Politics

Democrats Keep Cannabis Legalization Out of 2020 Platform

Members of the Democratic National Committee rejected an amendment to the platform that called for legalization by a 105-60 vote.

Cannabis Legalization Is Not A Priority for Congress, Biden, or Trump. Here's Why.

The industry doesn't have the political clout or voter passion behind them to push weed over the finish line, but you can help.

Greg Miller

Will Joe Biden Change His Position On Legalizing Cannabis?

As nationwide protests focus the country's attention on racial issues, marijuana legalization–and how it ties to social justice–is moving to centerstage.

Bernie Sanders And Cory Booker On What Legal Cannabis Would Mean For People Of Color

The senators analyzed how cannabis criminalization drives deep wedges into society with long-term, damaging consequences.

Brendan Bures

Where Do The Top Democratic Candidates Stand On Marijuana Legalization?

Here is where each candidate stands on the legalization of adult-use cannabis

6 Important Questions We Should Be Asking About Legalization

From interstate commerce to a long-awaited banking solution, these are the issues that need to be raised.

Ryan G. Smith

President Vicente Fox Wants To Legalize Cannabis

The former Mexican president is one of legal cannabis's most ardent supporters. He's also a stakeholder.

Jonathan Small

Rep. Ayanna Pressley's "People's Justice Guarantee" Is The Most Sweeping Weed Legislation Proposal Yet. But Will It Pass?

Pressley's massive criminal justice reform would also decriminalize sex work and end the cash bail system, solitary confinement, and the death penalty.

How Cannabis Is Shaping The 2020 Presidential Election

A closer look at where the political winds are blowing.

Andrew Ward

The Politics of Reforming Federal Marijuana Laws Increasingly Favors the Reformers

Business interests and public opinion clearly favor ending prohibition but the status quo still has a lot of momentum.

Legalization Stalls In New Jersey Legislature

The vote on a bill to legalize marijuana for adults was cancelled when it became apparent it would be defeated.

Peter Page

Hemp Hemp Hooray! U.S. Legalizes Hemp

In an historic day for the cannabis business, President Trump signed into law a bill that makes hemp federally legal.

Kristen Nichols