Marijuana Strain Recalled in Oregon over High Pesticide Levels

The state of Oregon issued its first-ever marijuana recall after a strain called Blue Magoo was found to have high levels of pesticides.


The United Nations Says It Will Monitor the Fentanyl Market

The UN will add two chemicals used to make fentanyl to an international list that makes it easier to track suspicious orders and transactions.


Maryland House Overwhelmingly Votes to Ban Fracking

A majority of members of Maryland’s House of Delegates voted to ban fracking (hydraulic fracturing) in the state. The bill now moves to the Senate.


This is how Colorado is Trying to Protect its Marijuana Industry

A bill being considered in Colorado would allow pot growers and retailers to reclassify recreational weed as medical in case of a federal crackdown.


Jeff Sessions: Pot “Only Slightly Less Awful” than Heroin

Attorney General Jeff Sessions showed off his anti-marijuana efforts yet again when he said that marijuana is “only slightly less awful” than heroin.


Israel Decriminalizes Marijuana

Israel has decriminalized the use of marijuana, and openly admits the move was done, in part, because of shifting attitudes about the plant worldwide.


Wanting to Avoid Panic, Calif. State Officials Hid Cell Phone Risks

The state of California was forced by a Superior Court judge this month to release guidelines for safe cell phone use that they feared would cause panic.


Here it Comes: Feds to Crack Down on Recreational Marijuana

Despite pot legalization by states, White House spokesman Sean Spicer says there will be greater enforcement of federal marijuana laws in the near future.


Australians Finally Close to Obtaining Access to Legal Cannabis

Some Australians are finally getting close to obtaining access to legal cannabis after the federal government loosened restrictions on cannabis imports.


Trump Admin Delays Listing Rusty Patched Bumblebees as Endangered

The Trump administration has delayed listing the rusty patched bumblebee as an endangered species. Conservationists worry it will be cut from the list.


Scientific Panel Softens Stance on Human Gene Editing

With rapid advancements in human genome-editing, a group of scientists have released a 200 pages of recommendations for how to proceed.


DEA Drops Marijuana Myths from its Website Following Legal Challenge

Faced with a legal challenge by a pro-marijuana nonprofit group, the DEA has removed several misleading statements about marijuana from its website.


Jeff Sessions Confirmed as New Attorney General – What’s Next for Marijuana?

As attorney general, Jeff Sessions could undo all of the progress that has been made with marijuana legalization, but it would be a fight.


Brazil Supreme Court Judge: Fight Gangs by Legalizing Drugs

A Brazilian Supreme Court justice is proposing that marijuana and eventually cocaine be legalized to make room in jails and reduce violent crime.


Will 2017 be the Year That New York Legalizes Marijuana?

In New York, state lawmakers recently introduced bills A3506 and S3040 aimed at legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana for people age 18 and older.


New Colorado Marijuana Report Should Quiet Some Critics

A recently released report on marijuana trends in Colorado shows that use among both adults and teens has remained fairly unchanged in recent years.


Finland Wants to Cut Tobacco Use to 2% or Less by 2040

Finland has set an ambitious goal of going 98% tobacco-free by 2040 through taxes, and fees and licenses for store owners who wish to sell tobacco products.