Oakland Requires Half Of Legal Pot Permits Go To Those Arrested For Marijuana Offenses

Even though Oakland’s foray into drug war reparations could amount to overreach, it is a symbol of the dramatic turnaround that has taken root with respect to the war on drugs.

A marijuana bud is seen at a medical marijuana facility in Unity, Maine. A new study suggests that cannabis could help ease the deadly opioid epidemic in the United States. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Oakland, CA – Oakland is beginning an experiment that can be considered both laudable and questionable. As cannabis businesses are set to spring up across the city, following California’s legalization of recreational cannabis, Oakland is providing reparations to victims of the drug war. They’re not doling out money, though. They’ll be doing it

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Jeff Sessions’s War On Weed Goes Up In Smoke In Nevada

It turns out the reality of supply, demand and the tax man bites for medical users.

Bryce Tallitsch hangs up a sign for recreational marijuana at the NuLeaf dispensary, June 30, 2017, in Las Vegas. Nevada dispensaries were legally allowed to sell recreational marijuana starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. (AP/John Locher)

(Opinion) -- Thousands lined up to purchase recreational marijuana legally at 12:01 a.m. on July 1. At Euphoria Wellness, with a location in southwest Las Vegas, a crowd of 400 to 500 people were lined up at midnight. Other locations had just as many. Among the first to purchase was state senator Tick Segerblom, who has a strain of weed named

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Canada Moves To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

If the law is passed, it will undoubtedly cut into crime rates in Canada, where tens of thousands of marijuana users are still arrested for possession every year.

Neil Closner, MedReleaf, chief executive officer poses for photographs at the growing facility in Markham, Ontario

Canada officially moved to legalize recreational marijuana on Thursday when the government introduced legislation allowing the possession of small amounts of cannabis. The new law also sets regulations for the sale, growth, and purchase of the plant. USA Today reports: “Canada’s federal government set the age at 18, but is allowing each of the

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Colorado Takes Preemptive Action Against Impending Federal Marijuana Crackdown

Marijuana states such as Colorado, who are worried about a federal crackdown with the advent of the Trump administration, may have a new strategy to fend off the law–a bill in the state legislature to allow licensed recreational pot growers to instantly re-clasify their weed as medical pot in case there is a change in federal la or enforcement.

An ultraviolet growth light illuminates a marijuana plant in a grow room at the 3D Dispensary in Denver. (AP/David Zalubowski, file)

DENVER  — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections. A bill pending in the Legislature would allow pot growers and retailers to reclassify their recreational pot as medical pot if a change in

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Life For Pot: The Forgotten Victims

The Marijuana Lifer Project’s Cheri Sicard joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to explain how some people continue to serve lifetime sentences for nonviolent marijuana-related offenses even as marijuana legalization sweeps the country.

Eric Dillard, Joshua Walters

MINNEAPOLIS --- Adult recreational use of marijuana is now legal in eight states and the District of Columbia, and 29 states have embraced some form of medical marijuana legalization. There’s even a pot plant cultivation competition at the annual Oregon State Fair. By 2015, legal cannabis had become the fastest-growing industry in the United

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2016 Goes To Pot: Colorado Cannabis Sales Top $1 Billion & Oregon Sales Defy Expectations

The tax revenue from sales of legal cannabis in Colorado is expected to exceed the sales tax collected on cannabis in 2014 and 2015 combined.

Farmworkers transport newly-harvested marijuana plants, at Los Suenos Farms, America's largest legal open air marijuana farm, in Avondale, southern Colorado, Oct. 4, 2016. (AP/Brennan Linsley, File)

DENVER --- Legal cannabis is booming, and with Colorado netting $1 billion in legal, regulated sales in the first 10 months of 2016, the industry’s growth isn’t showing any signs of slowing. Sales of both recreational and medical cannabis hit $1.1 billion by October, according to analysis of sales data from the Colorado Department of Revenue. A

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