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December 5, 2022, 6:03 PM

Reports for child marijuana use rose 245% over past 20 years

A 20-year study found jumps in poison center reports.
December 5, 2022, 6:03 PM
Reports for child marijuana use rose 245% over past 20 years
November 23, 2022, 9:20 PM

Cannabis use during pregnancy may harm infants and mothers, research suggests

Cannabis use during pregnancy may cause babies to have higher rates of preterm birth, low birthweight and birth defects.
November 23, 2022, 9:20 PM
Cannabis use during pregnancy may harm infants and mothers, research suggests
November 23, 2022, 1:53 AM

4 Chinese nationals killed on marijuana farm in Oklahoma: Police

Police have identified a suspect in a quadruple homicide outside a town in Oklahoma but won't release a name because doing so would put other people in danger.
November 23, 2022, 1:53 AM
4 Chinese nationals killed on marijuana farm: Police
November 22, 2022, 12:10 PM

House passes legislation decriminalizing marijuana

Congress has tried, unsuccessfully, to pass this type of legislation before to decriminalize marijuana.
November 22, 2022, 12:10 PM
House passes legislation decriminalizing marijuana
November 21, 2022, 9:52 PM

New York issues first licenses for legal pot dispensaries

New York has issued the state's first 36 cannabis dispensary licenses, taking a monumental step in establishing a legal and lucrative marketplace for recreational marijuana
November 21, 2022, 9:52 PM
New York issues first licenses for legal pot dispensaries
November 15, 2022, 5:59 PM

Marijuana smokers could be at more risk for emphysema than cigarette smokers: Study

Researchers from Ottawa Hospital General studied approximately 150 lung scans from marijuana smokers, tobacco-only smokers and nonsmokers.
November 15, 2022, 5:59 PM
Marijuana smokers could be at more risk for emphysema than cigarette smokers: Study
November 15, 2022, 4:38 PM

Smoking marijuana may be more harmful to lungs than smoking cigarettes, study finds

The researchers who led the study say their findings suggest smoking marijuana may be more harmful than people realize.
November 15, 2022, 4:38 PM
Smoking marijuana may be more harmful to lungs than smoking cigarettes, study finds
November 14, 2022, 8:56 PM

After election, marijuana advocates look to next states

Marijuana advocates are looking toward their next states to target after experiencing some mixed results in the recent elections
November 14, 2022, 8:56 PM
After election, marijuana advocates look to next states
1 month ago

Judge halts pot dispensary licenses in parts of New York

A federal judge has temporarily blocked New York from issuing recreational marijuana dispensary licenses in Brooklyn and parts of upstate New York while a legal challenge to the state’s selection process is being considered
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Recreational marijuana legalized in 2 states, rejected in 3 in 2022 election referendums

Results for ballot initiatives to legalize recreational marijuana passed in two states and failed in three others, according to early election results.
1 month ago
Recreational marijuana legalized in 2 states, rejected in 3
1 month ago

Voters approve recreational marijuana in Maryland, Missouri

Voters have approved recreational marijuana in Maryland and Missouri and rejected it in Arkansas and North Dakota
1 month ago
Voters in 5 states decide whether to legalize marijuana
1 month ago

Marijuana legalization on the ballot in 5 states

Kevin Sabet, CEO of Smart Approaches to Marijuana and Arthur Ago, director of the criminal justice project for The Lawyer’s Committee, discuss what’s at stake five days ahead of elections.
1 month ago
Marijuana legalization on the ballot in 5 states
1 month ago

Medical marijuana firms lead donors for legal weed campaigns

Donors associated with companies holding medical marijuana licenses are providing most of the funding for ballot measures that would legalize recreational marijuana in several states
1 month ago
Medical marijuana firms lead donors for legal weed campaigns
1 month ago

Immigrants deported on cannabis charges unfairly excluded from Biden pardon, advocates say

Advocates say say immigrants deported on cannabis charges should be eligible for Biden's clemency move.
1 month ago
Immigrants deported on cannabis charges wrongly excluded from Biden pardon: advocates
1 month ago

