A study found that daily marijuana use is growing rapidly, especially among users who are “poor and lack a high school diploma.” “What’s going on here is that over the last 20 years marijuana went from being used like alcohol to being used more like tobacco, in the sense of lots of people using it every day,” according to one of the researchers. (See the study here.)
The number of U.S. cannabis users is set to exceed tobacco users within a few years.
In a victory for the industry, judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the federal government cannot spend money to prosecute state legal marijuana businesses. The judge ruled that cannabis companies “are entitled to evidentiary hearings to determine whether their conduct was completely authorized by state law,” Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain wrote.
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson’s pro-legalization stance is damaging his effort to attract anti-Donald Trump Republicans.
In SFWeekly, I wrote that with its recent decision not to reschedule, the DEA is risking irrelevance on pot policy
The Ohio Supreme Court may rewrite its ethics policy so lawyers can work with cannabis companies.
Angelenos want legal delivery.
In Maine, MED activist Dennis Hammac is wary of the state’s REC initiative.