Northeast officials team up to push pot, vaping regulations
NEW YORK (AP) — The governors from several Northeastern states said Thursday they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping, including possible regional restrictions on flavored...
Pot legalization plan would subsidize patients, pay police
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal unveiled Wednesday for legal marijuana sales throughout New Mexico would use taxes to subsidize medical pot purchases for low-income patients and set aside money...
Line for pot licenses forms way early in 1 Michigan township
MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A line has formed outside a western Michigan government building more than a week before local officials start accepting applications for recreational marijuana...
Chicago wants public to weigh in on legal marijuana sales
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials are holding public meetings for residents to weigh in on the sale of recreational marijuana in the city.
A new state law will allow recreational marijuana to...
Virginia AG supports legalizing recreational marijuana
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Attorney General Mark Herring tweeted his support for the legalization of recreational marijuana in Virginia Tuesday night.
NY, CT governors plan to work together on marijuana, vaping
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Democratic governors of New York and Connecticut said Wednesday they plan to work together to regulate both recreational marijuana and vaping products, saying it makes...
The Latest: NY, CT governors to work together on pot, vaping
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on meeting between governors of Connecticut and New York (all times local):
The Democratic governors of New York and Connecticut say they...
Massachusetts approves marijuana delivery system
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts regulators have approved a tightly-regulated home delivery system for recreational marijuana.
The state's Cannabis Control Commission voted 4-1 Tuesday to grant...
Australian capital legalizes recreational marijuana
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's capital has become the first part of the country to legalize recreational marijuana for personal use.
Chicago mayor proposes zoning rule limiting pot dispensaries
CHICAGO (AP) — When the recreational use of marijuana becomes legal, Chicago's mayor wants its sale banned in the central business district, near schools and in residential areas.
Vermont town passes ordinance banning recreational marijuana
CLARENDON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont select board has passed an ordinance banning recreational marijuana sales.
The Clarendon Select Board voted unanimously on Sept. 9 to approve the ordinance...
New Mexico marijuana task force proposes licensing companies
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico task force examining the regulatory options for legalizing recreational marijuana has opposed state-run marijuana stores, officials said.
Springfield to consider cannabis zoning, taxes
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials in Illinois' capitol city will begin debating regulations on growing and selling recreational marijuana before it becomes legal Jan. 1.
Local bans limit options for aspiring marijuana businesses
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — About 39% of Michigan communities that approved a recreational marijuana ballot measure last year have since introduced local bans that prohibit businesses selling...
Minnesota House Democrats plan 15 cannabis conversations
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota House Democrats are hitting the road for a series of town halls on the nuts and bolts of how the state should go about legalizing recreational marijuana for...
Illinois awards 1st licenses to sell recreational marijuana
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has awarded its first licenses to businesses that will be allowed to sell recreational marijuana when it becomes legal in the state next year.
- Daily ChronicleCity Council listens to taxpayers on recreational potOctober 22, 2019
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- The Times-TribuneKeep State Out Of Pot TradeOctober 7, 2019
- The Washington TimesD.C. Council hears comments on marijuana allowance for workersSeptember 26, 2019
DOJ moves to add more marijuana growers for research
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Monday it would move forward to expand the number of marijuana growers for federally authorized cannabis research.
Walz orders prep for legal pot; top Republican says hang on
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has ordered state agencies to prepare for legalization of recreational marijuana, despite a vow from the Senate Republican leader to block any such...
Pew warns Michigan: Legal pot an uncertain revenue source
DETROIT (AP) — While recreational marijuana sales in Michigan are expected to initially rocket, a public policy organization is warning that the experiences of other states indicate legal pot is...
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...
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.
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...
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters may get a chance to decide again next year whether to legalize recreational marijuana.
Legalization advocates said Friday they've filed paperwork with the...
City officials propose marijuana retail licensing rules
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials in Maine's largest city are proposing licensing regulations for recreational and medical marijuana businesses.
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NEW YORK (AP) — A judge says the owners of the Woodstock music festival name can license it to create a marijuana brand marking the 50th anniversary of the famed gathering.
Minnesota recreational pot push focuses on economic benefits
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A recently formed political committee will try to make the economic case for legalizing recreational marijuana in Minnesota.
US growing largest crop of marijuana for research in 5 years
The U.S. government is growing the largest crop of research marijuana in five years, responding to interest in varieties with high levels of THC and CBD.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A group plans to begin gathering signatures soon to try and put a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana on the ballot in Arkansas next year.
Teen odds of using marijuana dip with recreational use laws
CHICAGO (AP) — New research suggests legalizing recreational marijuana for U.S. adults in some states may have slightly reduced teens' odds of using pot.
Correction: Maine Marijuana story
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a story July 7 about legalized marijuana, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Maine's largest city, Portland, has opted in on adult-use marijuana. The city has...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Two groups are working on ballot initiatives seeking to legalize and tax recreational marijuana in Montana.
One group, MontanaCan, submitted proposed ballot language...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Stores that sell recreational marijuana have yet to take root in Springfield, but that could change in the coming months.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The agency that regulates the selling and growing of marijuana in Michigan released emergency rules Wednesday to clarify the requirements for businesses that plan to sell pot...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is launching a new effort to craft legislation that could legalize recreational marijuana sales next year.
Maine governor signs rules to finally allow pot sales
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill Thursday setting up a legal framework for the sale of recreational marijuana to adults as early as next year.
Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation making the state the 11th to approve marijuana for recreational use in a program...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on recreational marijuana legalization in Illinois (all times local):
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation making Illinois the 11th state in...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to make Illinois the nation's 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana use.
The Democrat has scheduled a bill-signing ceremony Tuesday...
Capitol Watch: What didn’t get done in 2019 session
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, lawmakers ended their 2019 session on Friday with a long list of progressive accomplishments but several high-profile bills didn't get a...
Rhode Island House to finish work on state budget Saturday
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's House of Representatives will finish voting on a nearly $10 billion state budget on Saturday.
House leaders had hoped to finish voting Friday night and...
The Latest: RI House to finish work on state budget
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on the Rhode Island budget (all times local):
Rhode Island's House of Representatives will finish voting Saturday on a nearly $10 billion...
Governor to sign bill creating legal framework for pot sales
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor plans to sign a bill in coming days to set up a legal framework for recreational marijuana sales, a spokesman for Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said...
Maine Legislature pulls all-nighter, passes pot sales rules
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature missed its goal for wrapping up its session Wednesday as lawmakers worked late to pass online sports betting and a regulatory framework needed to allow...
Push to legalize recreational pot fails in New York
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A push to legalize recreational marijuana in New York has failed after state leaders did not reach a consensus on several key details in the final days of the legislative...
Legal pot is coming but will there be enough places to puff?
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Legalized recreational marijuana is coming soon to Maine, but it's highly unlikely it's coming to the entire state.