LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that wants to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska sued the state on Monday to try to overturn a requirement that makes it harder to qualify for the ballot by forcing petitioners to get signatures from a large number rural counties.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has clarified some of its marijuana rulemaking procedures in a move supporters said would protect medical users and growers.
The bill to clarify new rulemaking parameters for the state Office of Marijuana Policy went into effect late last month as an emergency measure.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Pennsylvania armored car company has settled its lawsuit that accused the San Bernardino County sheriff of illegally seizing over $1 million in cash it was transporting from medical marijuana businesses.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear sounded increasingly confident Thursday that he will have the leeway to take "at least some executive action” to make medical marijuana legally accessible in Kentucky.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A seven-year fight to pass a medical marijuana bill may have abruptly ended Wednesday in South Carolina when a House leader ruled the proposal contains an unconstitutional tax increase and cannot be considered further.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday that a newly created cannabis research center won’t slow his review of whether he has the authority to singlehandedly legalize medical marijuana — a decision that's likely to come this summer.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear cleared the way Tuesday for a cannabis research center to open as he reviews whether he has the executive authority to singlehandedly legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear revealed plans Thursday for a review of medical marijuana, signaling he's considering whether to take matters into his own hands to legalize medical cannabis in Kentucky.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Proponents of legalizing medical marijuana in Wisconsin made their case Wednesday at a public hearing on a Republican bill that's getting its first airing under the GOP-controlled Legislature, the latest sign of movement toward loosening the state's pot laws.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Legislation aimed at expanding patient access to medical marijuana in Louisiana was advanced Tuesday by a state House committee.
Tuesday's votes in the House Health and Welfare Committee sent the bills to the full House for debate.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey regulators gave a green light Monday to seven facilities that already sell medical marijuana to also sell recreational cannabis, although it's not clear exactly when sales would begin.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican-authored bill to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin will be getting its first public hearing next week, achieving one goal of backers and the latest sign of progress for those who want to loosen the state's laws.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — If a bill legalizing medical marijuana doesn't reach his desk, Gov. Andy Beshear says he's ready to consider taking action himself to give some ailing Kentuckians access to medicinal cannabis.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill allowing limited use of medical marijuana in South Carolina is heading to the House floor — the furthest the proposal has made it during the eight years its passionate supporters have been pushing for it.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina House committee is holding a rare Monday meeting to listen to people's thoughts on a bill that would allow the use of medical marijuana in South Carolina.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico brought recreational marijuana sales to the doorstep of Texas, the largest prohibition state, as the movement toward broad legalization sweeps up even more of the American West.
PONTOTOC, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi county has voted to block businesses seeking to cultivate or sell legalized medical marijuana within the county.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that state officials were wrong to put a woman who legally used medical marijuana while pregnant on an employment-related list indicating she had neglected a child through prenatal exposure of her infant.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A House committee will hold a public hearing Monday on a bill to allow the use of medical marijuana in South Carolina.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Marijuana aficionados and entrepreneurs across New Mexico are bracing for the April 1 start of state-regulated retail marijuana.
New Mexico joins 17 other states that have legalized recreation marijuana without significant legal challenges.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Health has hired a New York-based software company to help monitor the flow of marijuana in the state's legal medical marijuana market.
The Argus Leader reports the contract with Metrc was finalized this month.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Friday signed five bills to make changes to the state's medical marijuana laws, including putting a cap on the number of cannabis plants that medical marijuana patients can grow in their homes.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House endorsed legalizing medical marijuana, passing a bill Thursday to strictly regulate the use of cannabis for a list of eligible medical conditions.
The high-profile measure cleared the Republican-dominated House on a 59-34 vote after a long, sometimes-emotional debate.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers finished the bulk of their legislative session this week, with Gov. Kristi Noem and House Republicans locked in a power struggle over the spending of federal funds as well as an impeachment investigation into the state's attorney general.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Medical marijuana advocates in Kentucky cleared an initial hurdle Thursday when a House committee advanced a bill to legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes.
