Jay-Z, who owns a cannabis company, is advocating for the release of a fan who reached out for help in his 20-year bid behind bars, caused by what he describes as "a substance that has become the ultimate green rush.”

Moving quickly on recently passed legislation, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed bills legalizing and regulating the sale of marijuana and decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Blacks are disproportionately arrested for marijuana despite a growing acceptance of the drug.

Francisco Attorney General announced that the city will automatically apply California’s marijuana legalization laws retroactively.

Kansas civil rights and religious leaders want GOP state Rep. Steve Alford to resign for his racist comments about Blacks and marijuana.

A new study shows that Blacks are more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than Whites in states where recreational marijuana has been legalized.

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KTVA-TV Anchorage reporter Charlo Greene’s dramatic exit from her job during a live telecast has gone viral and the internet sensation is seizing the moment to raise awareness about marijuana prohibition in Alaska. RELATED: Say What? Alaskan Reporter Hurls F-Bomb On Live TV Then Quits Over Marijuana Vote As previously reported by NewsOne, Greene revealed that she […]

President Barack Obama drew a lot of media attention when he said earlier this month that he didn’t think marijuana was “more dangerous than alcohol,” though he opposes legalization. Turns out, a number of Americans may agree with him, but would like to see laws go a step further to legalize marijuana. SEE ALSO: Chuck […]

The legalization of marijuana in Washington state and Colorado, on the surface, seems like forward progression in the war on drugs, but that will not be the case for Black America. In an in-depth analysis for the Washington Post, Dr. Stacey Patton, senior enterprise reporter at the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Dr. David J. Leonard, associate […]

Colorado rang in the new year by clearing over $1 million in regulated marijuana sales on the first day dispensaries were open for business, reports Raw Story. Smokers waited in line for hours in freezing weather just to be the first to legally purchase the plant that has been at the center of controversy since […]

A recent Gallup poll indicates that 50 percent of Americans are in favor of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. African-Americans tend to hold more conservative views on drug legalization, in spite of the fact that African-Americans are far more likely to be arrested and prosecuted for marijuana possession than their white counterparts.