These States Are Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2018

After four of five statewide marijuana legalization ballot initiatives were approved by voters in 2016, no additional states ended cannabis prohibition in 2017 (though New Hampshire did decriminalize possession of the drug and West Virginia allowed its medical use). Now,… Continue Reading

San Francisco’s D.A. Is Clearing Thousands of Marijuana Convictions. Others Around the Country Should Do the Same.

Written By: Taylor Pendergrass A smarter justice system isn’t just good policy. It’s good politics, too. It has taken decades, billions of dollars, and thousands of laws to turn the United States into the largest incarcerator in the world. This… Continue Reading

Los Angeles becoming the largest U.S. city for legal pot sales

Los Angeles is set to become the nation’s largest city with recreational pot after the City Council voted Wednesday to license sales next year. After months of debate and political snags, the council approved rules to usher in commercial sales… Continue Reading

Medical marijuana patient numbers, dispensary sales steadily climbing in Illinois

By Eli McVey Despite a slow start, Illinois’ medical marijuana program has been adding patients and increasing sales at a solid, consistent pace throughout 2016. Licensing delays and a restrictive list of qualifying MMJ conditions had many industry insiders wondering if… Continue Reading

Illinois MMJ Cultivators Now Allowed to Host Reporters

Illinois medical marijuana regulators today lifted an unusual prohibition on media outlets visiting the state’s cultivation facilities, a move growers hope will allow them to better educate patients and the public about their products. The state’s new medical cannabis director,… Continue Reading

Alaska’s recreational cannabis market just weeks from debut

alaska marijuana By John Schroyer The fourth recreational marijuana industry in the United States is ready for launch. Alaska’s adult-use program is just a few weeks from the first retail sales, according to estimates by multiple sources. A number of… Continue Reading

Marijuana legalization 2016: A glance at 9 states with pot measures on the ballot

SAN FRANCISCO — From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana. Collectively, the ballot… Continue Reading