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Japanese Medical Marijuana Activist Dies While Awaiting Trial

Japanese medical marijuana activist Masamitsu Yamamoto died Monday of liver failure while awaiting trial for cannabis possession, a crime that carries a minimum sentence of five years in prison.

Publix Heir Donates $800,000 to Fight Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization

The Carol Jenkins Barnett Family Trust donated $800,000 in mid-July to a group campaigning to kill Florida’s proposed medical cannabis amendment.

Loss of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a Boost for Cannabis Legalization

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's cannabis antipathy is evidenced in word, deed, and voting record. And that could cost her at the polls.

Republican Voters Favor Cannabis Legalization for the First Time

It's a huge step forward for a party that still officially refuses to acknowledge even the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

Trump or the Prohibitionists: Who Will Get Sheldon Adelson’s Cash?

Having a staunch prohibitionist underwrite the GOP, and thereby amass influence over the party’s nominee, policies, and direction, does not bode well for legalization.

Meet Ann Lee, the Texas Republican Calling for Legalization in Cleveland

The founder of RAMP — Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition — is attending her first national confab since 1984, and she's bringing the legalization love strong.

Colorado Cannabis Opponents Give up Fight Over Potency Limits

Marijuana opponents in Colorado have given up a plan to ask voters about requiring less-potent cannabis and telling consumers that the drug could cause brain damage and paranoia.

In Denmark, Raid on Christiania’s Cannabis Market Spurs Push for Reform

It certainly wasn't the first raid on the autonomous Copenhagen neighborhood, where cannabis is openly bought and sold. But this time, the action was met with strong condemnation by others in Danish law enforcement.

American Commits Suicide in Taiwan Court Over 4-Year Cannabis Sentence

An American man convicted of growing cannabis in Taiwan slashed his throat with a pair of scissors last week after being sentenced to four years in prison.

Anti-Cannabis Leader Resigns Over Controversial Tweets About Orlando Massacre

In the wake of Sunday’s tragic shooting rampage at a popular gay night club in Orlando, an anti-cannabis group saw an opportunity to score political points.

Ravens Release Eugene Monroe, NFL Player Who Gave $80K for Medical Marijuana

Numerous reports have surfaced that the Ravens have been trying to distance themselves from the eight-year veteran. Now the team has.

Why Are the Feds Out to Get 19-Year-Old Devontre Thomas?

Why is the U.S. Attorney bringing federal possession charges against a recent high-school graduate — in Oregon of all places?

Nevada Officials Endorse Legalization, While Review-Journal Does About-Face

Ten current members of the Legislature were among those to urge Nevadans to support legalization. Meanwhile, a Las Vegas newspaper's editorial stance flip-flopped after being purchased by a outspoken prohibitionist.

The Shake: Toronto Expo Kicks Off Under Crackdown Cloud, Legalization Foes Forget the Children

Illegal smuggling hits an all-time low, the Swiss jump on the vape train, and a dog's bum bite harshes a Texas man's mellow.

NYPD’s ‘200 Pounds of Marijuana’ Tweet Inspires Critical Backlash

If the precinct thought its triumphant cannabis-bust announcement would inspire attaboys from the locals, it was sorely mistaken.