Raishad Hardnett

The Prisoners Left Behind

How Barack Obama’s clemency operation failed thousands of drug offenders, some serving long sentences for cannabis crimes, and left them at the mercy of Donald Trump’s whims.

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Mexico

Mexico’s Supreme Court Orders Lawmakers to Regulate Medical Cannabis

The new ruling adds mounting pressure on Mexican lawmakers, who, despite the legalization of medical cannabis in 2017, have not created a pathway for patient access.

California

If They’re Doling Out Cannabis “Appellations,” L.A.’s Growers Want In

Think place-of-origin branding, like “Champagne” or “Roquefort.” An industry group fears indoor cultivators will be left out.

New Mexico

New Mexico Takes Major Step Toward Legal Cannabis

Governor's working group dives into the possibility of state-run stores, and public safety.