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Schumer’s 4/20 Plans: Introduce Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

April 19, 2018 |

Chuck Schumer will introduce a bill Friday —which is, appropriately, 4/20—to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, the Senate minority leader tells VICE News in an interview set to air in full on HBO Thursday night. “I’ve seen too many people’s lives ruined because they had small amounts of…

Cops Claim Mice Ate Half a Ton of Marijuana

April 15, 2018 |

“The mice ate the marijuana” was an excuse no more believable than “the dog ate my homework” for authorities in Argentina, where eight police officers have been fired over the disappearance of around 1,200 pounds of pot. The officers in Pinar, roughly 40 miles west of Buenos Aires, argued…

Vegas Airport Lets Flyers Dump Marijuana Before Taking Off

February 25, 2018 |

The Las Vegas airport has installed boxes where folks leaving Sin City can dispose of their stash of marijuana before flying, no questions asked. Per SFGate , the city’s main hub for air travel, McCarran International Airport, installed the “amnesty boxes” following a vote by the Clark County Commission last year…

Federal Suit on Marijuana Features 12-Year-Old

February 13, 2018 |

Though there’s no indication it’ll be any more successful than the many complaints it follows, a federal lawsuit is challenging the Trump administration’s policy of banning marijuana at the federal level—and is led by a 12-year-old girl. The case brought against the Justice Department by five plaintiffs—including Alexis…

City Will Dismiss or Reduce up to 8K Marijuana Convictions

February 1, 2018 |

California’s Proposition 64—in addition to legalizing recreational marijuana—allows people convicted of marijuana-related crimes in the past to petition for their convictions to be reduced, dismissed, or expunged, the Los Angeles Times reports. But over the past year in San Francisco, only 23 people did so. “So instead of…

Recreational marijuana is legal in California but you still can’t smoke it at work or in your car

January 4, 2018 |

Legal sales of recreational marijuana may have begun Monday, but don’t expect big changes in the workplace or in public.

Michelle Lee Flores, partner at national law firm Cozen O’Connor who specializes in labor and employment law, said that while employees may think the new law could give them…

L.A. Times – Business

With clock ticking down to legalization, marijuana becomes a suburban affair

December 29, 2017 |

All that’s left of the onions at the Wheeler Farms shed here is the smell. The only crop around it is the field of discarded shopping bags flagged to the thorns of desert weeds.

For cannabis power couple Lisa and Bob Selan, though, this drive-by plot of high desert in suburban Antelope Valley could…

L.A. Times – Business

Labor unions see organizing California marijuana workers as a way to grow

December 25, 2017 |

Unions have caught a whiff of a rare opportunity to organize a whole new set of workers as recreational marijuana becomes legal in California.

The United Farm Workers, Teamsters and United Food and Commercial Workers are looking to unionize the tens of thousands of potential workers involved in…

L.A. Times – Business

California’s top marijuana regulator talks about what to expect Jan. 1, when legal pot market opens

December 25, 2017 |

California’s legal pot market opens for business on Jan. 1. The day will be a milestone, but what exactly will happen then and, especially, in the weeks and months to come is unclear.

Lori Ajax, the state’s top pot regulator, has been at the center of the effort to establish rules for a legal pot…

L.A. Times – Business

Doctors Claim 1st Documented Fatal Marijuana Overdose

November 16, 2017 |

In news that could change what we thought we knew about marijuana, as well as alter the progress of marijuana legalization, two doctors in Colorado say they’ve documented the first-ever fatal marijuana overdose. The DEA says no deaths from marijuana overdoses have ever been reported, and the National Institutes of…