Latest Recreational marijuana News

New Mexico approves public financing for cannabis businesses

Dec. 03, 2021 00:24 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will provide business loans of up to $250,00 toward small-scale cannabis businesses in an effort to provide economic opportunity to communities that were hit hard by past criminal enforcement of marijuana laws. The Regulation and...

3 arrested in connection with fentanyl-laced marijuana

Dec. 02, 2021 10:10 AM EST

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Three people have been arrested in Brattleboro in connection with marijuana laced with the powerful opioid fentanyl, police said. Last month, Brattleboro police responded to a report of an overdose and revived the patient using CPR and the...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Dec. 01, 2021 07:19 AM EST

Yankton Press & Dakotan. November 29, 2021. Editorial: What’s Next For South Dakota Recreational Cannabis? By this point, it probably wasn’t all that surprising that the South Dakota Supreme Court last week struck down 2020’s Amendment A,...

Convicted ex-mayor's prison sentence reporting date delayed

Nov. 26, 2021 10:05 AM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor convicted of extorting recreational marijuana businesses will be allowed to enjoy the holidays as a free man. A federal judge on Wednesday granted former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia's request to report to prison...

Thai chain's cannabis pizza: trendy but won't get you high

Nov. 26, 2021 01:35 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — One of Thailand’s major fast food chains has been promoting its “Crazy Happy Pizza” this month, an under-the-radar product topped with a cannabis leaf. It’s legal but won’t get you high. Veterans of the backpacker trail, familiar with the...

South Dakota Supreme Court rules against pot legalization

Nov. 24, 2021 14:04 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that nullified a voter-passed amendment to the state constitution that would have legalized recreational marijuana use. Gov. Kristi Noem instigated the legal fight to...

Group forms to help give equal access to new cannabis market

Nov. 24, 2021 13:03 PM EST

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A new association has been formed to ensure Black and other under represented communities will have an opportunity to participate in Connecticut's new legalized recreational marijuana industry, as state legislators had promised. The Alliance for...

Renewed Indiana pot legalization push faces GOP opposition

Nov. 19, 2021 12:23 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A renewed push for Indiana to join more than two-thirds of states with some form of legalized marijuana use appears to face the same roadblock from Statehouse Republicans who have opposed such a step for many years. Legislative Democrats and the...

Cannabis bust on Indigenous land highlights legal divide

Nov. 19, 2021 00:04 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal raid on a household marijuana garden on tribal land in northern New Mexico is sowing uncertainty and resentment about U.S. drug enforcement priorities on Native American reservations, as more states roll out legal marketplaces for recreational pot sales. ...

Deadline nears for Arizona marijuana business applicants

Nov. 15, 2021 16:37 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The deadline to get state-mandated training to run a marijuana dispensary or similar business in Arizona as part of a “social equity ownership program" is fast approaching. Wednesday is the last day for applicants to take free classes so they can...