Latest Recreational marijuana News

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 11, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. June 3, 2021. Editorial: No excuse for legislative lag on marijuana Connecticut has had years to plan this. Why can’t the Legislature figure out how to finally legalize a marijuana marketplace for all adults? ...

21 indicted in illegal marijuana operation in Colorado

Jun. 10, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A group of 21 people accused of illegally growing and distributing marijuana in Colorado has been indicted in an alleged money-laundering scheme, county and federal officials said Thursday. They grew and distributed marijuana throughout the Denver metro...

Connecticut lawmakers to return to Capitol for another round

Jun. 10, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

Connecticut lawmakers may have closed out the regular legislative session on Wednesday night, but they're expected to return to the state Capitol soon to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana for adults, some remaining budget bills and possibly some other bills that didn't survive in the...

House GOP leader says pot bill is 'tainted,' vote must wait

Jun. 08, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

With the Connecticut House of Representatives poised to take up a long-awaited bill that would legalize recreational marijuana for adults, the Republican leader on Tuesday called for an investigation into how language was tucked into the legislation that could have intentionally benefitted at...

Connecticut Senate begins to debate legal marijuana bill

Jun. 07, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

The state Senate was debating a long-awaited bill Monday night that will legalize the recreational use of cannabis, hours after lawmakers announced they had reached a compromise on how to ensure the new industry will benefit those residents adversely affected by the nation's war on drugs. ...

Louisiana lawmakers vote to end jail time for marijuana use

Jun. 07, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a demonstration of the changing opinions about marijuana use, Louisiana lawmakers have agreed that people caught with small amounts of pot for recreational use should not go to jail, voting Monday to send the bill lessening the penalties to the governor's desk. ...

Lawmakers headed out of state for marijuana summer study

Jun. 02, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Lawmakers in South Dakota want a firsthand look at how marijuana is grown and sold where it’s already legal before cannabis prohibitions are loosened here this summer. The South Dakota Legislature’s interim study committee on marijuana met...

WSU creates Center for Cannabis Policy, Research, Outreach

Jun. 02, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Leaders of Washington State University have voted to establish a full research center with nearly 100 scientists working on a diverse range of cannabis-related projects. The newly christened Center for Cannabis Policy, Research and Outreach was...

Alamogordo repealing city ordinance on marijuana possession

May. 29, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — With New Mexico legalizing recreational marijuana, Alamogordo is repealing the city ordinance against unlawful possession that has been on the books since 1960. The Alamogordo Daily News reported that the repeal ordinance approved unanimously by...

Since the nose doesn't know pot is now legal, K-9s retire

May. 29, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Asking dogs to follow their noses won't work anymore in states that have legalized marijuana. As Virginia prepares to legalize adult possession of up to an ounce of marijuana on July 1, drug-sniffing police dogs from around the state are being...