As the Legislature waits to begin first-round debate on a bill that would legalize medical marijuana, Gov. Pete Ricketts sent a message Tuesday that signaled his intent if it passes.
OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill that would legalize the use of cannabidiol is headed to the governor’s desk.
Gov. Bill Haslam will sign into law a measure that allows limited usage of cannabis oil for medical reasons in Tennessee.
The abrupt conclusion Tuesday to the Florida House's legislative session meant the end of the line for scores of bills that have yet to pass the chamber, including a long-shot proposal to legalize medical marijuana.
While more states embrace legalizing medical marijuana, others are still struggling to make sense of their own pot laws, especially when it comes to marijuana and the workplace. That conflict could play out next in Rhode Island, where the state's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union plans to file a complaint against an employer that the group says has refused to hire medical marijuana patients, despite the drug being a legal treatment in the state for almost a decade.
A judge has ordered state regulators to allow a company previously headed by former congressman William Delahunt to move forward with plans to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Mashpee and Plymouth, ruling it was improperly denied licenses last year.
AUGUSTA — A group advocating for marijuana legalization has gotten state authorization to start collecting signatures to get a question about allowing the drug on the November 2016 ballot.
Parents of children whose epileptic seizures aren’t controlled by existing drugs testified before a state House committee Tuesday, all but begging lawmakers to pass a bill that would legalize an oil derived from marijuana.
Vancouver City Council voted 10 to 1 in favour of referring proposed guidelines for medical marijuana dispensaries to a public hearing.
Back in October, one man was working to petition the American Chemical Society (ACS) to establish a division for cannabis chemists. Ezra Pryor – an ACS member and president of Ezchem cannabis consultancy – was somewhat alone in his quest for such professional recognition, but he’s made significant progress over the last few months.
Even as Jamaicans awaits the formation of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, one of the key agencies to facilitate the establishment of a legal ganja industry, there are concerns that local small farmers could be ambushed and cut off from the potentially lucrative financial returns from this emerging industry.
Washington's foray into legalized marijuana has created a confusing labyrinth of laws and policies. There is the recreational marijuana market; there is the medical marijuana market; and now there is a legislative attempt to align those industries.
BREWSTER — The police did not lack evidence that Josiah Canning was growing marijuana at his Route 6A home.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law enforcement official.
DENVER — Tired of handling large amounts of cash, a growing number of Colorado marijuana dispensaries are taking a risk and accepting credit and debit cards from pot-buying customers.
ALBANY – Attention medical-marijuana growers: The state is accepting applications.
Santa Cruz >> With the marijuana growing season ramping up and the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors’ ban on commercial cannabis cultivation going into effect in mid-May, the Sheriff’s Office newly formed Marijuana Compliance Team will soon be even busier.
A bill that would limit the size of medical marijuana growing operations in Oregon is generating angry opposition from some patients and activists.
Sixteen property owners surrounding a county- and state-approved marijuana production facility planned for Emerson Road are challenging Kittitas County’s environmental evaluation of the business development.
It's image damage control week for former LSU cornerback Jalen Collins with the NFL draft set to start Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A majority of Rhode Islanders support regulating marijuana in ways similar to alcohol, according to a poll commissioned by marijuana legalization advocates.
LANSING, MI — A small majority of Michigan voters support the legalization of recreational marijuana, according to the results of a new statewide poll, but many Republicans and older voters remain opposed.
Although she has not been charged with a crime or arrested over the medicinal marijuana that was found in her home, a libertarian-leaning Kansas activist is at odds with her state over the custody and future of her 11-year-old son.
EAST LANSING – Advocates of marijuana decriminalization, like East Lansing lawyer and activist Jeffrey Hank, are sometimes surprised at how far their efforts have come.
Cista has 32 candidates and describes itself as the first pro-drug reform political party.
This year’s NFL draft, which kicks off Thursday, is supposed to be deep in pass rushers, but those ranks may be thinning at the top. Or, to put it another way, a pair of highly regarded defensive prospects may have weeded themselves out of the top 10, and possibly out of the first round altogether.
