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                        Ohio Republican Representatives Jamie Callender (R-Concord) and Ron Ferguson (R-Wintersville) said Tuesday they will introduce a bill that allows Ohioans to use marijuana for personal use. In the bill, any Ohio resident who is 21 or older to “buy, possess and grow” marijuana in the state. People would...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Since the legalization of marijuana in Colorado in 2012, the cannabis industry has become a very profitable endeavor for everyone involved. Getting a share of those profits isn’t easy though. Shanda Lacompt knows how hard it is. She just started her delivery service Canna Couriers. READ MORE: Auto Dealership In Golden Headed To Court Over Claims Of...
                        Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist (D-FL-13) said earlier this week that if he is elected governor, he vowed to legalize recreational marijuana and expunge criminals with marijuana convictions. The announcement came as part of the unveiling of Crist’s “Justice for All” criminal justice reform plan, which also...
    A South Carolina elementary school teacher was arrested after a student picked up a pack of marijuana edibles, which are illegal in the state, out of a reward box in her classroom, police said.  Victoria Farish Weiss, 27, faces possession of a Schedule I drug charge. She turned herself into authorities Friday, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department said.  Authorities opened...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An elementary school teacher in South Carolina surrendered to authorities Friday after being accused of having marijuana edibles in a student prize box in her classroom. The 27-year-old teacher from Lexington, South Carolina, was behing held on a charge of possession of a Schedule I drug. Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said Weiss bought a...
    The state office charged with regulating medical cannabis in Minnesota is in the midst of drafting rules that will finish the work of making the biggest change in the program’s seven-year history: allowing patients to buy marijuana in plant form and smoke it — something that was explicitly banned by the 2014 legislation. The change, which could be finalized early...
    Rep. Charlie CristCharles (Charlie) Joseph CristDeSantis tops Crist, Fried in poll of Florida governor race Budowsky: Newsom soars while Trump, Abbott, DeSantis ratings lag Democrats face bleak outlook in Florida MORE (D-Fla.) on Thursday said that he would expunge criminal records of those facing certain marijuana-related charges and legalize the drug if he is elected the governor of Florida. “Let me be clear,...
    Detectives have arrested a Connecticut man on numerous drug charges following a lengthy investigation. New Haven County resident Saldi Hyska, age 23, of Seymour, turned himself in to Connecticut State Police on Thursday, Oct. 14, in connection with a search of his home following a lengthy investigation. The search, which took place in early September, was the culmination of an...
    MILLBRAE (CBS SF) — A Peninsula man was arrested for allegedly running multiple neighborhood brothels in Millbrae and Daly City, along with a number of illegal marijuana growing operations in the county. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday identified the suspect as 51-year-old Kevin Chao of Millbrae. According to a press statement, detectives completed an investigation of Chao on...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — As Florida’s legal pot industry is poised to mushroom, health regulators are asking lawmakers for nearly $13 million to more than double the number of workers in the office that oversees medical marijuana issues. Health officials also want $4 million for a state education and prevention campaign to publicize “accurate information” about medical marijuana, money to buy...
    MILLBRAE (CBS SF) — A Peninsula man was arrested for allegedly running multiple neighborhood brothels in Millbrae and Daly City, along with a number of illegal marijuana growing operations in the county. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday identified the suspect as 51-year-old Kevin Chao of Millbrae. According to a press statement, detectives completed an investigation of Chao on...
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A county in southern Oregon says it is so overwhelmed by an increase in the number and size of illegal marijuana farms that it declared a state of emergency Wednesday, appealing to the governor and the Legislature’s leaders for help. The Jackson County Board of Commissioners said law enforcement officers and county and state regulators and...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers’ compensation for injured employees doesn’t cover medical marijuana because the drug remains illegal under federal law, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The state’s highest court issued a pair of rulings that overturned earlier decisions by the state Workers Compensation Court of Appeals’ that ordered employers to pay for medical marijuana to treat work-related injuries. READ...
    A Pennsylvania mother was charged for allegedly giving her teen daughter psychedelic mushrooms and marijuana as part of a “bonding experience,” an affidavit showed according to Penn Live Patriot-News. Forty-two-year-old mother Brandy Lee Betz was charged with felony child endangerment after she confessed to giving “shrooms” and marijuana to her 14-year-old daughter sometime between Jan. and Feb. of 2021, Penn...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Medical marijuana is more popular than ever in Illinois, despite the fact that recreational marijuana has been legal for more than a year. In fact, data indicates the spike in medical marijuana usage may be because of recreational marijuana, which is taxed at a much higher rate.But it's also a resource for doctors and patients struggling with...
