Stephen Calabria

Stephen Calabria is a journalist currently living in New York City. His work has also appeared in The Huffington Post, Deutsche Welle, and Talking Points Memo, among other outlets.

Belita Nelson, a former DEA spokesperson has opened up, saying that officials know cannabis is safe, but keep it illegal for financial reasons.

cannabis couriers

Governor Eddie Calvo (R) expressed on Facebook his interest in legalizing recreational cannabis and cutting government bureaucracy around medical cannabis.


Bernie Sanders has joined a bipartisan group of senators to lobby the federal government for looser banking regulations made by financial institutions.

Banking Regulations

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s decision may be met with a lawsuit if certain cannabis industry players decide to pursue the issue.


Chinese tourists have reportedly been traveling to North Korea to stock up on bulk shipments of cannabis, which is legal for cultivation, use, and sale.

North Korea

Massachusetts will make the possession and use of recreational cannabis legal, in accordance with the provisions of the November ballot.

east coats massachusetts marijuana legalization

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos used his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech on Saturday to call for a rethinking to the war on drugs.

Colombian President

A new report from a think tank in the UK has suggested that the only way to deal with the issues posed by the illicit drug trade is to legalize cannabis.


President-elect Donald Trump is considering selecting pro-cannabis entrepreneur as the head of the Food and Drug Administration.


A newly-released annual government survey cites “media attention” as a reason why it has become more difficult to enforce federal laws banning cannabis.


Colorado state has proposed a crackdown on state laws that allow for the home growth of cannabis, as the state combats “black market” activity.


Australia has approved the world’s first clinical trial of medical cannabis for the prevention of the side effects of chemotherapy.


Celebrated cannabis activist Eddy Lepp was released from federal prison on Wednesday, after serving 8.5 years of a 10-year sentence for growing cannabis.

Eddy Lepp

A Texas state senator has filed a bill in the state legislature that would allow more medical conditions to qualify for medical cannabis use.

medical Cannabis Use

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s encouragement of crackdown on cannabis proprietors has left many of his supporters angry.


New York health officials will soon expand access to medical cannabis, though legalized recreational use remains unchanged.

New York

While the addition of PTSD may mostly be treated as good news, Minnesota’s veterans are having a complicated time getting the access they need.


A Republican senator is challenging a federal policy that requires those looking to purchase firearms to declare whether they are users of cannabis.


As President Obama’s second term draws to a close, the 44th president’s cannabis legacy paints a complicated picture. An uncertain future awaits America.

Cannabis Legacy

The task force charged with leading the country’s efforts in legalizing recreational cannabis submitted the framework of the legal market might look.

Task Force

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