LOS ANGELES (AP) — The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps announced Wednesday that it will no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site, a...
Court rules San Diego marijuana law required more analysis
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego failed to adequately analyze the potential environmental impacts of its marijuana dispensary law, the California Supreme Court ruled in a decision expected to limit the...
Grower: 5,000 in Louisiana medical marijuana program so far
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two weeks after Louisiana patients began receiving medical marijuana, the program is humming along without supply disruption and with thousands of people receiving the drug...
Fate of legalized marijuana in Connecticut remains hazy
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — After coming close this year, Connecticut lawmakers have yet to decide when to make another attempt at legalizing and taxing recreational marijuana.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating possible cases of lung disease associated with vaping and recommends against using vaping cartridges containing an active...
- Louisiana launches medical marijuana
- Coast Guard siezes alledged drug sub in Pacific
- Illinois legalizes recreational marijuana
- Medical pot shrinks with legalization
- Texas district to drug test students age 12 and up
- Italy’s cannabis light market fears legal buzzkill
- Brands roll with 4/20 as pot legalization grows
- Senior citizens high on legal marijuana
- AP Timeline: 2018 was a big year for legal pot
- Pot industry tries to shake ‘stoner’ stereotype
- Get ready for ‘Bongzilla' at new Vegas pot museum
Officials seize marijuana mixed with jalapeño peppers
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say they seized $2.3 million worth of marijuana mixed in with a shipment of jalapeño peppers at a Southern California port.
Nevada judge asked to let new wave of retail pot shops open
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for Nevada and some companies that won retail marijuana dispensary licenses last year told a judge Friday that mistakes might have been made, but tax officials are...
California man convicted of torture of pot dispensary owner
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California man who previously escaped from jail and was on the run for a week was convicted Friday of kidnapping and torturing a marijuana dispensary owner who he...
Deschutes County enacts marijuana moratorium
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Deschutes County commissioners have voted to send the question of whether recreational marijuana growing and processing operations should be allowed in the future to the November...
Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:
The Oklahoman. Aug. 18, 2019.
— Medical pot booming in Oklahoma, for good or for bad
Authorities find marijuana farm worth more than $1.7M
EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have found a marijuana farm worth more than $1.7 million while chasing a suspect.
KSNW-TV reports that the discovery was made Sunday when deputies with the...
Correction: Toddler-Car Death story
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — In a story about a toddler who died in a hot car, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the boy was from Georgia. He was from Alabama.
Sheriff: Man found in teen girl’s closet during a drug call
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Deputies in South Carolina say they found a man in a teen girl's closet while responding to a call about the smell of marijuana coming from her room.
Bond revoked for Alabama man charged in son’s hot car death
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man charged with manslaughter in the death of his 2-year-old son has had his bond revoked following a different arrest.
Troopers in helicopter spot marijuana growing operation
CAMDEN-ON-GAULEY, W.Va. (AP) — News outlets say a state police helicopter flying over a West Virginia home uncovered a marijuana growing operation.
- Westport NewsPolice: Sleeping driver found with pot, cocaineAugust 19, 2019
- Ludington Daily NewsLudington City Council to hear public on marijuana business banAugust 16, 2019
- Watertown Daily TimesJury trial set for Watertown womanAugust 1, 2019
- Houston ChronicleMemorial Villages Police Department reportJuly 29, 2019
- Today's News-HeraldArizona Attorney General OKs program to help pot dispensaries pay bills digitallyJuly 27, 2019
2 more medical marijuana dispensaries set to open soon
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Officials say two more medical marijuana dispensaries are expected to open in northwest Arkansas this year.
Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration...
Sanders’ criminal justice plan aims to cut prison population
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a criminal justice overhaul that aims to cut the nation's prison population in half, end mandatory minimum...
Java still a no-no for Mormons despite fancy coffee names
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the...
Illinois this year became the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana. More than 30 states allow medical marijuana in some form.
Officials: More kids in Mass. ingesting marijuana products
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts health care officials say there has been an increase in calls to the state's poison control center about toddlers ingesting marijuana products.
Fairbanks closer to approving 1st onsite use pot retailer
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Fairbanks could get its first marijuana sales outlet where smokers can light up or eat edible pot products on the site within a few weeks or as much as a year, city...
State extends deadline for medical marijuana applications
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is giving businesses that want to run medical marijuana facilities more time to file applications.
Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services on...
Broken laws alleged as Nevada pot licenses hearing nears end
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for dozens of bidders that weren't approved for retail marijuana dispensary licenses last year raised the specter of broken laws and told a Nevada judge on Thursday the...
