Monthly Archives: November 2018

Marijuana is emerging among California’s vineyards, offering promise and concern

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, Calif. — It is the fall harvest here in this fertile stretch of oaks and hills that produces some of the country’s best wine. This season, though, workers also are plucking the sticky, fragrant flowers of a

A cannabis Coke and a smile? Colorado companies hoping to tap infused beverage craze

When Coca-Cola publicly announces it is sizing up business opportunities in an industry, people take notice. That was the case in mid September when Coke — the world’s largest beverage company with a market cap north of $211 billion —

Utah latest state to legalize medical pot, expand Medicaid

SALT LAKE CITY — Voters in conservative Utah have decided to join the growing number of states legalizing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid to cover tens of thousands more low-income residents, two issues that had long stalled out with conservative

New attorney general must protect states’ rights on marijuana, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner says

The next U.S. attorney general is going to have to respect the decision of Colorado and other states to legalize recreational and medical marijuana — at least if Republican Sen. Cory Gardner has his way. “Whoever comes after him is

After long wait, 1st legal marijuana shops on East Coast to open

By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — With its youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture, a small Massachusetts city seems a logical site for the nation’s first legal recreational marijuana sales east of Colorado. An existing medical marijuana

Michigan becomes 10th state to legalize recreational pot; other measures pass in Missouri and Utah

By Craig Giammona and Courtney DentchBloomberg The legal U.S. cannabis market just got a little greener. In midterm elections that saw Democrats gain control of the House and reaffirmed Republican control of the Senate, more states also voted to legalize

Louisville poised to tweak marijuana buffers, limits on stores

A series of proposed code tweaks could eliminate caps on how many marijuana retailers are allowed within Louisville and slash the city’s current school buffer requirements. In part an effort to align the city’s marijuana business codes with those of

Michigan, North Dakota weigh bringing legal marijuana to Midwest

DETROIT — Voters in Michigan and North Dakota will decide Tuesday whether to legalize recreational marijuana, which would make them the first states in the Midwest to do so and would put conservative neighboring states on notice. More than half

Where marijuana is on the ballot Tuesday – and where it’s most likely to win

It has been a big year for marijuana policy in North America. Mexico’s supreme court overturned pot prohibition last week, while Canada’s recreational marijuana market officially opened its doors in October. Stateside, recreational marijuana use became legal in Vermont on

Recent California conviction of stoned driver shows potentially deadly consequences of driving high

By Jason Kotowski While alcohol-related DUIs remain far more common, this past week a case involving a motorist prosecutors say was solely under the influence of marijuana provided a stark example of the danger of driving while stoned. Prosecutors say

First cannabis-based medicine approved by FDA arrives in the U.S.

For the first time, a marijuana-based medicine approved by federal regulators is available for prescription in the United States. The medicine, called Epidiolex, is used to treat seizures related to Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes, two forms of epilepsy, which is

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