Latest Recreational marijuana News

Northeast officials team up to push pot, vaping regulations

Oct. 17, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The governors from several Northeastern states said Thursday they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping, including possible regional restrictions on flavored vaping products. Democratic governors from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania met in New York City...

Pot legalization plan would subsidize patients, pay police

Oct. 16, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal unveiled Wednesday for legal marijuana sales throughout New Mexico would use taxes to subsidize medical pot purchases for low-income patients and set aside money for police and loans to cannabis startup companies. A panel appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a...

How Canada's legalization is shaping cannabis laws elsewhere

Oct. 16, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

Ever since Canada became the first major country to legalize marijuana for adults a year ago, other nations have been paying attention. The small South American nation of Uruguay was the first to legalize marijuana for adults. New Zealand, Luxembourg and Mexico are among those that have looked to Canada for...

Nevada governor vows to root out crime in pot marketplace

Oct. 11, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's governor expressed outrage Friday and vowed to tighten control of the state's lucrative legal marijuana marketplace in response to reports that a foreign national contributed to two top state political candidates last year in a bid to skirt rules to open a legal cannabis store....

Line for pot licenses forms way early in 1 Michigan township

Oct. 10, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A line has formed outside a western Michigan government building more than a week before local officials start accepting applications for recreational marijuana licenses. Several people formed a line Wednesday outside the Muskegon Township Hall, bringing chairs and blankets...

Chicago wants public to weigh in on legal marijuana sales

Oct. 7, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials are holding public meetings for residents to weigh in on the sale of recreational marijuana in the city. A new state law will allow recreational marijuana to be sold to people 21 and older starting Jan. 1. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says her office wants to hear from residents,...

Billions at stake as Wisconsin dicusses legalizing marijuana

Sep. 29, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The historic hub of black culture on the south side of Chicago called Bronzeville bears the marks of disinvestment common to many of the city's black-majority neighborhoods. Along the expansive South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, lines of greystones alternate in and out of disrepair, and...

Pennsylvania's top cop now supports legalizing marijuana

Sep. 27, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top law enforcement officer is joining several other top state Democratic officials in backing the legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a Friday statement on Twitter that he changed his mind after months of...

Marijuana vape sales lag as lung illnesses rise in US

Sep. 26, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what's causing a mysterious and sometimes fatal lung disease among people who use e-cigarettes. The ailment has sickened...

Pennsylvania governor now supports legalizing marijuana

Sep. 25, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is now in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, saying Wednesday that most of the state's residents support it and that the state has a wealth of knowledge from the experience in other states to guide it. Wolf, a second-term Democrat, packaged...