More Marijuana Articles

  • 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...

  • Thousands of pot plants ripped out of park

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Friday removed thousands of marijuana plants found growing in an Orange County wilderness park not far from a high school and a tract of pricey homes. Investigators were sent to pull up between 2,500 and 4,000 plants spotted several weeks ago in the...

  • A trade convention for marijuana in Tacoma Dome

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Matt Mason and two friends drove to Tacoma from Indianapolis, ready to unveil what Mason called "tobacco grinders" at CannaCon. That's canna as in cannabis and con as in convention. Mason calls them "tobacco grinders" because he comes from a state where possession of a...

  • 'Fort Knox' security for Illinois marijuana trade

    CHICAGO (AP) — Medical marijuana in Illinois will be encased in vaults, monitored by security guards and protected by fingerprint-recognition biometrics. It will be grown in enclosed, locked facilities. Silent alarms, 24-hour video surveillance and bulletproof glass will safeguard the retail...



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