Latest Marijuana News

2 arrested in death of Port Orchard man involving pot deal

Oct. 23, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Two people were arrested in connection with the death of a teen who went missing in South Kitsap County this week, law enforcement officials said. Kannon Stephens, 19, of Gig Harbor was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the...

NY state police seizures of marijuana plants fall sharply

Oct. 23, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

New York State Police seizures of marijuana plants have plunged this year as the state legalized possession of small amounts of pot and some local law enforcement agencies backed off efforts to root out marijuana crops, according to a published report. For years, state...

Mississippi legislators revising medical marijuana proposal

Oct. 23, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are tweaking a proposal to create a medical marijuana program, but Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has not said when he will call a special session to put it into law. A new version of a bill would allow larger growing facilities,...

Giuliani associate convicted of campaign finance crimes

Oct. 22, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman who helped Rudy Giuliani’s effort to dig up dirt on Joe Biden in Ukraine was convicted Friday of campaign finance crimes, including funneling a Russian entrepreneur's money to U.S. politicians. Lev Parnas was on trial for more...

Montana Supreme Court overturns man's marijuana conviction

Oct. 22, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has overturned a man's conviction for transporting drugs after finding the arresting officers violated his constitutional right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. Tuesday's unanimous ruling sends the case back...

Rhode Island schedules medical marijuana dispensary lottery

Oct. 22, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lottery to select the operators of five new medical marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island has been scheduled for next week, state officials said Friday. To ensure a fair process, the lottery scheduled for Oct. 29 will be public and...

Head of illegal pot delivery company sentenced to 4 years

Oct. 20, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of an unlicensed marijuana delivery service in Massachusetts that reaped millions of dollars in revenue from 2015 until 2018 was sentenced in federal court to four years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Deana Martin, 53, of Milton, was also...

Another illegal marijuana operation found in southern Oregon

Oct. 19, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Another large illegal marijuana operation has been discovered in southern Oregon, authorities said. On Tuesday, law enforcement executing a search warrant in a downtown Klamath Falls warehouse found marijuana with a street value of more than...

South Dakota lawmakers craft proposal for recreational pot

Oct. 19, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults while repealing much of the state's new medical marijuana law. The Adult-Use Marijuana Study Subcommittee, which has been studying the issue...

2 dead, 2 injured in Los Angeles cannabis business fire

Oct. 19, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Human remains were found Tuesday in an apparent Los Angeles cannabis business that was gutted by fire and one of three burn victims also died, authorities said. A dog capable of detecting human remains was being brought in to make sure there were no...