Latest Recreational marijuana News

Edibles, beverages laced with THC legal Friday in Minnesota

Jun. 30, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new Minnesota law taking effect Friday allows people 21 and older to buy edibles and beverages that contain a limited amount of THC, the ingredient in marijuana that creates a high. Edibles, like gummies, and beverages can contain up to 5 milligrams of THC...

Giuliani's former Ukraine fixer gets 20 months in prison

Jun. 29, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who was a figure in former President Donald Trump's first impeachment investigation, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and eight months in prison for fraud and campaign finance crimes by a judge who said fraud had become “a way of...

New York's 1st legal marijuana crop sprouts under the sun

Jun. 29, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (AP) — New York's recreational marijuana market is beginning to sprout, literally, with thin-leafed plants stretching toward the sun in farms around the state. In a novel move, New York gave 203 hemp growers first shot at cultivating marijuana destined for legal...

Lawyer charged with trying to bribe cop in marijuana case

Jun. 25, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts lawyer has pleaded not guilty to federal charges he tried to bribe the Medford police chief to get help in opening a recreational marijuana dispensary on behalf of a client. Court records say that Somerville attorney Sean O’Donovan, 54, pleaded not...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 16, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Auburn Citizen. June 14, 2022. Editorial: Conduct an independent review of New York’s COVID-19 response As New York officials prepare to put together a report on the state’s COVID-19 response, a coalition of good-government groups is urging Gov. Kathy Hochul to...

McMaster, Cunningham win primaries; to face off in November

Jun. 15, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham won the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday, setting up a November showdown with Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, who easily defeated his opponent in the primary. Cunningham has touted the fact that he is the only Democrat...

Germany moves ahead with plan to legalize cannabis sales

Jun. 13, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is setting in motion plans to legalize the sale of cannabis for recreational purposes, aiming to have legislation ready later this year. The Health Ministry said Monday that it will start holding expert hearings on various aspects of the issue...

Attempt to override veto of marijuana legalization fails

Jun. 07, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bid to override Democratic Gov. John Carney’s veto of a bill legalizing possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use failed Tuesday in the state House, likely ending efforts this year to establish a state-run marijuana industry in Delaware. ...

Recreational pot validated for ballot in South Dakota

May. 25, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota voters are set to vote again on whether they want recreational marijuana legalized for adults after the secretary of state on Wednesday validated the initiated measure for the November ballot. Secretary of State Steve Barnett announced that a...

Governor signs bill legalizing recreational marijuana

May. 25, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor signed legislation Wednesday making the state the 19th in the nation to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana, an issue that some lawmakers have been working on for years. “Together we got this job done and we got it done...