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Nearly 500,000 Pot Arrests in Liberal California

A new Drug Policy Alliance report, "It's Not Legal Yet: Nearly 500,000 Marijuana Arrests in California in the Last Decade," says cops continue to arrest people in the Golden State for cannabis-related offen...

Marijuana Fest Is Postponed After Brush Fire Rages

A hip-hop flavored marijuana festival was postponed because a major Southern California brush fire forced authorities to use its venue, the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville, for evacuees. ...

Marijuana Will Not Be Rescheduled, Report Says

National Public Radio got ahead of a long-expected announcement today on the legal status of marijuana.DEA head Chuck Rosenberg told the broadcaster last night that cannabis will not move from its top p...

Pot Arrests Are Way up in New York

New York state has a medical marijuana law, and the Big Apple has enjoyed virtual cannabis decriminalization since 1977.Yet cops in the city continue to arrest minorities at a much higher rate than whit...

$2 Million Pledged to Fight Legalization

Anti-marijuana group SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) Action says it has more than $2 million aimed at stopping legalization in California and other states.The cash will also be used to attempt to de...

Industry ‘Cannabis Caucuses’ Happen This Week

The California Cannabis Caucuses for marijuana businesses happen this week.One takes place in Santa Monica today. The other happens in Oakland Thursday. They're being organized by the  (NCIA).Schedu...

L.A. Pot Retailers Head for the Ballot

The self-proclaimed "largest trade association of compliant medical marijuana dispensaries operating legally within the City of Los Angeles" wants to change the rules of the game in L.A.A little.The Uni...

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...

CBD Maker Asks for Help After Raid

A cannabidiol (CBD) maker in Sonoma County, California is urging supporters to take action after cops raided the operation earlier this month.Care By Design of Santa Rosa is asking supporters to let politic...
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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 ...

Ohio Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Way to go Ohio.You're almost there. Governor and former presidential candidate John Kasich recently announced that he signed Ohio House Bill 523 into law.The bill "authorizes the use of marijuana for me...