A demonstrator waves a flag with marijuana leaves depicted on it during a protest calling for the legalization of marijuana

Voters In 5 States Decide Whether To Legalize Marijuana

The proposals are on the ballot in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota, following Biden's effort towards decriminalization.

 | AP

Gary Chambers speaks about his campaign.

Senate Hopeful Gary Chambers Vows To Change Marijuana Laws Across U.S.

Many lawmakers and candidates in the upcoming midterm elections are pushing to decriminalize weed, even in states where it's not on the ballot.

 | Tammy Estwick

A dispensary employee measures out marijuana

Some States Are Voting On Legalizing Marijuana

Some of the most conservative states are voting on recreational marijuana. One of marijuana's biggest impacts is on the criminal justice system.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Leaves of a Cannabis plant seen on display at the first ever Cannabis Exhibit at the California State Fair

California Takes Steps To Further Legalize Marijuana

California workers won’t have to worry about being fired, or not hired, for off-the-clock marijuana use.

 | James Packard

A worker tends to cannabis plants at a farm in Chonburi province, eastern Thailand.

Thailand Makes Marijuana Legal, But Smoking Discouraged

The government is still warning those wanting to smoke that doing so in public can be considered a nuisance subject to jail time and fines.

 | AP

Marijuana is seen on a dashboard while a state trooper talks with someone outside.

Why Doesn't A Test To Check For Marijuana Impairment Exist?

Though toxicology reports can show THC in a driver's system, no test exists to check if its levels are affecting their ability to drive.

 | Tyler Adkisson

A man smokes medical marijuana at his home.

Marijuana Laws Are Changing. Will DUI Laws Follow?

There is little agreement or clarity on what the level of driving impairment is for marijuana, though the idea is mentioned by lawmakers.

 | Scripps News Staff

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The Road To Legal Marijuana

The Senate is taking on cannabis reform for the first time, but significant hurdles remain in federally changing marijuana laws.

 | Kellan Howell

Mature bud of marijuana.

College Students Smoked More Pot, Drank Less In 2020

A new study reveals more college students than ever were smoking marijuana during the pandemic.

 | Kellan Howell

Man and woman stand on a porch.

KMGH: Denver Rolls Out Marijuana Delivery

Right now, there are only a handful of licensed transporters in the city.


Edibles in a store

More Children Than Ever Are Overdosing On Pot Edibles

More children than ever before are overdosing on pot edibles as more states legalize marijuana. Experts urge parents to lock up their stash.

 | Kellan Howell

Democrats announce a draft bill that would decriminalize marijuana on the federal level

Democrats Want To End Federal Marijuana Ban

Eighteen states – and D.C. – have already legalized recreational marijuana, while a vast majority of states have legalized medical marijuana.

 | Scripps News Staff

Marijuana products sit in a bin.

KMGH: Denver Couple Wants To Pave The Way With Marijuana Delivery

The couple applied for a license after the Denver city council approved the measure earlier this year.


Mature bud of marijuana at a cannabis facility.

Connecticut Becomes 18th State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Many marijuana-related criminal convictions will be expunged and some profits will go to communities disproportionately affected by illegal marijuana.

 | Eliana Moreno

Support For Legal Weed At All-Time High, But Congress Lags On Reform

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he is working to end the federal prohibition on marijuana, address weed taxes and regulations.

 | Kellan Howell

Marijuana plants

When Will President Biden Address Marijuana Legalization?

Advocates are calling on President Biden to use his executive powers to decriminalize cannabis use.

 | Scripps

Marijuana plants at a grow facility in Ravena, New York.

New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Expunges Prior Convictions

The new law also expunges prior convictions on marijuana offenses that are no longer illegal.

 | Lauren Magarino


New York Lawmakers Agree To Legalize Marijuana

The legislation would allow New Yorkers 21 and older to grow up to three mature and three immature plants for personal consumption.

 | Johannah Grenaway

A growing marijuana plant.

Morocco Pursues Legalizing Medical Marijuana

The measure has already passed the North African country's Cabinet and now heads to the Parliament for consideration.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Gov. Cuomo Pushes Forward Marijuana Legalization

New York would become the 16th state to legalize marijuana.

 | Scripps News Staff

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House Passes Bill That Would Decriminalize Marijuana

The MORE Act would also divert tax revenue to communities with a history of high marijuana arrests and expunge some criminal records.

 | Gage Jackson

U.S. House To Vote On Marijuana Legalization For First Time

The MORE Act would put federal tax on marijuana where it is already legal and funnel proceeds to communities with history of high marijuana arrests.

 | Kellan Howell

An activist speaks to a marijuana plant at a camp outside of the country's Senate building in Mexico City.

Mexico Close To Legalizing Marijuana

Lawmakers have until December 15 to vote on the bill.

 | Austin Kim

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Drug Legalization Efforts See Big Wins In Election

Voters in Oregon supported decriminalizing small possessions of some street drugs like heroin and LSD — the first state to do so.

 | Meg Hilling

A vendor makes change for a marijuana customer at a cannabis marketplace in Los Angeles.

4 States Approve Recreational Marijuana

Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota all voted to allow adult marijuana use recreationally.

 | Bailey Vogt

Marijuana plants are pictured at Baker Medical in Oklahoma City.

House To Make Historic Vote On Marijuana Legalization

The House is expected to vote on it in late September.

 | Scripps News Staff

Senator Kamala Harris

Sen. Kamala Harris Has Changed Views On Marijuana

A user in college, she later led marijuana prosecutions, then urged legalization.

 | Meg Hilling and Kellan Howell

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Why Marijuana Banking Reform Is In The New Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

Supporters say there are serious public health impacts of forcing dispensaries to deal only in cash.

 | Kellan Howell

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Coronavirus Hampers 2020 Marijuana Legalization Efforts

A record number of states could have seen marijuana legalized in 2020. Then coronavirus brought those efforts to a halt.

 | Kellan Howell

Customer wears mask in dispensary

Most States Consider Dispensaries Essential Amid Pandemic — Here's Why

The coronavirus has forced most U.S. businesses to close, but many marijuana dispensaries are still open.

 | Kellan Howell