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Is Big Pharma for or Against Legalizing Medical Marijuana? Maybe Both.

Pharmaceutical companies are intrigued by the immense and growing medical marijuana market but cannot figure a way to corner it.

Andre Bourque

L.A. Considers Plan for City-Owned Bank Friendly to Marijuana Businesses

The city council president has proposed a bank to help build affordable housing and provide basic services to cannabis businesses.

A New High: Nearly Half of All American Adults Have Tried Marijuana

Polling shows it is common to give marijuana a try but uncommon to make it a regular thing.

Marijuana Recommendations From Federal Crime Task Force Expected Soon

Beleaguered Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems fixated on linking marijuana to violent crime.

Nevada Declares Marijuana State of Emergency to Avoid $100 Million Tax Shortfall

Marijuana, until recently illegal in Nevada, is now a major source of revenue the state can't afford to lose.

Policy Group Argues It's Time to End the Failed War on Drugs

On a typical night in America, 133,000 people are in jail just for drug possession at vast cost to themselves and taxpayers.

Somebody Needs to Tell Jeff Sessions That Legalized Marijuana Does Not Cause More Crime

The Attorney General claims legal cannabis increases crime but cops and academics both disagree.

Women Cannabis Entrepreneurs Gather In L.A. for Empowerment Summit

The burgeoning legal marijuana industry has a glass ceiling but it seems loftier and more easily broken than traditional industries.

Oakland Strives to Rejuvenate Economically by Becoming California's Cannabis Capital

The city Gertrude Stein famously dismissed as "no there, there'' sees legal marijuana as an opening to address a host of inequities.

Andre Bourque

Marijuana Workers Now Outnumber Bakers and Other Common Careers

How much has legalizing marijuana helped create jobs? Just look at the numbers.

Sorry, But No You Can't Smoke Marijuana on the Las Vegas Strip Yet.

Marijuana remains a private vice in the city where anything goes.

What Is Schedule I and Why Is Marijuana on the List, Anyway?

In 1970, the federal government declared marijuana more dangerous than cocaine, meth, oxycodone and fentanyl. It's never changed its mind.