The 2018 Farm Bill Could Make Hemp the Next Tobacco

The legislation currently contains a provision that would define industrial hemp a regular agricultural crop.

Ending Weed Prohibition Hasn’t Stopped Drug Crimes

Marijuana legalization was supposed to decrease crime—but the reality is more complicated.

Marijuana Gets Attention as Possible Subway Funding Source

New York City's mass transit system has been facing financial stress and service problems. Could legalizing pot help?

The Little Town That Pot Built

Garden City, Colorado, has fewer than 300 residents, but has spent $3 million on downtown infrastructure upgrades since retail marijuana was legalized.

No Breathalyzer for the Stoned? Maybe That’s OK.

With recreational marijuana now permitted in nine states, questions remain over the best way to detect high drivers.

Support for N.D. Marijuana Initiative Outweighs Opposition, Poll Finds

Ballot Measure 3 includes an unusual provision that would automatically seal criminal records for marijuana offenses.

Marijuana Retail Sales See Biggest Month to Date in Colorado

But experts caution pot tax revenue doesn’t necessarily solve state budget problems.

Marijuana on the Ballot: What States Will Consider in November

Five states have marijuana-related ballot initiatives primed for the general election on Nov. 6.

Hemp, on the Brink of Being Legal, Still Faces Challenges

Nineteen of the states that allow hemp cultivation reported a crop last year.

A Crackdown on Illegal Marijuana Farms in Public Forests

In California, officials have destroyed thousands of the illegal pot plants they say Mexican cartels were growing on public land.

Pennsylvania Governor's Views on Recreational Marijuana Diverge From His Allies

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Legal Marijuana in Oregon Hasn't Curbed Illegal Trafficking, Report Says

The new report found that pot grown in Oregon is flooding illegal markets in at least 37 other states.

A New Look at Trends in Colorado’s Marijuana Market

The state provided a detailed update on the industry, which is clearing $1 billion in sales annually.

Marijuana Bills Increasingly Focus on Social Justice

When advocates now seek marijuana legalization, they also are focusing on investment in poor communities and fixing longstanding criminal justice problems.

As Smaller Marijuana Businesses Get Squeezed, State Revenue Takes a Hit

Small businesses are struggling in California's recreational marijuana industry, hurting state revenue and prompting lawmakers to look how to improve participation in the regulated market—instead of the black market.

Michigan Senator Wants to Ban Marijuana-Infused Alcohol

Sen. Rick Jones says the legislation is necessary because Michigan voters may soon decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

Alaska Lawmakers Send United Message to Feds on Legal Weed

The recent action at the State Capitol in Juneau echoes sentiments nationally about the use and regulation of cannabis.