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Cannabis at the Olympics? Gold medalist and advocate Ross Rebagliati on CBD's future in international sport

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 18:38
The World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from it's prohibited substance list on Jan. 1, but cannabis remains illegal in South Korea, host of this year's Winter Games

Louisiana governor to Trump: Don't prosecute medical marijuana

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 17:53
Louisiana's governor John Bel Edwards is asking President Donald Trump to shield states' medical marijuana programs from federal prosecutors.

Federal marijuana bills boosted by new supporters as Congress gets back to work

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:49
Lawmakers lined up behind several cannabis-related House bills in the wake of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ marijuana policy shift.

New Hampshire House votes to legalize recreational marijuana

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:19
The New Hampshire House approved a bill Tuesday that would legalize possession and sales of marijuana.

New Pew poll: Support for marijuana legalization continues to rise among Americans

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:50
Marijuana legalization continues to be viewed more favorably by Americans, buoyed by support from young adults, according to a Pew Research Center survey.

Massachusetts' federal prosecutor "cannot provide assurances" for legal marijuana businesses

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 22:42
The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts offered no guarantees on Monday that he would take a hands-off approach to legalized pot, injecting a new layer of uncertainty and confusion into the commercial marijuana industry.

Op-ed: Why it's time for Jeff Sessions to go

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 22:02
Opinion: It is no longer tenable for Session to remain atop the Justice Department, as he cannot credibly lead the FBI, and has repeatedly lied to the Senate.

Can legal marijuana survive the disapproving glare of Jeff Sessions?

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 22:00
The U.S. is not gearing up for a large-scale prosecution of legal marijuana users, according to initial indications from the dozen or so U.S. attorneys who are now authorized make that call.

New DOJ marijuana policy sparks latest clash over states' rights

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 20:15
The federal government's position on state laws legalizing marijuana is only the latest high-profile states' rights fight.

More unauthorized stores selling CBD oil in Iowa

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 19:06
Unregulated sales of cannabis oil have been ramping up in Iowa even as state officials work to set up a tightly regulated distribution system for medical marijuana products.

Get ready for the cannabis culinary-arts scene to explode

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 20:24
Chefs and investors have been teaming up to offer an eye-boggling array of cannabis-infused food and beverages, weed-pairing supper clubs and other extravagant pot-to-plate events in preparation for legalization come Jan. 1.

Easy as Pie Vegetable Tart: Perfect for parties or giving leftovers a tasty new look

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 18:22
Chef Laurie Wolf offers a weed recipe that can be dressed up for holiday hors d’oeuvres or dressed down for a quick weekday dinner.

Virginia's experimental hemp research program still "a work in progress"

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 18:16
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia is wrapping up its second year of a research program that allows farmers to grow hemp, a crop long banned because of its association with marijuana. The 78 acres (32 hectares) planted across the state in 2017 was more than double the 2016 total. But research…

Top marijuana regulator says California's enforcement needs to be flexible at first

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 17:29
Lori Ajax is California's top cannabis regulator and has been at the center of the effort to establish rules for a legal pot economy valued at $7 billion.

Christmas Eve package drop at Ohio prison not from Santa

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 16:39
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports a man tried to throw four packages containing tobacco, cellphones and marijuana over a prison fence.

Big labor wants to unionize California cannabis workers

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 16:01
Unions have sighted a rare opportunity to organize a whole new set of workers as recreational marijuana becomes legal in California.

Arkansas VA says they won't recommend, pay for medical marijuana

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 15:47
Although Arkansas voters have approved the sale of marijuana for medical purposes, doctors with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will not be allowed to recommend or prescribe the drug to veterans, and the V.A. will not pay for it.

The Cannabist's SmokeSongs: Christmas Trees

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 16:06
It's the night before Christmas and all through the house, er, world, there's ... chaos. Tune out 2017 and turn up our latest playlist to elevate your Christmas cheer.

Los Angeles won't be ready to sell marijuana Jan. 1

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 22:54
California kicks off recreational sales on New Year's Day, becoming the largest state in the nation with legal marijuana.

The 2017 Cannabist Readers' Choice voting now open

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 22:18
We want to know your fave strains, vapes, edibles, dispensaries and budtenders in 2017. Votes will be accepted through midnight December 31, 2017 (in your timezone) and results will be announced here on the site in the first week of January.