The bill would reverse what supporters called a failed policy of criminalizing pot use and take steps to address racial disparities in enforcement of federal drug laws.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Voters in Arizona and New Jersey added their states to the list of places legalizing marijuana for adults. And Oregon became the first state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of hard drugs.
By David A. Lieb, Associated Press
The vote illustrates the difficulties of using the legislative process and not a ballot initiative to fully legalizing marijuana.
By Morgan Lee, Associated Press
Illinois' governor granted more than 11,000 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions on Tuesday, describing the step as a first wave of thousands of such expungements anticipated under the state's new marijuana legalization law.
By Kathleen Foody, Associated Press
By Kathleen Foody, David Eggert, Associated Press
Retailers legally selling marijuana for the past month in Michigan say they have drawn customers from surrounding Midwestern states where the drug remains illegal and, as Illinois prepares to joins the recreational market on Wednesday, officials are renewing warnings to…
The state government of California is currently developing rules that will define whether a geographic area can be deemed a marijuana growing region. For small farmers, who are threatened by industrial competitors and the cost of regulation, survival may depend…
By Yamiche Alcindor
As marijuana legalization expands across the country, who is benefiting from the blossoming industry? In most cases, it is a very different population from that which has previously borne the brunt of marijuana criminalization. Millions are still dealing with scars…
By Michael R. Blood, Associated Press
At year's end, California's effort to transform its longstanding illegal and medicinal marijuana markets into a unified, multibillion-dollar industry remains a work in progress.
By Daniel J. Mallinson, Lee Hannah, The Conversation
Two-thirds of all U.S. states have legalized some kind of marijuana. The argument goes that its nationwide expansion is inevitable. Two marijuana policy researchers question that narrative.
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