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    The Santa Barbara County grand jury criticized county supervisors this week for allowing “unfettered access” to marijuana lobbyists as the board voted to let cannabis cultivation explode in the Santa Ynez Valley region and Carpinteria with little regulation and a flimsy tax regime that has deprived the county of millions of dollars. The 26-page report released Tuesday cited emails showing the close relationship that developed between the industry and two supervisors, along with a lead member of the county executive...
    Colorado might have been the first state to allow recreational sales of marijuana, but since 2014 its been joined by many others. Still, the opportunity to buy weed always makes this state a little more fun to visit. Still, shopping and, more important, using these marijuana products come with a whole set of guidelines. To keep you out of trouble and clear up any confusion during your visit to Colorado, here are the important state laws and rules to know....
    How to measure cannabis intoxication has been an unsolvable equation, despite the spread of legalization. Roadside blood tests and breathalyzers can detect THC in our bodies, but tolerance and time of consumption dramatically affect how impaired we really are. Regular users can still have high amounts of THC in their blood after not consuming pot for more than a day, while novice users can be significantly impaired hours after smoking, despite not having high enough THC levels in their blood...
    California Film Commissioner on Pandemic Hurdles and Rethinking Police Ties: None of This Will Be Easy They just turn a blind eye: Amazon Air contractors face safety risks as new coronavirus outbreaks emerge Darren McCarty used to tamper with drug tests. Now his marijuana brand is on the market Drug tests were like a circus for former Detroit Red Wings player Darren McCarty during his playing days. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT District attorney wont retry 2013...
    Dear Stoner: Im trying to convince a friend to clear an old weed charge. How does he sign up for the new pardon law that passed?Kage Dear Kage: Governor Jared Polis signed the bill youre referring to on June 29 after a quick, late run through the Colorado Legislature. The measure, originally drafted to define social equity applicants in the marijuana industry, was amended to give Polis the power to grant pardons to people charged with possession of two ounces of...
    MS Patients Turn to Marijuana, Other Alternative Treatments
    Summer is the season of travel, but driving over invisible lines brings different rules everywhere you go. And if theres one set of rules any joint-smoking wanderer needs to know when crossing into other states, its the marijuana laws there. Colorado may be a big safety bubble for recreational marijuana users, but none of the surrounding states feel the same fondness for the plant. Driving over the border and into another state in a car with Colorado plates still gains...
    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (CBS) — More than 80 new marijuana licenses would have been announced Wednesday, but an executive order issued by Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday delayed them. Now, those licenses meant to expand and diversify the industry could actually be forcing social equity applicants out. CBS 2’s Tara Molina talked to one of those applicants, who said they need an answer from the state soon. Nakisha Hobbs and her partners have been making plans for months, waiting to see...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a makeover of its widely criticized marijuana licensing program to enlist more operators who endured the consequences of the nation’s war on drugs. Approved unanimously and without debate, the changes are designed to provide an increase in licenses for so-called social-equity operators — people, many of color, who were arrested or convicted of a marijuana-related offense, and lower-income residents who live, or have lived, in neighborhoods marked by...
    By ASTRID GALVAN, The Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona said Wednesday they turned in 420,000 petition signatures — far more than needed to get the measure on the November ballot despite challenges posed by the coronavirus. Organizers of the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, which would legalize recreational marijuana use by people 21 and over, said they began gathering voters signatures last September. By the time the coronavirus halted life as usual in...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a makeover of its widely criticized marijuana licensing program to enlist more operators who endured the consequences of the nation’s war on drugs. Approved unanimously and without debate, the changes are designed to provide an increase in licenses for so-called social-equity operators — people, many of color, who were arrested or convicted of a marijuana-related offense, and lower-income residents who live, or have lived, in neighborhoods marked by...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona said Wednesday they turned in 420,000 petition signatures — far more than needed to get the measure on the November ballot despite challenges posed by the coronavirus. Organizers of the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, which would legalize recreational marijuana use by people 21 and over, said they began gathering voters’ signatures last September. By the time the coronavirus halted life as usual in March, the group had only...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona said Wednesday they turned in 420,000 petition signatures — far more than needed to get the measure on the November ballot despite challenges posed by the coronavirus. Organizers of the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, which would legalize recreational marijuana use by people 21 and over, said they began gathering voters’ signatures last September. By the time the coronavirus halted life as usual in March, the group had only...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville District Attorney General Glenn Funk announced on Wednesday that his office will no longer prosecute individuals for possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana. “Marijuana charges do little to promote public health, and even less to promote public safety, a news release explaining the decision said. The new policy will benefit people who would otherwise have to deal with criminal charges and possible jail time with corresponding negative consequences to their employment and housing....
