May 9, 2022 9:10 am

Sheriff Agrees To Stop Stealing Cannabis Cash From Armored Cars, Saying His Deputies ‘Are Not Highway Robbers’

The settlement came after the Justice Department agreed to return more than $1 million in proceeds from state-licensed marijuana businesses in California.

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May 5, 2022 1:30 pm

A New Report Explains How California Screwed Up Marijuana Legalization

Heavy regulation, high taxes, and local bans combined to cripple the legal cannabis industry, which accounts for just a third of the state’s pot market.

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April 28, 2022 12:25 pm

The FDA’s Menthol Cigarette Ban Is a ‘Racial Justice’ Issue, but Not in the Way Its Supporters Mean

The proposed rule, which targets the cigarettes that black smokers overwhelmingly prefer, will harm the community it is supposed to help.

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April 21, 2022 1:15 pm

Congress Won’t Legalize Pot Anytime Soon, but It Could Protect Marijuana Businesses by Passing Banking Reform

Chuck Schumer seems less interested in achieving cannabis reform than in making political hay from his inevitable failure.

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April 21, 2022 12:40 pm

California Cities Are Rethinking Their Marijuana Business Bans

Nearly two dozen towns that had said no to legal weed shops are reconsidering.

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April 20, 2022 2:25 pm

Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner Says the Ban on Gun Possession by Marijuana Users Is Unconstitutional

Nikki Fried, a Democrat, is suing the Biden administration, arguing that the policy violates the Second Amendment and a congressional spending rider.

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April 18, 2022 1:30 pm

He Faces 10 Years to Life for Selling Pot, a Legal Business in Most States

Jonathan Wall, whose federal trial begins on May 2, notes that many people openly engage in similar conduct with impunity.

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April 14, 2022 12:05 pm

Congress Should Not Legalize Marijuana, Marco Rubio Says, Because Black-Market Weed Is ‘Laced With Fentanyl’

The Florida senator has a long history of defending prohibition, but it has not improved his arguments.

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April 14, 2022 8:45 am

The Feds Will Return More Than $1 Million in Marijuana Money That California Cops Stole From Armored Cars

Empyreal Logistics agreed to drop its claims against the Justice Department, but it is still suing San Bernardino County Sheriff Shannon Dicus.

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April 6, 2022 2:05 pm

D.C. City Council Narrowly Fails To Destroy the Country’s Freest Marijuana Market

An emergency measure proposed by Council Chairman Phil Mendelson would have given city officials the power to fine and close the city’s unregulated cannabis “gifting shops.”

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April 5, 2022 9:01 pm

When Will Democrats Get Serious About Repealing Pot Prohibition?

Instead of building on Republican support for federalism, they seem determined to alienate potential allies.

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April 4, 2022 6:30 am

Alabama Bill Would Require Negative Pregnancy Test To Buy Medical Marijuana

Plus: Colorado cyberbullying law ruled unconstitutional, the new nicotine prohibitionists, and more…

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March 30, 2022 11:00 am

Deadly Pot Shop Robberies Underline the Need for Marijuana Banking Reform While the Senate Dithers

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer worries that approving the SAFE Banking Act would make broader changes less likely.

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