Canada introduces bill to legalize weed

Everything you need to know about Canada's new legalization bill, Colorado is afraid of a federal crackdown on cannabis, and more in today's newsletter.

It's official. The Canadian government has introduced legislation to legalize recreational marijuana. Those over 18-years-old can possess 30 grams of cannabis (just over one ounce) and can grow up to four plants at home.

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Man who blamed pot for shooting sentenced to 30 years

Richard Kirk pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, but blamed an edible for the shooting death of his wife

TSA ‘database error’ causes confusion over medical marijuana on planes

No changes to TSA policy, hemp industry takes on the DEA, and more in today's newsletter.


  • How a Georgia Republican operates an underground MMJ network

    Allen Peake is helping hundreds of patients in the conservative state, Congress gets a new cannabis banking bill, and more in today's newsletter.

    April 28, 2017

    State rep. Allen Peake, a champion of cannabis reform in the Southern state, distributes medical marijuana to hundreds of patients who have no legal way of obtaining it. He operates "in ways he hopes will avoid felony charges of drug trafficking."

  • Colorado governor talked to Sessions about legal weed

    John Hickenlooper said the attorney general 'feels strongly' against marijuana use, USPS blocks a dispensary from paying taxes, and more in today's newsletter.

    April 27, 2017

    Governor John Hickenlooper had a meeting with Jeff Sessions, and said the attorney general is "very concerned" about drug consumption and "feels strongly" that increased marijuana use is unhealthy for the country.

  • Prosecutors suggest Trump administration ignore local pot laws

    A D.A. group says prohibition should be enforced consistently, an MMJ CEO wises up to institutional racism, and more in today's newsletter.

    April 26, 2017

    The National District Attorneys Association has released a paper detailing its position on marijuana policy: it suggests that the federal government enforce prohibition consistently across the country, despite local pot laws.

  • Trudeau evasive about pardoning those with pot convictions

    The Canadian prime minister evaded questions about pot pardons, activists in D.C. get arrested again, and more in today's newsletter.

    April 25, 2017

    He acknowledged the racial disparities of drug enforcement, but "remained largely noncommittal about plans for pardons, reparations, or even an apology to anyone convicted of marijuana charges under prohibition."

  • Police drop charges against D.C. marijuana activists

    Two other arrestees are being charged under local laws, a teen who was denied a transplant due to cannabis use dies, and more in today's newsletter.

    April 24, 2017

    Of the eight activists arrested in a D.C. joint giveaway, all but two had their charges dropped. Advocates thought they were being charged under federal law. Instead, they are being charged for violating D.C. law, which prohibits possession of more than two ounces of marijuana.