Stories tagged: legalization
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 8:45 p.m.
California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:33 p.m.
The legal cannabis stores that opened in Montreal last fall still look pristine, but the shelves are often bare. A few blocks from one outlet, though, a longtime pot dealer …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream.
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 2:24 p.m.
A new study says teen marijuana use appears to have dropped in Washington after the state legalized adult use of the drug in 2012.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 6:11 p.m.
Altria Group Inc., the U.S. maker of Marlboros, made a $1.8 billion investment in a Canadian pot company Friday based on a simple premise: Cannabis is growing fast, and cigarettes …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 9:28 p.m.
Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland.
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 8:48 a.m.
Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state’s first year of broad marijuana legalization has exceeded even their highest expectations, with sales and tax collections already surpassing year-end projections by …
Fri., July 27, 2018, 1:34 p.m.
The fertile Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon has long been notorious as one of the world’s major narcotics-growing regions, producing some of the finest quality cannabis, mostly processed into hashish. …
Sat., July 21, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington state has “produced some demonstrable and persistent benefit” to police departments’ ability to solve other types of crime, according to researchers at Washington State …
UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 8:26 p.m.
Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country’s youth, Prime Minister Justin …
UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 6:59 p.m.
Canada’s Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government’s bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana …
Fri., April 20, 2018, 2:12 p.m.
The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana’s informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot.
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Los Angeles has issued licenses to nearly 100 marijuana retailers but police estimate there are at least two times that number operating illegally in the city and undercutting those who …
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 7:08 p.m.
San Francisco’s district attorney said Wednesday that city prosecutors will toss out or reduce thousands of criminal convictions for marijuana dating back decades, a move allowed under the 2016 state …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Gov. Phil Scott on Monday privately signed Vermont’s marijuana bill into law, making the state the first in the country to authorize the recreational use of the substance by an …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 12:13 p.m.
This week’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Justice would lift its hands-off approach to states that legalized marijuana shocked many in the industry who have been trying to go …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
California legalizes marijuana for recreational use Monday, but that won’t stop federal agents from seizing the drug – even in tiny amounts – on busy freeways and backcountry highways.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
Voters in California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts voted to legalize recreational marijuana last year, and some residents of those states will legally stuff stockings with spliffs for the first time …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
California released long-awaited rules Thursday that will govern the state’s emerging legal marijuana industry, while potentially opening the way for larger-scale cultivation that some fear could strangle small-farm growers.
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
An Australian state took a step toward allowing voluntary euthanasia on Friday, 20 years after the country repealed the world’s first mercy killing law.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Alaska marijuana grower Mike Emers has been losing sleep with a vote fast approaching that he says could shutter his family’s business and financially ruin them. The statewide initiative that …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Instead of the straightforward marijuana storefronts common in Washington state or Colorado, the District of Columbia has developed a thriving “gift economy” marijuana industry. These businesses, many offering deliver, sell …
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Analysis by a group of Washington state marijuana experts has found that youth use of pot and cannabis-abuse treatment did not increase after the state’s legalization of marijuana for grown-ups.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Sen. Cory Booker on Wednesday introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana, expunge federal marijuana convictions, and penalize states with racially disparate arrest or incarceration rates for marijuana-related crimes – a …
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Five years after Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana, uncertainty continues in cities and counties across the state over how to regulate pot businesses – or whether to allow them at …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Marijuana aficionados lined up at pharmacies across Uruguay on Wednesday to be among the first in the South American nation to legally buy pot as a law regulating its sale …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 6:31 p.m.
Vermont’s Legislature on Wednesday became the first in the country to vote to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 7:26 a.m.
There are a lot of reasons to celebrate the fact that Washington ended the costly, counterproductive and racist war on marijuana.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
Since 2010, At least 20 SWAT raids involving suspected marijuana dealers have turned deadly, according to data compiled by the New York Times.
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
A freshman Republican representative from Virginia introduced legislation this week that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana use and allow states to fully set their own course on marijuana …