

Senate Passes Farm Bill That Legalizes Hemp

The Senate Farm Bill passed Thursday includes a provision from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., legalizing the production of industrial hemp.

What’s Legal With Cannabis on July 1 in Massachusetts and Vermont

We're still waiting for Massachusetts stores to open, but Vermont and Bay State residents can pack super legal bowls starting Sunday.

Analysis: Will the NYPD Really Stop Frivolous Marijuana Arrests?

New York will take fewer marijuana smokers to police stations starting Sept. 1. Critics say it's too little too late as the public clamors for bigger cannabis reforms.

How Cannabis Fueled the Rise of Oakland Bluesman Fantastic Negrito

Grammy Award-winning Oakland blues musician Fantastic Negrito talks cannabis and Oakland before his 2018 album and tour launch.

Is Massachusetts Fumbling Its July 1 Legalization Launch?

Massachusetts is on track to miss its July 1 legalization launch day due to local and state red tape and foot-dragging.

Rep. Ted Lieu, MedMen Make History in Venice

In a world-first, a sitting congressman, Rep. Ted Lieu, is scheduled to cut the ribbon on the new, fully licensed, adult-use cannabis retail outlet, MedMen Venice Beach — Abbot Kinney.

President Trump Will ‘Probably’ Back STATES Act to End Federal Prohibition

President Trump came out in support of the STATES Act to end federal marijuana prohibition in states that have legalized cannabis.

FAQ: What the STATES Act Would Do, and Why It’s a Game-Changer

This historic bill could end federal prohibition. Here's everything you need to know.

Pro-Cannabis Candidates Clean Up In California Primary Election 2018

Winning pols knew which way the vapor was blowing.

How Trina Fraser Became the Canadian Cannabis Industry’s Go-To Lawyer

"What continues to fascinate me is the intersection of politics, law and regulations, cultural and societal values, and business."

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