Latest Recreational drug laws and regulations News

Arkansas court asked to put marijuana measure on ballot

Aug. 05, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

Supporters of a recreational marijuana initiative have asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to order election officials to put their measure on the November ballot. Responsible Growth Arkansas asked the court on Thursday to reverse the State Board of Election Commissioners' rejection of...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 05, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. July 29, 2022. Editorial: A decision to keep a cannabis business out of Hartford was a mistake We as adults are legally allowed to possess and use up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis in Connecticut — and that does not even count that we can keep up to 5...

WNBA's Griner convicted at drug trial, sentenced to 9 years

Aug. 04, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and smuggling and was sentenced to nine years behind bars in a politically charged case that could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange between Washington and Moscow. ...

Arkansas panel rejects recreational marijuana ballot measure

Aug. 03, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The State Board of Election Commissioners on Wednesday blocked a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana from appearing on Arkansas' ballot this fall. The panel rejected the popular name and ballot title for the proposed constitutional amendment that...

Changes to marijuana laws among legislation taking effect

Jul. 31, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana can't use the smell of marijuana as a reason for warrantless searches of homes under a law taking effect Monday. It's one of numerous laws with an effective date of Aug. 1 approved during the 2022 regular legislative session. ...

Arkansas officials OK signatures for marijuana initiative

Jul. 29, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Supporters of a recreational marijuana initiative have turned in the required number of valid signatures, moving the measure closer to appearing on Arkansas' ballot this fall, election officials said Friday. A spokesman for the secretary of state's office...

WNBA's Griner tells drug trial: 'My career is my whole life'

Jul. 27, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner testified at her drug possession trial in Russia that an interpreter translated only a fraction of what was being said while she was detained at Moscow's airport in February and that officials told her to sign documents, but “no one...

Seattle to be sanctuary for abortion providers, patients

Jul. 26, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council voted Tuesday to make the city a sanctuary for abortion providers and patients, meaning Seattle police will not cooperate in arrests or investigations related to abortion bans in other states. The bill, which Councilmember Kshama Sawant...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 25, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. July 20, 2022. Editorial: Uvalde report downplays the obvious: It’s the guns. A damning state legislative report released Sunday describes pervasive failures to prevent or effectively respond to the Uvalde school massacre, but it fails to...

Phillies, White Sox minor leaguers banned for positive tests

Jul. 22, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Joalbert Angulo was suspended for 60 games and Chicago White Sox outfielder Terrell Tatum for 50 on Friday following positive tests under baseball's minor league drug program. Angulo, a 20-year-old with the Dominican Summer League...