- Senate panel approves anti-heroin bills Updated: Oct-13-15 3:58 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A legislative committee has approved three anti-heroin bills.
- Q&A: California pot regulations will take time to shake out Updated: Oct-12-15 7:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Nearly two decades after California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana, the state finally is planning to regulate the vast, unruly industry the voter-approved move spawned.
- UW law school to study marijuana markets and regulation Updated: Oct-12-15 3:08 pm
SEATTLE - A new group at the University of Washington law school will spend the next academic year studying existing and emerging markets for marijuana.
- NY summit on synthetic marijuana studies ways to curb use Updated: Oct-10-15 9:10 am
NEW YORK - Elected officials, law enforcement and health experts have joined together to study ways to stop synthetic marijuana use.
- Marijuana legislation planned for 2016 session Updated: Oct-09-15 4:05 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - Wyoming lawmakers are planning to sponsor a number of bills that would loosen restrictions on marijuana.
- Officials look at civil fines for marijuana possession Updated: Oct-06-15 4:10 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Officials in two South Florida counties are moving forward with fines for misdemeanor marijuana possession, rather than arrests and criminal charges.
- Southwest Washington pot shops remain optimistic about sales Updated: Oct-06-15 6:11 am
VANCOUVER, Washington - Owners of marijuana dispensaries in southwest Washington are waiting to see the long-term impact that Oregon's legalization of recreational marijuana sales has on business.
- Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado Updated: Oct-05-15 5:27 pm
DENVER - Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed - a case that lawyers say is the first product liability claim in the nation involving the legal marijuana industry.
- News Guide: Vote to ban monopolies could nix pot issue Updated: Oct-03-15 2:15 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio voters will decide this fall whether to prevent monopolies from being inserted into the state constitution. It's a question that could immediately scuttle marijuana legalization in the state.
- News Guide: Key elements of ballot question to legalize pot Updated: Oct-03-15 2:10 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohioans will decide on Nov. 3 whether to legalize marijuana for medical reasons and recreational use.
- Marijuana growers sentenced to federal prison Updated: Oct-02-15 7:26 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The three remaining defendants in the case of the so-called Kettle Falls Five were sentenced to federal prison on Friday for growing marijuana in a state where both the medical and recreational use of marijuana are legal under Washington laws.
- Recreational pot users score bags of bud at Oregon shops Updated: Oct-01-15 2:14 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Excited shoppers looking to score some of the first recreational marijuana sold legally in Oregon bought up baggies of bud early Thursday, taking advantage of door-buster prices and other deals.
- News Guide: Oregon begins retail marijuana sales Updated: Oct-01-15 4:46 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Marijuana stores in Oregon on Thursday began selling to anyone over 21, a major milestone in the decades-long movement to liberalize marijuana laws.
- Parties, discounts to mark start of pot sales in Oregon Updated: Sep-30-15 10:02 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Discounts on pot, free food for folks with the munchies and live music will usher in a historic day for Oregon and for marijuana advocates across the country Thursday, as recreational sales of the drug that is still illegal under federal law begin in the state.
- State proposed regulations would limit Ketchikan marijuana Updated: Sep-30-15 9:23 am
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Proposed state regulations could keep marijuana businesses from opening almost anywhere in downtown Ketchikan.
- Roundup of Oklahoma editorials Updated: Sep-29-15 9:01 am
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:
- Albany considers permanent ban on recreational marijuana Updated: Sep-25-15 5:19 am
ALBANY, Oregon - The Albany City Council has temporarily banned the sale of recreational marijuana at medical dispensaries in a move some councilmembers say could foreshadow a permanent ban.
- Ho-Chunk votes to change marijuana rules on tribal lands Updated: Sep-23-15 2:02 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Ho-Chunk Nation has voted to change the rules on using marijuana on its tribal lands.
- Pot sales banned in Klamath County Updated: Sep-23-15 1:09 pm
KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon - Klamath County commissioners have voted against allowing medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries in the county.
- Court: Police can't pull over drivers after smelling pot Updated: Sep-22-15 8:23 pm
- Baker calls 37K charter school waiting list 'disgrace' Updated: Sep-22-15 4:28 pm
BOSTON - The long waiting list of families seeking to enroll their children in charter schools in Massachusetts is a "disgrace," Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday, reiterating his support for a lifting of the current limits on charter school expansion.
- 2 petitions planned to ease Missouri marijuana laws Updated: Sep-22-15 3:28 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - Activists are planning two initiative petitions next month that would ease restrictions on marijuana in Columbia and legalize the drug for medicinal use across Missouri.
- Group launches drive to put pot question on ballot Updated: Sep-22-15 12:44 pm
BOSTON - Supporters of one of several proposals to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Massachusetts say they have begun collecting signatures to put the question before voters on next year's state ballot.
- Charges filed against owners of Alaska marijuana businesses Updated: Sep-22-15 7:16 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The owners of two marijuana delivery services and the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club in Anchorage have been charged with drug crimes for the delivery and possession of marijuana.
- Doctor: Man accused of killing wife was delirious from pot Updated: Sep-21-15 4:57 pm
DENVER - A Colorado man accused of killing his wife after eating marijuana-infused candy he bought at a legal pot shop was experiencing psychotic-like symptoms due to the drug, a doctor wrote in recently filed court documents.