    MARIN COUNTY (BCN) – The Marin County District Attorney’s Office has dropped or reduced 514 marijuana charges in the county prior to 2017, the office announced Monday. Thanks to Proposition 64, which was initiated in 2018, some marijuana charges in California are eligible to be reduced, dismissed or sealed. READ MORE: Hostage Standoff Underway At Home In San Jose Alum...
    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Widely available marijuana once drew thousands of hippies to Nepal, where its use was not only accepted but embedded in both the culture and religion. But the country followed other nations in outlawing marijuana in the late 1970s and chased away the hippies who came on buses from Europe and United States. Half a century later,...
    OAKLAND — A Sacramento man who had already been sentenced to 50 years to life in one murder case has agreed to a 21-year prison term to settle another, court records show. Leondre Paige, 32, has pleaded no contest to manslaughter in the 2010 shooting death of 35-year-old Eric Franklin, who was killed on the 700 block of Eagle Avenue...
    A Florida sheriff wrote a joking post on Facebook in search of someone who "happened to have lost or misplaced approximately 770 pounds of high grade marijuana," alongside a photo of the drugs. "If you happened to have lost or misplaced approximately 770 pounds of high grade marijuana and would like to have your property returned, please contact our Narcotics Agents,...
    Heavy marijuana users who are also vaccinated may be more susceptible to breakthrough cases of COVID-19, a new study found. The study, published last Tuesday in World Psychology, found that those with a substance use disorder (SUD) — a dependence on marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, opioids and tobacco — were more likely to contract the coronavirus after receiving both of their...
    A Florida sheriff is making waves on social media with a humorous post about a seizure of 770 pounds of marijuana. The sheriff joked that the “rightful owner” should contact the office’s “narcotics agents” in order to “reunite” the owner with their “lost property.” “If you happened to have lost or misplaced approximately 770 pounds of high grade marijuana and...
    (CNN)The Brevard County Sheriff's Office in Florida is looking to reunite $2 million worth of marijuana with its rightful owner, according to a snarky post on the department's Facebook page."If you happened to have lost or misplaced approximately 770 pounds of high grade marijuana and would like to have your property returned, please contact our Narcotics Agents and we will...
    A Florida sheriff has advertised on social media some 700 pounds of marijuana that authorities wanted to "return" to its rightful owner.  The tongue-in-cheek post on Facebook by the Brevard County Sheriff's office argued the office was just trying to "do the right thing."  The Brevard County Sheriff's Office advertised on social media the 770 pounds of "missing" weed...
    A massive drug bust led police to seize 12 pounds of marijuana and a gun without a serial number. A drug investigation prompted police in Newberry Township to obtain multiple search warrants. The following items were seized on Oct. 1: 1- 22 caliber pistol with an obliterated serial number 762- 5 grams of marijuana packets 192- 10...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 36-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 7-1/2 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release for his conviction of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, according to a statement from the office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. When James Dorsey was pulled over in Baltimore on...
    A marijuana dispensary in Nevada was cleared to open Wednesday, according to the Elko Daily Free Press.  The $1.4 million dispensary is located in the Idaho border town of Jackpot.  The Elko County Commission approved a business license for Thrive Cannabis Marketplace in an unanimous vote on Wednesday, according to the news source.  The license was approved after Undersheriff Justin Ames said...
    BREVARD COUNTY (CBSMiami) — The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the person who has “lost or misplaced” a large amount of high-grade marijuana that was recently confiscated from a mini-storage facility. Officials said the 770 pounds of pot has a street value of about $2 million. The sheriff’s office posted a picture of the weed on its Facebook...
    TURLOCK (CBS13) — More than $1 million worth of marijuana plants were seized from a commercial structure in Turlock this week, police said. (credit: Turlock Police Department) READ MORE: Crew Searches For Deer In Distress Near FolsomAccording to the Turlock Police Department, just under 1,900 plants weighing over 1,100 pounds in total were confiscated when detectives served a search...
    The NBPA released a memo to players informing them that they will not be subject to random tests for marijuana during this season. After the NBA season froze in March 2020, the league stopped testing NBA players for any types of drugs. But when players were brought back for the NBA Bubble restart in July and the league reintroduced testing...
    A passenger had bulk marijuana on a train before fatally shooting drug enforcement agents in Tucson, Ariz. on Monday, investigators said.  A federal criminal complaint filed in a U.S. District Court on Tuesday alleged the Amtrak passenger had five pounds of "bulk marijuana" and 50 packages of edibles, according to The New York Times.  The complaint did not identify the gunman by name but provided new...
    The best TV character rivalries 27 Most Lucrative Side Hustles for People Over 50 It seems the days of the NBA randomly testing players for marijuana use may be a thing of the past.  © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports NBA commissioner Adam Silver According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, a National Basketball Players Association memo has confirmed players won't...
