The Michigan House of Representatives Judiciary Committee approved an amendment to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act on Tuesday that will protect landlords who prohibit the use of marijuana on their property, including medicinal marijuana.
An investigation into the illegal distribution by the Melbourne Police Department has produced two arrests.
A sharp rise in visits to emergency rooms and calls to poison control centers nationwide has some health officials fearing that more potent and dangerous variations of a popular drug known as spice have reached the nation’s streets, resulting in several deaths.
MANATEE -- As the DeSoto Grand Parade makes its way down Manatee Avenue West on Saturday, there will be some road closures and transit services interruptions as a result.
After more than 20 years of banking with JPMorgan Chase, former Microsoft executive and marijuana entrepreneur Martin Tobias saw his business and personal accounts terminated this week.
MORE than a dozen applications to register ganja products are before the state-run Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), which overseas rights in Jamaica including patents and trademarks.
Florida is still living in the dark ages when it comes to marijuana – and the possibility of a medical marijuana bill seems to have been killed because lawmakers just can't figure out how to write one, despite nearly half the country already implementing some sort of medical marijuana legislation.
Armed with a pencil and a clipboard, junior reporter Lola Bird, 9, scrunched her nose, giggled, and prepared to dive into a list of supplied questions for her grandfather.
Getting caught with a small amount of marijuana would result in a fine instead of arrest under a measure the Illinois House approved Thursday.
Growing marijuana was not Ted Berndt's first thought.
TALLAHASSEE — The fight over the state’s attempt to get a non-euphoric pot industry off the ground continued Thursday during a day-long hearing in a challenge filed by a Florida nurseryman who complains that health officials’ proposed regulations are unfair and vague.
WASHINGTON — Loretta E. Lynch, who was confirmed Thursday as attorney general, will meet with local police officers nationwide this summer as she tries to strike a new tone for the Justice Department amid a roiling controversy over the use of lethal force, aides said.
DENVER – An effort to help Colorado’s new hemp farmers find seeds that produce hemp and not marijuana is advancing in the state Legislature.
A three-day conference in Columbia called “The Blunt Truth SC” aims to educate South Carolinians about marijuana, as more states are legalizing it. It's looking at medical marijuana, recreational use, decriminalization, impact on youth, businesses, and law enforcement.
The Town of Dresden has joined the growing list of towns throughout Washington County that are throwing their support behind a move to build a medical marijuana-growing facility in the county.
With new laws regulating the medical marijuana industry in Washington set to pass on Friday, pot entrepreneurs are re-thinking their business plans.
It’s no secret that the tech industry likes marijuana. On HBO’s true-to-life comedy “Silicon Valley,” Erlich Bachman, the blowhard entrepreneur, has a marijuana home-grow in his garage, a bong in the dining room and “get kush” on his to-do list.
The mother of a 19-year-old who was seriously injured last week leaping from a third-story window after eating an edible marijuana brownie was arrested Thursday.
Medical marijuana legislation won a small victory in an Alabama Senate panel on Wednesday, but long-time senator and chairman of the committee that sets the calendar for the floor says the bill is dead.
The city’s latest — and perhaps most comprehensive — push to clean up the open-air drug market that has long plagued downtown Seattle’s retail core has resulted in more than 100 arrests since Wednesday, with many more expected.
What was anticipated to be a majority vote on banning marijuana in Federal Way, coupled with a mayor veto, turned into yet another moratorium on marijuana-related businesses at the City Council meeting on Tuesday.
HARTFORD -- Controversy erupted among the state's medical-marijuana gatekeepers Wednesday when members of the panel administering the program argued over the criteria to expand eligibility.
BISHOPVILLE, S.C. — During the graveyard shift at 1:44 a.m., security cameras at the prison here picked up the blinking lights of an unidentified flying object approaching the facility’s fence.
The recent 4/20 events in Colorado made clear how rapidly the state's cannabis industry is growing. With pot sales becoming legal in many other areas around the country as well, some big mainstream investors and entrepreneurs are coming into the space.
EU citizens who drive in Germany even under the influence of a small amount of cannabis can be banned from driving, no matter what are the rules in their home country, the EU judges in Luxembourg explained. If the blood test confirms the presence of narcotics, German authorities can impose a driving ban, but for a limited period of time only.
