More Marijuana Articles

  • Ohio medical marijuana amendment won't make ballot

    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A push to place a medical marijuana question before Ohio voters this fall has failed. Ohio Rights Group president John Pardee says the campaign managed to collect about 100,000 signatures by Tuesday's deadline, short of the roughly 386,000 valid signatures...

  • Colorado marijuana shop sues IRS over cash penalty

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Legal marijuana businesses without bank accounts are unfairly assessed a 10 percent penalty on federal employee withholding taxes they are required to pay electronically but are forced to pay in cash, according to a lawsuit challenging the practice. That's because the Internal...

  • Ex-New Mexico Gov. Johnson named pot company CEO

    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Nevada-based startup that plans on selling medical and recreational marijuana products named former New Mexico governor and U.S. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson as its CEO and president, the company announced Tuesday. The announcement came...

  • Durango ends marijuana moratorium

    By Chuck Slothower, The Durango Herald
    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    The end of Durango’s moratorium on recreational marijuana operations arrives today with only the promise of a future harvest. The city of Durango began accepting applications for recreational marijuana licensing at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. However, officials expect it to take several...

  • Marijuana industry begins transformation as Denver votes to spend millions on regulation

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    DENVER — Denver will spend $3.4 million to hire more workers to help regulate the retail marijuana industry. City councilors unanimously backed the plan Monday. The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1iV6ugj) reports that 21 full-time employees and one part-time worker will be hired with...

  • Bumpy road ahead for legal marijuana in Washington

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    SEATTLE — Pete O'Neil saw Washington's legalization of marijuana in 2012 as a path to retirement, or at least to his kids' college tuition. He's paid tens of thousands of dollars in rent on possible locations for a pot-shop chain, hired lawyers and picked out flooring. But now the...

  • State allows 11 pot dispensaries to move forward

    Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Eleven medical marijuana dispensaries were cleared by state public health officials on Friday to move forward, but nine others that had initially been given the green light were rejected after a further state review. A company led by former U.S. Rep. William Delahunt,...

  • Senate panel advances medical marijuana bill

    Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — People who need marijuana for medical conditions inched closer to being able to get the drug legally following a unanimous vote Friday in a Pennsylvania Senate committee. The Law and Justice Committee approved a bill that would allow marijuana to be grown,...

  • Weed with that? Marijuana served with fast-food order at Sonic

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    FREDERICK, Md.  — A Frederick, Maryland, woman says she was served a bag of marijuana with her fast-food order at a Sonic drive-in. The Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/1yTXRXX ) reported Friday that Carla McFarland says she found the little plastic baggie in a container...

  • Pot advocates deliver petitions for Oregon ballot

    Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Sponsors of an initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana traveled to Salem on Thursday to turn in boxes stuffed with enough signed petitions to bring their total signatures to 145,000 — far more than are needed for the measure to qualify for the...

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