Behind RRNY, a campaign to legalize marijuana in New York

A once-in-20-year chance to put the issue before voters

Marijuana could be legalized in New York through a constitutional convention. But some are questioning whether the man behind the campaign is the right person to lead the charge.

Guterres urges U.N. to follow Portugal’s lead on drugs

Secretary general was Portuguese prime minister when the country decriminalized all illicit substances

Anti-pot group says cannabis industry violates Cole Memo

Smart Approaches to Marijuana encouraged attorney general Jeff Sessions to 'target the big players' in the cannabis industry

PONPONPON: POP!

This week's playlist features hyper-saturated sounds from around the world, including a range of pop artists from the eclectic to mainstream.

U.S. Rep. Tom Marino nominated for drug czar

Trump's 'disastrous choice' for top drug policy official voted against medical marijuana for veterans

‘Ominous comments’ on marijuana from the DOJ

Deputy AG says marijuana is harmful, cannabis delivery service raises $27 million, and more in today's newsletter.

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  • Sessions to meet with Oregon law enforcement

    Anti-pot AG will talk enforcement with Oregon officials, community mourns slain dispensary employee, and more in today's newsletter.

    September 18, 2017

    Attorney general Jeff Sessions is scheduled to meet with Oregon law enforcement officials to discuss drug enforcement and the opioid crisis, among other issues. He previously expressed his concerns about the state's legal cannabis market.

  • Life sentence without parole for selling $20 worth of weed

    The absurdity of marijuana laws, cannabis shops coming to Uruguay due to banking woes, and more in today's newsletter.

    September 14, 2017

    Well-heeled Wall Street types have been getting into the marijuana business. But there are still people serving long sentences for cannabis offenses, including one man who got a life sentence for selling two dime bags. 'It's not an easy contradiction to justify.'

  • GOP senator from Utah introduces marijuana research bill

    Senator's office issues a pot pun-filled statement, the feds are asking for MMJ patient data from 29 states, and more in today's newsletter.

    September 13, 2017

    Senator Orrin Hatch is introducing legislation this afternoon that would ease research barriers to marijuana. The Marijuana Effective Drug Study (MEDS) Act is co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of senators that represent states with some form of legal medical marijuana (including limited CBD-only laws).

  • Case against cannabis activist dropped, marijuana lounges could be coming to Las Vegas

    Prosecutors weren't prepared to try the case against D.C. activist, a legal opinion favors social use in Nevada, and more in today's newsletter.

    September 12, 2017

    D.C.-based marijuana activist Adam Eidinger was one of four people arrested during an April smoke-in. He came to court 'ready to win this,' and found that prosecutors weren't ready to try the case.

  • Congress extends MMJ protections, senators want feds to test marijuana

    Rohrabacher-Blumenauer gets another few months, a Senate committee calls for testing dispensary weed, and more in today's newsletter.

    September 11, 2017

    Existing protections for state-legal medical marijuana were extended to Dec. 8. A government spending package including the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment was approved by Congress on Friday.