INDIANAPOLIS – Efforts to help Indiana gain federal approval to grow and sell industrial hemp have died this legislative session, the bill's author said Wednesday.
On November 6, 2012 Colorado voters approved controversial and groundbreaking legislation making the rocky mountain state - fittingly home to the "Mile High City" of Denver - the first in the nation to allow adults over the age of 21 to use and grow small amounts of marijuana at home for both medical and recreational purposes. The first recreational marijuana stores, known as dispensaries, officially opened on January 1, 2014, marking what supporters call a long overdue end to "marijuana prohibition."
Despite last fall’s legalization vote, you’re still not allowed to get stoned on state ferries.
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado proposal to require marijuana shops to post warnings for pregnant and nursing women failed Wednesday when Senate Republicans said the first-in-the-nation requirement would be unfair.
A county lawsuit suggests a retail shop near Oakdale was not truthful when it applied for a business license in August 2012.
VANCOUVER - Tough, new zoning and business-licence rules may soon be rolled out for medical marijuana retailers in Vancouver, with one prominent seller hoping the regulations become a national model.
In a somewhat surprising move, a comprehensive medical marijuana bill passed in an Alabama Senate committee on Wednesday.
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is requesting that the Legislature establish a 2015-2017 budget for the recreational marijuana program that calls for $10.5 million in costs to operate the program approved by voters last November and anticipates $18.4 million in revenue for the two-year period starting this July.
VANCOUVER — There were the inquisitive stoners, the happy-go-lucky potheads and the young punks yelling “smoke weed everyday.”
Medical marijuana advocates trying to put an initiative on the Nov. 5 ballot have accused the founders of the well-financed ResponsibleOhio of crippling the smaller, weaker competitor last year before launching their own effort to push for full legalization.
A House committee voted to overturn a new D.C. law on Tuesday night that would ban discrimination on the basis of employees’ reproductive decisions.
It was a cold, blustery day in Coeur d'Alene when Orenda Peterson headed out to a food truck rally, carrying a small stack of papers that she and others hope will bring a new approach to marijuana in Idaho.
DENVER - Officials who regulate and enforce Colorado's marijuana laws offered two pieces of advice for other jurisdictions considering legalizing marijuana.
Filing cabinets, gray cubicles and three-ring binders of department policy conjure an image of state government that disguises a more pregnant message. A reflection of the times can be found in heaps of bureaucratic paperwork, and in 2015, there is a clear image of an American population that enjoys getting high on marijuana.
Mold, E. coli and pesticides don’t usually come to mind when mentioning marijuana, but they have recently been the focus of unregulated medical marijuana market horror stories in Washington state.
The Yuba Patients Coalition has followed through on its intent to challenge Yuba County’s new marijuana cultivation ordinance in the state Supreme Court.
Medical-cannabis campaigners have slammed the increasing use of roadside saliva testing by police on the north coast and across the state to fight illegal drug use, saying the devices used are inaccurate and having negative impacts.
Vancouver’s annual 4/20 rally has evolved into a giant farmer’s market for marijuana and attracts tens of thousands of people. So why don’t the organizers have to go through the city’s official permitting process?
Last week the grange hall was packed for a lecture by Dr. Ethan Russo. The standing-room-only crowd was silent as Russo, a neurologist, flipped through a PowerPoint presentation packed with charts, graphs and molecular diagrams, and easily rattled off scientific terms. Only the occasional mention of cannabis or picture of a leafy green plant revealed to the untrained listener that Russo’s lecture was all about marijuana.
The intended audience is clear from the start of a new medical marijuana promotion video by state Sen. Mark Madsen.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - In a push for medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii, state lawmakers are accused of over-reaching for tax revenue.
A Menominee, Mich., man fired a handgun twice at a Green Bay man who tried to rip him off during a drug deal, according to a criminal complaint in Brown County Court.
Drug Enforcement Agency chair Michele Leonhart was done in by her agents’ unsanctioned, cartel-funded sex parties in Colombia, but it’s marijuana legalization advocates who are excited to see her go.
Stroudsburg, Monroe County - Some Pennsylvania lawmakers have proposed a bill that would make it legal to grow hemp in the Commonwealth. Representatives Russ Diamond and Marty Flynn say House Bill 967 could help the economy.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri would regulate and license the growing of industrial hemp as a raw material for manufacturing under a measure supporters say is an economic development measure.