    A Denver brewery and commercial marijuana cultivator are both saving trees and growing weed, thanks to an emissions recycling partnership. Earlier this year, Denver Beer Co. and the Clinic dispensary announced a plan in which the Clinics marijuana growers would use the carbon dioxide produced during Denver Beers fermentation process as a growing supplement. The first installment of a pilot program unveiled by the state departments of Energy and Public Health and Environment in January, the partnership has since saved 92 trees worth...
    State Police responding to a domestic dispute found a marijuana grow house that they said was operated by a Sussex County ex-con, authorities said.In addition to 140 marijuana plants, troopers reported finding pellet guns and ammunition -- both of which Steven McKenzie, as a convicted felon, is prohibited from having, they said. Troopers responding to McKenzies Stillwater home on June 21 found plastic bags taped over the windows and smelled raw marijuana, the NJ Herald, citing police records, reports. A warranted...
    A man previously convicted of attempted robbery was charged with operating a marijuana facility out of his Sussex County home after police responded on reports of a domestic dispute, authorities said. New Jersey State Police troopers found multiple marijuana plants at the Stillwater home of Steven McKenzie, while responding to reports of a domestic dispute on June 21, Trooper Alejandro Goez said. Officers also smelled raw marijuana and saw plastic bags taped over the windows of the  home on the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The second recreational-only marijuana dispensary in Chicago opens Wednesday, on – believe it or not – Weed Street. As CBS 2’s Tara Molina reported, the opening comes after more licensing delays from the state, with Gov. JB Pritzker signing an executive order delaying 80 licenses indefinitely due to COVID-19. “I think it was meant to be,” said Wren Berger, the director of operations for Windy City Cannabis. “Weed on Weed.” Meant to be or not, opening a...
    California breaks daily record with more than 8,000 new COVID-19 cases This State Just Shut Down Bars For At Least Another Month How to Invest in Marijuana ETFs Investors can gain exposure to the cannabis industry by adding marijuana exchange-traded funds to their portfolio, as a growing number of them began trading in 2019. © (Getty Images) Young green blooming female cannabis plants. The burgeoning market has hit several roadblocks, as some companies like MedMen (ticker: MMEN) burned through...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — If you want to get involved in the cannabis business, you’re going to have to wait a while. Illinois is pushing back its deadline for issuing new licenses to grow, infuse and transport marijuana. The state already delayed the application deadline by six weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic. A new deadline for handing out the licenses has not yet been set.
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man accused of using a drone to try to deliver marijuana and tobacco to Lincoln Correctional Center pleaded no contest Tuesday to the charges. Robert M. Kinser, 38, of Lincoln faces up to four years in prison at his August sentencing. He entered the pleas to charges of attempted delivery of marijuana and attempted conveyance of an article to an inmate, the Lincoln Journal Star reported. An inmate on a work detail in February...
    DENVER (CBS4) — Gov. Jared Polis has signed a new law that allows him to mass pardon individuals who were convicted of possession of marijuana — for up to two ounces — before it was legal in Colorado. House Bill 1424 was designed to offer those Coloradans a clean slate. The bill also makes the legal marijuana industry more accessible to those individuals. (credit: CBS)   “This bill will help overcome decades of inequity in an industry where black people...
    DENVER (CBS4) — Gov. Jared Polis has signed a new law that allows him to mass pardon individuals who were convicted of possession of marijuana — for up to two ounces — before it was legal in Colorado. House Bill 1424 was designed to offer those Coloradans a clean slate. The bill also makes the legal marijuana industry more accessible to those individuals. (credit: CBS)   “This bill will help overcome decades of inequity in an industry where black people...
    Governor Jared Polis has signed a bill that grants him the power to pardon people who were charged with possession of two ounces of marijuana or less before the state legalized the plant in November 2012, and he confirms that he intends to use that power. Originally drafted to define social equity applicants in the marijuana industry, Representative James Colemans House Bill 1424 eventually included an amendment giving Colorado governors the right to issue mass pardons with approval from local judges...
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine marijuana regulators have created new rules about sample collections that are expected to make the states testing system less burdensome. Maine approved adult use marijuana in 2016 and has been in the process of crafting rules and regulations about sales since. The coronavirus pandemic has slowed the rollout in recent months. The Maine Office of Marijuana Policy said the state now has the ability to license and regulate sample collectors. The collectors will be workers...