New York complicit in drug trade, joins states in legalizing marijuana

03/31/21, 18:18

New York lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill legalizing marijuana and eliminating old drug-related convictions. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his commitment to signing the bill into law, which, when passed, will allow the state's citizens to consume, produce and carry considerable amounts of marijuana.  The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, ...

California lawmakers seek tax cuts for sluggish pot industry

U.S. 01/28/19, 16:31

A group of Democratic state lawmakers and one Republican colleague on Monday proposed slashing taxes to jump-start California's sluggish legal marijuana marketplace.Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta of Oakland, Democratic state Treasurer Fiona Ma and three other Assembly members said at a news conference that the state's year-old legal marijuana marketplace is ...

Pot owners plead guilty in unique charges vs. legal business

U.S. 01/25/19, 17:26

The owners of a Denver marijuana business pleaded guilty Friday to drug and racketeering charges and will spend a year in prison in what city officials called the first local prosecution of a legal pot enterprise in the U.S.A yearlong investigation of Sweet Leaf's sales practices centered on a practice ...

Commission opposes marijuana legalization

U.S. 01/25/19, 16:51

A state commission created to reduce alcohol and drug problems in New Hampshire expressed opposition Friday to a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use. The Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs weighed in on a bill that would legalize marijuana use by those ages 21 and older and tax it ...

Pot deliveries OK’d into Calif. communities that ban sales

U.S. 01/16/19, 22:34

California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales.The regulation by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control was opposed by police chiefs and other critics who predict it will create an unruly market of largely hidden pot transactions, ...

Budweiser maker teams up with Tilray to explore pot drinks

Business 12/19/18, 18:43

The maker of Budweiser is partnering with medical cannabis company Tilray in a $100 million deal to research cannabis-infused drinks for the Canadian market.The alliance announced Wednesday is the latest foray by a major beer company into the cannabis business in Canada, which legalized recreational marijuana in October.Anheuser-Busch InBev and ...

Missouri begins to process toward medical marijuana

U.S. 12/19/18, 15:39

Missouri has begun the move toward legalized medical marijuana by naming an outgoing lawmaker to a leadership role and announcing the start of the process for those who want to grow, make or sell marijuana products. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Wednesday it will begin accepting application ...

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