October 19, 2018
A white nationalist lawyer is suing activists on behalf of a former cannabis lab owner. A coalition of advocacy groups is hosting the first National Expungement Week. Colorado’s marijuana sales reached the $1 billion mark. Also: One Canadian cannabis dispensary ran out of product on the first day of sales —
October 18, 2018
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How legal cannabis in Canada puts pressure on the U.S.
October 17, 2018
Canada plans to pardon past pot possession convictions. There are worries about a lack of weed on the newly legal marijuana market. A former Canadian Army captain who fought alongside U.S. troops in Afghanistan has been jailed for 75 days due to a decades-old Canadian cannabis conviction (that has already been pardoned).
October 16, 2018
A federal prosecutor suggests that there are plenty of banks willing to work with the cannabis industry. An appeals court ruled that police cannot shoot and kill dogs when conducting a drug raid. A musician was sentenced to eight years for marijuana trafficking, despite cops and prosecutors admitting that there is no evidence he was actually trafficking.
October 15, 2018
When police departments break down doors to find a small amount of “leafy green substance.” Why the midterms could have a major impact on marijuana reform. The story of an 81-year-old woman who was jailed for smoking a joint in her own home. Also: This Wednesday is weed day in Canada.
October 12, 2018
A cannabis conviction leads Malaysia to repeal the death penalty. A congressman says the Trump administration made a “solid commitment” to tackle marijuana reform after the midterms. A Vietnam vet who spent 22 years in the Air Force got fired from his job at a military school for using CBD to treat his cancer.
October 11, 2018
The Supreme Court considers whether immigrants should be deported for minor offenses like marijuana possession. Drug prosecutions at the border plummeted as the feds focused on detaining kids. The feds said those in the Canadian cannabis industry can come to the U.S. — but not for business. Also: Researchers in Canada found that THC and CBD levels don’t change much from strain to strain.
October 10, 2018
Legalization efforts are increasingly focused on criminal justice reform. A Navy veteran was denied a Section 8 housing voucher three times due to medical marijuana. Missouri authorities charged a man with a felony for growing two pot plants — after he killed himself. Also: We sure hope Sophie Turner’s publicist isn’t mad at her for talking about how fun it is to smoke weed.
October 9, 2018
In a politically divisive time, there’s no issue like marijuana reform for bridging the partisan divide. Trump says he favors states’ rights on marijuana, but why is his administration stonewalling reform efforts? This November could bring legal weed to the Midwest for the first time. Also: How LSD made its way from a weapon of war to the drug of choice for Silicon Valley.
October 8, 2018
Border patrol agents sure are busting a lot of Americans for small amounts of cannabis. Prosecutors are getting behind expungement efforts. Utah could create a state-run cannabis program (and apparently the DEA is cool with it). Also: a former cannabis columnist writes about his struggles with the substance. 🌳
US citizens busted for small cannabis possession at the border.