The political debate on the merits of medical and recreational marijuana continues.
The Marijuana Debate
Study Finds Teens Who Vape Are More Likely To Use Marijuana Later
New research found teens who try e-cigarettes and hookah were more likely to use marijuana later on.
Some States Want Legal Marijuana To Help With The Opioid Crisis
States with greater access to marijuana have also seen an associated trend: a slowing of opioid abuse. It could be a way to fight the epidemic.
New Jersey Temporarily Stops Prosecuting Marijuana Cases
New Jersey's attorney general said the state will hold off until Sept. 4 or later.
New York Lets Patients Choose Medical Marijuana Instead Of Opioids
New York has implemented new regulations that'll give certified patients with opioid prescriptions the option to choose medical marijuana instead.
This Bill Would Decriminalize Marijuana In The US
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer introduced a bill to remove marijuana from a list of "scheduled" drugs.
Voters In Oklahoma Approve Very Permissive Medical Marijuana Law
The state's governor opposed the ballot proposal and said it "opens the door for basically recreational marijuana."
FDA Approves A Drug Derived From Marijuana For The First Time
The drug, Epidiolex, was approved to treat seizures caused by two severe forms of epilepsy.
Canada's Legislature Just Voted To Legalize Marijuana
The Cannabis Act passed 52-29.
NYC Wants To Cut Down Arrests For Smoking Pot In Public
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that most people caught smoking in public will get a ticket instead of being arrested.
Trump Says He 'Probably Will' Support Bipartisan Marijuana Bill
President Trump told reporters he might support a bill that would protect state laws on marijuana.
Seattle Files Motion To Vacate Marijuana Convictions
The city of Seattle wants to vacate convictions or dismiss cases for more than 500 people.
Colorado's Governor Says He Could Ban Marijuana Again In The Future
The state saw a spike in crime beginning the same year weed was legalized.
Legal Weed Growers Use Ridiculous Amounts Of Electricity
As the recreational marijuana industry grows, so does its energy footprint.
An FDA Panel Recommended Approving This Marijuana-Derived Drug
The medicine is called Epidiolex, and it's used to treat rare and severe forms of epilepsy.
Schumer To Introduce Legislation To Decriminalize Marijuana
He told Vice News "the legislation is long overdue."
The Government Considers Marijuana Illegal And Taxes It Anyway
Legal state marijuana businesses face heavy income taxes because federal law prohibits the tax credits most businesses enjoy.
Australia's Greens Party Calls For Full Marijuana Legalization
Greens leader Richard Di Natale said Australia's approach to drugs is an "unmitigated disaster," and it's time for that to change.
Trump Promises To Leave Marijuana To The States
President Trump promised a Colorado senator he'd support congressional efforts to protect states with legalized marijuana.
Boehner Joins Advisory Board For Marijuana Company
The former House speaker said his "thinking on cannabis has evolved."
New Research Suggests Legal Marijuana Could Curb The Opioid Epidemic
In two studies published Monday, researchers found states that legalized medical marijuana saw a decrease in opioid prescriptions.
Sessions Says DOJ Won't Pursue 'Small,' 'Routine' Marijuana Cases
The attorney general said federal prosecutors will go after gangs and large-scale drug operations instead.
Sessions Suggests Connection Between Marijuana And Opioid Addiction
Jeff Sessions said his goal is to see a decline in opioid prescriptions, adding, "We think a lot of this is starting with marijuana and other drugs."
San Francisco Is Tossing Out Thousands Of Marijuana Convictions
San Francisco is retroactively applying Proposition 64, which legalized the possession and recreational use of marijuana for adults.
Vermont Becomes Latest State To Legalize Marijuana
Vermont is the latest state to legalize marijuana. It's also the first state to legalize the drug legislatively.
Vermont Is Really Close To Legalizing Marijuana
Vermont's Senate OK'd a recreational marijuana bill, meaning the state could become the first to legalize marijuana with legislation.
