More Marijuana Articles

  • Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana's effects show that the drug can slow...

  • Drug companies seek dismissal of City of Chicago’s opioid lawsuit; claim issues fall within FDA’s jurisdiction

    .. Competing drug makers have joined forces to ask a federal judge to toss a lawsuit the City of Chicago brought earlier this summer over accusations they deceptively marketed opioid painkillers. In a 56-page memo filed late Friday, the defendant drug companies claim the primary jurisdiction...

  • John Morgan: The man behind the medical pot drive

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The worst day of John Morgan's life was when his brother snapped his neck diving into a Walt Disney World lagoon while working as a lifeguard. It left him a quadriplegic. That day also set Morgan, the man behind Florida's medical marijuana ballot initiative, on a course...

  • Medical marijuana applications posted for Illinois business

    CHICAGO (AP) — The official applications have been posted for aspiring medical marijuana businesses in Illinois. The applications and detailed instructions were posted Friday on the program's website. The application period opens Sept. 8 and runs through Sept. 22 for a limited number of...

  • Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper issued the ruling after extensive arguments...

  • Injunction blocks Los Angeles marijuana market

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business. A preliminary injunction was issued Friday against operation of the outdoor medical pot market in the Boyle Heights area. It prevents the market from being held...

  • California marijuana grow stole reservation water

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have torn out an illegal marijuana operation in Central California that they say was siphoning water from streams that supply an American Indian tribe, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman said Friday. The growers created seven reservoirs —...

  • Official: Bidders compete for Uruguay pot business

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's new market for legalized marijuana has attracted at least 20 companies bidding for the right to supply pot to the country's pharmacies, a government official said Thursday. An official from President Jose Mujica's office says cannabis regulators will review...

  • Uruguayans can now sign up to grow pot at home

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — People in Uruguay who want to grow their own marijuana at home were able to register to do so Wednesday as the government launched the latest phase in its first-of-its-kind legalization program. Under a law that went into effect in May, citizens of Uruguay or legal...

  • Class action over allegedly pot-laced chocolate at Denver County Fair includes claim of projectile vomiting

    DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Full Melt Chocolate and LivWell after a Denver County Fair patron claimed he was given marijuana-laced chocolate at the fair’s “Pot Pavilion.” The Denver County Fair was held Aug. 1-3 at the National...

  • Inhale: Marijuana initiatives should keep Senate Democratic

    Having pro-marijuana initiatives on the fall ballot will draw younger, passionate Democrats to the polls and help Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid keep his job, according to a Brookings expert.

  • Marijuana vs. scotch and a low IQ

    Turning once again to what the sociologists call "coping mechanisms": There is marijuana and then there is alcohol. They are increasingly the civilized options.

  • Marijuana town hall attracts hundreds in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Will retailers be able to open a package of marijuana to give customers a whiff? Will a master grower be able to work for multiple cultivation centers? Is medicinal marijuana chocolate considered candy? Those were among the questions at a standing-room-only town hall meeting...

  • Marijuana company official resigns

    BOSTON (AP) — A top official for a company that won a provisional license to operate two medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts has stepped down after it was reported he erroneously claimed he was a college graduate. Kevin Fisher said in a letter to the board of directors at New...

  • Car crash leads authorities to marijuana farm

    HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities chasing a driver in a Los Angeles suburb got a surprise when his car crashed into a building that turned out to contain a marijuana farm. The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/YfeEXM ) says California Highway Patrol officers tried to pull over a man...



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