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California Assembly OKs Bill to Prevent Cooperation With Feds on Enforcement

Despite pushback from law enforcement groups, lawmakers moved forward with a bill to prevent police from assisting with a federal cannabis crackdown.

Justice Department Turns Attention to Cannabis Enforcement

A prosecutor who was crucial in writing the DOJ's harsh new sentencing policy is now turning his focus to cannabis.

DEA Chief Repeats Claim That ‘Marijuana Is Not Medicine’

“Marijuana is not medicine," according to Chuck Rosenberg, the DEA’s acting chief, who made the comment Thursday during a speech at the Cleveland Clinic.

Midwest’s Cross-Border MMJ Proposal Is ‘Absolute Lunacy,’ Poses Nationwide Threat

An unusual proposal aimed at speeding access to medical cannabis could ultimately land patients in jail—and put medical programs in 29 states at risk.

5 Reasons Why Jeff Sessions’ Drug War Reboot Will Fail

The American public is embracing legalization, and it may help the opioid crisis. So why is Jeff Sessions still hating on cannabis?

Sessions Urges Prosecutors to Push for More, Harsher Punishments

Advocates quickly criticized the move as a revival of the worst aspects of the drug war.

Did Trump Just Fire Drug Czar Nominee Tom Marino?

The would-be drug czar is now the won't-be drug czar, according to a report in U.S. News.

Cannabis Legalization Looms Large in NJ Governor Race

New Jersey's Legislature plans to move forward with legislation, and lawmakers hope Gov. Chris Christie's successor will sign it.

Cannabis Supporters Plan ‘Smoke-in’ After 4/20 Arrests Near Capitol

After a free-joint giveaway that led to eight arrests, legalization supporters are returning to the Capitol — and this time they plan to light up.

Colorado Backs Off Plans for Cannabis Clubs

Colorado lawmakers have backed off plans to regulate cannabis clubs, saying the state would invite a federal crackdown

Trump Taps Tom Marino as Drug Czar. That’s Good (and Bad) for Legalization

The Pennsylvania Congressman voted against drug reform, but he isn't an anti-cannabis obsessive.

Oregon Set to Shield Cannabis Customer Data From US Officials

The bipartisan proposal would protect consumers by abolishing a business practice where shops keep track of customers' names, birthdates, addresses and other personal information.

Govs Urge Sessions to Keep Cannabis Legal

Four governors ask the Trump administration to "engage with us" before doing anything rash.

How to Stay Legal at the Border and Beyond

Cannabis is legal in Colorado and seven other states. But it's a different story at the border. Here's how to travel legal and protect your rights.

Colorado Weighs Strategy to Guard Against Federal Cannabis Crackdown

Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its cannabis industry from a federal crackdown, but it would cost hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes.