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Saliva tests to screen drivers for marijuana proposed in Vermont

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 22:46
A bill that would allow police to test a driver's saliva for marijuana is being considered by Vermont lawmakers as the state prepares to legalize the drug.

Charlize Theron waxes on her wake-and-bake days

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 19:28
"Yes, oh god yes, I was a wake-and-baker for most of my life," the Oscar-winning film actress told E!'s Sibley Scoles when asked about marijuana.

Bill licensing marijuana "tasting rooms" introduced in Colorado legislature

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 19:06
“This bill will help make sure people aren’t consuming more than they should and are doing it in an environment no different than what you would see at a winery or brewery,” sponsor Rep. Jonathan Singer said.

Oklahoma lawmakers consider medical marijuana regulations

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 18:04
Oklahoma lawmakers are considering regulations on the medical marijuana industry before a statewide vote in June on whether to approve its use.

Legal marijuana one factor causing Colorado's rising insurance premiums

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 17:32
Between 2016 and 2017, premiums rose an average of 3.2 percent in states where recreational marijuana was legal, but only 1.6 percent on average in states with a full ban still in place.

California bill would automatically erase prior marijuana convictions

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:32
A Democratic lawmaker wants to make it easier for Californians with marijuana convictions to reduce or erase their records as the state moves into a new era.

If the U.S. legalizes marijuana, what happens to its international drug treaties?

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 21:52
The U.S. currently only partially complies with international conventions that unequivocally prohibit recreational marijuana use as part of the global fight against drug trafficking.

Colo. Sen. Gardner meets with Jeff Sessions on marijuana, neither giving ground

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:22
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said Wednesday that a morning meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions did little to settle their disagreement over marijuana policy.

California couple busted in Nebraska last month with weed "gifts" arrested again on way home

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:06
A California couple arrested in Nebraska last month for carrying 60 pounds of marijuana they described as family Christmas gifts have again been arrested in Nebraska.

Op-ed: Jeff Sessions is a hypocrite on states' rights. But so is everyone else

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 17:16
As a former senator from the South known for trumpeting the sovereignty of state power over federal overreach, Sessions' defense of overturning practices that had been initiated by state ballots seems contradictory, even hypocritical.

Alaska lawmakers seek to separate federal, state marijuana regs

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:59
Alaska lawmakers are rewriting a resolution pertaining to the separation of federal marijuana regulations and the state's legal cannabis industry.

UPDATE: Vermont Senate passes recreational marijuana bill, gov has said he'll sign

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:10
The state may become the first in the county to authorize the recreational use of marijuana by an act of the Legislature rather than via a citizen referendum.

Colorado Rep. DeGette convenes delegation to respond to Sessions, discuss federal marijuana protections

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 01:27
Attorney General Jeff Sessions' rescission of the Cole Memo has brought together Colorado delegates with otherwise "widely divergent philosophies" to take action and plan future moves on marijuana, Rep. Dianna DeGette told The Cannabist.

Taxpayers will pick up huge tab for Iowa State's attempt to ban marijuana shirt

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 23:43
Iowa State University’s unconstitutional crackdown on a pro-marijuana student group’s T-shirts is expected to cost state taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal costs.

Colo. Sen. Gardner to meet with Jeff Sessions on marijuana after doubling down on threats to block DOJ nominees

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:58
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said he plans to press Attorney General Jeff Sessions on federal marijuana policy Wednesday. He is prepared to block all nominees related to the Department of Justice.

Maine lawmakers consider pushing marijuana sales back another 3 months

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:03
Maine lawmakers on Tuesday considered a proposal to extend a ban on retail sales of marijuana until May 1 to give the state more time to craft rules.

Colorado Congress members send letter to Sessions, urging reinstatement of Cole Memo

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 21:11
Colorado congressional legislators fired off a letter Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking that he reconsider last week's rescission of the Cole Memo and related marijuana guidance.

Ohio lawsuit challenges "racial quota" in marijuana program

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 21:00
A company that wasn't chosen for Ohio's new medical marijuana program filed a lawsuit against the state claiming it was bumped because of "an unconstitutional racial quota."

Anti-marijuana Kansas lawmaker who suggested African Americans predisposed to abusing drugs resigns from leadership roles

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 20:46
Kansas Republican Rep. Stephen Alford did not give up his seat in the Legislature, however.

Detroit medical marijuana on hold amid lawsuit

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 20:34
A pending lawsuit by a business group over medical marijuana regulations in Detroit means the industry will be on hold until it's resolved.