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New Yorkers of varying levels of political engagement brazenly smoked pot in public and called for it to be legal, as they did at the 1973 Washington Square Park smoke-in that kicked off the annual tradition.
Sixty-five years after he smoked his first joint, Willie Nelson is America’s most legendary stoner and a walking testament to the power of weed. It may have even saved his life.
Erica Daniels has dedicated her life to teaching families how cannabis can help their kids with autism.
As the state’s opioid epidemic claims the lives of veterans at three times the rate of other Massachusetts residents, some former members of the armed services are turning to marijuana as an alternative to addictive painkillers — only to find the drug isn’t easily available for them.
U.S. military veterans from diverse backgrounds have been testifying before Congress in recent weeks about the need to expand Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) research into medical marijuana’s benefits.
Lawmakers and legalization advocates across the country are demanding not just cannabis legalization, but remedies to address decades of demonstrably racist policing.
Most cannabis-legal states don’t shield cannabis-consuming employees from anti-marijuana regulations at their office.
Advocates filled the Capitol rotunda in Frankfort on Wednesday saying the time is now for a change in Kentucky's marijuana laws.
The Acreage Super Bowl ad does not promote the company’s products, nor does it try to sell any sort of cannabis. Instead, it focuses on how medical marijuana can be used to treat sickness.
Another business is joining those aiming to ease the pain of the partial government shutdown for federal workers — a marijuana marketplace says it’s giving away free weed.
“They can drag this out for years and years if they want to. But we’ll take it to the Supreme Court if we have to, and we’re not going away.”
The U.S.'s 50 state governors just got their annual report cards from a leading national marijuana legalization organization, and -- for the first time -- over half of them got passing grades.
The bus tour was like a pub crawl, but meant for the state’s cannabis patients to tour and shop at different dispensaries.
"Most of the cannabis industry is geared toward men, both sales and advice, and cannabis can relieve many conditions that men don’t experience."
As New Jersey inches toward legalizing adult-use weed, a state university has launched a group aimed at helping lawmakers and towns grapple with the implications of marijuana legalization.
The Texas Legislature is about to kick off its first session since three licensed marijuana dispensaries opened in the state, providing cannabis products for hundreds of patients. Now advocates are hopeful that lawmakers are ready to dramatically expand that program to thousands more Texans who stand to benefit.