Latest Marijuana legalization News

Northeast officials team up to push pot, vaping regulations

Oct. 17, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The governors from several Northeastern states say they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping. Democratic governors from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania met Thursday in New York City with health and legislative officials. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a...

Kukushkin charges draw review of California pot licenses

Oct. 17, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The arrest of a Ukrainian-born businessman on charges of conspiring to violate federal campaign finance laws has triggered a review of the California cannabis licenses he was granted. Bureau of Cannabis Control Chief Lori Ajax tells the Los Angeles Times the indictment of Andrey...

Frustration and pride in Canada after a year of legal pot

Oct. 16, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The weed is expensive, the selection is limited, the black market persists, and licensed stores are scarce. It's one year into Canada's experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened. While many residents remain proud of Canada for bucking...

How Canada's legalization is shaping cannabis laws elsewhere

Oct. 16, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

Ever since Canada became the first major country to legalize marijuana for adults a year ago, other nations have been paying attention. The small South American nation of Uruguay was the first to legalize marijuana for adults. New Zealand, Luxembourg and Mexico are among those that have looked to Canada for...

Nevada governor vows to root out crime in pot marketplace

Oct. 11, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's governor expressed outrage Friday and vowed to tighten control of the state's lucrative legal marijuana marketplace in response to reports that a foreign national contributed to two top state political candidates last year in a bid to skirt rules to open a legal cannabis store....

MedMen's ends blockbuster deal adding to cannabis stock woes

Oct. 8, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marijuana stocks have come down hard from their highs a year ago, and the skid isn't just spooking investors. On Tuesday, MedMen Enterprises Inc., which sells legal cannabis in California and 11 other states, backed out of a blockbuster deal to buy PharmaCann, a Chicago-based marijuana...

Maine on track for legal marijuana sales by spring 2020

Oct. 6, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine marijuana enthusiasts will probably be able to purchase their preferred products in retail stores by March 2020 after years of waiting. Voters approved legal adult-use marijuana at the polls in November 2016, and the road to legal sales has been long and bumpy. But a key act...

Clampdown on vaping could send users back toward cigarettes

Oct. 5, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Only two years ago, electronic cigarettes were viewed as a small industry with big potential to improve public health by offering a path to steer millions of smokers away from deadly cigarettes. That promise led U.S. regulators to take a hands-off approach to e-cigarette makers, including...

Dank, the brand that isn't, scrutinized amid vaping illness

Oct. 4, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a widely known vaping cartridge in the marijuana economy, but it's not a licensed brand. And it's got the kind of market buzz no legitimate company would want. The vaping cartridges that go by the catchy, one-syllable name "Dank" — a slang word for highly potent cannabis...

Oregon imposes temporary ban on some vaping products

Oct. 4, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's governor ordered a temporary ban Friday on the sale of flavored vaping products amid an outbreak that has sickened more than 1,000 people nationwide -- and killed two in Oregon. Several other states, including Washington, New York, Michigan and Rhode Island, have also imposed...