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U.N. Hears Major Differences on Global Approach to Drug Use

The first U.N. General Assembly special session to address global drug policy in nearly 20 years heard major differences on the approach to drug use on its second day on Wednesday.

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.

Canada Will Bring Legalization Measure in Early 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to introduce legalization legislation in the spring of 2017, the country's health minister announced on Wednesday.

The Shake: U.N. Drug Summit Begins With Fireworks, and DEA Science Stinks

Researchers in California are designing cannabis sobriety tests, D.C. lawmakers ban cannabis cafés, and New Zealand police make an oopsie.

The U.N. Already Blasted Legalization and the Conference Just Started

Werner Sipp, president of the U.N.’s International Narcotics Control Board, pooh-poohed the idea of cannabis legalization and “so-called ‘new approaches’” to drug policy.

The Shake: The Feds’ Big Eradication Spend and the Massachusetts Smackdown

More and more doctors want cannabis to be legal, Mexico's president is MIA from the U.N. summit, and did someone say, "dragon balls"?

The Shake: NFL Players Team Up to Study Medical Cannabis

Cannabis advocates are about to descend on the U.N., Bill Maher talks cannabis and the creative process, and criminal penalties are still outrageous.

Canadian and Mexican Lawmakers Seek Broad Leeway From U.N. Drug Summit

Representatives from Canada and Mexico are calling on the United Nations to give countries broad authority to regulate cannabis within their borders.

The Shake: Cannabaristas, Helping the Homeless, and CBD Oil Massages

All eyes are on U.S. cannabis policy in advance of a special United Nations summit, Israeli companies are drawing American investments, and a man is rewarded for being punched repeatedly in the face.

The Shake: UN Urged to Legalize, Coal Miners OK Cannabis, and D.C. to Host Canna-Fest

In today's Shakeup, Colorado coal miners consider cannabis, the deadline hits for Georgia's medical marijuana program expansion, and is Drumpf the best bet for legalization?

Blockbuster Report Backs U.N. Cannabis Regulation, End to Prohibition

A major report issued this morning by The Lancet urges the U.N. to rethink its drug policy and adopt a number of major changes, including an end to cannabis prohibition.

The Shake: Snoop Boosts Romanian Tourism, World Leaders Urge U.N. to End Drug War, and New Orleans Takes a Half Step Forward

A bad Montana court decision could be delayed, a Leafly contributor breaks the latest news about Washington pesticides, and a Denver consultant predicts cannabis shortages.

The Shake: Kofi Annan Wants Drug Reform, Rihanna and Drake Spark Up in Canada

Utah patients are sick of lawmakers' stoner jokes, New York's medical program is stalling, and the Philadelphia Flower Show realizes what else is called "flower."