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350,000 Americans not named Brittney Griner ‘wrongfully detained’ over cannabis

Joe Biden’s government is defending the WNBA All-Star arrested for cannabis in Russia, while supporting the arrest of 350,000 here at home.
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Medical marijuana patients targeted by sneaky new federal drug testing rule

A cruel relic of the ‘Just Say No’ era gets a refresh for the 2020s—and doubles down against medical patients.
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‘Billions’ finale will show sticky-icky side of federal prohibition

The gap between federal and state regulations can form a dangerous trap for buzzing entrepreneurs – Here’s how to navigate the green void.
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President Biden isn’t ‘too busy’ to carry out the cruelties of the Drug War

Nearly three months in, Joe Biden’s legalization record stinks. It’s time for him to step up.
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What does Biden’s attorney general pick think about legalization? Not much—but it may not matter

Will Merrick Garland push, allow, or block progress on federal legalization?
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Who should Biden appoint? Drug policy leaders offer plenty of options

Biden’s attorney general, DEA head, and ‘drug czar’ will carry out his drug policies. Who should get the jobs?
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History made: US House of Representatives votes to end federal marijuana prohibition

The MORE Act now goes to the Senate, where it’s expected to be blocked by majority leader Mitch McConnell.
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Historic Congressional vote to legalize marijuana is expected later this week

After delaying until after the election, Democrats are bringing the MORE Act to the floor.
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Border Patrol keeps seizing legal cannabis far from border in California

And it’s costing fledgling businesses—licensed by the state, and following the rules—millions of dollars.
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COVID-19 interstate compacts could be a model for regional marijuana trade

A ‘western alliance’ of legal states could regulate interstate cannabis commerce, say some industry leaders.
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