Steve Elliott

Steve Elliott is the author of The Little Black Book of Marijuana [2011, Peter Pauper Press; 3rd Edition 2017]. He writes the National News column for Northwest Leaf Magazine.

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Jeff Sessions begged the Senate to let him go after medical marijuana patients and providers in states where it is legal. They just said No.

Oregon

New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci apparently believes that smoking weed turns you into a zombie.

Scaramucci

The House Rules Committee’s GOP majority on Tuesday blocked an amendment that would have allowed VA doctors to authorize medical marijuana for veterans.

veterans

Visitors to the city of Gardiner, Maine, may notice that the place is remarkably clean. There is noticeably less debris along the streets and sidewalks.

Maine

Marvin Washington, formerly of the New York Jets, has sued Attorney General Jeff Sessions, arguing that federal laws against cannabis are unconstitutional.

Marvin Washington uses Cannabis

Thanks to a Senate Committee, staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs could soon be able to finally authorize veterans to use medical marijuana.

Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance

Police in North Dakota arrested a 29-year-old man early Wednesday after officers said he tried to sell grass clippings he was passing off as weed.

grass clippings

The law includes a reciprocity clause that allows dispensaries to serve patients who hold medical marijuana authorizations from their home states.

Puerto Rico

Oregon is moving towards becoming the first state to decriminalize personal use amounts of such drugs as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and ecstasy.


The United Nations and the World Health Organization have finally entered the 21st Century, issuing a call for all drugs to be decriminalized.

UN

Officer Yanez supposedly “did what he had to do” in killing Philando Castile, because Castile smelled like weed in his car and “was stoned.”

Philando Castile

President Enrique Peña Nieto on June 19 officially published a bill making medical cannabis legal and available in our neighbor to the south, Mexico.

Mexico

Neighbors of a Colorado cannabis farmer can sue for the dank weed smell that could lower their property values, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Neighbors

Dom Gentile is the guy who supports medical marijuana. That’s seriously progressive for a Republican senator from the Heart of Dixie.

Dom Gentile

The New Mexico State Fair’s rules are so strict, a local dispensary couldn’t show a picture of a shovel, a cookie, or a cardboard box.


Lawmakers and sun-grown farmers are at a key juncture in setting up the legislative and regulatory framework for adult-use cannabis in California next year.

Sun-Grown

Colorado residents with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) qualify for medical marijuana after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17 on Monday.

PTSD

On a day like Memorial Day, we have to reaffirm our commitment to the fight for safe medical cannabis access for all Veterans.

Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance

The federal government itself supplies it to certain patients. But federal officials continue to act as we don’t already know that cannabis is medicine.

medicine

So close, but so far away. Vermont Governor Phil Scott has tossed a bill back to the Legislature that would have legalized cannabis if he had signed it.

vermont

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