Legalized recreational weed in South Dakota gets election redo this November

For the second time in two years, South Dakota voters will decide if their state will be the next one to offer legalized cannabis to adults.
1 month ago
One state is getting a second chance to legalize recreational marijuana
2 months ago

Officials: Virginia mom charged in son's THC gummy death

She's charged with felony murder and felony child neglect.
2 months ago
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Oklahoma governor sets March election for marijuana question

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has set a special election for March 7 for voters to decide whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana
2 months ago
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Biden's pot pardons could boost states' legalization drives

President Joe Biden's decision to pardon thousands of people convicted of simple possession of marijuana under federal law could give a boost to Election Day ballot proposals in five states that would legalize the drug
2 months ago
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California expands largest US illegal pot eradication effort

California’s four-year-old legal marijuana market is in disarray
2 months ago
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Racial equity in marijuana pardons requires states’ action

President Joe Biden’s executive action pardoning Americans with federal convictions for simple marijuana possession will benefit thousands of people by making it easier for them to find housing, get a job or apply to college
2 months ago
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Marijuana possession pardons

President Biden explains his new move, a potential first stop in decriminalizing pot. ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt reports
2 months ago
Marijuana possession pardons
2 months ago

Biden announces pardons for thousands convicted of federal marijuana possession

"No one should be in jail for using or possessing marijuana," Biden said.
2 months ago
Biden announces pardons for thousands convicted of federal marijuana possession
3 months ago

Study: Marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults at all-time high

ABC News medical contributor and medical toxicologist Dr. Stephanie Widmer and clinical psychologist Jeff Gardere discuss what's behind the increase.
3 months ago
Study: Marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults at all-time high
3 months ago

Marijuana, hallucinogen use reach all-time high among young adults

A new study on young adults showed their marijuana and hallucinogen use has reached historic highs.
3 months ago
Marijuana, hallucinogen use reach all-time high among young adults
4 months ago

Young adults using marijuana, hallucinogens hit highest level in decades: study

A new study shows marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults 19 to 30 years old has increased to the highest levels since the late 1980s.
4 months ago
Young adults using marijuana, hallucinogens hit highest level in decades: study
5 months ago

Senate Democrats unveil long-awaited marijuana legalization bill

Senate Democrats on Thursday unveiled a long-awaited marijuana legalization bill.
5 months ago
Senate Democrats unveil long-awaited marijuana legalization bill
8 months ago

Legal marijuana sales begin in New Jersey

Marijuana is now legal in the Garden State. WABC-TV race and culture reporter Chrystal Cranmore reports from one of New Jersey’s first legal dispensaries.
8 months ago
Legal marijuana sales begin in New Jersey
8 months ago

New Jersey starts legal recreational marijuana sales today

New Jersey cannabis consumers celebrated Thursday's first day of legalized pot selling and toking up for adults in the Garden State.
8 months ago
Marijuana milestone has New Jersey dispensaries ringing up green
8 months ago

1st recreational marijuana dispensaries open in New Jersey

Recreational marijuana for adults 21 and up was legalized in the Garden State in 2020.
8 months ago
1st recreational marijuana dispensaries open in New Jersey
8 months ago

By the Numbers: 4/20

A look at the state of marijuana legalization on this April 20th.
8 months ago
By the Numbers: 4/20
8 months ago

Chicago prosecutors expunge 15,000 cannabis convictions

After more than two years of work, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office has abolished over 15,000 cannabis convictions.
8 months ago
Prosecutor's office expunges 15,000 cannabis convictions
8 months ago

Why Congress is dragging its feet on pot legalization

Galen Druke speaks with Lester Black about what Americans think should be done about drugs and how politicians are responding.
8 months ago
Why Congress is dragging its feet on pot legalization
8 months ago

US House votes to decriminalize marijuana

The bill passed with some Republican support and now heads to the Senate.
8 months ago
US House votes to decriminalize marijuana
1 year ago

Democratic Senate candidate smokes marijuana in new ad highlighting disparity and reform

