The FBI reported 227,108 arrests related to cannabis, which is legal in 23 states.
A majority of Americans want each state to decide its own marijuana laws and don't want federal interference with those that legalize cannabis.
The former Texas congressman wants to grant clemency for marijuana possession sentences and give most weed business licenses to minority-owned shops.
At midnight, Canadians were legally able to buy weed for the very first time.
The Oakland-based collective Supernova Women is working to inform, support, demonstrate and advocate on behalf of communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs. Their aim is to push local government to create more opportunities for people of color and those convicted of cannabis-related offenses in the early stages of a booming industry.
Hope Wiseman is breaking barriers and breaking stigma.
It plans to give over half a million to nonprofits campaigning for this change.
Legalization of recreational weed would generate an estimated $1 billion in additional taxes per year.
Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana after holding voter referendums.
"There's a significant counterculture element to this that we're working very strongly to get out of."