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    CHICAGO (CBS) — In the first six months of legal recreational marijuana, the State of Illinois raked in $52 million in taxes. A quarter of that will go to communities hit hardest by the war on drugs through the Restore, Reinvest and Renew Program. So far users have spent almost $240 million on pot. RELATED: Recreational Marijuana Business Booms Amid Stay-At-Home Order | The Rules Regarding Recreational Marijuana In Illinois The Pritzker administration collected $34.7 million in cannabis excise taxes, and...
    After a slow April for Colorado dispensaries, marijuana sales rebounded in May, racking up the states highest monthly sales total since recreational pot shops opened in 2014. According to state Department of Revenue data, Colorado dispensaries sold almost $192.2 million worth of marijuana products in May. Thats about 11 percent higher than the states previous monthly high of $173.2 million, set in August of 2019. Jumping 23 percent month-over-month from April (and the 4/20 holiday), Mays sales were boosted by $149.1...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The calls to legalize recreational marijuana are growing in Pennsylvania, along with the state’s deficit. Lt. Governor John Fetterman took to Twitter early this week, saying he wishes the state would tap into the cash crop to lessen the blow of the $3.2 billion deficit. Tonight on @KDKA: I’m interviewing PA Lt. Governor @FettermanLt about why he thinks *now* is the time to legalize marijuana as PA faces a $3.2 billion deficit. @KDKA https://t.co/UHANbb1NOd — MEGHAN SCHILLER...
    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...
    NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WLS) -- You may soon be able to buy recreational marijuana in Naperville. The Zoning Commission is meeting to discuss the topic Monday night.RELATED: Illinois Weed Legalization GuideA workshop will be held at 7 p.m., where theyll talk about the citys current medical marijuana guidelines, and whether they will reverse last falls decision to ban recreational marijuana sales.RELATED: Naperville residents rally against sale of recreational marijuanaEMBED More News Videos Naperville residents held a rally against the sale of...
    By LINDSEY TANNER | The Associated Press Laws legalizing recreational marijuana may lead to more traffic deaths, two new studies suggest, although questions remain about how they might influence driving habits. Previous research has had mixed results and the new studies, published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, can’t prove that the traffic death increases they found were caused by marijuana use. One study found an excess 75 traffic deaths per year after retail sales began in Colorado in January 2014,...
    Laws legalizing recreational marijuana may lead to more traffic deaths, two new studies suggest, although questions remain about how they might influence driving habits. Previous research has had mixed results and the new studies, published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, can’t prove that the traffic death increases they found were caused by marijuana use. One study found an excess 75 traffic deaths per year after retail sales began in Colorado in January 2014, compared with states without similar laws. But...
    Colorado marijuana dispensaries saw a noticeable drop in sales in April despite the 4/20 holiday, according to the state Department of Revenue. Aprils total of $148.5 million in marijuana sales represents a 7.8 percent drop from Marchs tally of more than $161 million. While dispensaries usually dont break monthly sales records in April (for six of the last seven years, April figures have fallen short of Marchs), this was still an unusually large decrease.  Also unusual: Medical marijuana sales, stuck below the...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — In a highly unusual move, the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a second round of arguments in a battle about whether the state has properly carried out a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana. Justices heard arguments in May in a lawsuit filed by Florigrown, a Tampa-based firm that has challenged the constitutionality of a 2017 law that was designed to carry out the constitutional amendment. The case centers on parts of the law...
    Americans spent more money on marijuana last year than on toothpaste, hard seltzer and over-the-counter sleep aids combined, according to an analysis from Marijuana Business Daily, a cannabis trade industry publication. Americans spent an estimated $10.6 billion to $13 billion on legal marijuana in 2019, according to the analysis. By 2024, cannabis industry revenue could exceed what Americans spend on craft beer. Sales are on track this year to exceed $15 billion, but the coronavirus pandemic and the...
    Iraq War veteran Sean Worsley (pictured), who suffers from a traumatic brain injury and PTSD, is facing up to five years in prison after he was arrested in Alabama for having medical marijuana  A black disabled Army veteran, who was arrested in Alabama in 2016 for having medical marijuana, is now facing up to five years in prison.  Iraq War veteran Sean Worsley, now 33, who suffers from a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), was on...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other charges is asking the Minnehaha County Commission to forgive nearly $80,000 in public defender legal fees. With credit for time served in a juvenile detention center, Alex Lingor was given 65 days in jail after pleading guilty to second-degree manslaughter, aggravated assault and distribution of marijuana to a minor following the 2017 death of 15-year-old Kareem Cisse. The teen was killed when he crashed...
    44-year-old South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison wants to take Lindsey Grahams U.S. Senate seat blue and says his home state needs leaders in Washington who understand the challenges of the 21st century.Saul Loeb | AFP via Getty Images CNBC.com is interviewing candidates for federal office this summer to gain insight into their political vision for the U.S. and how it can impact the economic outlook for the 37% of the 2020 electorate that is from the millennial and Gen Z...
