From Canada to Vermont to Oklahoma to California, this has been a huge year for legalization advocates.
Ed Gallagher, a former Army intelligence officer, reached into an armoire in the living room of his Twin Peaks home and pulled out his last bag of a medicinal herb he considers his salvation.
As stoner holiday 4/20 approaches, cannabis advocates say the last days of April are also about the serious business of keeping otherwise legal medical marijuana businesses from being raided by federal authorities.
Twentyeight states have legalized marijuana to some extent but only four congressmen are advocating overtly for the industry.
Medicinal cannabis advocates are pleading for compassion and urging Australian authorities to legalise the drug to help ease the pain and suffering of those who desperately need it.
From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana.
More and more people are purchasing cannabis in Germany.
Cannabis advocates call it a monumental step in removing the stigma around a product they believe should be considered the same as any other crop.
Not long ago, whenever professional athletes dabbled with marijuana, it was bad news: multigame suspensions, ruined careers, endless stoner jokes.