Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant.
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When Oregon lawmakers created the state’s legal marijuana program, they had one goal in mind above all else: to convince illicit pot growers to leave the black market.
Nevada marijuana sales continue to outpace projections, reaching the highest monthly total in March since recreational sales became legal last July.
Recreational marijuana sales became legal in California this year, and the industry is targeting tourists as well as locals, with tours, shops, lodging and ads.
America’s marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday : Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group.
McDonald’s PlayPlaces aren’t becoming pot places, not even in Colorado, the first state with legal recreational marijuana sales.
The legal sale of recreational marijuana on the Nevada-Utah line may not be banned after all.
A stoner clique who hung out at a particular wall between classes at San Rafael High School, made up of 5 friends, dubbed themselves “The Waldos,” and claim to have invented 4/20.
Ann Arbor is temporarily halting new medical marijuana dispensaries after recently receiving more than 30 permit applications to operate in the city.
Recent votes in the House and Senate suggest lawmakers may have the two-thirds support needed in each chamber to override the veto threat.
The push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in the country, further underscoring how quickly feelings about marijuana are changing in the United States.
Convictions aren’t erased but public access would be restricted.
Patients registered in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program will soon be able to consume it in dry leaf or flower form, and more medical conditions will qualify for treatment by the drug.
The opening of the $15 million MedMen facility east of the Reno-Sparks area marks a goal of the company to change the conversation surrounding marijuana.
Louisiana lawmakers are moving to expand the state’s medical marijuana program, as the product nears availability within months.
A Grand Junction area trustee has announced that he is resigning less than 48 hours after winning the election. Jesse Loughman says he is giving up the Palisade office so he can keep his five marijuana licenses.
Two dog owners say their pets became sick after walking off-leash at Mount Philo State Park in Charlotte. One says her dog tested positive for THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana.
“I want some kid to read this and not smoke Spice. I don’t want anyone else to die from this.”
A New Orleans man whose 13-year sentence for possessing a small amount of marijuana drew nationwide attention has been released from prison.
The Maine House has approved for a second time a compromise bill governing marijuana retail sales, sending the measure to the Senate for final enactment.
A Florida circuit court judge has ruled that a Tampa man has the right to grow his own medical marijuana.
An Illinois sheriff is asking the public for more help combating a deadly outbreak of severe bleeding due to synthetic marijuana.
“There are a lot of good reasons for legalizing marijuana, but for me, it comes down to this: we have to stop putting people of color in jail for something that white people do with impunity,” she said.
The Mormon church came out against a medical marijuana ballot initiative in Utah on Tuesday as opposition mounts against the proposal that would allow people with certain medical conditions access to pot.
Nearly 1,000 individual cannabis businesses have been sent cease-and-desist letters or emails by California regulators during an ongoing enforcement process, a first step in a long effort to ensure the state’s industry is fully regulated and operating like those in more mature markets.
The deputy reported smelling the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, so he searched it.
Clatsop County voters might have the option in November to institute a tax on retail marijuana sales. Staff estimates the tax, applied to three dispensaries outside city limits, would generate $50,000 in revenue annually.
Lawmakers have been trying to hammer out regulations for legalized marijuana since voters chose to go legal in 2016.
Currently, the law allows the sale of medical marijuana in oils, pills, gels and liquids, but prevents dispensaries from selling marijuana that is designed to be smoked.
The measure takes steps to help minority-owned companies receive those licenses, based on a study earlier this year that concluded minorities have faced obstacles to entering similar industries in the past.
The Illinois Department of Public Health says there are now 107 cases of people who have had severe bleeding due to the substance.
Utah officials are wary after the first marijuana shop opened in the tiny town of Dinosaur, Colorado, just a few miles from the state line.
As dispensaries prepare to open, owners will be seeking hundreds of workers to be the sales force and consultants for medical marijuana patients.
A 22-year-old man who robbed a southwestern Oregon marijuana dealer has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.
Marijuana regulators have tabled until June action on draft rules for allowing people to consume marijuana in authorized retail stores in Alaska.
A Missouri House committee has rejected a bill meant to give terminally ill patients access to medical marijuana. Republican Rep. Jim Neely’s bill failed to make it out of the Legislative Oversight Committee on Wednesday.
Health officials in Maryland are warning people about serious bleeding problems linked to the use of synthetic cannabinoids.
A bill that would help Connecticut prepare for the possibility of legalized recreational marijuana has cleared a legislative hurdle.
North Dakota’s Great Depression-era law banning corporate farming won’t preclude horticulture operations from growing medical marijuana, provided it’s not done on agricultural land, the state’s attorney general has determined.
Officials in an Oregon county who have tried to restrict commercial marijuana production sued the state in federal court, asserting state laws that made pot legal are pre-empted by federal law that criminalize it.
Voters in a western Colorado town have approved allowing a variety of marijuana businesses, including stores for medical and adult-use recreational products, manufacturing facilities and cultivation facilities.
A search warrant says a North Carolina mother confessed to letting her 1-year-old child smoke pot in a social media video that went viral.
The state’s Cannabis Control Commission reported on Tuesday that more than 200 applications have been started on the agency’s website since a “priority certification” period opened one day earlier.
The group says supporters have used the images of suffering patients to disguise their true aim of opening another market for their products.
“The Bank of Springfield will not jeopardize any of their customers by working with businesses that operate in the legal gray zone,” a bank spokesman said.
The Illinois Department of Public Health revealed Monday 56 people in Illinois have experienced severe bleeding after using the substance. Two have died.
“This would put Albuquerque in line with a third of the population” in the United States, said Emily Kaltenbach, the state director in New Mexico for the Drug Policy Alliance.
The Illinois Department of Public Health also says that it now has reports of 56 people in the Chicago area and central Illinois who have experienced severe bleeding after using the substance.
Two new studies examining opioid prescriptions in legal marijuana states were published by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
The health department says the victim is the 38th person in Illinois to become ill in recent weeks after using what is called K2, Spice or fake weed.