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.

Cautious Optimism From Marijuana States Following Senator’s Trump Assurance

But “this president has demonstrated a willingness to go back on his word,” according to Washington state’s attorney general.

Pizza, Pad Thai and Pot: Home Delivery of Marijuana Is Legal in These States

Lawmakers states that pioneered recreational marijuana legalization have been reluctant to allow home delivery, even in an era when consumers are used to getting more items delivered.

Even After Legalization, Black Americans Are Arrested More for Marijuana Offenses

Black and Latino people use and sell drugs at a similar rate to other racial groups, but they are far more likely to be arrested and prosecuted, according to a new report. This racial disparity didn’t change after marijuana was legalized.

Hazy Outlook for Congressional Response to Justice Dept.'s Overhauled Marijuana Guidance

"I don't think we've come together around one particular legislative proposal," according to Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado.

Bipartisan Support for Amendment That Would Block DOJ Crackdown on State-Regulated Marijuana

"I feel that a majority of the House would support this," said U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat. Nearly 70 lawmakers have signed a letter in favor of the provision.

Colorado GOP Senator Pushes Back on Revised Justice Dept. Marijuana Guidance

Sen. Cory Gardner met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday to discuss his concerns.

Trump Administration's Shift on Marijuana Could Imperil Banking Arrangements

By forcing cannabis businesses to rely on cash, the move might make businesses, owners and employees vulnerable to theft and complicate state efforts to collect taxes on drug sales.

Justice Department Rescinds Obama-era Marijuana Guidance

The move by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stirs uncertainty for states that have legalized cannabis sales and production.

Testing for Tainted Marijuana Challenges States

Anecdotes have emerged of vulnerable consumers, such as cancer patients, contracting dangerous infections after smoking bad weed.