The vote illustrates the difficulties of using the legislative process and not a ballot initiative to fully legalizing marijuana.
By Kathleen Foody, 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, 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, Jaywon Choe
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.
By Gretchen Frazee
Canada is only the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, opening up a multi-billion dollar market to businesses and investors.
By Jasmine Wright
As of last month, lawmakers in at least 21 states had introduced legislation for recreational use. And 14 states are weighing medical pot proposals. Here's a look at what lawmakers are saying, at the state and federal levels.
By By Anna Gorman and Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
Three days after California businesses began selling marijuana for recreational use, a policy change by the federal government has sparked uncertainty about the future of legalized cannabis and provoked sharp reactions from officials in the state and around the nation.
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