We know that consuming marijuana does not make a person want to kill. Yet our federal laws are still largely based on these misconceptions.
It is time for a new approach that focuses on prevention, awareness, and treatment—not on addiction for profit.
Oklahoma is voting on whether to legalize cannabis in a poll that is out of state legislators' hands and could see it become the latest red state to go green.
Many Americans have deep reservations about the legalization and commercialization of marijuana.
Marijuana arrests account for over half of drug-related arrests in the U.S. and disproportionately affect Black Americans.
"With increasing medical marijuana legalization, marijuana may be substituting for opioids for cancer-related pain," a researcher said.
Republican Representative Nancy Mace praised the Biden administration for a "necessary big step forward in bringing justice to so many."
Marijuana legalization is supported across the political spectrum, but the president's announcement is unlikely to sway voters, according to one strategist.
Officials said ahead of Biden's pardon directive announcement that full data is not yet available of those who have been convicted of simple possession.
President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that federal offenses of simple marijuana possessions would be pardoned.
The decriminalization of lethal drugs in Oregon has failed those who are struggling with substance use disorders.
A New York state body penned a letter to the social media company pleading for it to allow advertisements about the legalization of weed.
Experts tell Newsweek that if the bill legalizing marijuana passes the Senate and hits President Joe Biden's desk, he would be "hard-pressed" to veto it.
The bill passed by a vote of 220-204, mostly along party lines with little Republican support, but is expected to struggle in the Senate.
Cannabis sales skyrocketed during the pandemic, but those levels have since leveled out.
The complaint named a neighboring music venue for hosting an illegal marijuana market and late-night events which affected the church's friars.
A 2021 Goucher College poll found two-thirds of Maryland residents support the legalization of recreational marijuana use while 28 percent are against it.
Proposed legislation on pot could increase federal tax revenues, promote the creation of small businesses, create jobs and enact criminal justice reform.
Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Oregon, Montana, and Vermont will all see new marijuana laws enacted in 2022.
Dozens of cannabis officials and advocates said regulations and taxes are harming the industry as it tries to compete with a cheaper, larger illegal market.
Republican Governor Kristi Noem initiated a legal battle that concluded in the state's highest court on Wednesday.
The proposed constitutional amendment would allow Floridians 21 and over to possess and use marijuana for recreational use.
In the debate over marijuana legalization, supporters of the pot industry often resort to poor arguments, outdated studies and hyperbole.
Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use, while medical marijuana use is now legal in 37 states.
"When Clarence Thomas is moving to your left on cannabis legalization, you need to re-evaluate your position," said Steve Marchand, a former New Hampshire mayor.
Starting July 1, adults 21 and older will be able to purchase and possess 1.5 ounces of marijuana.