‘We've got to rethink the so-called War on Drugs’: Sanders goes pro-pot in California

Bernie Sanders is turning to marijuana to bolster his credentials in California ahead of the crucial Democratic primary there.

The Vermont senator told a rally in bea…

Op-ed: California cities shouldn't hide from legal marijuana

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Orange County cities need to get their acts together on medical marijuana and the potential legalization of recreational pot. So far, only Santa Ana has been t…

Medical marijuana growers in Oregon flying under radar

MEDFORD, Ore. — Only a handful of medical marijuana growers have applied for Jackson County permits to keep growing on rural residential land — even though growers without perm…

Another state gets serious about allowing marijuana to treat PTSD

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island Senate has passed a bill that would approve the use of marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

The legislation passed by a 36-0 vote on Thursday.

Wisconsin Indian tribe: We won't plant any more hemp — for now

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The leader of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin says it won’t plant a new crop of industrial hemp until a federal judge resolves the tribe’s lawsuit against the federal Dru…

This bishop thinks legal weed will turn people into zombies

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic bishop said he wants to smell holy incense, not cannabis, in Providence’s cathedral and warned state lawmakers against transporting young…

Massachusetts ballot lawsuit makes odd claim about 'nature's pot'

BOSTON — Supporters of a November ballot question to legalize recreational marijuana have misled voters about its ramifications and the measure should be blocked, opponents say in a lawsuit filed wi…

Alaska marijuana club closes due to low membership

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — An Alaska marijuana club, located in downtown Fairbanks, is closing after just months due to low membership.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the owners of The Higher Calling Club announced…

Former L.A. city councilman, medical cannabis advocate Bill Rosendahl dies

LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles City Councilman and medical marijuana patient-advocate Bill Rosendahl has died at age 70 after battling cancer for four years.

His successor, Councilman Mike Boni…

Wyoming continues to ponder penalties for marijuana edibles

CHEYENNE — Wyoming lawmakers are weighing how to regulate marijuana edibles that increasingly are coming in from neighboring Colorado and other places that have legalized adult marijuana possession and sales.

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