High Times and Clio Launch Joint Awards Program, Clio Cannabis

High Times is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the international awards competition for creative fields, Clio. This joint venture takes the form of cannabis-centric awards program called Clio Cannabis, and will celebrate an area that is relatively new in this age of spreading cannabis legalization and regulation: marketing and advertising. Clio has myriad

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Arizona Voters May Have Recreational Cannabis on the 2020 Ballot

A campaign is underway in Arizona to put the question of recreational cannabis legalization on the ballot for 2020. The group spearheading the effort, Smart and Safe Arizona, was behind a push to legalize cannabis in 2016. Their previous campaign faced major opposition from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. But Smart and Safe Arizona says

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NYC to Seal Marijuana Misdemeanor Records for Roughly 350 People

In a decision that attorneys say could open the door to other class-action lawsuits, a petition has been approved to seal the criminal records of 350 people with marijuana misdemeanors in Manhattan. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. worked with nonprofit and pro-bono lawyers from groups like the Legal Aid Society to make the mass

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Barbados Parliament to Consider Medicinal Cannabis Bill

Barbados this week will become the latest country to actively pursue a medical marijuana program. Dale Marshall, the country’s attorney general, said that a bill will be introduced to the Barbadian parliament on Tuesday. The legislation is expected to be debated later this month. “We have committed to medicinal cannabis because, as a fella said:

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Pennsylvania Judge Rules Searching Car Due to Cannabis Scent Illegal

A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that a search of a medical marijuana patient’s car based on the scent of cannabis is illegal. In an opinion filed earlier this month, Lehigh County Judge Maria Dantos excluded evidence in a drugs and weapons case, dealing a blow to prosecutors. The ruling stems from the case of Timothy

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Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency Introduces Tier-Based Fee System

Regulators in Michigan announced on Thursday that license fees for legal medical marijuana businesses in the state will be transitioning to a tier-based system beginning on October 1. Under the plan, most businesses would see a reduction in fees or no change, although some companies will end up paying more. Andrew Brisbo, the director of

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Washington, DC Now Accepting Medical Marijuana Cards From Any State

On Thursday, Washington, DC may have become the medical marijuana mecca of the United States. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that dispensaries in the nation’s capital will now accept valid medical marjiuana cards from any of the 27 states that have such systems. “This emergency rulemaking is patient-centric,” the mayor stated in a press release. “It

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Bernie Sanders Says He’d Legalize Pot Through Executive Order

Bernie Sanders wants to legalize cannabis if he is elected president. And he isn’t going to wait on Congress to do it. The presidential hopeful said this week that he would use an executive order to end the federal prohibition on pot, reiterating his long-standing opposition to the ban. “When I ran for president for

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Celebrate Women in Cannabis with the High Times Female 50 Nominations!

High Times is proud to announce the Female 50! We’re honoring the most influential women in the cannabis space across a wide variety of areas. For the Female 50, we’re celebrating patients, doctors, researchers, activists, executives, scientists, and more. We strive to recognize these women for their work and accomplishments in this diverse and ever-evolving

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Utah Supreme Court Rules Lawmakers Can Replace Medical Cannabis Initiative

Another chapter in the ongoing struggle over medical marijuana in Utah has just been slammed shut. This week, the Utah Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit filed against the state by a medical marijuana advocacy group. Specifically, the suit challenged the Utah legislature’s decision to replace a voter-approved medical marijuana referendum with its own medical

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