The measure won strong bipartisan support to clear the House Judiciary Committee and move on to the full House, where a similar version passed two years ago.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Wednesday passed a proposal place a four-cap limit on the number cannabis plants that medical marijuana patients can grow in their homes.
The Republican-controlled House and Senate have debated for weeks what limits to place on the number of cannabis plants that may be grown in homes after a voter-passed law placed no limit on homegrown plants.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republicans in the Oklahoma House on Monday unveiled a package of new restrictions on the state's booming medical marijuana industry, designed to crack down on illegal growers who sell cannabis on the black market.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The sale of recreational marijuana in Montana increased slightly in February while medical marijuana sales declined compared to January's numbers, according to the state Department of Revenue.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine marijuana regulators are backing off a proposal to change the state's medical marijuana rules after disapproval from the industry.
The rules included product tracking and other new security requirements.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesotans who use medical marijuana now have a new way of consuming the cannabis.
As of Tuesday, everyone who is registered for medical marijuana can apply to get it in its purest form, dried flower.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota House Republicans on Monday dismissed a proposal to legalize recreational pot for adults, in a major blow to a bill that aimed to honor the will of voters.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota House Republican lawmakers on Thursday revived a bill to rid the state's medical marijuana law of a provision that allows patients with debilitating medical conditions to avoid criminal charges for pot possession if they have not obtained a marijuana identification card.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Wednesday passed a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana, as Republicans reasoned they should jump ahead of a campaign to legalize it on the November ballot.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would allow marijuana for medicinal use in Nebraska while imposing tight restrictions hit a wall of opposition Wednesday from both legalization advocates and opponents.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has last stand a lower court ruling that found cannabis purchases by medical marijuana patients should not be subject to gross receipts tax.
The Supreme Court issued its order Wednesday, just days before parties in the case were scheduled to present arguments.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An American Indian tribe in South Dakota says police are arresting people who buy medical marijuana at the tribe’s dispensary.
The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe operates the only medical marijuana dispensary in the state.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A cannabis production facility is under construction in Hinds County, company officials told WJTV.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators Wednesday approved the use of medical marijuana in the state on a 28-15 vote that finished a Republican senator's seven-year quest to pass the proposal, but the legislation still has some hurdles to pass to become law.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The push to legalize marijuana in Wisconsin enjoys some bipartisan support, but backers of bills that would make it legal for either medical or recreational use say it won't happen this year.
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia have raided a company legally growing marijuana for medicinal purposes and seized about 1.5 tons of cannabis due to “irregularities” in the firm's operation, the country's interior minister said Wednesday.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — One of the main suppliers of wholesale electricity in north Mississippi says it is uncertain whether it can provide power to facilities that grow marijuana for medical use.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The debate over whether to legalize medical marijuana in South Carolina is extending into a third week in the state Senate starting Tuesday, with a Republican leader telling his colleagues to plan for late nights to bring the issue to a vote.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Days after Mississippi became the 37th state to legalize medical marijuana, the state Health Department said Friday it is working to develop its part of the program.
NEW YORK (AP) — While New York's much-anticipated legal pot shops could be a year away from opening, the state is making medical marijuana much more available now.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is legalizing medical marijuana for people with debilitating conditions such as cancer, AIDS and sickle cell disease.
Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed the legislation Wednesday and it became law immediately.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday that he has not decided whether he will sign a bill to legalize marijuana for people with debilitating medical conditions such as cancer, AIDS and sickle cell disease.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana marijuana businesses sold $22.5 million in cannabis products in January, the first month recreational marijuana sales were legal in the state, the Department of Revenue reported Tuesday.
COLUMBIA, S.C (AP) — The South Carolina Senate debate on medical marijuana is going into another week.
The chamber debated Sen. Tom Davis' bill Wednesday and Thursday before adjourning without a vote.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld charges against two men accused of being part of a large drug ring in Maine that sold medical marijuana to people who were not patients.