Latest Recreational marijuana News

Arkansas court asked to put marijuana measure on ballot

Aug. 05, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

Supporters of a recreational marijuana initiative have asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to order election officials to put their measure on the November ballot. Responsible Growth Arkansas asked the court on Thursday to reverse the State Board of Election Commissioners' rejection of...

Arkansas panel rejects recreational marijuana ballot measure

Aug. 03, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The State Board of Election Commissioners on Wednesday blocked a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana from appearing on Arkansas' ballot this fall. The panel rejected the popular name and ballot title for the proposed constitutional amendment that...

Arkansas officials OK signatures for marijuana initiative

Jul. 29, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Supporters of a recreational marijuana initiative have turned in the required number of valid signatures, moving the measure closer to appearing on Arkansas' ballot this fall, election officials said Friday. A spokesman for the secretary of state's office...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jul. 13, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. July 9, 2022. Editorial: More work needed on cannabis law Minnesota’s 2022 edibles legislation was a starting point, but regulatory improvements are critical. Indeed Brewing is a metro mecca for beer. But later this summer,...

Signatures gathered to place pot legalization before voters

Jul. 11, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota turned in more that 25,000 signatures to the secretary of state Monday in an effort to place the matter before voters in November. The group, New Approach North Dakota, needed 15,582...

Signatures for recreational pot, casino measures submitted

Jul. 08, 2022 21:23 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Supporters of initiatives to legalize recreational marijuana and scale back casino gambling submitted thousands of signatures Friday in the hopes of getting their proposals on the Arkansas ballot. Friday was the deadline for groups to turn in the signatures...

Edibles, beverages laced with THC legal Friday in Minnesota

Jun. 30, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new Minnesota law taking effect Friday allows people 21 and older to buy edibles and beverages that contain a limited amount of THC, the ingredient in marijuana that creates a high. Edibles, like gummies, and beverages can contain up to 5 milligrams of THC...

Giuliani's former Ukraine fixer gets 20 months in prison

Jun. 29, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who was a figure in former President Donald Trump's first impeachment investigation, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and eight months in prison for fraud and campaign finance crimes by a judge who said fraud had become “a way of...

New York's 1st legal marijuana crop sprouts under the sun

Jun. 29, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (AP) — New York's recreational marijuana market is beginning to sprout, literally, with thin-leafed plants stretching toward the sun in farms around the state. In a novel move, New York gave 203 hemp growers first shot at cultivating marijuana destined for legal...

Lawyer charged with trying to bribe cop in marijuana case

Jun. 25, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts lawyer has pleaded not guilty to federal charges he tried to bribe the Medford police chief to get help in opening a recreational marijuana dispensary on behalf of a client. Court records say that Somerville attorney Sean O’Donovan, 54, pleaded not...