More Marijuana Articles

  • NY becomes 23rd state to allow medical marijuana

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York has become the 23rd state to authorize marijuana as a medical treatment — though it will have one of the most restrictive programs in the country. Under legislation signed into law on Saturday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, patients with one of 10 diseases will be able to...

  • A look at legal pot as Washington stores prepare

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's first recreational marijuana stores open for business this week, more than a year and a half after voters decided to legalize, tax and regulate pot. Some questions and answers about the industry: Q: When can I buy legal weed? A: The state's Liquor Control...

  • Washington state issues 24 marijuana shop licenses

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses Monday a day ahead of the start of legal sales, and 21 hours before the only store licensed to sell in Seattle was set to open, a line was already forming. At Cannabis City, where the owner wasn't planning to open his...

  • Berkeley City Council seeks free pot for the poor

    City Council members in Berkeley, Calif., were voting Monday on an ordinance that would require medical marijuana dispensaries to fork over a portion of their inventory to low-income and homeless residents.

  • DC pot group submits ballot initiative signatures

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of a ballot initiative that would let District of Columbia voters decide whether possession of up to two ounces of marijuana should be legal in the nation's capital say they've got the signatures required to put the measure on November's ballot. The D.C. Cannabis...

  • VIDEO: Washington ready for first day of legal recreational pot sales

    Washington will become the second state in the nation to legally sell recreational marijuana on Tuesday. The first state was Colorado on January 1.

  • Marijuana shop sues IRS over cash penalty

    DENVER (AP) — A marijuana business in Colorado has filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service for assessing a penalty for paying taxes in cash. The IRS charges a 10 percent penalty on cash payments for federal employee withholding taxes. But many marijuana businesses are forced to...

  • Ex-New Mexico Gov. Johnson named pot company CEO

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Nevada-based startup that plans on selling medical and recreational marijuana products named former New Mexico governor and U.S. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson as its CEO and president, the company announced Tuesday. The announcement came as...

  • Washington faces difficulties launching legal pot

    SEATTLE (AP) — Pete O'Neil saw Washington's legalization of marijuana in 2012 as a path to retirement, or at least to his kids' college tuition. He's paid tens of thousands of dollars in rent on possible locations for a pot-shop chain, hired lawyers and picked out flooring. But now the...

  • 5 things to know about Washington legal pot sales

    SEATTLE (AP) — The nation's second legal recreational marijuana market is opening in Washington state next week, but it might not be what voters expected when they legalized the sale of heavily taxed pot a year and a half ago. Here are five things to know about challenges facing the industry:...

  • State allows 11 pot dispensaries to move forward

    BOSTON (AP) — Eleven medical marijuana dispensaries were cleared by state public health officials on Friday to move forward, but nine others that had initially been given the green light were rejected after a further state review. A company led by former U.S. Rep. William Delahunt, Medical...

  • Medical marijuana initiative could liven up Florida governor race

    Insert your favorite marijuana-related pun here: The Florida governor's race is blazing right along, the candidates are burning up the trail, the contest is really getting in the weeds, etc.

  • No underage pot sales reported in Colorado

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado marijuana regulators say that no sales to minors were discovered during recent undercover dispensary checks. The state Department of Revenue announced the undercover age compliance checks Thursday. There were 20 compliance checks in Denver and Pueblo. The agency...

  • In latest round of interviews, Hillary Clinton ducks 'hard choices'

    In a spate of wide-ranging interviews Tuesday, Hillary Clinton made few hard choices.

  • What Hillary Clinton thinks about marijuana

    Hillary Clinton spoke out for the first time Tuesday on the legalization of medical marijuana, acknowledging "benefits" for people in "extreme medical conditions" -- but stopping short of support for recreational use. Asked for her stance on the topic during a one-hour town hall hosted by CNN,...



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