The Buzz On lounge officially opens on May 1, but Ottawa police paid a visit to the Montreal Road business on Monday to ask the owner some questions.
Canada’s marijuana laws can’t catch a break. Everyone’s laughing at them. Last week, on April 20 — a holy day for cannabis culture — dozens-to-thousands of revellers gathered in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Hamilton, Ont., Vancouver (of course) and many other cities across the country to protest prohibition and in many cases conspicuously smoke pot in public. There was one (1) reported arrest.
If California voters approve recreational marijuana for adults at the November 2016 ballot, Scott Wiener wants San Francisco to be ready.
In a Court of Criminal Appeal judgment, Justice Tim Stanley said the incident, which involved senior police officers, was indicative of a widespread lack of legal understanding within the force.
SALEM — As Oregon prepares for legal marijuana July 1, the state’s energy agency is looking for ways to curb electricity use by indoor pot growers.
So many drugs have been thrown over the walls of Altcourse prison that jail bosses hired a cherry picker to remove packages trapped on the roof.
In 1977, just two days after spending several hours in a Bahamian jail on a marijuana-possession charge (he was released on the condition that he never return), Willie Nelson was in the White House chatting with good friend Jimmy Carter, who said, with a wink, “I’m glad everything turned out well for you in the Bahamas, Willie.”
DENVER — With smiles, selfies and a few nervous chuckles, a group of Nevada legislators and policymakers got a first-hand look at Colorado's fast-growing legal marijuana industry this weekend, coming face-to-face with thousands of green growing plants.
WEST KELOWNA - A pair of businesses in West Kelowna may have the distinction of being the only legal companies in the province allowed to act as de facto medical marijuana dispensaries.
With states legalizing marijuana by popular vote, some politicians, including Boston mayor Marty Walsh and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, are still calling marijuana a gateway drug.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers and pot dealers have long intersected in criminal court, but as marijuana goes mainstream, attorneys have been working to keep sellers and growers legit.
BILLINGS - The production of hash oil has been determined to be the cause of an explosion that severely wounded three men in a South Side apartment on Wednesday, according to a Billings Police Department news release.
Lots of people thought they knew Jason Miskiri.
Steve Mitchem’s career has spanned from evangelical minister to president of the luxury jeweler Tivol to the controversial world of online lending.
YARMOUTH PORT — Cape Cod is set to host its first Cannabis Convention May 2 at an inn on Route 6A, where, for a $15 entry fee, current and prospective medical marijuana users can connect with vendors, hear more about the benefits of the herb, learn about best growing practices and discuss financial opportunities in the industry.
Two master drug smugglers involved in a global drug trafficking network turned federal witnesses to avoid life prison sentences in the United States.
The proposed development of commercial greenhouses to grow recreational marijuana near Lakeview will be discussed at a community meeting set for 6 p.m. Monday at the Lake County Senior Center in Lakeview.
Mayor Gregor Robertson says Vancouver's proposed regulations for retail marijuana stores are "common sense" and are designed to protect children.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Friday rejected a group's petition for a ballot amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio, saying it was "not fair and truthful."
TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – Lawyers for state health regulators have a week to convince a judge to toss out a challenge to a proposed medical-marijuana rule in a case that could hinge on whether a nursery was “pregnant” when its owner filed the complaint.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed medical-marijuana regulations Friday, perhaps the most significant lawmaking in the Legislature’s 103 days of work.
SAN FRANCISCO — On a dark corner here in the Mission District on March 31, the doors opened at 7 p.m. for an under-the-radar pop-up dinner. Stationed at the entrance was a man who meticulously carded each of the 60 guests, even two with white hair.
DENVER – Little Spider Creations has been making scary creations in Denver for 24 years, but the owner of the company says legalized recreational marijuana has changed everything. Now, he's moving his company to South Carolina.
AKRON, Ohio -- Two University of Akron students won a $10,000 inventors' award for developing a sensor that they say will allow police to determine in minutes if a driver is under the influence of marijuana.