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.

Under the Influence: Weed-related tunes for inspiration

Pet Grotesque collects stoner-related tracks from bands that have offered valuable musical inspiration over the years.

First state to legalize weed has lowest unemployment rate in the country

Three years after legalizing adult-use sales, Colorado's jobless rate is at 2.3 percent

Rhode Island medical marijuana patient wins in court

A judge ruled that off-duty medical marijuana use shouldn't matter.


  • The DEA is unhappy that the DOJ is hampering marijuana research

    25 have applied to grow research cannabis, weed's winning streak, and more in today's newsletter.

    August 15, 2017

    The Justice Department has effectively blocked the DEA from moving forward on any of the proposals to grow research marijuana. 'The standoff is the latest example of the nation’s premier narcotics enforcement agency finding itself in disagreement with the new administration.'

  • Rohrabacher-Farr saves growers from prison (for now)

    A judge halted the prosecution of two cannabis growers, marijuana's rise as a central political issue, and more in today's newsletter.

    August 14, 2017

    A federal judge wrote that the growers "strictly complied with all relevant conditions imposed by California law." But if Congress allows the amendment to expire, prosecutors could re-open the case.

  • ‘You know, when I was growing up, they had the LSD’

    Trump declares emergency over opioid crisis, a look at cannabis in coal country, and more in today's newsletter.

    August 11, 2017

    Two days after HHS secretary Tom Price said an emergency declaration wasn't necessary, president Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency.

  • How prosecutors are using prohibition to go after a cannabis attorney

    The worrying case of Med-West, Gorilla Glue's sticky legal situation, and more in today's newsletter.

    August 10, 2017

    A San Diego cannabis lawyer is facing multiple felony charges for her work representing medical marijuana business Med-West. Jessica McElfresh has counseled hundreds of people about medical cannabis law, but email conversations with her clients have been seized in the case.

  • Public support for legalizing weed at an all-time high

    Americans don't want Sessions to crack down, but his letters to legal-cannabis states are worrying. This and more in today's newsletter.

    August 9, 2017

    A recent Quinnipiac poll found that a whopping 94 percent of Americans support legalizing medical marijuana, and 61 percent support federal legalization for adult-use. These numbers have all increased over the past year.