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Illinois medical cannabis advocates ‘silence the stigma’ | Apr. 21, 2017

Chicago cannabis supporters ‘smoked out’ in Logan Square on 420 | Apr. 21, 2017

It’s a big week for MDMA | Apr. 17, 2017

Reformers slam Trump’s likely drug czar nominee as ‘drug war extremist’ | Apr. 14, 2017

Hemp: The future of home construction? | Apr. 11, 2017

Illinois medical cannabis program ranks highest among all states | Apr. 7, 2107

How well does your state treat medical marijuana patients? | Apr. 4, 2017

Illinois medical cannabis patients weigh in on full legalization proposal | Apr. 3, 2017

Home cannabis cultivation, made easy | Mar. 27, 2017

With no federal guidelines, here’s how scientists are tackling marijuana safety testing | Mar. 22, 2017

The life of a marijuana reform bill | Mar. 13, 2017

Microdosing: Optimizing marijuana’s benefits with lower doses | Mar. 3, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions doubles down on marijuana opposition | Feb. 28, 2017

Congressional Cannabis Caucus urges feds to leave recreational states alone | Feb. 24, 2017

White House signals federal crackdown on recreational marijuana states | Feb. 23, 2017

Beyond the cannabis: The art and design of Illinois’ medical marijuana dispensaries | Feb. 22, 2017

Pro-marijuana lawmakers form congressional cannabis caucus | Feb. 16, 2017

DEA removes controversial marijuana information from website | Feb. 15, 2017

How Trump’s SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch could impact marijuana policy | Feb. 1, 2017

Tips for successful cannabis investing in 2017 | Jan. 17, 2017

7 marijuana industry trends to watch in 2017 | Jan. 12, 2017

Marijuana sector gains little clarity from Jeff Sessions’ confirmation testimony | Jan. 11, 2017

Cannabis sales hit $6.7 billion in 2016, but industry uncertainty persists | Jan. 4, 2017

llinois pot laws: The legal, the decriminalized and the illegal | Dec. 21, 2016

DEA says it did not JUST ban marijuana extracts | Dec. 21, 2016

US senators push for marijuana industry banking protections | Dec. 15, 2016

DEA announces new drug code for marijuana extracts | Dec. 14, 2016

Medical pot advocates to DEA: Stop lying about marijuana health risks | Dec. 9, 2016

DEA defends marijuana’s Schedule I status in latest annual report | Dec. 8, 2016

If you’re poor in America, good luck getting medical marijuana | Dec. 5, 2016

Chicago dispensary launches Illinois’ first mobile marijuana discount app | Nov. 23, 2016

America’s cannabis industry: Where does it go from here? | Nov. 16, 2016

What does a Donald Trump presidency mean for marijuana reform? | Nov. 10, 2016

Meet the attorney leading Florida’s fight for medical cannabis | Nov. 8, 2016

Cannabis lawyer’s patient guide to applying for an Illinois medical marijuana card | Oct. 26, 2016

Drug violations still lead US arrests, FBI report shows | Oct. 10, 2016

Cannabis-infused sugar and next-generation marijuana edibles | Oct. 10, 2016

Scathing watchdog report criticizes DEA’s use of confidential informants | Sept. 29, 2016

Marijuana arrests hit 20-year low in 2015, but numbers remain high | Sept. 27, 2016

Oregon Health Authority gives sketchy parenting advice on how to talk about marijuana with kids | Sept. 26, 2016

Marijuana offenders get harsher criminal sentences than police who kill unarmed civilians | Sept. 21, 2016

Marijuana and bone health: Cannabis might be the next big thing in osteoporosis treatment | Sept. 7, 2016

More than 32K sign petition urging DEA not to schedule kratom | Sept. 1, 2016

DEA announces emergency drug scheduling of kratom | Aug. 31, 2016

Recreational pot prices are plummeting in Colorado | Aug. 31, 2016

Study: Men experience greater pain relief from smoking marijuana than women do | Aug. 24, 2016

Chicagoland cannabis dispensary to reimburse patients for state registration fees | Aug. 22, 2016

Jill Stein pushes marijuana reform platform | Aug. 18, 2016

Where the weed comes from: Peek inside one of Illinois’ secret medical cannabis farms | Aug. 12, 2016

These 5 states could be next to legalize marijuana | Aug. 4, 2016

Illinois medical marijuana ban on drug felons raises discrimination concerns | July 27, 2016

Italian farmers are planting hemp to decontaminate polluted soil | July 18, 2017

“Chicago Drug War Stories”: The War on Drugs runs deeper than public policy | July 15, 2016

7 ways the War on Drugs undermines public health and spreads disease | June 20, 2016

Marijuana massages are a big hit at this Chicagoland day spa | June 14, 2016

Top 26 marijuana opponents in the US Senate | June 10, 2016

“Chicago Drug War Stories”: Positive change is community driven | June 6, 2016

‘I bought weed legally for the first time!’ and other musings of a Denver tourist | June 1, 2016

Illinois physician talks cannabis medicine and US medical culture | June 1, 2016

10 things I learned about cannabis cooking at the NRA show | May 25, 2016

Cannabis cooking all stars head to Chicago for National Restaurant Association Show | May 23, 2016

‘Chicago Drug War Stories’: People forget drugs are bad | May 13, 2016

‘Chicago Drug War Stories’: A felony drug charge changes everything | May 12, 2016

Illinois marijuana dispensary to donate 10 percent of May proceeds to veteran amputees | May 9, 2016

‘Chicago Drug War Stories’: Lawmakers have blinders on, like race horses | May 6, 2016

‘Chicago Drug War Stories’: Innocent people are dying over this | May 5, 2016

‘Chicago Drug War Stories’: A new look at drug policy in action | May 5, 2016

Award-winning chef Mindy Segal’s gourmet marijuana edibles hit Illinois dispensaries today | Apr. 15, 2016

Medical cannabis obstacles shape advocacy-driven industry in Illinois | Mar. 29, 2016

Marijuana-specific PR firm denied financial services by QuickBooks | Nov. 23, 2015

130 top police leaders call to end mass incarceration | Oct. 22, 2015

Bernie Sanders is first major presidential candidate ever to support marijuana legalization | Oct. 14, 2015

Democratic Debate recap: Here’s what presidential candidates said about legalizing marijuana | Oct. 13, 2015

Medical marijuana cultivator makes historic debut as Chicago Marathon sponsor | Oct. 13, 2015

Marijuana helps broken bones heal ‘significantly’ faster, study finds | Oct. 12, 2015

Runner’s high triggers same brain receptors as marijuana | Oct. 7, 2015

Major American medical group calls for marijuana reclassification | Oct. 2, 2105

Cannabis may help end the painkiller epidemic, if we let it | Sept. 27, 2015

Remember that time Donald Trump argued to legalize all drugs? | Sept. 21, 2105

Kansas Supreme Court Justice likens marijuana crimes to sex crimes | Sept. 21, 2015

5 world faiths that use cannabis | Sept. 21, 2015

Americans say Congress members should pee in a cup to prove they’re not on drugs | Sept. 20, 2015