Latest Marijuana News

900 apply for NY's first licenses to sell recreational pot

Sep. 28, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 900 would-be pot shop operators have applied for a chance to open New York state's first legal dispensaries for recreational marijuana, regulators said Wednesday. The state has said it plans to issue about 150 licenses in this first round, which was...

South Carolina cannabis fight persists in farmer's lawsuit

Sep. 26, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina farmer is suing several state agencies in federal court on grounds they conspired to deny him his due process rights after authorities in 2019 destroyed his hemp crop, which was grown in unregistered fields. In a federal lawsuit filed Sept....

Louisiana marijuana permit receives high-profile applicants

Sep. 23, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Tulane University, former NFL player Steve Gleason, the Louisiana Democratic Party chair and a former superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department are among those vying for Louisiana's coveted tenth medical marijuana pharmacy license. In total, 28...

Marijuana stays on doping banned list; opiate tramadol added

Sep. 23, 2022 05:26 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Marijuana use will remain banned at sports events after the World Anti-Doping Agency on Friday resisted calls to change its status on the list of prohibited substances. The agency was asked to review the status of THC — the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis —...

Spanish police seize 15 tons of Moroccan hashish, arrest 49

Sep. 23, 2022 05:19 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Civil Guard said Friday it seized 14 metric tons (15.4 tons) of hashish from Morocco and arrested 49 people as it smashed a major drug-smuggling ring. The gang was believed to be the biggest operating in Spain, regularly bringing up to 20 metric tons (19.7...

Lawsuit: California utility targeted Asians in pot searches

Sep. 22, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Extraordinary use of electricity has long been a telltale sign of illegal grow houses producing thousands of marijuana plants hidden in seemingly ordinary homes. But a lawsuit filed by a data privacy watchdog says a Northern California utility went too far...

Recreational marijuana measure OK’d for Arkansas ballot

Sep. 22, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said voters can decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana, overturning a state panel's decision to block the measure from the November ballot. Justices granted a request by Responsible Growth Arkansas, the...

Georgia board picks 2 companies to sell medical marijuana

Sep. 22, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia board overseeing the state’s efforts to get patients access to medical marijuana has approved production licenses for two companies, a step to getting patients access to medication after a seven-year wait. The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission...

Oklahoma court: Weed question won't make November ballot

Sep. 21, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A proposed state question on whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Oklahoma won't appear on the November ballot, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, dealing a blow to Democrats who hoped the question would energize liberal voters. The...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 21, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. September 18, 2022. Editorial: It’s time to repeal the Pa. law that allows the sale of municipal water systems Officials in Bucks County were absolutely right not to sell their system to a private company. Now, lawmakers must...