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Iowa Governor will “most likely” sign medical marijuana expansion

In a vastly improved replacement of Senate File 2360, which was set to expire July 1st, 2017, a bill to broaden the Iowa medical marijuana program was approved at the very last minute and...

Relabelling pot “potentially dangerous,” DHS Secretary flip flops on cannabis

In a whiplash moment, almost as fast as TSA’s kerfuffle approving, removing and re-condemning carry-on cannabis for medical patients within the space of one morning, on Sunday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly,...

The Keith Stroup Show – Episode 2

The Keith Stroup Show - Episode 2 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN8rhcOd5Fk?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0] It was a busy week on the North American marijuana news beat. Canada unveiled their legalization package. Trump appointed the even more reefer madman, PA Rep Tom...
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DC cops arrest DCMJ organizers on 420 for gifting 2 joints to congressional staffers

It is a sad sign of the times to be sure, maybe a sign of worse times to come. Last Thursday, while cannabis enthusiasts from across the nation were gaily puffing and passing in...
Indiana CBD

Indiana says yes to CBD, could full-scale legalization be in the works for the...

Experts agree that the extremely limited CBD bill recently approved by Indiana's full legislature is no indication for upcoming legalization, or even a comprehensive medical program for that matter. But a certain tight-lipped group of...
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W. Virginia to engage opiate crisis with MMJ, Delaware moving towards REC, and other...

Forget Jeff Sessions, the number of adult-use (aka recreational) states will not be stuck at “8” forever.  And in the fight for expanded medical use, there is every indication that two western states will...
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The NORML Report: 420 EDITION (April 2017)

Now that state legislative sessions have reached mid-April, most state-level cannabis reform bills have either quietly died on the vine in committee somewhere, or been thrust into the spotlight. You can bet in most every...

The Keith Stroup Show – Pilot Episode

Welcome to the pilot episode of The Keith Stroup Show, a weekly talk show on the politics of marijuana, straight from our nation’s capitol. Keith is the man who launched the entire marijuana movement. He's the...

Florida bill would downgrade cannabis to Schedule III

Matt Gaetz’ bill gets cannabis off of Schedule I, but does Schedule III make more problems than it solves? Last Thursday, April 6th, two Florida Congressmen, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz and Democratic Rep. Darren Soto,...

North Dakota medical marijuana bill heads to governor

The state’s path to medical marijuana has been one of the most difficult among the eight states that passed cannabis initiatives last fall. Following weeks of intense bipartisan deal-making and months of spectators holding...

Canada’s plan to legalize draws mixed reactions from cannabis industry

“We do accept that important work remains to be done,” said Bill Blair, architect of Canadian legalization proposal. It’s the kind of news big enough to get coverage on both the New York Times and...
Tom Marino

Yet another anti-cannabis warrior joins Trump team

Trump’s choice for drug czar, Tom Marino, suggests that all your worst nightmares are about to come true. In a move that sent chills throughout both the cannabis community and the cannabis industry, Tuesday Pres....