Latest Medical marijuana News

Police aided illegal marijuana operation in Maine, feds say

Oct. 28, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two sheriff's deputies accepted new cars and an ownership stake in an operation that illegally sold more than $13 million in pot grown for Maine’s medical marijuana program, federal prosecutors said. Two other law enforcement officers and a...

Company challenges seizure of marijuana proceeds in Kansas

Oct. 27, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A cash management company has asked a federal court to return nearly $166,000 in proceeds seized in Kansas from sales at Missouri medical marijuana stores. Dickinson County sheriff's deputies seized the money in May after stopping a driver for...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Oct. 27, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

Black Hills Pioneer. October 22, 2021. Editorial: Black Hills State University needs to be heard Black Hills State University has plenty to boast about. But it seems university leadership and supporters need to crow a bit louder,...

Mississippi legislators revising medical marijuana proposal

Oct. 23, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are tweaking a proposal to create a medical marijuana program, but Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has not said when he will call a special session to put it into law. A new version of a bill would allow larger growing facilities,...

Rhode Island schedules medical marijuana dispensary lottery

Oct. 22, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lottery to select the operators of five new medical marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island has been scheduled for next week, state officials said Friday. To ensure a fair process, the lottery scheduled for Oct. 29 will be public and...

South Dakota lawmakers craft proposal for recreational pot

Oct. 19, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults while repealing much of the state's new medical marijuana law. The Adult-Use Marijuana Study Subcommittee, which has been studying the issue...

Alabama medical cannabis license dates to stay the same

Oct. 18, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama regulatory commission has plenty to do before people can apply for medical cannabis licenses, so it won’t push for a date that might allow sales next year, a commission official said. The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission had said...

1st Black cannabis entrepreneurs expo coming to New Orleans

Oct. 16, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Peter Labat and his wife Venia are a bit bemused, but also excited, to be among a group of around 2,000 budding marijuana entrepreneurs slated to participate in the first ever Black CannaCon in late November at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. ...

Minnesota court: Workers' comp can't cover medical marijuana

Oct. 13, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers' compensation for injured employees doesn't cover medical marijuana because the drug remains illegal under federal law, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The state's highest court issued a pair of rulings that overturned earlier...

Reeves: Work still happening on medical marijuana proposal

Oct. 12, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday that he and legislative leaders are continuing to negotiate changes in a proposal to create a medical marijuana program, including putting tight limits on how much of the medicine one person could buy. The...