Vermont Is On Its Way To Legalizing Marijuana
The Vermont House approved legalizing marijuana just hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back an Obama-era policy on marijuana.
Sessions Might Be Looking To Crack Down On Legal Marijuana
He's rolling back an Obama-era policy that allowed legalized marijuana to thrive in the U.S. without much federal oversight.
California Rings In The New Year With New Marijuana Laws
Starting Jan. 1, adults over the age of 21 can legally purchase recreational marijuana in cities that agree to sell it.
Study Finds Smoking Marijuana Could Have A Surprising Health Risk
A new study found that people who have used marijuana may be more three times as likely to die of hypertension than those who haven't.
This 'Cards Against Humanity' Set Funds Marijuana Legalization
As of Thursday, the company had donated over $80,000 to marijuana legalization efforts in Illinois.
Sen. Cory Booker Proposes Nationwide Marijuana Legalization
The proposed Marijuana Justice Act would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act.
Senate Votes To Shield Medical Marijuana States From Federal Crackdown
A Senate committee amended a spending bill to protect people in states with medical marijuana laws from prosecution over prescription pot.
You Can Now Legally Buy Weed In Nevada
The Silver State is now the fifth to allow recreational marijuana sales.
There Could Be A Link Between Car Wrecks And Marijuana
A study found a correlation between some states with legalized recreational marijuana use and the frequency of collision claim reports.
Vermont's Governor Vetoes A Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana
Vermont's governor refused to sign legislation to legalize recreational marijuana, unless the state's Congress makes some changes.
Medical Marijuana Is Safe From A Federal Crackdown For Now
Congress included a provision in its new budget bill that says the Department of Justice can't spend money on medical marijuana prosecutions.
In Denver, There's A Church For Marijuana
The International Church of Cannabis opened its doors on 4/20 despite efforts from a legislator to block it.
Legalizing Medical Marijuana Could Save A Lot Of Taxpayer Dollars
A study found that if all states had a medical marijuana law, it would save taxpayer money used on prescription drugs.
Support For Pot Seems To Be Growing, But Not In Trump's White House
In a recent CBS poll, 61 percent of people said they believe recreational marijuana use should be legal.
Canada Introduces A Bill To Legalize Marijuana Nationwide
Canada's Liberal Party says its plan to legalize pot would help keep it away from kids and hurt criminal organizations.
Legal Weed's Popularity Could Be An Obstacle For White House Crackdown
Support is at an all-time high (and growing).
A 'Congressional Cannabis Caucus' Forms To Support Pot On Capitol Hill
Four congressmen from both sides of the aisle are teaming up in support of marijuana reform.
You Can Soon Get Gonzo With Hunter S. Thompson-Brand Marijuana
Hunter S. Thompson's widow is selling strains of marijuana descended from plants used by her late husband to make money for his compound.
NFL Suspends Player Who Uses Marijuana To Treat Chronic Illness
Buffalo Bills tackle Seantrel Henderson will be suspended for violating the NFL's drug policy. He says he uses marijuana to treat his Crohn's disease.
Why The Legal Pot Industry Is Afraid Of Jeff Sessions
The incoming attorney general could spell an end to the federal government's tolerance of legalized marijuana.
A Bunch Of States Just Legalized Recreational Marijuana
That brings the grand total to eight states that allow recreational weed.
NFL Could Start Using Marijuana To Relieve Its Players' Pain
Medical marijuana is now legal in 14 states that are home to NFL teams.
Legalizing Weed Doesn't Necessarily Mean More People Would Smoke It
State marijuana policies could have a big influence on how many people use the drug, according to a new study.
Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Could Inject $7.8B Into The Economy
The new report also claims the entire cannabis industry in the U.S. could hit $20.6 billion by 2020.
Police Find Hundreds Of Marijuana Plants At Connecticut Day Care
West Haven police estimate the plants were 6 to 10 feet tall and worth over $1 million.