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Pot Activists Try to Halt Flow of False DEA Info

Pro-marijuana activists want the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to stop disseminating false information about cannabis. Led by the nonprofit Americans for Safe Access, a group of pot supporters recent...

Marijuana Nation Not Happy With Trump’s Attorney General

The marijuana nation pretty much hates Jeff Sessions at this point. Pot people were already predisposed to disliking the Alabama senator after he said, "Good people don't smoke marijuana." President-Elec...

Democrats’ Platform to Include Support for Marijuana States

It looks like the Democrats will officially support states that legalize marijuana, medical and otherwise. The Democratic Platform Drafting Committee concluded its work with a final draft ahead of the Democr...
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Weed Entrepreneurs Unite

California's weed entrepreneurs are coming together. The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is holding its third annual national conference, the Cannabis Business Summit and Expo, in Oakland this ...

Hawaii Blocks Woody Harrelson’s Bid to Open a Marijuana Shop

Woody Harrelson had a dream to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Hawaii, where he has a residence. The state said no. The actor was not one of eight applicants recently approved by a Hawaii State Dep...
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California Pot Czar Doesn’t Know Much About Pot

California's new "marijuana czar" admits she doesn't know much about the drug she's about to regulate. Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Lori Ajax as the state's first chief of the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regul...

Facebook Is Shutting Down Dispensary Pages

Facebook has been shutting down dispensary pages, according to reports. The continued practice has affected the pages of 20 collectives in medical or recreational-legal states such as Arizona, Colorado, Main...

Marijuana States Get Protected from DEA

As expected, language in the $1.8 trillion federal spending bill recently passed by Congress seeks to protect patients in medical marijuana states such as California. The bill is expected to be signed by Pre...

Congress Urged to Halt DEA’s Cannabis War

Southern California Rep. Ted Lieu has proposed an amendment to redirect $9 million in cannabis eradication funds from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to better uses, such as programs that attempt to pr...

Oregon Town to Finalize Pot Growing Ban

Oregon voters might have approved recreational marijuana last year, but that doesn't mean the state's towns can't enact their own rules. The city council in the town of Medford last week voted to ban even pe...