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A woman smokes cannabis. The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) just completely legalized cannabis, doing so without initiating a vote from its citizens.

It’s the first American territory to have completely legalized cannabis.

Will Oregon Be The First State To Allow weed shipments across state lines? Here, a semi truck is shown on a highway

Legal weed shipments across state lines would transform the cannabis industry.

Elder Nelson speaks with Recife Mission President Rubens C. Lanius during a priesthood leadership meeting. The Mormon Church supports cannabis legalization in Utah, but not the bill that will go before voters in November.

The Mormon Church supports the immediate legalization of cannabis for medical purposes in Utah, but they’re not happy about the measure going before voters in November.


South Africa legalizes cannabis following a court decision that banning it within homes violates citizens’ privacy rights.

Thousands of people take part in a march through the central city, calling for the South African government to legalize marijuana or cannabis (also called dagga locally) on May 7, 2016 in Cape Town. In this story, “South Africa legalizes cannabis,” we report on the decision of the country’s highest court to permit cannabis use in the home for personal use. (Photo by Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images)

The heir to the Anheuser-Busch name, best known for Budweiser, has decided to pursue cannabis instead.

A crop of cannabis plants being pruned under artificial lights at a facility in Oregon. An Anheuser-Busch recently announced he's getting into the cannabis industry

Reports came out earlier this year about investors in Canadian cannabis companies being banned from the U.S. for life. Now, it appears anyone who works in the industry can be turned around at the border.


Botham Jean, 26, was in his own apartment when a police officer mistook it for her own and shot him to death.

A photo of Botham Jean, who was fatally shot by a police officer in his apartment on Sept. 6.

According to official government data, young Americans are consuming cannabis at higher rates than previous generations. Is that a good thing?

. More 19 to 22-Year-Old Americans Are Consuming Cannabis Than Ever Before. Here, a young man is shown hitting a bowl

Teens buy weed easily on social media and, then, they sell it to their peers.

A teenage scooter boy smoking a spliff in Luton, UK in 2004. A new report found teens buy weed more easily than alcohol in the UK.

A 29-year-old man sentenced to death for cannabis oil in Malaysia has inspired a petition signed by nearly 10,000 people.

Malaysian Man Sentenced to Death for Cannabis Oil Given to Patients. Here, a shadow of a man is shown beside a noose

With legalization around the corner, colleges debate what to do about weed smoking on campus.

Most universities prohibit weed smoking on campus. Here, two students are shown smoking at sunset

The Cannabis Voter Project posts up at major music festivals across the country to get young cannabis enthusiasts to the polls in November.

Cheech and Chong endorse the Cannabis Voter Project

‘Noisy brain’ is when you can’t quell the stream of thoughts that keep a brain from resting.

Cannabis user could have something called 'noisy brain' new research suggests, in the continuous debate about whether cannabis helps with sleep or not.

Potent edibles and poor public education are to blame for a spike in emergency room visits.

Man in the ICU after surgery. In this article, Herb explores how cannabis edibles have spiked emergency room visits.

Last month, investors started speculating about whether Elon Musk smokes weed after he said he was taking Tesla private at $420 a share. Now the rumors have been confirmed and his company is taking a big hit.

Engineer and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk of The Boring Company listens as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about constructing a high speed transit tunnel at Block 37 during a news conference on June 14, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Rumors surfaced last month that Elon Musk smokes weed, sparking concern among investors. After the rumors were confirmed on Friday, Tesla’s stock plummeted. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

The state prohibits doctors from ever using cannabis, even if it’s for the medical purpose of managing the pain of menstrual cramps.

Female doctor looking at surgeon in emergency room. In this article, Herb talks to a Washington Doctor about losing her medical license for legal cannabis use.

According to his family, Rolando Rosa was denied a liver transplant after the hospital detected cannabis in his bloodstream. He uses medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids.


According to data, millennials smoke weed far more than any other group in the U.S. Men are also more likely to light up, as are people on the West Coast (obviously).

A young woman smokes in Paris on April 29, 2017, during the 16th annual Marche Mondiale du Cannabis to call for the legalization of cannabis. A recent survey found millennials smoke weed way more than their parents. (Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP via Getty images)

The study’s authors set out to see whether legalizing medical marijuana would lead to an increase in workplace deaths. But instead of an increase, they found a significant decrease.

Workplace Deaths Drop in States With Medical Cannabis. Here, an Industrial worker is shown cutting metal with many sharp sparks

Machine learning might be the key to identifying sick cannabis plants long before the problem becomes apparent to the human eye.

Close-up of a cannabis plant. A new startup aims to use AI to identify sick cannabis plants with the snap of a photo.

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