Latest Marijuana News

Utah delays deadline to award medical cannabis licenses

Jul. 15, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Applicants vying for a handful of licenses to grow Utah's medical marijuana will have to wait longer than expected to find out who has been selected. The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food announced Saturday that they are delaying the announcement of who will grow the state's...

Troy business becomes a global leader in hemp extraction

Jul. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Nick Tennant spent eight months hunched over his dining room table learning how to assemble steel parts into a machine he saw as the future of the marijuana industry. The first trial run produced exactly what the young entrepreneur wanted: lustrous gold CBD oil. It's been seven years, and...

Sununu signs 1 marijuana bill, vetoes another

Jul. 14, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire residents who were convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana in the past will be able to annul their convictions. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday signed a bill establishing an annulment process for those convicted of possessing up to three-quarters of an...

16-year-old charged with killing teen over $120 in weed

Jul. 14, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies have charged a 16-year-old Florida teen with killing a 17-year-old over $120 worth of marijuana. Flagler County Sheriff's officials say the teens arranged the meet-up to exchange the drugs on Snapchat. The two met Friday night and the suspect fatally shot Elijah...

Officials say it will take Years for medical cannabis sales

Jul. 14, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Despite legislation from 2017 that allowed cannabis to be legal for medical use on July 1 of this year, West Virginia officials say they're still years away from the first sale. That's — at least in part — because of a hangup with finding a banking solution to get...

Marijuana arrests in Wisconsin hit black residents hardest

Jul. 14, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — During Wisconsin's 2018 midterm election, which saw a record-breaking turnout, it was not the close gubernatorial race that motivated Milwaukee resident Marlon Rockett to cast an early ballot. It was the county's non-binding referendum on whether recreational use of marijuana should be...

Little Rock activist sentence for drug, weapons convictions

Jul. 13, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A community activist in Little Rock has been sentenced to 10-years in prison after pleading guilty to drug and weapons charges. U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland says 42-year-old Chris Alexander was sentenced Friday in federal court in Little Rock. Alexander had pleaded guilty in January...

Work group focuses on New Mexico marijuana measure

Jul. 13, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — There's no question Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants state lawmakers to take up the matter of legalizing marijuana when they meet again in January. "Better that we embrace it, deal with the public safety issues, be earnest about it, be upfront about it and don't try to narrow the...

Women leading way as hemp revival sweeps North Carolina

Jul. 13, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

LEICESTER, N.C. (AP) — It's easy to get swept away in the magic of a hemp farm where dragonflies float and goats bleat on verdant hills. Franny's Farm is a place where practical magic and science meet. Owned and operated by Franny Tacy and her husband and CEO Jeff Tacy, Franny's is an active hemp farm in...

Judge aims to end Nevada marijuana license hearing next week

Jul. 12, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge said Friday she expects next week to finish hearing a case involving dozens of companies that lost bids to open new retail pot stores asking her to stop the state from licensing more marijuana businesses. Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez scheduled at...