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Long Lines, $1.30 Grams Mark Uruguay’s Legal Cannabis Debut

Pharmacies began dispensing medical cannabis to registered patients on Wednesday. It's available, but it's weak: 2% THC. Hey, it's a start.

The Associated Press - July 20, 2017

Colorado Will Ban Cannabis Gummy Bears

Sponsors say that gummy bears, gummy worms and chewy candies shaped like fruits are too attractive to children.

The Associated Press - June 10, 2016

Denver Shuts Down 26 Legal Cannabis Businesses, Makes Arrests

The city's order shuttered 26 retail stores and other marijuana growing facilities operating under the name Sweet Leaf. Police investigation focused on eight locations licensed by the company.

The Associated Press - December 14, 2017

10 Things to Know About Florida’s Medical Marijuana Bill

The Florida Legislature on Friday finally approved a bill establishing a framework for the state's constitutional amendment expanding medical marijuana.

The Associated Press - June 9, 2017

California’s Legal Cannabis Countdown: What’s Coming by Jan. 1

Don't count on being able to stroll into your local dispensary on New Year's Day to celebrate with an infused cookie or a joint.

The Associated Press - November 17, 2017

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Cannabis industry tested as 4/20 arrives amid global pandemic

This was supposed to be 'the biggest 4/20 ever.' Now retailers scramble to adapt to the new reality as essential businesses.

The Associated Press - April 20, 2020

COVID-19 delays Maine’s recreational marijuana rollout

After preparing to launch in spring 2020, state officials have decided to delay the start of retail sales.

The Associated Press - April 13, 2020

Massachusetts cannabis stores sue governor to allow re-opening

Gov. Charlie Baker shut down adult-use stores but not medical sales. Most states are allowing both.

The Associated Press - April 9, 2020

Iditarod musher and four-time champion promotes CBD for dogs

Four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey found himself at the center of a cannabis controversy after the Anchorage Daily News reported that Mackey is giving his dogs CBD oil, which he says improves their recovery time. Mackey, who is currently racing in fifth place, told the newspaper the race’s head veterinarian, Stuart Nelson, asked him not to give […]

The Associated Press - March 11, 2020

Oglala Sioux Tribe approves medical, recreational marijuana

Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed a referendum to legalize medical and recreational marijuana on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, according to preliminary results from the tribe’s election commission. A proposal to allow alcohol in the tribe’s casino failed. The results of Tuesday’s vote will be certified in the next week. In […]

The Associated Press - March 11, 2020

South Dakota tribe set to vote on legalizing cannabis

Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe will vote this week on legalizing medical and recreational cannabis on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation in an initiative that many hope will bring economic development to one of the most impoverished areas in the country. Neither South Dakota nor nearby Wyoming and Nebraska have legalized marijuana, and tribal […]

The Associated Press - March 9, 2020

Ohio cannabis legalization effort gets underway

Advocates submitted the initial petition to the Ohio attorney general for review.

The Associated Press - March 3, 2020

Utah’s first medical marijuana dispensary is now open

Utah’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened Monday as the state begins a slow rollout of a program that will allow residents with certain health conditions to use cannabis for medicinal purposes. The online application process for people to get medical marijuana cards started on Sunday, March 1. To get cards, people must first receive a […]

The Associated Press - March 2, 2020

Medical cannabis bill clears Alabama Senate committee

Alabama's Senate Judiciary Committee voted 8-1 to legalize medical cannabis, advancing to the next stage.

The Associated Press - February 19, 2020

Short session sinks New Mexico’s legalization bid

Too many pages, too little time. And rural legislators didn't like the lack of a local option.

The Associated Press - February 14, 2020