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In Thailand, Opinion on Cannabis Is Changing. How Far Will It Go?

Last year, Thailand became the first Southeast Asian country to legalize medical cannabis. Now advocates want the country to reclaim its place as a leading source of landrace strains.

Chicago Mayor Wants to Keep Cannabis Out of City’s Core

When the adult use of marijuana becomes legal in Illinois, Chicago's mayor wants its sale banned in the central business district, near schools and in residential areas.

Quebeckers More Comfortable With Cannabis According to New Poll

Quebec attitudes toward cannabis have nearly reversed.

Mayor Charged With Taking Bribes in Exchange for Cannabis Licenses

A Massachusetts mayor was arrested Friday on charges he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies seeking to operate cannabis businesses, federal authorities said.

Cannabis Church Founder Runs for Indiana Governor

Cannabis legalization will be a hot ticket item in Indiana's election next year. This cannabis activist is throwing in his bid for Governor.

Medical Cannabis Coming to Mexico, Maybe Decriminalization Too

Mexico is making moves on cannabis, with medical regulations expected in coming months and even the possibility of decriminalization later this year.

State Supreme Court Adds Another Obstacle to Legal California Cannabis

A new ruling out of the California Supreme Court this week will create yet another obstacle to the expansion of legal cannabis, at a time when more than half of the state's cities and counties still ban retail stores.

Hidden in Plain Sight: California Illegal Cannabis Market Booming

Consumers are spending roughly $3 in the state's underground cannabis economy for every $1 in the legal one, says a new report from industry analysts.

Bernie Says He’d Legalize Cannabis Through Executive Order

Sanders, a longtime legalization advocate, said that as president, he would bypass partisan bickering in Congress and legalize cannabis through an executive order.

French Legalization Debate Ignores Race, Religion, Mass Incarceration

France’s brief experiment with CBD—not to mention the growing international trend toward reform—seems to have started a movement to legalize cannabis, which has been illegal since 1970.

Is Your Cannabis Legal? Sorry, You Can Still Be Deported

Immigrants face severe consequences for cannabis, even in states where it is legal. From 2003 to August 2018, more than 45,000 people were deported nationwide for simple possession.

The Massachusetts Cannabis Market Is Booming—Thanks to New York

A cannabis retailer near the Massachusetts–New York border says New Yorkers make up more than half of its customers. Other shops are seeing similar patterns.

USA Today Report: Cannabis Consumers Reduce Use of Pills, Booze

Among those surveyed, 49% reported reducing over-the-counter painkiller use since starting cannabis, and 52% reduced prescription drug use.

Former Drug Warrior Biden Unveils Cannabis Decriminalization Plan

Automatic expungements and rescheduling included. But no federal adult use legalization.

Michigan Cuts Cannabis Fees in 19 Cities Impacted by Drug War

New shops in minority, poor communities in Detroit and Flint may see fees cut by 60%.

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