Tennessee man arrested after smoking marijuana in courtroom

U.S. 01/30/20, 08:15

A 20-year-old man making a court appearance on a marijuana citation was charged with contempt of court after lighting up a marijuana joint in front of the judge. In a courtroom Monday, Jan. 27, Spencer Alan Boston pulled out a joint from his pocket and lit up when he was called ...

President Trump donates salary to raise awareness of harm caused by marijuana

U.S. 09/30/19, 13:51

President Donald Trump donated his salary for the third quarter of 2019—$100,000—to support awareness of the dangers marijuana. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, meanwhile, highlighted the risk to teenagers and pregnant women, primarily, according to the report issued by the nation's Health and Human Service (HHS) on Aug. 29. "I, Surgeon General ...

TSA allows flyers to travel with drug derived from marijuana

U.S. 05/28/19, 19:11

The Transportation Security Administration has changed its cannabis policy to allow passengers to travel with some forms of CBD oil and a drug derived from marijuana that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. All forms of marijuana were previously prohibited in carry-on bags and checked luggage. On Sunday, ...

New Jersey lawmakers near vote on recreational cannabis

U.S. 03/24/19, 09:25

Lawmakers are poised to vote on making New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana. The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate have scheduled votes for Monday. The vote, whose outcome remains unclear, comes after more than a year of mostly back-room wrangling since Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy came into office. Murphy campaigned ...

Dorial Green-Beckham gets jail time in marijuana case

U.S. 03/08/19, 19:04

Former NFL wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after a Missouri judge ruled that a marijuana arrest amounted to probation violation. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Green-Beckham was sentenced Friday. Springfield police say Green-Beckham had marijuana in his pocket after jumping from a home window while ...

Update: Marijuana legalization bill dying in Hawaii

U.S. 03/01/19, 15:51

The Latest on marijuana legalization in Hawaii (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Legislation that would legalize marijuana in Hawaii is dying. FILE - This June 6, 2017 file photo shows Aloha Green, a medical marijuana dispensary, in Honolulu. Hawaii is among the bluest of states; but when it comes to legalizing marijuana for ...

CBP officers intercept $2.3 million in narcotics at World Trade Bridge

U.S. 02/25/19, 20:01

LAREDO, Texas – As Laredo celebrated Washington’s birthday this weekend with multiple events, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers kept sharp focus on border security efforts, seizing a total of $2.3 million in cocaine, marijuana in back-to-back enforcement actions at World Trade Bridge. “While Laredo geared ...

Youth programs left wanting by California marijuana law

U.S. 02/14/19, 21:27

When California voters legalized marijuana, they were promised that part of the tax revenue from pot sales and cultivation would be devoted to programs to teach youth how to avoid substance abuse. But more than a year after the start of sales, there's no money for those programs and questions are ...

Alaska regulators approve rules for onsite marijuana use

U.S. 12/20/18, 19:28

Alaska regulators on Thursday approved rules for onsite consumption of marijuana at specially designated shops, a significant step for the cannabis industry in the state after years of debate. The 3-2 vote by the Marijuana Control Board does not mean people can light up at shops right away. Rather, interested businesses would ...

Michigan, North Dakota weigh bringing legal pot to Midwest

Politics 11/06/18, 01:09

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 the states have already legalized medical marijuana, and Utah and Missouri could join ...

NY lawmakers to hold hearing on legalization of marijuana

New York 10/16/18, 03:39

Lawmakers in the New York state Assembly are preparing for a hearing on proposals to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Four Assembly committees will meet Tuesday in Manhattan for the joint hearing, which comes two months before lawmakers reconvene in Albany for the 2019 session. Earlier this year the state's Department of ...

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