Vermont legislators are on the fast track to legalize recreational marijuana. On Jan. 4, 2018, the state House Judiciary Committee voted to approve H. 511, a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.
The state Department of Consumer Protection is seeking applications to open at least three new medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut, bringing the total to 12 or more, the department announced Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, two people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.
Mexico City residents should be free to grow marijuana for personal use, a mayoral hopeful told Reuters on Wednesday, arguing that one of the world’s largest cities should lead the charge to end prohibition in a country riven by drug violence.
On Jan. 2, 2018, the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office announced that it had been made aware of several inconsistencies at two marijuana testing facilities in the state. In an announcement released by AMCO, officials outlined two specific examples of inconsistencies found at the testing facilities.
When California’s regulators scrambled to make rules for the state’s new legal market, one issue was near the top of their list: How to deal with pot’s pesticide problem.
A new report has confirmed that United States Postal Service Inspectors were busy tracking down Colorado marijuana packages that were being sent to and from the state in 2016.
California’s legal pot economy was supposed to operate under the umbrella of a vast computerized marijuana-tracking system to track from seed to storefronts, ensuring that plants are followed throughout the supply chain and don’t drift into the black market.
With the Golden State’s recreational cannabis market up and running, those with temporary California cannabis cultivation licenses can now apply for the coveted annual licenses.
The state of Alaska reported a dip in tax collections from legal marijuana businesses in November.
Dozens of retailers in California have been licensed to begin selling recreational marijuana on New Year’s Day. Emily Dufton, author of “Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America,” joined CBSN to discuss whether we’ll see other states follow suit.
After a lifetime of conquering opponents in the ring, legendary boxer Mike Tyson has set his sights on a new opponent: the legal cannabis industry. On Dec. 20, 2017, Tyson broke ground on a 40-acre cannabis resort in California City, Nevada.
While not all Golden State dispensaries had received their temporary licenses to start adult-use sales on New Year’s Day, the state’s legal commercial cannabis market still went live on Jan. 1, 2018, with California recreational cannabis sales commencing at approximately 100 retailers across the state.
A state senator has filed a bill that would officially legalize the sale and possession of cannabis oil in Indiana.
Scotland is set for a multi-million pound boon from the cannabis industry after a worldwide health agency confirmed that the drug provides medicinal relief for a range of ailments.
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is advising residents who are interested in obtaining a medical marijuana card to register with the state rather than third-party providers.
The Profit’s Marcus Lemonis goes to California for a rare look at the place many consider the marijuana capital of America.
Colorado’s marijuana sales continue to rise, from more than $683 million sold the first year it was legal to more than $1.2 billion from January to October this year. But with more and more states legalizing recreational cannabis, will sales in Colorado suffer?
On Dec. 29, 2017, a Florida judge ordered the state health department to halt the issuance of a medical marijuana cultivation license intended for a member of the Florida chapter of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association.
All it took was a little marijuana to lift this Canadian town’s spirits. Smiths Falls, Ontario is seeing a revival of fortunes since medical marijuana producer Tweed Inc. set up shop four years ago in an abandoned Hershey Co. chocolate factory.
Catch up with Dierdre, one of the three grandmas who went viral three years ago after smoking marijuana for the the first time.
On Dec. 28, 2017, Denver District Attorney Beth McCann announced that charges have been filed against 10 Sweet Leaf dispensary employees arrested on Dec. 14 for selling unlawful amounts of cannabis to customers.
California legalizes marijuana for recreational use Monday, but that won’t stop federal agents from seizing the drug — even in tiny amounts — on busy freeways and backcountry highways.
Since its launch on Nov. 1, 2017, the Keystone State’s patient registry continues to grow with the addition of more Pennsylvania medical marijuana patients.
Out of 131 applicants, only 20 South Carolina farmers have been selected to grow hemp for the state’s research pilot program.
Nevada’s recreational marijuana industry hit a new high, selling more than $37.9 million in October. The state has earned nearly $20 million in marijuana tax revenue since the adult-use market launched in July.
A New Mexico legislator is once again working to legalize recreational marijuana. On Dec. 21, 2017, state Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino introduced a measure that would put a ballot amendment legalizing recreational marijuana on the 2018 electoral ballot.
On Jan. 1, 2018, California recreational cannabis shops will be allowed to sell recreational cannabis legally, but only if they’ve been issued their state-required licenses.
More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety — and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age.
The history of marijuana in Germany dates back to the Late Stone Age, when cannabis seeds were planted at least 7,500 years ago in Thuringia.
After spending the bulk of his professional career enforcing federal cannabis law, former California Attorney General Bill Lockyer is cashing in on the state’s legal cannabis industry by co-founding his own cannabis distribution firm.
After four of five statewide marijuana legalization ballot initiatives were approved by voters in 2016, no additional states ended cannabis prohibition in 2017 (though New Hampshire did decriminalize possession of the drug and West Virginia allowed its medical use).
Unions have caught a whiff of a rare opportunity to organize a whole new set of workers as recreational marijuana becomes legal in California.
On Dec. 18, 2017, the Colombian medical cannabis market took a major step forward with the opening of a medical cannabis research and development lab.
Virginia is wrapping up its second year of a research program that allows farmers to grow hemp, a crop long banned because of its association with marijuana.
A video for California retail businesses, one of three in a series by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, to help retailers learn about their tax responsibilities.
A video for California distribution businesses, one of three in a series by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, to help distributors learn about their tax responsibilities.
For many pot lovers, this Christmas is much more about reefer than wreaths. Gifting marijuana has long been a part of the culture, and the drug’s newly legal status is a source of Yuletide celebration in four states.
A video for California cultivation and manufacturing businesses, one of three in a series by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, to help cultivators and manufacturers learn about their tax responsibilities.
The vast majority of Utah voters support legalizing medical marijuana. According to a new poll by UtahPolicy.com, approximately 73% of registered Utah voters either strongly or somewhat support legalizing medical marijuana in the state.
Anticipating that weed will be legal in California (for adults, for adults) come the first of the year, Jack In The Box–a burger chain that got its start in San Diego over half a century ago–is wasting no time getting ready.
On Dec. 21, 2017, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission voted yes on drafted regulations for the state’s recreational marijuana businesses.
Shoppers Drug Mart marijuana is one step closer to reality after a public Canadian marijuana company announced that it has signed on to be the Canadian pharmacy chain’s second medical marijuana supplier.
Phil Matier reports on Alameda County officials and business people sorting out rules of recreational marijuana sales at summit.
Mexico will legalize sales of marijuana-based medicines, foods, drinks, cosmetics and other products early next year, its health regulator said on Wednesday, bringing some forms of cannabis into legal commerce even as the country struggles with the illicit drug trade.
Tax revenue from Nevada’s fledgling marijuana industry continues to climb. On Dec. 20, 2017, the Nevada Department of Taxation reported that marijuana sales brought in approximately $5.8 million in tax revenue in the month of October.
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a negative view of Oregon’s legal cannabis market, but a recent sting operation conducted by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission revealed positive news about central Oregon cannabis retailers that Sessions should take into consideration.
Doctors and pharmacists at the Veterans Affairs Department have been cleared to talk about the pluses and minuses of medical marijuana use with vets who ask about the drug.
On Dec. 18, 2017, United States Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced that he would be the first co-sponsor of S.1689, better known as the Marijuana Justice Act, a bill that would take marijuana off of the federal list of controlled substances.
In this scene from MOST EXPENSIVEST, 2 Chainz, Hannibal Burress, and Tommy Chong savor the most expensive marijuana meal including juices, mac and cheese, and chicken wings.