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Maine Lawmakers Fail to Override Governor’s Cannabis Veto

The result means lawmakers will have to go back to the drawing board in January to craft rules governing the sale of marijuana in Maine.

‘I Spent the Next Day and a Half in Bed’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

Alex Trebek trips hard on some potent potables, Larry Flint lashes out at the Trump administration, Bill Nye the Science Guy throws shade at stoned ultimate frisbee players, and more.

Trump Declares Opioid Health Emergency; Sessions Blames Cannabis

Administration officials made clear that the declaration, which lasts for 90 days, comes with no dedicated money.

Tom Marino Out as Trump’s Drug Czar Nominee, Again

The Pennsylvania politico withdrew in May, citing his mother's illness. Now he gets booted for fueling America's opioid crisis.

DEA Head Chuck Rosenberg Resigns. Now Who Takes Over?

The Obama-era appointee had clashed with the Trump administration on a number of issues.

Colorado to Sessions: Cannabis Industry Working, Can Do Better

Colorado's legal marijuana industry is working — and can work better with federal collaboration, the state's governor and Republican attorney general told U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Oregon Governor and Police Superintendent Slam Sessions’ Memo

Top Oregon officials this week lashed out at US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent attack on the state’s legal cannabis system.

Governors of 2 Cannabis States Push Back on Trump Administration

Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry.

Cannabis States Try to Curb Smuggling, Fend off Administration

Legal cannabis states are trying to clamp down on "diversion" even as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions presses for enforcement of federal laws against marijuana.

Judge Halts Feds’ Cannabis Case, Citing Rohrabacher-Blumenauer

Still need a reason to care about that obscure federal spending provision known as the Rohrabacher–Blumenauer amendment? Here’s one.

In White House’s Quest to End Opioid Crisis, Where’s Cannabis?

Cannabis has been conspicuously absent from the White House’s discussion of the opioid crisis despite growing evidence it that the plant could help reduce overdoses.

Senators Urge Trump Administration to Consider Cannabis as Opioid Alternative

Two US senators have submitted several suggested reforms to the White House, including the use of medical cannabis as an alternative to opioid painkillers.

Jeff Sessions’ (Unfounded) Love Letter to DARE

At the anti-drug organization's 30th annual conference, Sessions sang the group's praises. One problem: DARE didn’t work.

Koch Network Warns Trump Against ‘Failed’ Cannabis Fight

The conservative Koch political network is coming out hard against the Trump administration’s plan to step up enforcement of the nation’s cannabis laws.

Jeff Sessions Asks Congress to End Medical Cannabis Protections

In a May 1 letter to congressional leaders, Sessions urged federal lawmakers to oppose a crucial provision known as the Rohrabacher–Blumenauer amendment.

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