Four state employees who initially filed a lawsuit against the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department over where they were assigned to work have asked the judge in the case to allow more claims to be added. The four plaintiffs filed a motion last week to amend their suit to include allegations that RLD and its Cannabis Control Division viol
Gwinnett County officials held off Tuesday on formally reducing the penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. County officials are discussing a change to the county’s ordinance that could carry no jail time and lower fines for anyone caught with an ounce or less of the drug. But the Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to table a
Today, the Cannabis Freedom Alliance (CFA) added a new class of membership, Values Members, who share a vision with CFA of ending prohibition in a manner consistent with helping all Americans achieve their full potential and limiting the number of barriers that inhibit innovation and entrepreneurship in a free and open market; and three new working
A former federal law enforcement officer turned Pennsylvania lawmaker became the second Republican state senator to publicly endorse legalizing recreational marijuana in the Keystone State. York County state Sen. Mike Regan, the chairman of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, circulated a co-sponsorship memo late Monday to colleagues soliciting s
Six months after New York legalized marijuana for recreational use, the state is finally getting down to the business of setting the rules for growing, processing and selling it — and ensuring the “social equity” provisions written into the law. The first meeting of the state’s new Cannabis Control Board, which will also regulate non-THC cannabis l
 The Cannabis Control Board, the five-member panel charged with approving the comprehensive regulatory framework for the state’s cannabis industry, will hold its first public meeting Tuesday. The board, which had its final appointments by Gov. Kathy Hochul last month, will oversee licensing of cannabis businesses and the approval of various actions
More than six months after Texas legalized hemp, marijuana prosecution cases fell dramatically, with prosecutors filing fewer criminal charges while unleashing a struggle for police departments who now need to test substances in private labs, in order to prove illegal marijuana possession. Since Gov. Greg Abbott signed the legalization of hemp at t
What if you could turn your work shed into a legal marijuana grow house? It’s really a possibility that Florida voters may get a chance to vote on it next year. The constitutional amendment being proposed would allow those 21 and older to grow their own marijuana. But it could only be grown inside a locked room. Eli Joyce with the grassroots group
While some Republican legislators won’t support cannabis legalization in Wisconsin, bills to further criminalize cannabis continue to be introduced. On Thursday, the GOP-majority Assembly Committee on Substance Abuse and Prevention held a hearing on a bill (AB-440) that would enhance felony penalties associated with butane hash oil and related prod
Officials with the Hancock County PACE Team, including K-9 Manni, assisted in a drug bust along Interstate-70 in Henry County. The catch netted 400 pounds of sealed marijuana worth an estimated $1.4 million in street value, officials said. The Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement or PACE Team is a multi-jurisdiction, law enforcement task force consistin
Illegal activity within the medical marijuana industry was among the topics discussed at the recent interim study hearing at the Oklahoma State Capitol. "This is very near and dear to my heart in Northwest Oklahoma," District Attorney Chris Boring shared. "It's bad. I hope that you guys can find some solutions and help us deal with this problem." L
Okay, we know that NASA's international space station and other such spacecraft can pick up a heck of a lot of what's happening here on the third planet from the sun, but an indoor cannabis farm?  Last week, authorities in Nevada, along with an impressive backup of national law enforcers, raided what they called the largest illegal marijuana grow i
A total of $1.5 million in state funding will be coming to three North Coast counties to fight what officials are calling the "worst of the worst" illegal cannabis grows. North Coast Sen. Mike McGuire; alongside Mendocino County Supervisor John Haschak and the sheriffs of Trinity, Mendocino, and Humboldt Counties; announced Wednesday that the fundi
  Civil rights group Mano Amiga, based out of San Marcos, is pushing to decriminalize marijuana in Hays County and its plan of action is to include it as part of a ballot measure next year. What You Need To Know Civil rights group Mano Amiga works to decriminalize marijuana in Hays County Mano Amiga's plan is to include it as part of a ballot measu
Partially motivated by funding concerns, two prominent hemp-growing states recently decided to let the Department of Agriculture regulate hemp within their borders, and others are still in the process of deciding whether to hand over authority to USDA as the pilot programs authorized under the 2014 farm bill expire at the end of this year. Four tri
An applicant hopeful for one of Broomfield’s three lottery-based marijuana licenses filed a lawsuit Monday against the Broomfield city and county clerk and 16 other applicants after Broomfield declined to disqualify the entities which submitted multiple applications. Centroid Holdings, Inc., which operates as Terrapin Care Station and submitted an