A bill that would help Connecticut prepare for the possibility of legalized recreational marijuana has cleared a legislative hurdle.
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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.
Steep Hill Alaska, of Anchorage, declared in an Instagram post that the lab is “suspending cannabis testing operations on March 31.”
Known far and wide as “America’s Most Trusted Horseman,” last year Lyons turned his Colorado ranch into a hemp and CBD (Cannabidiol) oil facility.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said that he believe the proposal has major flaws and lacks safeguards for the growing and distribution of marijuana that “would potentially open the door to recreational use.”
Open a pack of convenience store gummy candies and it’s hard not to grab a handful at a time to satisfy your craving. But doing the same for a tube of marijuana gummy candies purchased at one of Las Vegas’ legal pot dispensaries could leave users on the floor.
California, Oregon and other marijuana-friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation’s cannabis industry in legal limbo.
Shops ordered to close did not apply for a license, applied too late, submitted an application without their municipality’s blessing or possibly filled out some information incorrectly, according to officials.
The hospitalizations caused the Illinois Department of Public Health to issue a new warning about synthetic cannabinoids.
Nipton’s owners have discovered that even after California legalized recreational marijuana on Jan. 1, meeting the myriad of regulations to obtain a license to sell it is not easy.
Texarkana Gazette Editorial Board: Hemp legalization would be good news for America’s farmers — including those in Texarkana area.
“That’s Weedmaps’ business model, to confuse the difference between legal and illegal,” said Jerred Kiloh, a licensed dispensary owner in Los Angeles. “It’s an unfair playing field. They are pitting us against each other.”
The state projected the tax would generate $13.6 million in the first seven months of legal recreational marijuana sales, which started last July. Actual numbers have been nearly $23 million.
Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Davenport, Waterloo and the Des Moines suburb of Windsor Heights were selected for dispensaries.
A woman who owns a business that claims to be California’s largest landlord of marijuana businesses sued the city of San Bernardino to overturn its pot regulation ordinance that could bar her from the industry.
American Green says the sale includes the provision that it continue with its project to transform the 80-acre town on the edge of the Mojave Desert into a cannabis-themed resort.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has announced an expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program. The announcement comes as Murphy pushes for legalized recreational marijuana in New Jersey.
Utah medical marijuana advocates already have 117,000 verified signatures for the ballot initiative – more than the 113,000 needed by the April 15 deadline.
“It’s a good spot to be in, but it’s not growing like I thought it would,” said Democratic State Sen. Tick Segerblom.
Cannabis is banned from Boston’s Hynes Convention Center, site of the New England Cannabis Convention.
The Republican made the announcement in his home state of Kentucky, which has been at the forefront of hemp’s comeback.
The study found that in rats, the same physiological effect occurs after inhaling secondhand smoke from marijuana as with cigarettes. And, the arteries take 90 minutes to recover compared with the 30 minutes with cigarette smoke.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a measure that allows medical marijuana to be grown in the state and sets up state-run dispensary for cannabis to be handed out for research purposes or use by people who are terminally ill.
A third man has pleaded guilty to trying to FedEx 11 pounds (5 kilograms) of marijuana from Colorado to a Mississippi home.
PORTLAND, Maine — Police in Portland, Maine will now consider new recruits who are non-citizens and who have recently used marijuana. The Portland Press Herald reports the city’s police department is loosening its hiring policies during a time when departments across the state are struggling to find new recruits. The…
Authorities say Kia Hampton was found with a marijuana-filled balloon at the Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution in May 2017.
North Carolina authorities were alerted by concerned social media users after two videos of the girl smoking sparked outrage.
In his ruling, Judge Wendell Griffen said he “takes no joy” in blocking the state from issuing the licenses.
Iowa State University’s unconstitutional crackdown on a pro-marijuana student group’s T-shirts will cost state taxpayers nearly $1 million in damages and legal fees.
Gov. Phil Murphy looked to legal-marijuana states to predict possible marijuana tax revenue.
He’ll face incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who is against efforts to legalize marijuana in Illinois.
Although the referendum is advisory only, the vote could help state lawmakers make their case for the legalization of marijuana use.
“It’s coming to the state and we have to be prepared to address it,” State Sen. Carlo Leone said.
This year’s event could be the last that focuses on state prohibition, said Mark Passerini, the festival’s lead organizer.
Medical marijuana companies have shown a strong interest in Maryland because the market is expected to be lucrative.
The resolution also urges the federal government to reconsider its listing of marijuana as a controlled substance.
Texas hasn’t legalized marijuana, but that hasn’t stopped some entrepreneurs from planting their flags early, wagering that the Lone Star State will one day have its own “green rush.”
The bill, which passed the House overwhelmingly last month, has not received a Senate committee hearing.
Nearly 49,000 patients were enrolled as of the end of February, with almost half of them listing post-traumatic stress disorder as a condition.