Latest Recreational marijuana News

Fate unsure: Cannabis legalization bill goes to Delaware gov

May. 12, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's state Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a bill legalizing possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use. The legislation cleared the Democrat-led Senate on a 13-7 party line vote. Sen. Bruce Ennis of Smyrna, a...

Arizona awards highly sought social equity pot licenses

May. 11, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's public health agency has awarded more than two dozen social equity dispensary licenses under the state’s voter-approved law legalizing recreational marijuana. Don Herrington, Arizona Department of Health Services interim director, announced in a blog post...

Missouri ballot measures on marijuana, ranked voting advance

May. 08, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Campaigns to legalize recreational marijuana use and allow ranked-choice voting in Missouri on Sunday both turned signatures they'd gathered to get the measures on ballots. In order to get a proposal on the ballot, campaigns need to collect enough voter...

15K applications submitted to sell cannabis in Connecticut

May. 06, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More that 15,600 applications were submitted before this week's deadline for a chance to be awarded one of the first dozen licenses to open a retail marijuana shop in Connecticut. State Department of Consumer Protection figures released Friday show that 8,357...

Marijuana legalization bill clears Delaware House

May. 05, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware House voted Thursday to approve a bill legalizing possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use. The legislation cleared the Democrat-led House on 26-14 vote and now goes to the Senate, which is also controlled by...

SD pot legalization campaign submits signatures for ballot

May. 03, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Advocates for legalizing recreational marijuana in South Dakota on Tuesday submitted petition signatures to the secretary of state, saying they were confident they had collected enough to place the initiative on the November ballot. South Dakotans for...

Ohio legal pot backers sue over disputed petition deadline

May. 02, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Supporters of recreational marijuana legalization in Ohio have sued state legislative leaders in an anticipated dispute over whether a legalization referendum can appear on this November's ballot. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Columbus in a belief that...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 27, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. April 21, 2022. Editorial: With recreational marijuana now legal in New Jersey, Pennsylvania should follow Rather than watch potential jobs and tax revenue migrate across the Delaware bridges, Pennsylvania should start its own...

After drug conviction, NY couple plans marijuana dispensary

Apr. 26, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Eladio Guzmán spent two years in jail for selling drugs, missing the birth of his first child. Cannabis is part of his tumultuous past, but a year after New York legalized possession and use of marijuana, it could be his future. He's eager to open a recreational...

Connecticut looks to bar out-of-state marijuana advertising

Apr. 26, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut moved closer Tuesday toward placing tougher restrictions on marijuana advertising, including barring ads from cross-border retail cannabis establishments such as the billboard ads that have popped up along the state's border with Massachusetts. ...