A five-year-old industry wants some protections before being overwhelmed by a multibillion-dollar gold rush.
Kamala Harris was accused of lying about listening to Tupac and Snoop Dogg. The truth is more complicated
It began as a lighthearted moment.
A Senate bill — called S. 420 — has been filed to legalize marijuana
In the House of Representatives, the legislation number H.R. 420 was reserved last month. Now, there’s a similarly dubbed bill in the Senate.
Key moments from the first marijuana hearing of the new Congress
The first marijuana hearing of the 116th Congress kicked off on Wednesday.
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Lawmakers on Capitol Hill filed companion bills in the House and Senate to make it legal under federal law for military veterans to “use, possess, or transport medical marijuana” in accordance with state policies.
The cigarette maker was probably right to take stakes in vaping and weed companies, but investors couldn’t ignore the risks.
A California man has pleaded guilty to accepting $5,000 in bribes to assist marijuana smugglers in a case linked to a former Border Patrol agent in South Texas.
US Senator Kamala Harris has smoked marijuana. And yes, she did inhale.
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Barneys adds bongs to its Beverly Hills store
Barneys wants in on cannabis.
Study reveals little-known trick to make marijuana plants grow more bud for less
In a new study, researchers found that a simpler and more cost effective lighting setup can result in even greater harvests.
CBD craze is creating a trademark problem for a coffee brand in Maine
Suddenly cannabidiol is everywhere and that has a 25-year-old company pondering legal action against competitors.
Here’s who will testify about marijuana on Capitol Hill next week
Members of Congress will convene next week for a hearing on banking services for the marijuana industry.
World Health Organization recommends reclassifying marijuana under international treaties
Global health experts at the United Nations are recommending that marijuana and its key components be formally rescheduled under international drug treaties.
Scientists are racing to make pot like booze so you can drink it
The challenge is to create marijuana beverages that hit at the same time as alcoholic ones.
Marijuana smoking may be linked with having higher sperm concentrations
Turns out marijuana could actually have significant benefits for the reproductive health of men.
Chronic pain given as top reason for using medical marijuana
Chronic pain is the most common reason people give when they enroll in state-approved medical marijuana programs.
Drone operator charged with trying to drop marijuana into prison
A man has been charged with trying to smuggle marijuana into a Georgia state prison using a large drone that wasn’t legally registered.
THIS WEEK IN WEED
Recapping the 2019 North American Cannabis Summit
Even among public health experts who harbor serious reservations about doing so, the legalization (or at least decriminalization) of marijuana at the federal level is increasingly seen as an inevitability.
How much is too much weed? New vaporizers take out the guesswork
Dosing emerges as an industry trend as companies try to lure inexperienced users into the market.
The most interesting 2019 marijuana bills that you might have missed
More than 50 bills to legalize marijuana have already been introduced in state legislatures across the country for 2019 sessions. But less wide-ranging marijuana reform bills are cropping up by the day.
Scientists used marijuana consumers’ urine to produce electricity
Marijuana might be more powerful than you think.
Baltimore prosecutor files petition to erase pot convictions
Baltimore’s top prosecutor has filed a rarely used legal petition intended to vacate 3,778 convictions for possession of marijuana.
NY Mental Health Association urges caution on legalized pot
The Mental Health Association of New York State is urging state officials to proceed cautiously as they consider proposals to legalize recreational marijuana.
A growing chorus of big-city prosecutors say no to marijuana convictions
Many big-city prosecutors are moving away from marijuana cases, declaring them largely off-limits and in some cases going so far as to clear old warrants or convictions off the books.
Congressional committee could take up marijuana reform ‘fairly soon,’ chairman says
US Representative Jerry Nadler can use his position as US House Judiciary Committee chair to help advance cannabis and drug reform legislation to votes.
After marijuana’s legalization elsewhere, why not Minnesota?
Several Minnesota lawmakers launched an effort Monday to legalize recreational marijuana in the state, hoping to capitalize on recent successes the pro-cannabis movement has enjoyed elsewhere in the country.
