The measure, which is set to go into effect in May, is an attempt to appease residents in the neighborhood, which attracts millions of tourists each year.
Voters in Missouri, Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota and Maryland will vote on legalizing recreational marijuana. Nineteen states and D.C. have approved adult cannabis possession and consumption.
Experts hailed the move as an important first step in righting the wrongs from decades of uneven drug enforcement policy.
The pardons will be done through an administration process to be developed by the Justice Department, administration officials told reporters; it will cover citizens and lawful permanent residents.
Cigarette use has been declining for decades, while marijuana use has been on the rise, according to a new Gallup survey in the U.S.
The National Institutes of Health annually surveys substance abuse among young adults in its Monitoring the Future study.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Bill Nigut welcomes East Point Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham, Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz, and Tifton Mayor Julie Smith to the panel. With 80 days left until the midterms, we'll talk to these city leaders about what their communities want out of candidates. But first, Tamar Hallerman provides an update on the latest in Fani Willis' probe in Fulton County.
One of Kenya's presidential candidates is promising to legalize weed. His long-shot campaign has entertained, but it might also mark a different kind of politics for the East African nation.
After Minnesota lawmakers approved a measure to legalize the sale of certain types of THC edibles, at least one Republican said he didn't realize what he was approving.
Thailand's government says it is promoting cannabis for medical use only, warning that lighting up recreationally in public could still considered to be a nuisance subject to a potential fines.
Employers can still give drug tests or fire an employee if they are acting under federal guidelines, or if an employee consumed marijuana at work or while performing work-related duties.
A surge in robberies at licensed cannabis shops is helping fuel a renewed push for federal banking reforms that would make the cash-dependent stores a less appealing target.
New Mexico is making the sale of up to 2 ounces of recreational marijuana legal, bringing legalization to the doorstep of Texas, the largest prohibition state.
State officials alert parents of the unregulated, illegal marijuana snacks that resemble a sober, major brand.