Hidden in plain sight: California illegal pot market booming
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's struggling legal cannabis industry is expected to grow this year to $3.1 billion, but it remains outmatched by a thriving illegal market ripe with bargains, a...
- Business WireGlobal Legal Marijuana Market Projected to Grow from $12.78B in 2017 to $75.69B by 2026 - ResearchAndMarkets.comAugust 19, 2019
- ACCESSWIREMMJ International Holdings Shipping THC and CBD to US for Clinical TrialsAugust 10, 2019
- Globe NewswirePNTV Signed Management Agreement With GLFI Inc. to Operate, Fund and Expand International Markets Starting With 400 Acres of Land in Jujuy, ArgentinaAugust 6, 2019
- ACCESSWIREPrestodoctor Launches Billboard Ads In Oklahoma City and TulsaJuly 24, 2019
- Globe NewswireCannabix Technologies Makes Advances with Marijuana Breathalyzer Development and THC Breath CaptureJuly 15, 2019
Maryland court rules pot smell not enough to search person
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's highest court says the smell of marijuana isn't enough for police to search a person, in a ruling that begins by quoting the title of Bob Dylan's song: "The Times...
Doctors suspect vaping behind dozens of lung illnesses in US
NEW YORK (AP) — As many as 50 people in at least six states have come down with breathing illnesses that may be linked to e-cigarettes or other vaping products.
Ohio committee rejects medical marijuana for anxiety, autism
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A State Medical Board of Ohio committee has decided not to recommend adding anxiety and autism spectrum disorder to the state's list of qualifying conditions for purchasing...
Mexico high court to Health officials: Regulate medical pot
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court has ordered the country's Health Department to set regulations complying with a law allowing medical use of marijuana and derivatives.
Coast Guard finds 43 bales of pot floating off California
AVALON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have found 1,300 pounds (590 kilograms) of plastic-wrapped marijuana floating in the ocean near Santa Catalina Island off the Southern California coast.
Another postal worker pleads guilty in pot delivery plot
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Another postal worker in West Virginia has admitted to helping deliver marijuana shipped to the area from California.
Panthers’ Cox cited for speeding, marijuana after camp ends
BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Highway Patrol cited Carolina Panthers defensive end Bryan Cox Jr. for speeding, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on the final...
New Mexico legalizing marijuana job numbers may be ‘decent’
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Legalizing recreational marijuana in New Mexico would create needed jobs in one of the poorest states in the nation, but the numbers would pale in comparison with jobs in...
The Latest: New Mexico med cannabis future eyed amid reforms
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico marijuana legalizing debate (all times local):
New Mexico Health Secretary Kathyleen Kunkel says states that have legalized...
Bismarck medical marijuana dispensary opens
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The first medical marijuana dispensary in central North Dakota is open for business.
About 15 people visited the dispensary during the first hour it opened in Bismarck...
State aids local law enforcement with marijuana testing
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's attorney general says a new program will help local law enforcement differentiate between legal hemp and illegal marijuana.
DA appeals ruling tossing out search after marijuana odor
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors are appealing an eastern Pennsylvania judge's ruling that state troopers who said they smelled marijuana in a car weren't allowed to search it once they were...
No charges in raid of CBD oil containing THC
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Prosecutors in Pennington County have declined to issue charges resulting from a police raid of a health food store and the seizure of hemp-derived CBD oil which was found...
Over 300 NYC marijuana cases to be sealed under court ruling
NEW YORK (AP) — Over 300 low-level marijuana possession convictions are getting sealed after prosecutors and defense lawyers worked together to ask a New York City court to do so.
Private Nebraska university to offer cannabis courses
CRETE, Neb. (AP) — A private university in Nebraska, a state which bars recreational and medicinal marijuana, plans to offer an online program this fall that will cover the science, cultivation,...
DC council staffer accused of firing gun at marijuana pop-up
WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. council staffer is being accused of firing a gun earlier this month outside a pop-up marijuana market.
News outlets report 24-year-old DaVon Lorenzo Fuller was...
Man gets 15 years for fatal crash with meth, pot in system
BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for getting into a fatal crash with drugs in his system.
The Ledger reports that 40-year-old Oliver Simons Jr. was...
Medical marijuana commission to hold first meeting
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's commission considering laws about medical marijuana is holding its first meeting.
The Medical Cannabis Study Commission is tasked with recommending...
Border officers seize 257 pounds of marijuana in shipment
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Border officers in Buffalo say they seized nearly 260 pounds of marijuana hidden in a tractor-trailer that was supposed to be carrying clothing.
1st legal pot shop opens off Massachusetts mainland
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Nantucket's first pot shop is up and running.
The Green Lady Dispensary opened Sunday on an appointment-only basis on the Massachusetts island after receiving...