Baltimore will no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases
The state’s attorney in Baltimore says her office will no longer prosecute any marijuana possession cases, regardless of the quantity of the drug or an individual’s prior criminal record.
Kentucky company says its hemp plants have zero THC
A Kentucky company says it has developed hemp plants that don’t contain any THC, which is marijuana’s main psychoactive component.
Calling all canna-couples: A Cannabis Wedding Expo is coming to Boston
Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something green?
These 10 states are most likely to pass marijuana legalization bills in 2019
The number of states with legal marijuana is expected to jump significantly in 2019.
Advertising weed is tough when the feds consider you a drug dealer
Facebook, Google, and the TV networks don’t accept cannabis ads, so marijuana sellers are opening stores, holding workshops, and promoting their wares on Howard Stern.
Denver pot business owners plead guilty in unique charges vs. legal business
City officials said this is the first local prosecution of a legal pot enterprise in the United States.
Football great Joe Montana looking to score with marijuana
Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, looking to hit pay dirt in the legal marijuana industry, is part of a $75 million investment in a pot operator.
US Surgeon General deletes tweet about medical marijuana and children
US Surgeon General Jerome Adams posted and then deleted a tweet on Wednesday that said “no children should ever use marijuana,” making way for a new tweet that recognized the therapeutic potential of cannabis for children.
HIV-positive men more likely to develop lung disease from smoking marijuana
A study tracked 2,704 men between 1996 and 2014 to determine whether their long-term use of marijuana had an effect on pulmonary disease diagnoses.
New congressional bill requires VA to study medical marijuana for veterans
House lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday that would require the US Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct studies on the benefits of medical marijuana for military veterans.
Does marijuana use cause schizophrenia?
Nearly a century after the film “Reefer Madness” alarmed the nation, some policymakers and doctors are again becoming concerned about the dangers of marijuana, although the reefers are long gone.
Beer makers, thirsty for growth, push into cannabis market
The makers of Budweiser, Coors, and other large-scale brewers are placing their bets on cannabis as a way to fight saturated markets and shifting consumer trends.
First medical marijuana sold in Ohio as dispensaries open
Ohio law allows physicians to issue recommendations to patients with one of the state’s 21 qualifying medical conditions.
Trump Attorney General nominee won’t go after legal marijuana businesses and urges Congress to act
“I think the current situation is untenable and really has to be addressed. It’s almost like a backdoor nullification of federal law,” attorney general nominee William Barr said at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday.
The reasonable way to view marijuana’s risks
Anecdotes about the harmful risks of marijuana can make compelling cases, but they do not necessarily lead to thoughtful outcomes.
A bill has been filed to decriminalize and regulate marijuana — and it’s called H.R. 420
A bill that would federally decriminalize marijuana and create a system for regulating marijuana products has been filed in Congress with a rather fitting moniker.
Kentucky state Senator who had cancer, smoked pot, backs medical marijuana
Kentucky Republican state senator Dan Seum was given a bottle of Oxycontin when he was diagnosed with cancer seven years ago. He “threw it in the garbage can and went home and smoked a joint.”
Where there’s smoke, there’s business
Set against a backdrop in which marijuana legalization slowly works its way across the United States, cannabis culture is being reframed thanks, in part, to independently run magazines.
Denver unveils new system for clearing marijuana convictions
Denver became the latest city in the nation to take steps to eliminate low-level marijuana convictions in places where the drug is now legal.
New congressional cannabis caucus takes shape
Representative Barbara Lee, one of the new co-chairs of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, is the first woman and first person of color to co-chair the group.
US firm building a ‘cannabis superhighway’ plans to list in Canada
MJIC said its superhighway will create the infrastructure to legally transport, distribute, and sell marijuana amid a thicket of regulations that hamper the industry supply chain.
The new Congress just started and there’s already a bipartisan marijuana bill
The 116th Congress just went into session this week, and a bipartisan marijuana reform bill has already been introduced in the House.
So you want to grow your own marijuana? Here’s what to know
If you want to grow good marijuana, you’ll have to work for it.