Signs of Rising Support From Governors For Legal Pot, As AG Nominee Vows Not to Crack Down

An advocacy group notes a “dramatic shift” in elected officials' views on marijuana. U.S. Attorney General nominee William Barr says it's time for Congress to take action on the issue.

‘Cannabis Equity’ Runs Into Roadblocks

While cities aim to help people of color become pot entrepreneurs, getting programs off the ground has proved difficult.

N.Y. Mayor Sees Major Opportunities for Marijuana Legalization

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Alaska mayor killed in D.C. … New Orleans delays short-term rental vote … and Colorado city’s grocery tax refund plan.

Chicago’s Pension Fix Might Involve Marijuana

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | California proposal calls for text messaging fees … Philly mayor’s office to pay interns … and Anchorage quake damage data.

The 2018 Farm Bill Could Make Hemp the Next Tobacco

The legislation currently contains a provision that would define industrial hemp a regular agricultural crop.

Ending Weed Prohibition Hasn’t Stopped Drug Crimes

Marijuana legalization was supposed to decrease crime—but the reality is more complicated.

Marijuana Gets Attention as Possible Subway Funding Source

New York City's mass transit system has been facing financial stress and service problems. Could legalizing pot help?

The Little Town That Pot Built

Garden City, Colorado, has fewer than 300 residents, but has spent $3 million on downtown infrastructure upgrades since retail marijuana was legalized.

No Breathalyzer for the Stoned? Maybe That’s OK.

With recreational marijuana now permitted some states, questions remain over the best way to detect high drivers.

Support for N.D. Marijuana Initiative Outweighs Opposition, Poll Finds

Ballot Measure 3 includes an unusual provision that would automatically seal criminal records for marijuana offenses.

Marijuana Retail Sales See Biggest Month to Date in Colorado

But experts caution pot tax revenue doesn’t necessarily solve state budget problems.

Marijuana on the Ballot: What States Will Consider in November

Five states have marijuana-related ballot initiatives primed for the general election on Nov. 6.

Hemp, on the Brink of Being Legal, Still Faces Challenges

Nineteen of the states that allow hemp cultivation reported a crop last year.

A Crackdown on Illegal Marijuana Farms in Public Forests

In California, officials have destroyed thousands of the illegal pot plants they say Mexican cartels were growing on public land.

Pennsylvania Governor's Views on Recreational Marijuana Diverge From His Allies

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Dallas City Council member indicted … pipe dream for new Ala. interstate … and a frustrated city manager leaves job due to armchair quarterbacks.

Legal Marijuana in Oregon Hasn't Curbed Illegal Trafficking, Report Says

The new report found that pot grown in Oregon is flooding illegal markets in at least 37 other states.

A New Look at Trends in Colorado’s Marijuana Market

The state provided a detailed update on the industry, which is clearing $1 billion in sales annually.

Marijuana Bills Increasingly Focus on Social Justice

When advocates now seek marijuana legalization, they also are focusing on investment in poor communities and fixing longstanding criminal justice problems.

As Smaller Marijuana Businesses Get Squeezed, State Revenue Takes a Hit

Small businesses are struggling in California's recreational marijuana industry, hurting state revenue and prompting lawmakers to look how to improve participation in the regulated market—instead of the black market.

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