Latest Recreational marijuana News

Illegal marijuana farms take West's water in 'blatant theft'

Sep. 17, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

LA PINE, Ore. (AP) — Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it. “We were going to grow our own food. We were going to live righteously. We were going to grow...

Albuquerque lawmaker opts out of running for reelection

Sep. 14, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State Rep. Debbie Armstrong has decided against running for reelection, saying Tuesday that she wanted to focus on her family and other projects. The Albuquerque Democrat has served four terms in the House of Representatives and is the chair of...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Sep. 14, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. September 11, 2021. Editorial: Texas and Missouri schemes to monetize right-wing extremism must not stand The Justice Department’s lawsuit last week against the state of Texas over its extreme new anti-abortion-rights law...

Maine's recreational pot shops top $10M in sales in August

Sep. 08, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's recreational marijuana shops topped $10 million in sales in August, the state said, with out-of-state visitors likely contributing to the surge. The state’s adult-use retailers sold $10.2 million worth of marijuana products last month as...

South Dakota residents still can't buy legalized marijuana

Aug. 28, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Bill Stocker is not your typical marijuana reform advocate—he’s retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and the Sioux Falls police department. “I have 37 years in uniform, and I am a disabled veteran,” Stocker says. You...

Pot grower gears up for recreational market in New Mexico

Aug. 24, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Cannabis provider Ultra Health says it has completed the purchase of a former bakery and adjacent land in southern New Mexico that will open the way for a large-scale marijuana growing and manufacturing campus. The property purchase in Alamogordo...

NJ regulators approve rules for recreational cannabis market

Aug. 19, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's cannabis regulators on Thursday approved rules to set up the recreational marijuana marketplace, giving application priority to women-, minority- and disabled veteran-owned businesses and paving the way for sales to begin. A timeline...

Colorado pot entrepreneurs fuel 'green rush' in Oklahoma

Aug. 15, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — Chip Baker surveyed a vast field on the outskirts of an old hay farm an hour east of Oklahoma City, his ponytail waving in the thick, humid air, his voice growing excited. “This is probably the largest collection of Squirt in the world!” he...

California high court: Inmates can't have cannabis in prison

Aug. 12, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Prison inmates can’t legally possess marijuana under California’s law allowing recreational pot, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in overturning a lower court that found prisoners could have the drug as long as they didn’t consume it. ...

Less emphasis on marijuana arrests at Sturgis rally

Aug. 12, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The landscape appears to be changing when it comes to marijuana possession at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin says his deputies are generally looking past enforcing possession of small amounts...