              Law enforcement officers in Nashville have arrested yet another felon and charged him with having a firearm. Per the law, convicted felons may not have guns. “The stop of a Nissan Maxima late Thursday night for having an expired temporary license plate has led to the arrest of convicted felon Daizjohn Sawyers, 21 (pictured above), and a 15-year-old for gun and felony marijuana possession,” according to a press release Metro Nashville officials published...
    After a slow April for Colorado dispensaries, marijuana sales were strong in May, racking up the states highest monthly sales total since recreational pot shops opened in 2014. According to state Department of Revenue data, Colorado dispensaries sold almost $192.2 million worth of marijuana products in May. Thats about 11 percent higher than the states previous monthly high of $173.2 million, set in August of 2019. Jumping 23 percent month-over-month from April (and the 4/20 holiday), Mays sales were boosted by...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The posters started blanketing light posts just a few weeks after the city entered what would be a monthslong stay-at-home order. Vividly colored and bearing a three-headed mushroom, they asked Washingtonians to “reform laws for plant and fungi medicines” by making natural psychedelics “the lowest level police enforcement priority.” It was the start of an underdog campaign that just managed a truly improbable political feat: a successful grassroots petition drive conducted entirely under pandemic lockdown conditions. Last...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The posters started blanketing light posts just a few weeks after the city entered what would be a monthslong stay-at-home order. Vividly colored and bearing a three-headed mushroom, they asked Washingtonians to “reform laws for plant and fungi medicines” by making natural psychedelics “the lowest level police enforcement priority.” It was the start of an underdog campaign that just managed a truly improbable political feat: a successful grassroots petition drive conducted entirely under pandemic lockdown conditions. Last...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The posters started blanketing light posts just a few weeks after the city entered what would be a monthslong stay-at-home order. Vividly colored and bearing a three-headed mushroom, they asked Washingtonians to “reform laws for plant and fungi medicines” by making natural psychedelics “the lowest level police enforcement priority.” It was the start of an underdog campaign that just managed a truly improbable political feat: a successful grassroots petition drive conducted entirely under pandemic lockdown conditions. Last...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The posters started blanketing light posts just a few weeks after the city entered what would be a monthslong stay-at-home order. Vividly colored and bearing a three-headed mushroom, they asked Washingtonians to “reform laws for plant and fungi medicines” by making natural psychedelics “the lowest level police enforcement priority.” It was the start of an underdog campaign that just managed a truly improbable political feat: a successful grassroots petition drive conducted entirely under pandemic lockdown conditions....
    By ASHRAF KHALIL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The posters started blanketing light posts just a few weeks after the city entered what would be a monthslong stay-at-home order. Vividly colored and bearing a three-headed mushroom, they asked Washingtonians to “reform laws for plant and fungi medicines” by making natural psychedelics “the lowest level police enforcement priority.” It was the start of an underdog campaign that just managed a truly improbable political feat: a successful grassroots petition drive conducted entirely...
    Officers with the High Point, North Carolina, Police Department were swarmed by a “hostile crowd” of 50 people after searching a home during a drug bust, police said. Police responded to a search of an address on the 1100 block of Campbell Street on Thursday when a “hostile crowd” of about 50 people showed up in front of the residence, WJZY reported. As officers were trying to leave the property after making some arrests, police say several large disturbances kept...
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have dropped charges against the driver of a commercial truck found to contain nearly 9,500 pounds (4,300 kilograms) of marijuana as it entered the United States from Canada. Prabjot Nagra, a citizen of India, was returned to Canada following a court hearing on Thursday, court records indicate. In a statement to Investigative Post, U.S. Attorney James Kennedy, Jr. said the charges were dismissed to give the government more time to investigate what Nagra knew...
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The state of Missouri is investigating a St. Louis company that it says approved 600 fake medical marijuana certifications. State investigators say Lou Moynihan, 33, knew or participated in the fraudulent activity that likely occurred through telemedicine visits when the company, WeedCerts, launched last year. In a Facebook post by Moynihan on June 22, days after the state announced its investigation, WeedCerts said it had alerted the state to the potential fraud in May, according...
    A Durango marijuana dispensary has issued a recall over concerns regarding banned pesticide use during plant production, according to the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division. Kinfolk Farms LLC marijuana cultivation, doing business in Durango as Kinfolk Farms, has recalled two marijuana harvest batches after the MED and the Colorado Department of Health and Public Environment determined that growers were using banned pesticides. The recalled strains are Blue Dream (batch number: BlueDream021720) and Mai Tai (batch number: MaiTaiFR11292020), with the cultivation license number 403R-00378;...
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City will no longer punish people for marijuana possession, effectively decriminalizing it throughout much of the city. City council members voted 9-4 on Thursday to strip the crime from the city code, The Kansas City Star reported. The change does not legalize its recreational use or change Missouri law. Users can still be charged for possession by county prosecutors who decide to pursue those cases. Kansas City residents voted overwhelmingly in 2017 to eliminate...