Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Friday morning announced his intention to introduce legislation to decriminalize marijuana federally.
Former House Speaker John Boehner announced Wednesday that he is joining the advisory board of one of the nation’s largest cannabis dispensers to help shift federal policy concerning medical marijuana.
Two new studies, released Monday in the American Medical Association’s journal of internal medicine, provide new evidence suggesting legalization of medical and recreational marijuana reduced opioid prescription rates, an important development as America continues to face a crisis of opioid overdose deaths.
A Democrat running for Congress in Illinois’ fifth congressional district showcased his support for marijuana legalization by smoking pot in a new campaign ad.
A new California proposal to create a state-run bank to serve the state’s marijuana industry is raising red flags for some consumer advocates, including those who support legal cannabis sales.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R.) on Monday signed into law a measure allowing the possession of marijuana for recreational use.
Protecting the state’s burgeoning cannabis industry is the latest front in California’s war with the Trump administration, as state officials work to make California a so-called “sanctuary state” for the marijuana industry.
Southwestern border states that legalize medical marijuana see a notable decline in violent crime rates, especially in border counties and as compared against states that do not, a recently released study concluded.
Law enforcement and prosecutor organizations gave their support to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s Thursday decision to rescind Obama-era guidance which discouraged prosecutors from enforcing the federal laws against marijuana in states which had legalized the drug.