Monthly Archives: February 2018

Vape pen sparks mini fire in security line at DIA, forcing evacuation

Published: Feb 24, 2018, 11:06 am • Updated: Feb 24, 2018, 11:06 am By Danika Worthington, The Denver Post, The Cannabist Staff A vape pen disassembled by its owner to prevent sparking a fire did just that when it passed

Warrant needed for urine sample, South Dakota Supreme Court rules

Published: Feb 24, 2018, 10:59 am • Updated: Feb 24, 2018, 10:59 am By The Associated Press PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Supreme Court ruled that police need a search warrant to obtain a urine sample from someone under

Entrepreneur behind Massachusetts marijuana club eyes expansion

Published: Feb 24, 2018, 10:06 am • Updated: Feb 24, 2018, 10:06 am By Amanda Burke, Sentinel & Enterprise WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The general manager grabbing headlines for opening the city’s social club where members can smoke “anything that’s

Cannabis descheduling not one of pharma giant’s ‘core priorities’

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 5:17 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 5:31 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A pharmaceutical giant that once developed marijuana-based medicines won’t be advocating for the descheduling of cannabis anytime soon. Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly

The Cannabist’s SmokeSongs: Puffs of Passion

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 4:20 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 4:38 pm By Ian Gassman, Special to The Cannabist Although it’s considered the month of love, February’s true passion is black history. In honor of Black History Month, this

Marijuana committee removes social club licensing from Maine bill

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 3:51 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 4:09 pm By The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s marijuana implementation committee has voted to remove social clubs from the state’s Marijuana Legalization Act. The Portland Press

Alaska bill legalizing industrial hemp awaits governor’s pen

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 3:14 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 3:14 pm By The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A measure that would legalize the production of industrial hemp in Alaska has passed the state House and Senate. The

2 arrested after large illegal marijuana grow found at Colorado Springs home

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 1:16 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 1:36 pm By Ellie Mulder, The Gazette Katia Sanchez. (Photo provided by Colorado Springs Police Department) Two people were arrested Wednesday after authorities discovered 352 marijuana plants, 1,300 cloned

Veterans group ratchets up pressure on White House and Congress to support medical marijuana research

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 12:12 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 12:44 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Top officials at of The American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization, on Friday stepped up their calls for the federal

Georgia medical marijuana advocate Rep. Allen Peake won’t run for re-election

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 10:09 am • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 10:09 am By The Associated Press ATLANTA — One of the Georgia legislature’s chief advocates for medical marijuana says he will not run for re-election this year. Republican Rep.

Oakland airport ex-employee pleads guilty to marijuana smuggling

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 9:43 am • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 9:43 am By The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Federal prosecutors say a former baggage handler at Oakland International Airport has pleaded guilty to conspiring with other airport employees

Will the Coachella festival be covered in haze of now-legal pot smoke?

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 6:00 am • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 5:32 pm By George Varga, The San Diego Union-Tribune Will this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival audience be more fired up than usual? Well, why shouldn’t it

Marijuana amnesty boxes set up at airport in Las Vegas

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 3:43 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 1:02 pm By Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press LAS VEGAS — What happens in Vegas really can stay in Vegas. Tourists catching a flight out of Sin City can

Ohio senator seeks review of state’s medical marijuana program

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 3:21 pm • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 3:21 pm By Julie Carr Smyth, Ap Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio — A state lawmaker moved Thursday to force a thorough review of Ohio’s medical marijuana program as questions

Seeking opioid crisis answers at summit, Pete Sessions waged war against marijuana

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 1:18 pm • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 2:07 pm By Jeff Caplan, Fort Worth Star-Telegram DALLAS — Congressman Pete Sessions used a speech to a group of doctors and other healthcare providers at an opioid epidemic

Launch of cannabis beverages in Canada could be “big business” for alcohol Goliath

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 12:15 pm • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 3:26 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabis is a “big business,” and Constellation Brands has big aspirations in the space, the alcohol beverage company’s president said this

Do medical marijuana laws reduce opioid overdoses? A new study adds a layer of nuance.

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 11:08 am • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 11:29 am By John Ingold, The Denver Post As the opioid crisis deepens in many places across the country, an increasing number of researchers and advocates are looking at

West Virginia may allow patients to smoke medical marijuana

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 10:17 am • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 10:17 am By The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s medical marijuana board will recommend that state lawmakers allow patients who meet certain requirements to buy smokable forms

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