Latest Marijuana News

Illinois sees record pot sales, with boost from Lollapalooza

Aug. 05, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois dispensaries sold a record $127.8 million in recreational marijuana in July, with a big boost coming from out-of-state fans who converged on Chicago for the Lollapalazoo music festival. The month's sales were 10% higher than May's record of...

Calvin Johnson aims to change game with cannabis business

Aug. 04, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

WEBBERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Calvin Johnson is simply in awe that he will soon join Jim Brown and Gale Sayers as Pro Football Hall of Famers inducted at 35 years old or younger. “That’s football royalty, man," Johnson said in an interview with The Associated Press....

Canadian trucker freed, says he's victim of marijuana scam

Aug. 02, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors have dropped charges, at least for now, against a Canadian trucker who was arrested at the U.S. border early last month with more than a ton of marijuana in his rig, after his lawyer made the case that he was an unwitting victim of the drug smuggling...

New Louisiana abortion, policing, marijuana laws take effect

Jul. 31, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is ending jail time for possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana, adding new requirements for doctors administering the abortion pill and restricting when police officers can use chokehold restraints, as more than 250 new laws take effect...

RI man pleads no contest to felony perjury, avoids prison

Jul. 30, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Officials say a member of a New England crime family has reached a deal with prosecutors to avoid jail time for allegedly lying about his role as an illegal “silent partner” in a medical cannabis business. Raymond Jenkins pleaded no contest...

Illinois reports winners of 55 marijuana licenses in lottery

Jul. 29, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — There are 55 winners of Illinois’ lottery for licenses to operate marijuana retail stores officials said Thursday, but the licenses can’t be awarded until a judge rules on a challenge to the process. Awarding of the licenses by the Illinois...

Hosemann pushes health care, jobs in Neshoba Fair speech

Jul. 28, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators will hold hearings this fall to examine how to make health care more accessible and affordable, and all options could be considered, Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Wednesday. “The time for simply saying...

North Carolina woman charged after 4-year-old shoots self

Jul. 28, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman is charged with child abuse after her unattended 4-year-old boy picked up a gun while she drank and smoked marijuana and fatally shot himself in the head, police said. High Point police said Jasmine E. Fagan, 29, of High...

Rhode Island medical marijuana lottery delayed for appeal

Jul. 28, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State regulators say the lottery to award licenses to operate six new medical marijuana facilities has been delayed due to an ongoing appeal of a rejected lottery applicant. The administrative appeal first delayed the lottery in the spring and...

Cannabis company sues Tennessee Titans' Julio Jones, others

Jul. 28, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones is facing allegations of illegally harvesting and selling millions of dollars of cannabis in California, according to court records. California-based cannabis company Genetixs filed the suit earlier this...