Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don’t cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month.
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Americans are split over whether marijuana should be legalized for recreational use, according to a poll released Thursday. But the same poll finds them solidly opposed to online gambling.
Police are looking for three men caught on surveillance video stealing marijuana plants from a Denver grow house.
Wyoming law-enforcement officers plan to track marijuana arrests more closely now that the drug is legal in neighboring Colorado.
Colorado is trying again to create the world’s first state-chartered pot bank. A bill up for a hearing Thursday is prompted by frustration with recent federal marijuana banking guidance.
A Colorado effort to update child-endangerment drug statutes to account for legal marijuana failed Tuesday night. The Senate approved, but then rejected two bills that sought to protect parents who use or grow marijuana from child-endangerment prohibitions on having pot in a home where a child resides.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Tuesday defended the Obama administration’s guidelines to banks conducting transactions with legal marijuana sellers as congressional Republicans questioned whether the guidance amounts to tacit federal approval of a drug illegal in most states.
A company looking to cash in on all the marijuana-smoking visitors that come to tour Colorado is offering visitors a chance to rent a home where they can smoke pot.
A prosecutor said he was giving a 60-year-old Juneau woman the “deal of a lifetime” when she was sentenced for a misdemeanor instead of a felony after officials found 55 marijuana plants in her home. Instead of serving up to five years in jail, she received a year of probation.
A Colorado bill to expand industrial hemp production has sailed through the state Senate and now heads to the House.
Amsterdam has won court permission to ban marijuana cafes in its famous Red Light district, stepping up a crackdown on the city’s freewheeling lifestyle.
School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth-graders were caught dealing the drug at an elementary school.
A ballot measure that could make Alaska the third state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana is getting pushed back to the November ballot because lawmakers couldn’t end their session on time.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating reports of a drone aircraft that was seen flying over the 4/20 marijuana rally in Denver on Sunday.
Colorado appears to be giving up on its effort to crack down on medical marijuana growers who are using a legal loophole to grow high numbers of pot plants without the kind of oversight faced by commercial growers.
Bills setting restrictions on marijuana edibles in Colorado have cleared the state House unanimously. The bills approved Monday would set possession limits for concentrated forms of marijuana such as hash oil.
Colorado budget-writers are nearing a decision on how new marijuana taxes should be spent. The Joint Budget Committee is expected to approve a spending proposal Monday that involves saving most of the recreational marijuana tax money.
Workers for one of Colorado’s biggest marijuana businesses can be fired for smoking pot on the job, or using cocaine any time.
Colorado may set new limits on edible marijuana and concentrated forms of the drug. Colorado lawmakers are scheduled to begin work Thursday on two bills that would tweak state marijuana laws.
Prisoners in the jails of Uruguay will be able to use marijuana if a doctor says it will benefit their health.
The De Beque Town Board of Trustees is considering regulations for retail marijuana after voters made recreational marijuana ventures legal.
Prosecutors say a Colombian man arrested after federal Colorado raids on medical marijuana businesses wired $400,000 from Colombia to buy a pot warehouse.
Colorado’s Health Department is holding a marijuana town hall Friday, March 28 to gauge opinions on closing a legal loophole for medical marijuana caregivers.
Three men accused of causing an explosion at a Denver duplex while trying to make marijuana hash oil have been charged with arson.
Three Weld County applicants have permission to grow hemp under Colorado regulations that took effect this year. Colorado is among 10 states that allow hemp cultivation despite federal drug laws.
Rep. Mike Coffman is urging action on legislation that would allow legalized marijuana businesses to use commercial banks. Republican Coffman is one of the co-sponsors of the proposal, which is stuck in a House of Representatives subcommittee.
The state Health Department has announced a town hall meeting to explore new limits on people who are designated to grow marijuana on behalf of medical marijuana patients.
Authorities say three people trying to make marijuana hash oil caused an explosion that damaged their Denver duplex and left one of them injured.
The federal government has signed off on a long-delayed study looking at marijuana as a treatment for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, a development that drug researchers are hailing as a major shift in U.S. policy.
The Nevada Supreme Court is being asked to set rules to protect lawyers who advise clients on medical marijuana issues. Nevada’s Bar Association president asked the state high court to shield attorneys from losing their law licenses for representing medical marijuana dispensary owners.
Colorado is waiting for its first look at the recreational pot market this week when the Department of Revenue reports how much money dispensaries paid in sales taxes in January.
A Montana couple faces charges for allegedly letting a 2-year-old boy smoke marijuana.
Colorado is launching a new “Drive High, Get A DUI” campaign against stoned driving reminding motorists that legal marijuana should be treated like alcohol.
Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana would no longer be a criminal offense in the District of Columbia under a bill approved by the D.C. Council.
The United Nations’ drug watchdog agency says that the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington poses a threat to the international fight against drug abuse.
The Colorado Springs City Council has scrapped a proposed ordinance that would have banned marijuana from city buildings because it did not distinguish between recreational and medical marijuana.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has announced a plan to start spending nearly $100 million in marijuana tax money, the first signal of how much Colorado is reaping from recreational pot sales and what it plans to do with the funds.
Colorado lawmakers are set to vote Thursday on whether greenhouses that grow marijuana should be treated as agricultural property for tax purposes.
A proposal to allow New Mexico voters to decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana has been stalled — for now. The Senate Rules Committee failed Friday to debate the proposed constitutional amendment that would allow for the possession and personal use of marijuana for those 21 years of age and older.
Enough petition signatures have been verified to place an initiative seeking to legalize marijuana on the ballot this summer in Alaska, election officials said. The petition has met all the thresholds necessary to appear on the Aug. 19 primary ballot, the Alaska Division of Elections said.
Colorado public school teachers are on the lookout for students who are using devices in class to hide the smell and smoke of marijuana.
A 45-year-old Colorado man has been given 60 days in Lancaster County Jail and five years of probation for being caught with 476 pounds of marijuana.
Among the many oddities that have arisen from marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado is this: It can be easier to get through airport security with a bag of weed than a bottle of water.
Project SAM, for Smart Approaches to Marijuana, says it’s running anti-marijuana ads on billboards near MetLife Stadium, where the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will play on Sunday.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is responding with relief to word from federal officials that marijuana businesses will be allowed to access banking services. Currently, processing money from marijuana sales puts federally insured banks at risk of drug racketeering charges.
MONTROSE, Colo.—Police say two students at Olathe (oh-LAY’-thuh) High School have been taken to a hospital after eating marijuana-infused edibles and another student is under investigation.
The Greeley area is getting its first recreational marijuana shop. C-Nine Caregivers is opening Monday in Garden City, a tiny town surrounded by Greeley and Evans.
The leader of influential religious organization Focus on the Family says there are legitimate medical benefits from marijuana, but using it for recreation goes too far.
Recreational marijuana may be legal in Colorado and Washington, but debates over the drug are far from over. Here’s a look at debates emerging in the states where the drug is already legal without a doctor’s recommendation.
Food stamps for a pot brownie? Colorado lawmakers want to make sure that doesn’t happen.