Cautious incumbents are using it to shore up support from progressive voters and challengers are seizing on the issue’s high popularity to knock conservatives.

Supporters and opponents of legalizing marijuana are preparing to fight over ballot measures in half a dozen states this year, shifting the political battleground away from traditionally liberal states and into some of the country’s most conservative areas.

In the meantime, hemp advocates are working to make sure the Senate’s Farm Bill legalization language survives the bicameral conference committee that will merge both chamber’s bills into a single proposal to send to President Trump’s desk.

The Cannabis Voter Project is a website that helps track the marijuana views of members of Congress as well as governors for every state.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has denied a request from an anti-legalization group to place marijuana and its derivatives on a list of restricted substances that are not "generally recognized as safe and effective."

A former Navy SEAL from the Chicago area is leading the push to decriminalize cannabis at the federal level in an effort to give war-ravaged service members access to pot-based treatments through the Veterans Health Administration.

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Vermont, the ninth state to legalize it.

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