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Cannabis POW: Open letter from a federal prison

By Luke Scarmazzo Some of you may be familiar with my story, for those of you who aren’t, I am serving 22 years in federal prison for running a state-compliant marijuana dispensary. In the federal...

Cannabis reform moves uptown to Manhattan

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. announced a shift in his office’s policy for New Yorkers arrested for low level marijuana possession. This policy change was created in an effort to reduce...

Cal drug sentencing reform heads to Governor

The California State Assembly has passed a bill to repeal sentence enhancements for prior drug convictions. Senate Bill 180, authored by Senators Holly Mitchell of Los Angeles and Ricardo Lara of...

Brown should veto beach ban on smoking, vaping

Remember the days when people would gather on the beaches, build a little wood fire, toast marshmallows and make smores to eat? That was fun, but this is now. California parks and beaches may soon be...

Comment: Testing, research benefit cannabis consumers

By Dr. Richard Kaufman The commercial sale of marijuana products began in 2014, following the historic vote in Colorado and Washington in November of 2012. The economic impact has been significant...

Maine legislature acts to implement legalization

The Maine Legislature has passed a bill to fund the implementation of the successful 2016 marijuana legalization initiative, Question 1, and change the agency that will regulate marijuana for adult...

Utah cannabis patients turning to voters

Utah Patients Coalition got the green light from Lt. Governor Spencer Cox to begin gathering signatures to qualify a voter initiative for the November 2018 ballot. After meeting with various state...