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October 20, 2020, 3:41 AM

Los Angeles faces lawsuit over marijuana delivery licenses

Two marijuana trade organizations filed a lawsuit against the nation’s largest legal pot market over restrictions on stand-alone delivery services that have blocked them from obtaining licenses until 2025
October 20, 2020, 3:41 AM
Los Angeles faces lawsuit over marijuana delivery licenses
October 18, 2020, 7:45 PM

Long lines as Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries open

Prices are expected to be high initially because the supply is limited.
October 18, 2020, 7:45 PM
2 months ago

Pittsburgh mayor ‘totally supportive’ of marijuana legislation

Mayor Bill Peduto discusses his plans to keep college campuses from becoming hot spots, legalizing marijuana and more.
2 months ago
Pittsburgh mayor ‘totally supportive’ of marijuana legislation
2 months ago

Republicans rip Democrats' priorities after vote scheduled on bill to decriminalize marijuana

After a vote was scheduled on a bill to decriminalize marijuana, Republicans argue Democratic priorities are misplaced amid pandemic and movement for racial justice.
2 months ago
Republicans rip Democrats' priorities after vote scheduled to decriminalize marijuana
2 months ago

Bill to decriminalize marijuana at federal level up for House vote next month

A landmark bill that would decriminalize marijuana use at the federal level is up for vote soon.
2 months ago
Bill to decriminalize marijuana at federal level up for House vote next month
2 months ago

Landmark bill decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level passes House committee

The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill on Wednesday that would decriminalize marijuana use at the federal level, giving states more room to craft unique laws.
2 months ago
Landmark bill decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level passes House committee
2 months ago

Marijuana use linked to increased risk of heart trouble

A new alert from the American Heart Association found that marijuana is linked to an increased risk of heart trouble, including heart attacks and heart failure.
2 months ago
Marijuana use linked to increased risk of heart trouble
3 months ago

Evanston, Illinois, finds innovative solution to funding reparations: Marijuana sales taxes

The city hopes to disburse $10 million for housing and economic improvements.
3 months ago
City finds innovative solution to funding reparations: Marijuana
4 months ago

Los Angeles to reset troubled marijuana licensing program

Los Angeles is trying to repair its troubled marijuana licensing program
4 months ago
4 months ago

Los Angeles looks to boost ailing legal marijuana market

Los Angeles is looking to improve how it regulates its struggling legal marijuana industry
4 months ago
4 months ago

Louisiana widening access to medical marijuana under new law

More Louisiana residents will have access to medical marijuana under a significant expansion of the state’s therapeutic cannabis program that Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law
4 months ago
6 months ago

4/20 marijuana party busted in New York City over failure to maintain social distancing

4/20 party busted in New York City over failure to maintain social distancing
6 months ago
4/20 marijuana party busted over failure to maintain social distancing
6 months ago

Coronavirus sends 420 gatherings up in smoke, but potheads still plan virtual toke

Cities across the nation have banned outdoor 420 celebrations, driving the festivities online.
6 months ago
Coronavirus sends 420 gatherings up in smoke, but potheads still plan virtual toke
6 months ago

Virus fuels pot industry's push for online sales, delivery

Colorado has made online sales of recreational marijuana legal during the coronavirus pandemic, fulfilling one of the pot industry’s biggest wishes
6 months ago
6 months ago

Marijuana dispensaries deemed 'essential' but ineligible for federal stimulus

A look at the marijuana industry which has been deemed "essential" while being excluded from the stimulus.
6 months ago
Marijuana dispensaries deemed 'essential' but ineligible for federal stimulus
7 months ago

Marijuana sales skyrocket amid coronavirus pandemic

Legal weed purveyors from California to Colorado have been reporting lines of customers outside their shops.
7 months ago
Marijuana sales skyrocket amid coronavirus pandemic
7 months ago

Medical marijuana bills challenge Bible Belt politics

Views about medical marijuana appear to be changing across the South, where efforts to legalize it have long been stymied by Bible Belt politics
7 months ago
Medical marijuana bills challenge Bible Belt politics
7 months ago

First recreational pot shop in a major East Coast city opens

Boston’s first pot shop opened Monday, marking the first recreational marijuana store to open in a major East Coast city
7 months ago
1st pot shop opens in Boston
7 months ago

Pot entrepreneurs flocking to the Bible Belt for low taxes

When voters in conservative Oklahoma approved medical marijuana in 2018, many thought the rollout would be slow and burdened with bureaucracy
7 months ago
Pot entrepreneurs flocking to the Bible Belt for low taxes
8 months ago

Conservative Utah's 1st medical marijuana dispensary opens

Utah's first medical marijuana dispensary opened Monday as the state began a slow rollout of a program that will allow residents with certain health conditions to use the plant for medicinal purposes
8 months ago
8 months ago

New Mexico bid for recreational marijuana all but doomed

The effort to legalize recreational marijuana in New Mexico is all but doomed for this year after a proposal to do so was rejected by a key Senate committee
8 months ago
8 months ago

Colorado university to offer cannabis-related degree

University officials in Colorado have received state approval to offer a cannabis-related degree program
8 months ago
Colorado university to offer cannabis-related degree
9 months ago

Michigan inmate serving 60-year sentence for selling weed requests clemency

Michael Thompson, 68, has been in prison since 1996 for selling weed to an informant. Guns were also found in his home after his arrest.
9 months ago
Inmate serving 60-year sentence for selling weed requests clemency
9 months ago

Tennessee man smokes marijuana in front of judge

Spencer Alan Boston was appearing in court on a possession-of-marijuana citation.
9 months ago
Tennessee man smokes marijuana in front of judge
9 months ago

Man smokes marijuana in front of judge after advocating for legalization

A Tennessee man smoked marijuana in front of a judge while advocating for the legalization.
9 months ago
Man smokes marijuana in front of judge after advocating for legalization
9 months ago

Is smoking marijuana as bad for your heart as smoking cigarettes?

