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.

Why It’s Getting Easier for Marijuana Companies to Open Bank Accounts

Banks and credit unions are becoming more comfortable serving marijuana businesses. But the progress could be wiped out by President Trump’s Justice Department.

Where Buying Marijuana Is Legal, But There’s Nowhere to Smoke It

Although some lawmakers have tried, no state legislature has yet carved out rules for cannabis lounges, cafes or tasting rooms.

Colorado Ski Towns Look to Fund Mental Health Services by Taxing Pot

Idyllic locales sometimes stigmatize mental illness the most.

Legal Marijuana Is Not Staying Where It’s Supposed to in the U.S.

New research shows that its tough to keep legalized marijuana from moving across state borders.

Another Volley Between States and the Justice Department Over Recreational Marijuana

In the latest round of official correspondence, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown highlighted the state’s tracking measures for pot and noted flaws with a report U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions referenced.

As Sessions Looks More Closely at Legal Weed, State Officials Point to Regulatory Successes

“We're trying to be flexible, to bring the understanding…, the agency's history and legacy of knowledge to bear on this new industry,” according to Mark Pettinger, an Oregon Liquor Control Commission public affairs officer.

Despite Growing Support for Marijuana, Legalization Faces Rocky Road

This year, Vermont came close to becoming the first state to legalize recreational marijuana through the Legislature. Other states spent the first half of 2017 battling over regulations to govern voter-approved pot sales.