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Charges Dropped Against DC Activist After 4/20 Arrest

Charges against DC advocate Adam Eidinger have been dropped after his 4/20 arrest for possession of cannabis on the steps of the US Capitol.

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.

DC Cannabis-Dealing Arrests Back to Pre-Legalization Levels

Washington, DC, voters legalized cannabis possession and cultivation in 2014, but thanks to Congress blocking a regulated market, sales remain illegal.

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.

Justice Department Turns Attention to Cannabis Enforcement

A prosecutor who was crucial in writing the DOJ's harsh new sentencing policy is now turning his focus to cannabis.

Updates From DC: Congress Could Pass MMJ Protections This Week

Jeff Sessions and the DOJ won’t be touching your medicinal marijuana anytime soon, at least not if Congress passes its newly unveiled stopgap budget bill.

State of the Leaf: Sacramento Sees 500% Drop in Cannabis Arrests

State of the Leaf is Leafly’s weekly roundup of legalization news from around the nation and the world.

Four Advocates Arrested at US Capitol ‘Smoke-in’

The four face possession charges after participating in a demonstration to protest federal cannabis prohibition as well as eight arrests in DC on 4/20.

Cannabis Supporters Plan ‘Smoke-in’ After 4/20 Arrests Near Capitol

After a free-joint giveaway that led to eight arrests, legalization supporters are returning to the Capitol — and this time they plan to light up.

DC Advocates Face Criminal Charges Over 4/20 Joint Giveaway

After weeks of preparation, DC advocates took to Capitol Hill to hand out free joints to Congressional staffers — but were quickly shut down by federal law enforcement.

State of the Leaf: Congressman Urges Trump to Respect State Cannabis

State of the Leaf is Leafly’s weekly roundup of legalization news from around the nation and the world.

Anti-Cannabis Group Violated CA Campaign Finance Laws, Commission Finds

A leading anti-legalization group has agreed to pay thousands of dollars in fines for violating California campaign finance laws as it fought Proposition 64.

Cannabis Now Has Its Own Congressional Caucus

Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Dana Rohrabacher, and Don Young form a bipartisan group dedicated to pushing progress on the issue.

The Senate Just Confirmed Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

The vote puts cannabis patients, consumers, and business owners in legal states in a precarious position.

Here’s What Happens When You’re Arrested at a Confirmation Hearing

A cannabis activist shouted during Tuesday's hearing on Jeff Sessions. Capitol Police escorted her from the room. Ever wonder what happens next?

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