A review of previously reported studies finds some toxic chemicals in tobacco are also in pot.
9 months ago
Is smoking marijuana as bad for your heart as smoking cigarettes?
9 months ago

Report: Oregon marijuana sales 420% stronger near Idaho

Idaho residents are purchasing pot in Oregon because it is illegal in Idaho.
9 months ago
9 months ago

Advocates' hopes high as Kansas heads for medical pot debate

Kansas lawmakers expect this year to have their most serious debate so far on medical marijuana
9 months ago
9 months ago

Pot politics: Some Northeast states regroup on legalization

Marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast a year ago
9 months ago
Some Northeast states regroup on weed legalization
9 months ago

Marijuana edibles might not be as safe as thought, health experts warn

Edibles might seem safer than vaping or smoking, but they also carry unique risks, according to a commentary published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
9 months ago
Marijuana edibles may not be as safe as thought, health experts warn
10 months ago

Marijuana sales in Illinois top $3M on first day of legal recreational cannabis in the state

The first day of legal marijuana sales in Illinois boasted over 77,000 transactions across the state.
10 months ago
Illinois rakes in over $3M with newly legal marijuana sales
10 months ago

Legal marijuana sales soar above $3M on 1st day in Illinois

Illinois is now the 11th state to allow the use and sale of marijuana for people 21 or older.
10 months ago
Legal marijuana sales soar above $3M on 1st day in Illinois
10 months ago

Illinois sees first legal sales of recreational marijuana

Illinois' first day of legal recreational marijuana generated over $3 million in sales
10 months ago
10 months ago

Illinois sees first legal sales of recreational marijuana

The sale of marijuana for recreational purposes is now legal in Illinois
10 months ago
Illinois sees first legal sales of recreational marijuana
10 months ago

Recreational cannabis goes on sale in Illinois as governor pardons 11,000 offenders

Illinois rang in the New Year by joining nine other states and Washington, D.C., in allowing the sale of recreational weed to persons at least 21 years old.
10 months ago
Recreational cannabis goes on sale in Illinois as governor pardons 11,000 offenders
10 months ago

Recreational cannabis goes on sale in Illinois as governor pardons 11,000 weed offenders

Lines formed at dispensaries in Chicago as recreational weed went on sale.
10 months ago
Recreational cannabis goes on sale in Illinois as governor pardons 11,000 offenders
10 months ago

Illinois governor clears thousands of marijuana convictions

State's new law permitting broad use and sale of cannabis takes effect Wednesday
10 months ago
10 months ago

Legal marijuana sales may spark Midwest interstate tension

Illinois and Michigan are the only Midwest states allowing sale and use of pot.
10 months ago
10 months ago

Cannabis-infused alcoholic beverages banned in Oregon

Oregon is keeping apart its craft beer and high-grade marijuana — at least for now
10 months ago
10 months ago

NJ lawmakers pass marijuana referendum for 2020 ballot

New Jersey lawmakers passed a ballot question to legalize recreational marijuana
10 months ago
10 months ago

Cannabis stocks' 2019 skid showing few signs of easing

Cannabis stocks have had a harsh comedown this year as investors' enthusiasm about the prospects for strong growth and blockbuster company mergers dimmed
10 months ago
Cannabis stocks' 2019 skid showing few signs of easing
1 year ago

Recreational marijuana goes on sale in Michigan

Michigan became the ninth state in the nation, along with Washington, D.C., to allow people 21 and over to purchase recreational marijuana over the counter.
1 year ago
Recreational marijuana goes on sale in Michigan
1 year ago

Poet busted for pot in 1969 makes 1st purchase of legal recreational weed in Michigan

People lined up at dispensaries in Michigan to buy recreational weed.
1 year ago
78-year-old poet makes 1st purchase of legal recreational weed in Michigan
1 year ago

Boston overhauling pot review process to close race gap

Boston is overhauling its marijuana review process to boost involvement of minority entrepreneurs in Massachusetts’ burgeoning pot industry.
1 year ago
City overhauling pot review process to close race gap
1 year ago

New cannabis reviewer could earn up to $36K to smoke weed, review products and vlog from home

American Marijuana is looking to hire a cannabis product reviewer to report honest insights on an array of products through blogs and videos.
1 year ago
Cannabis product reviewer could get $3K a month to work from home and smoke weed
1 year ago

Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard

Authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at a site.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte detained for growing cannabis on private island in French Polynesia

The co-founder of Cirque du Soleil has been detained for growing cannabis on his private island.
1 year ago
Cirque du Soleil founder detained for growing cannabis on private island
1 year ago

‘The fish don’t get high:’ Oklahoma business uses fish to grow marijuana

The farm, located near Lake Eufaula, uses chemically-treated waste from tilapia fish to grow the plants.
1 year ago
‘The fish don’t get high:’ Oklahoma business uses fish to grow marijuana
1 year ago

Pot or not? Busts highlight growing confusion over hemp

The CBD craze is leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused
1 year ago
1 year ago

Sinus problems turn out to be marijuana man shoved up his nose 18 years prior

A brain scan revealed that a 48-year-old man's persistent sinus problems were being caused by a package of marijuana he'd put up his nose 18 years prior.
1 year ago
Sinus problems turn out to be marijuana man shoved up his nose 18 years prior