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NORML Blasts Police for Chasing Cannabis Suspect With Bulldozer

State police went grossly overboard in their pursuit of a marijuana suspect whose body was found under a bulldozer that authorities used to search for him, the group said Thursday.

#PermitPatty Episode Blows Up on California Cannabis Company

Bay Area stores are dropping TreatWell after its founder called police on an 8-year-old girl for selling bottled water.

7 Things We Learned From Time’s Creepy Jeff Sessions Cover Story

Drug treatment 'doesn't work for a lot of people,' says the AG. What works? More prisons and more prisoners, he believes.

Death Penalty for Drugs? Trump Makes the Loser’s Choice in Opioid Fight

Seeking the death penalty for drug dealers is stupid, cruel, and dangerous. Trump thinks it works. The evidence says it doesn't.

DAs Making it Easier to Clear California Cannabis Convictions

San Francisco's DA is proactively expunging cannabis convictions, but other counties are waiting for people to come forward before acting.

Sessions Advisor Ramping up Drug War, Profiting From Drug Tests

Meet Robert DuPont, an ancient relic from the Nixon years who's come back to haunt the 21st century.

Privateer Holdings Closes $100m Funding Round, Pledges $5m to Repair Drug War Damage

The industry's leading private equity firm brings its total investment to $200m, while pledging $5m+ to communities most harmed by the war on drugs.

Ex-Cops Are Cashing in on Cannabis. Is That Okay?

Toronto's ex-police chief is now in the cannabis biz. Those he arrested are excluded. There's a right & a wrong way to do that pivot, says David Bienenstock.

Booker Debuts ‘Marijuana Justice Act’ to Legalize Cannabis

The New Jersey senator wants to fully deschedule cannabis, effectively ending 80 years of federal prohibition.

Congress Pushes Back Against Jeff Sessions’ Drug War 2.0

If Jeff Sessions was expecting applause for his bid to revive the war on drugs last Friday, he’s not hearing much of it from Congress.

5 Reasons Why Jeff Sessions’ Drug War Reboot Will Fail

The American public is embracing legalization, and it may help the opioid crisis. So why is Jeff Sessions still hating on cannabis?

How Rachael Leigh Cook’s Famous Frying Pan Ad Got Rebooted

Recipe for a viral video: eggs, a frying pan, and a new lesson about racist drug policies.

Court Sides With Students in Iowa State NORML T-Shirt Case

Iowa State University cannot prevent an advocacy group from distributing a T-shirt with the university mascot on one side and a cannabis leaf on the other.

Searching for Jack Herer, the ‘Emperor’ of American Cannabis

How did a California conspiracy theorist inspire a movement and become a cannabis legend?

Amid Drug-War Chaos, France is Reconsidering Its Cannabis Policies

Signs that France is finally taking cannabis reform seriously emerged this summer, but a recent series of events has sped the shift.

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