- Dispute over felons in pot industry flares at Statehouse Updated: May-05-15 1:43 pm
DENVER - A dispute over felons in the marijuana business has complicated a much larger bill to renew medical marijuana regulations in the closing days of Colorado's legislative session.
- Law enforcement stance on pot starts to shift in Louisiana Updated: May-05-15 11:31 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Marijuana enthusiasts and law enforcement don't agree on much. But there's one point both concede: Louisiana's marijuana laws are exceptionally strict.
- Law enforcement shifting stance on pot, even if only a bit Updated: May-05-15 10:55 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Law enforcement agencies are shifting their stance on Louisiana's strict marijuana laws, at least a bit.
- Budget to dominate final months of legislative session Updated: May-04-15 5:28 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - With two months left in the legislative session, Senate budget writers are focused on reworking the House's $11.2 billion two-year state spending plan.
- Labor assists marijuana legalization effort in California Updated: May-03-15 3:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Organized labor is assisting efforts to frame a California ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state, sensing an opportunity to expand its presence in the workplace.
- Testing, police, pot to dominate Legislature's final days Updated: May-03-15 1:40 pm
DENVER - Colorado lawmakers face a chaotic three-day stretch of work before adjourning for the year Wednesday with substantial legislation still pending, including more oversight on law enforcement, allowing school-violence victims to sue and reducing statewide standardized testing for kids.
- California lawmakers weigh rules for medicinal pot shops Updated: May-02-15 8:50 pm
LOS ANGELES - The California Legislature is considering multiple - and conflicting - plans to impose the first major statewide restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries and growers.
- Colorado asks court to dismiss sheriffs' pot lawsuit Updated: May-01-15 5:58 pm
DENVER - Sheriffs in Colorado and two other states may not like legal marijuana, but they don't have the ability to force Colorado not to allow it, Colorado argued Friday in a motion asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from 10 county sheriffs in Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska.
- Regulatory board reviews proposed marijuana regulations Updated: Apr-30-15 7:58 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Communities could opt-out or limit marijuana businesses much the same way they do alcohol under proposed regulations put forth by the state alcohol control board.
- House rejects bid to let VA docs give advice on medical pot Updated: Apr-30-15 7:26 pm
WASHINGTON - The GOP-controlled House Thursday barely rejected a bid by supporters of medical marijuana to permit veterans to receive information about the drug from their government doctors.
- Oklahoma governor signs legislation for cannabis oil trials Updated: Apr-30-15 2:41 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Legislation authorizing medical trials for children with severe forms of epilepsy by using an oil derived from the marijuana plant has been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.
- NY lawmakers to examine state's heroin problem Updated: Apr-30-15 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state lawmakers are taking a look at what can be done to address the state's heroin and opioid addiction crisis.
- Nevada lawmakers check out Colorado's marijuana industry Updated: Apr-26-15 5:46 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A bipartisan delegation of Nevada lawmakers visited their counterparts in Colorado over the weekend, talking pot policy and touring businesses to see the recreational marijuana industry in action.
- With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot Updated: Apr-25-15 11:08 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Lawyers and pot dealers have long intersected in criminal court, but as marijuana goes mainstream, attorneys have been working to keep sellers and growers legit.
- AG rejects petition for Legalize Ohio marijuana proposal Updated: Apr-24-15 7:32 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Another marijuana legalization effort in Ohio has missed its initial state hurdle.
- Colorado pot refund measure advances in Legislature Updated: Apr-23-15 9:01 pm
DENVER - A measure to ask Colorado voters a third time to approve pot taxes has been approved by the state House.
- Bill to fix problem with marijuana byproduct law circulated Updated: Apr-23-15 4:15 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A Republican state senator is circulating a proposal designed to help make a marijuana byproduct available to treat people with seizures a year after it was legalized but still not accessible.
- Pot on probation bill faces Senate test Updated: Apr-23-15 3:05 am
DENVER - The Colorado Senate starts work Thursday on a bill to allow medical marijuana use by people on probation or parole.
- Pot shop warnings for pregnant women rejected in Colorado Updated: Apr-22-15 7:21 pm
DENVER - A Colorado proposal to require marijuana shops to post warnings for pregnant and nursing women failed Wednesday when Senate Republicans said the first-in-the-nation requirement would be unfair.
- Alaska officials say marijuana smoking prohibited on ferries Updated: Apr-22-15 1:10 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Even though marijuana possession is legal in Alaska, travelers still will not be allowed to smoke pot on state ferries.
- Denver police tally 196 pot violations over 4/20 weekend Updated: Apr-21-15 8:19 pm
DENVER - Denver police say 196 people were either arrested or cited for violating marijuana laws during the three-day 4/20 pot celebration.
- Legal pot in California? Taxes, black market pose challenges Updated: Apr-21-15 7:43 pm
LOS ANGELES - Legalizing marijuana for recreational use in California would raise an array of unknowns, from how it would be taxed to the threat of environmental damage from thirsty pot plants in a state gripped by drought, a commission was told Tuesday.
- DEA chief to retire amid pressure over agents' sex scandal Updated: Apr-21-15 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON - The embattled head of the Drug Enforcement Administration said Tuesday that she plans to retire after three decades with the agency, an announcement that came amid mounting pressure for her resignation from members of Congress who questioned her handling of misconduct allegations against agents.
- Activists smoke at Statehouse to support pot legislation Updated: Apr-21-15 9:01 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Activists took to the Statehouse steps and smoked marijuana in support of legislation decriminalizing small amounts of the drug.
- University of Colorado opens campus for 4/20 pot celebration Updated: Apr-20-15 9:10 pm
DENVER - The University of Colorado in Boulder was open to the public on 4/20, the unofficial pot holiday, for the first time in four years on Monday.