    The NBA has agreed to not randomly test players for marijuana this season, a continuation of the policy that was put in place last year for the COVID-19 “restart bubble” and has remained since. Drug testing will continue for things such as human growth hormone and performance-enhancers, along with what the league calls “drugs of abuse” — such as methamphetamine,...
    The veteran DEA agent who was killed on Monday on an Amtrak train in Tucson, Arizona, lost his life over five pounds of marijuana that he was trying to seize from suspected drug traffickers.  DEA Group Supervisor Michael Garbo was a revered leader whose career spanned almost two decades, the federal agency said in a statement on Tuesday.  Garbo was shot...
    (CNN)The deadly shooting on an Amtrak train in Arizona on Monday erupted after US Drug Enforcement Administration agents recovered large amounts of marijuana on board, according to court documents filed Tuesday and obtained by CNN affiliate KVOA.DEA Special Agent Group Supervisor Michael G. Garbo was killed in the shooting while another special agent was in critical condition, and a Tucson...
    By Lisa Respers France | CNN His “Peaches” single lit up the charts and now Justin Bieber wants folks to be able to light up his pre-rolled joints. The singer has entered into a partnership with the company Palms to sell a limited edition line of cannabis. “This limited edition line of single strain, indoor flower pre-rolls is rolling out...
    A key Republican senator voiced his support for legalizing recreational cannabis in Pennsylvania as way to reduce strain on the criminal justice system and boost funding for state police. Senate Law and Justice Committee Chairman Mike Regan, R-Dillsburg, wrote in an op-ed on Monday that he’s circulating a cosponsorship memo to permit adult-use statewide and direct a portion of the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Shrinking products and rising prices. From cereal to soap, paper towels to pretzels, you might have noticed you’re not getting as much as you used to at the grocery store. Consumer blogs pointed WCCO to products like oatmeal packets of 10 cut to eight for some varieties, tuna cans from seven to five ounces, and some family...
                        A group behind a proposed ballot initiative to Florida’s Constitution in 2022 is seeking to legalize marijuana growth for personal, recreational use. However, the plan would only allow for 18 plants grown per household. The organization behind it, Sensible Florida, filed the ballot measure and has a long...
    Justin Bieber is breaking into the cannabis industry by releasing his own range of pre-rolled marijuana joints.  It was announced Monday that the 27-year-old pop star has linked up with California-based company Palms, to release 'PEACHES Pre-rolls' named after his hit song Peaches.  The lyrics to song's chorus are: 'I got my peaches out in Georgia (Oh, yeah, s***) I...
    State lawmakers expressed concerns over the price of medical marijuana Friday at a Louisiana Medical Marijuana Commission meeting at the state Capitol. The commission met to discuss laws and regulations affecting the state’s medical marijuana program, but legislators took a keen interest in low enrollment and the cost for patients. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry is the lead...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) –Trulieve, the state’s largest medical marijuana operator, is now the nation’s biggest cannabis retailer, after closing on a $2.1 billion deal to acquire former competitor Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. The transaction marks a major development in Florida, where Harvest held one of 22 licenses to cultivate, process and sell medical marijuana to a growing patient population, and...
    Two men, who are father and son, have been indicted in a kidnapping plot that resulted in a death. The pair then allegedly stole and sold marijuana from the victim. According to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, a grand jury returned an indictment against Scott Anthony Williams, 45, of Laurel, Maryland, and Taeyan Raymond Williams,...
    RICHMOND — Five years after he was arrested, the suspected shooter in a 2016 homicide agreed to serve 27 years in state prison in a plea deal with Contra Costa prosecutors. Karmani Ely, 24, agreed to a conviction of manslaughter, robbery, and gun enhancements and waived two-and-a-half years of credit for time served as part of the Sept. 7 plea...
    On September 7, a survivor of domestic violence in Virginia was testifying against the man accused of her abuse when she disclosed that she had smoked marijuana earlier that day. Marijuana is legal for adult use in the state, and prosecutors said she did not appear intoxicated. Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge James P. Fisher, however, had her physically removed...
    Photo bia Adobe ImagesAfter the Florida Supreme Court struck down an earlier version, a political committee has filed a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana use. The proposal, by the committee Sensible Florida, would allow people 21 or older to grow and use marijuana, with a cap of 18 plants per household, according to a copy of...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – After the Florida Supreme Court struck down an earlier version, a political committee has filed a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana use. The proposal, by the committee Sensible Florida, would allow people 21 or older to grow and use marijuana, with a cap of 18 plants per household, according to a copy of the measure...
    Trulieve, the state’s largest medical marijuana operator, is now the nation’s biggest cannabis retailer, after closing on a $2.1 billion deal to acquire former competitor Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. The transaction marks a major development in Florida, where Harvest held one of 22 licenses to cultivate, process and sell medical marijuana to a growing patient population, and in the...