Democratic Senate candidate smokes marijuana in new ad highlighting disparity and reform.
1 year ago
Democratic Senate candidate smokes marijuana in new campaign ad
1 year ago

$10M and 100,000 marijuana plants seized

The cash and illegally grown marijuana plants were seized in a drug bust by California’s Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
1 year ago
$10M and 100,000 marijuana plants seized
1 year ago

Marijuana use did not climb following legalization in states: Study

Marijuana use may be more legal across the country, but that hasn't led to a rise in pot users, a study found.
1 year ago
Marijuana use did not climb following legalization in states: Study
1 year ago

Young adults dropping alcohol for marijuana and hallucinogens, survey finds

Patterns of substance use are changing amongst young adults A new survey shows alcohol is falling out of favor, while the use of marijuana and hallucinogens is rising.
1 year ago
Young adults dropping alcohol for marijuana and hallucinogens, survey finds
1 year ago

Does being high on marijuana help athletes perform better?

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with Josiah Hesse, author of the new book “Runner's High: How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes Is Changing the Science of Sports.”
1 year ago
Does being high on marijuana help athletes perform better?
1 year ago

What ending the federal marijuana prohibition could mean for the industry

A Pew Research Center poll shows 91% of US adults favor legalizing cannabis.
1 year ago
What ending the federal marijuana prohibition could mean for the industry
1 year ago

Democratic senators move to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level

For the first time in Senate history, Democrats will move toward ending the federal prohibition on cannabis.
1 year ago
Democratic senators move to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level
1 year ago

Senate Democrats introduce bill to end federal prohibition of marijuana

The legislation would remove marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances and expunge federal non-violent marijuana-related crimes.
1 year ago
Senate Democrats introduce bill to end federal prohibition of marijuana
1 year ago

Schumer proposes federal decriminalization of marijuana

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., proposed legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level.
1 year ago
Schumer proposes federal decriminalization of marijuana
1 year ago

Police saves driver from choking on bag of marijuana

An Ohio state trooper performed the Heimlich maneuver on a man who allegedly swallowed a bag of marijuana after getting pulled over for speeding.
1 year ago
Police saves driver from choking on bag of marijuana
1 year ago

Video shows cop save man from choking on bag of marijuana after getting pulled over

A police officer in Ohio saved the life of a man who was choking on a bag of marijuana after he allegedly tried to swallow when he was pulled over for speeding.
1 year ago
Video shows cop save man from choking on bag of marijuana after getting pulled over
1 year ago

America's pot labs have a THC problem

A new investigative report from FiveThirtyEight about the booming legal marijuana business details claims of corruption in some testing labs.
1 year ago
America's pot labs have a THC problem
1 year ago

After Connecticut legalizes marijuana, only 2 New England states now prohibit cannabis

Connecticut became the 19th state to allow for recreational marijuana use.
1 year ago
Legal pot approval puts pressure on 2 holdout states
1 year ago

Maine's legal marijuana market begins to boom as state breaks another sales record

Marijuana sales in Maine set another new record for monthly sales in May as retailers sold over $5 million worth of marijuana products.
1 year ago
Maine's legal marijuana market begins to boom as state breaks another sales record
2 years ago

This US state is offering 'joints for jabs'

Adults can claim a complimentary joint of marijuana in Washington state this week when they receive a COVID-19 vaccine shot.
2 years ago
This US state is offering 'joints for jabs'
2 years ago

As legal marijuana booms, people push for justice for those impacted by war on drugs

As more states legalize, some are concerned that big business will dominate the industry and that those impacted by the previous laws won’t get a second chance.
2 years ago
As legal marijuana booms, people push for justice for those impacted by war on drugs
2 years ago

Man imprisoned for marijuana advocates for federal legalization, justice: Part 2

After spending nearly nine years in prison for marijuana offenses, Harry Kelso continues to face obstacles related to his conviction even though his home state of Virginia legalized recreational use.
2 years ago
Man imprisoned for marijuana advocates for federal legalization, justice: Part 2