Latest Marijuana News

Study: Pot businesses more likely in less-educated areas

Dec. 6, 2019 5:30 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State University researchers have released a study saying licensed cannabis companies are more likely located in less-educated neighborhoods across the state. The Spokesman-Review reports that the research used publicly available data from the state Liquor and Cannabis...

Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak

Dec. 6, 2019 5:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands most commonly linked to hospitalizations. Most of the nearly 2,300 people who suffered lung damage had vaped liquids that contain THC, the high-inducing part of...

Cannabis stocks' 2019 skid showing few signs of easing

Dec. 6, 2019 4:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to investing in cannabis stocks, the marijuana bud's faded bloom has shown few signs of returning this year. Cannabis stocks have had a harsh comedown as investors' enthusiasm about the prospects for strong growth and blockbuster company mergers has dimmed. The ETFMG...

2 children sent to hospital after ingesting pot

Dec. 6, 2019 12:48 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Two children, ages 2 and 4, were taken to a hospital after ingesting edible marijuana, police in Maine said. Police in Lewiston said the children were taken to Central Maine Medical Center on Monday and released. The Sun Journal reports police were still investigating and they had...

Yamhill County approves marijuana facility over objections

Dec. 6, 2019 10:53 AM EST

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — Planning commissioners in Yamhill County, Oregon, have approved a controversial proposed hemp and marijuana processing facility. KOIN reports the facility will be located 12 minutes outside downtown Newberg. Many members of the public are concerned about livability, water usage, odors,...

Drug-decriminalization initiative signature gathering starts

Dec. 6, 2019 10:32 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Backers of an initiative to decriminalize small amounts of illicit drugs started collecting signatures in Portland this week. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports advocates need 112,020 signatures to qualify for the November 2020 ballot. Campaign manager Peter Zuckerman said the...

Group begins process to legalize marijuana in North Dakota

Dec. 6, 2019 8:56 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota has submitted the required paperwork to the secretary of state to begin the approval process. Secretary of State Al Jaeger and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem have up to seven days to review the proposed measure...

Woman: Drugs found in Nebraska traffic were birthday gift

Dec. 6, 2019 8:55 AM EST

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A pair from Minnesota face felony drugs charges after a traffic stop in Nebraska turned up more than 2 pounds (0.91 kilograms) of marijuana, several packages of THC concentrate wax, vape pen cartridges and concentrated marijuana edibles. The Nebraska State Patrol says a woman in the...

State: 6 lung illnesses linked to regulated pot vapes

Dec. 6, 2019 8:31 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Six Massachusetts residents with probable cases of vaping-related lung illnesses said they used products purchased from state-licensed marijuana dispensaries, according to information released Thursday. It is the first time the state Department of Health has linked illnesses to vaping...

Maine to issue applications for first marijuana stores

Dec. 5, 2019 3:25 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's path to legalized sales of marijuana has cleared a major hurdle with the state making applications for retail businesses available. The state Office of Marijuana Policy said Thursday that license seekers can now start the application process to open businesses that sell...