Latest Marijuana News

Legal recreational pot sales begin for Missouri adults

Feb. 03, 2023 16:23 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Recreational marijuana sales in Missouri officially began Friday after the state health department unexpectedly began approving dispensary permits early. Medical marijuana has been legal in the state since a ballot measure passed in 2018, but voters went a...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Feb. 01, 2023 19:49 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. January 28, 2023. Editorial: A Unanimous Medicaid Vote It may not change anything, but Mississippi House Republicans who are dead-set against any form of Medicaid expansion now have a bit of cover if they wish to reconsider. As...

Hong Kong bans CBD, forcing businesses to shut or revamp

Jan. 31, 2023 22:06 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong banned CBD as a “dangerous drug” and imposed harsh penalties for its possession on Wednesday, forcing fledging businesses to shut down or revamp. Supporters say CBD, or cannabidiol, derived from the cannabis plant, can help relieve stress and...

Hong Kong to ban CBD, label it a 'dangerous drug'

Jan. 27, 2023 00:40 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong will ban CBD starting Wednesday, categorizing it as a “dangerous drug" and mandating harsh penalties for its smuggling, production and possession, customs authorities announced Friday. Supporters say CBD can treat a range of ailments including anxiety...

FDA declines to regulate CBD; calls on Congress for fix

Jan. 26, 2023 16:23 PM EST

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday there are too many unknowns about CBD products to regulate them as foods or supplements under the agency’s current structure and called on Congress to create new rules for the massive and growing market. The marijuana-derived products...

Georgia agency approves rules for medical marijuana sales

Jan. 26, 2023 14:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Legal sales of medical marijuana oil could be only months away in Georgia after a state commission approved rules for testing, inspections and sales. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission voted unanimously to...

1st legal medical marijuana sales are made in Mississippi

Jan. 26, 2023 12:23 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Patients have started buying medical marijuana in Mississippi, nearly a year after the products were legalized in the state. The Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association said in a news release Thursday that the first purchases happened Wednesday at The...

North Carolina lawmakers back to work for 2023, filing bills

Jan. 25, 2023 18:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly returned to Raleigh on Wednesday after its usual two-week January break and turned to the business of legislating — filing bills on several topics familiar to veteran lawmakers. The House and Senate held midday floor...

EXPLAINER: Where Wisconsin governor and Republicans agree

Jan. 25, 2023 14:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has laid out his priorities to the Republican-controlled Legislature twice in the past month, first in his inaugural address and in more detail this week in his State of the State speech. Some are clearly dead on arrival,...

Governor decries 'distracting' Kansas with 'wedge issues'

Jan. 24, 2023 22:05 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly called Tuesday for Kansas officials to stop distracting themselves with "wedge issues” in education, sharply rebuking a Republican-controlled Legislature pursuing policies catering to conservative parents unhappy with public schools. ...