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Nevada issues first license to a lounge in Las Vegas where cannabis can be consumed recreationally

Feb. 16, 2024 18:44 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada regulators have issued the first license to operate a lounge where cannabis can be consumed recreationally, marking the first of what are expected to be dozens of such operations. The state Cannabis Compliance Board announced Thursday that the license was...

A Republican plan to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin is dead

Feb. 15, 2024 11:26 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin is dead. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Thursday that there will still be a public hearing to build support for passage next session, but it won't occur until after the Assembly has adjourned for...

Medical marijuana again makes its way to the South Carolina House

Feb. 14, 2024 17:27 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate again on Wednesday passed a bill allowing people to use marijuana and related products for medical needs. Just like in 2022, Republican Tom Davis' bill is off to the House. It died back then on a procedural ruling in the final days of...

German man arrested in Russia for allegedly smuggling cannabis gummies

Feb. 14, 2024 11:48 AM EST

A Moscow court on Wednesday remanded a German citizen into custody after his arrest over possession of cannabis gummies and accusations of smuggling drugs, Russian state news agency Tass said. Patrick Schobel, 38, was detained at Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg late last month and...

Lawmakers take up 'skill games,' minimum wage, marijuana as Assembly hits midpoint deadline

Feb. 13, 2024 19:01 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers plowed through hundreds of bills Tuesday as they reached a key deadline for this year's legislative session. The House of Delegates and Senate debated topics ranging from gambling to marijuana sales ahead of what’s known as “crossover,”...

US Virgin Islands pushes forward on stalled law allowing recreational marijuana use

Feb. 13, 2024 12:22 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A stalled marijuana law in the U.S. Virgin Islands got a big push Tuesday after an advisory board approved a list of proposed rules and regulations that would govern the recreational use of cannabis in the territory. The board's vote represented a key...

OrganiGram: Fiscal Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 13, 2024 07:46 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — TORONTO (AP) — OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (OGI) on Tuesday reported a loss of $11.6 million in its fiscal first quarter. The Toronto-based company said it had a loss of 14 cents per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average...

Thailand made pot legal two years ago. That could change soon

Feb. 13, 2024 06:39 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Two years after Thailand made pot legal, the country appears set to crack down on its freewheeling drug market with a ban on “recreational” use. Legal cannabis has fueled Thailand's tourism and farming trades and spawned thousands of neon green shops, but it's...

Man sentenced to life in prison for killing 4 workers at Oklahoma pot farm

Feb. 11, 2024 14:58 PM EST

KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to killing four workers at an Oklahoma marijuana farm in 2022. Chen Wu pleaded guilty at a court hearing Friday to four counts of first-degree murder and to one count of assault and battery with a...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Feb. 08, 2024 13:57 PM EST

Advance Media New York. February 4, 2024. Editorial: In NY, it’s best of times for sports gambling, worst of times for cannabis It’s looking more and more like New York got mobile sports betting right. Wish we could say the same for the rollout of recreational...