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    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...
    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...
    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...
    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.
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles moved Wednesday to reboot its legal marijuana market as the city works to change how it regulates the struggling industry.The City Council gave initial approval to changes to expand licensing and get more assistance to operators who endured the consequences of the nations war on drugs.Broad legal sales kicked off in California in 2018, but the citys pot economy has had an up-and-down start as illegal sales flourish and cannabis companies say almost everything...
    By MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles moved Wednesday to reboot its once-promising legal marijuana market, giving initial approval to changes large and small to expand licensing and get more assistance to operators who endured the consequences of the nation’s war on drugs. Broad legal sales kicked off in California in 2018, and at that time Los Angeles was expected to quickly establish itself as a world-leading cannabis economy. But that never happened. Instead, robust...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles moved Wednesday to reboot its once-promising legal marijuana market, giving initial approval to changes large and small to expand licensing and get more assistance to operators who endured the consequences of the nation’s war on drugs. Broad legal sales kicked off in California in 2018, and at that time Los Angeles was expected to quickly establish itself as a world-leading cannabis economy. But that never happened. Instead, robust illegal sales continue to outpace the...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles moved Wednesday to reboot its once-promising legal marijuana market, giving initial approval to changes large and small to expand licensing and get more assistance to operators who endured the consequences of the nation’s war on drugs. Broad legal sales kicked off in California in 2018, and at that time Los Angeles was expected to quickly establish itself as a world-leading cannabis economy. But that never happened. Instead, robust illegal sales continue to outpace the...
    On June 16, Adams County became one of Colorados first counties to consider marijuana-friendly businesses, but the conversation was quickly put on hold as county commissioners review a new state law intended to advance marijuana industry ownership among people in communities harmed by the drug war. A bill creating an applicant definition for the states marijuana business accelerator licenses and future social equity programs — as well as allowing Governor Jared Polis to mass pardon former marijuana possession charges of two...
    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...
    The manager of a Mountainside Fitness is facing possible jail time for keeping his gym open despite Gov. Doug Ducey’s order to close them. Scottsdale Police responded Tuesday morning to multiple reports that the Mountainside Fitness near the corner of 116th Street and Shea Boulevard was operating, a violation of Ducey’s executive order closing gyms, movie theaters, bars and tubing for one month starting the night before. After “providing education” in hopes that they would voluntarily close, police...
    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...
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    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...
    A luxury gym in Phoenix, Arizona, lost two liquor licenses after defying the order to shut down in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Life Time Fitness had two liquor licenses suspended by local officials after keeping their gym doors open. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order shutting down movie theaters, gyms, bars and other businesses for 30 days on Monday. On Tuesday, the licenses for Life Time...
    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...
    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...
    Android app stores have largely observed the license rule since 2016. Apple, however, took a looser approach, allowing developers to publish their games while they waited for authorization, which could take months. Estimates show there are roughly 60,000 affected games in the China App Store, but China’s regulators have only issued around 43,000 licenses since 2010, according to the FT. It’s unclear how Apple was able to skirt this rule for so long, or why it’s cracking down on the...
    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....
    (CBS4) — Coronavirus isn’t stopping people from enjoying the great outdoors. According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, more than 208,000 Coloradans applied for a 2020 fishing license. That’s almost 70,000 more than in 2019! Parks and Wildlife has also seen a small increase in out-of-state visitors applying for licenses. That’s up by about 2,000.