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California drought prompts legislation to increase fines for water pollution for illegal grows
Politics
San Bernardino County in California is sponsoring state legislation aimed at increasing fines for illegal cannabis grows and targeting illegal cultivation operations that are polluting groundwater. Two bills were recently introduced to prevent illegal cannabis cultivation efforts, which are using more water than ever in the wake of a historic Calif
Russian war might be push Ukraine needs to legalize marijuana
Politics
While recreational cannabis remains illegal in Ukraine, the country is slowly moving towards legalizing the plant’s medicinal use. The Russian war has affected the mental health of many Ukrainians, something that might push the country to legalize medical marijuana. On Tuesday, Ukraine’s Minister of Healthcare, Viktor Liashko, wrote on Facebook tha
Why does cannabis dominate drug seizures along US border? Checkpoint oversight needs improvement
Politics
Three-quarters of U.S. Border Patrol drug seizures were exclusively for marijuana, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published in early June. The analysis of Border Patrol data, from 2016 through 2020, showed that officers pulled in roughly 35,700 potentially removable people as part of 17,500 events at check
Thailand just decriminalized cannabis. But you still can't smoke joints, minister says
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  Thailand on Thursday became the first country in Asia to decriminalize cannabis -- but tough penalties will still apply to those who use the drug to get high, according to the minister who spearheaded the change. Speaking to CNN in an interview ahead of the move, Thai Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said he expected legal cannabis production
Delaware lawmakers fail to override veto of weed legalization bill
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The Delaware House of Representatives failed to override Governor John’s Carney’s veto of a bill to legalize possession of small amounts of cannabis, likely dooming hopes of reform in the state for the foreseeable future. The Delaware House of Representatives failed on Tuesday to override a veto of a bill to legalize possession of small amounts of
Clear majorities of Black Americans favor marijuana legalization, easing of criminal penalties
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A growing number of states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use, and at the federal level, Congress is considering decriminalizing the drug and expunging past convictions for marijuana-related offenses. These policies align with the views of most Black Americans, according to an October 2021 Pew Research Center survey. Wide majo
Fact check: Fox News’ Laura Ingraham claims that marijuana causes mass shootings
Politics
Here are just some reasons why Laura Ingraham’s statement is absolutely absurd, and none of them have to do with marijuana legalization. We’re only halfway through the year, and there has been over 200 mass shootings all around the United States already. The deadliest of these, the Uvalde school shooting targeting a fourth grade elementary class, w
Cannabis bills show conflict in industry, growing acceptance among Arizona lawmakers
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And then there were two. That's how many marijuana bills have survived the 2022 legislative session. One bill would allocate funds from the Smart and Safe Arizona Fund to tribal police and fire departments, university police and the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The other, a strike-everything amendment mirroring a failed senate bill, poses m
Portugal group demands freedom to vote for personal use of cannabis
Politics
In Portugal, the left-wing group Left Bloc is pressing for legalization based on both local drug reform history, as well as current events across Europe. For those watching the swing of European states into the pro cannabis column, the developments in Portugal have been a source of both optimism and frustration for the past several years. The produ
Legal weed has states improvising role as consumers’ safety cop
Politics
What’s safe in pot? Depends on where you are The spread of legal marijuana across the US is bringing with it a unique challenge: Absent federal guidelines, states are cobbling together hodgepodge rules that leave users without a uniform safety net.  Take New Jersey, which on April 21 became the latest state with legalized pot. Regulators there are
NYC Mayor Adams says he won't crack down on illicit weed sales, tells Big Apple to light up & enjoy
Politics
New York, New York, so nice they named it twice, got a message from its mayor who told Big Apple residents they should feel free to buy, sell and consume weed where ever they wish. Mayor Eric Adams promised not to take a “heavy-handed” approach toward those illicitly selling marijuana in the city. Now that recreational cannabis is legal, though sal
Bill Maher thinks Republicans will ‘steal’ pot legalization
Politics
Time is ticking, and political commentators are starting to wonder about the president’s inaction on cannabis reform—an issue with high support among Democrats. And since Democrats are currently in control of the White House and Congress, it’s on them to push a bill to the finish line. During a June 3 “Overtime” segment on YouTube, the Real Time wi
Why I think federal prohibition fails young people
Politics
As leaders in this space, we need to consider the current approach to cannabis and its impact on the people we want to protect. The United States has been painstakingly slow to embrace federal cannabis reform. Despite 18 states now having legal, non-medical cannabis access, there are still Americans in jail on cannabis-related charges. According to
Dr. Oz faces John Fetterman in unprecedented Senate race — and cannabis is on the table
Politics
In addition to his lucrative evidence-free advice, Dr. Oz recently said that legalizing recreational cannabis in PA would make people lose their motivation to go to work. Celebrity Doctor Mehmet Oz officially became Pennsylvania's Republican Senate candidate when his opponent Dave McCormick conceded on Friday despite Oz's razor-thin lead of less th
Morocco to set up agency to regulate legal cannabis
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Morocco's national regulatory agency overseeing the use of cannabis for medical use met for the first time Thursday in one of the last steps before legalisation in the world's top cannabis-resin producer. Morocco, the world's largest producer of cannabis resin according to the UN, adopted a law in 2021 authorising "the legal uses of medical, cosmet
Is it legal to send weed or edibles through the mail?
Politics
Individuals who are caught shipping marijuana, even from one legal state to another, can be prosecuted by the federal government. The legalities of traveling and shipping cannabis or products made from it can be overwhelmingly confusing. There are many things to consider, and these are important to know especially for medical patients who rely on c

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