Latest Marijuana legalization News

2 New Mexico tribes closer to recreational cannabis sales

May. 20, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico tribes have signed an agreement with state officials recognizing the tribe’s authority to collect taxes on sales of cannabis products. The move announced by state officials Thursday after it was signed last week further formalizes potential...

Proposal for state-run pot industry fails again in House

May. 19, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Legislation to establish a state-run marijuana industry in Delaware has again failed to clear the state House. The Democrat-controlled chamber voted 23-15 on Thursday to approve the bill, which fell two votes short of the required supermajority. The proposal...

Wisconsin Republicans to vote on death penalty, elections

May. 19, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans gathering for the state convention this weekend will vote on setting the party's priorities for the next year, including resolutions calling for all ballots to be hand-counted on Election Day, imposing the death penalty for people who kill police...

Illinois APME announces winners in 2021 newspaper contest

May. 19, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Winners have been announced in the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors 2021 newspaper contest. The contest features news and sports stories, features, editorials, columns and photos from 2021. DIVISION I AWARD WINNERS: GENERAL EXCELLENCE: First...

North Carolina legislature gavels in annual work session

May. 18, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly returned on Wednesday to Raleigh for its traditional budget-adjustment work session, but lawmakers aren't getting out of the blocks quickly. The House and Senate gaveled in and out sparsely attended floor sessions at midday...

Lawmakers revise bill to legalize recreational marijuana

May. 17, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers unveiled changes Tuesday to a bill to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana, revisions that aim to ensure the legislation passes the state's General Assembly. The amended bill was released Tuesday in advance of committee votes...

A guide to the May 17 primary election in Kentucky

May. 14, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Candidates in Kentucky's May 17 primary are hoping for the chance to earn their party’s nominations in federal, state and local races. U.S. SENATE In his pursuit of a third Senate term, Rand Paul has made a name for himself as a national...

Tax cut for California pot industry: Too little, too late?

May. 13, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's governor on Friday proposed a temporary tax cut for the state's struggling legal marijuana industry, but businesses said it falls far short of what’s needed to revive a foundering pot economy. Broad legal sales began in California in 2018, but the...

Agreement reached for Ohio vote on legal weed in 2023

May. 13, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group backing the legalization of marijuana for adult use in Ohio and Republican legislative leaders have reached a settlement calling for a possible statewide legalization vote next year. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol sued the...

2 lawmakers vie to replace Kentucky's only Dem in Congress

May. 13, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — When the only Democrat representing Kentucky in Congress announced his retirement last year, many expected a frenzy of contenders vying to replace him. Instead, voters in the state's most competitive Democratic congressional primary will choose Tuesday between only two...