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Parent of Corona beer bets $3.8 billion on U.S. love of marijuana

August 15, 2018 |

Constellation Brands Inc., which for seven decades has made its money off beer, wine and whiskey, sees its future in a marijuana leaf.

In the biggest (legal) marijuana deal, the Victor, N.Y., beverage company will spend about $ 3.8 billion to boost its stake in Canadian grower Canopy Growth Corp.,…


L.A. Times – Business

Full vending machines. Pot on the pillow. What some California hotels are doing to attract marijuana smokers

June 24, 2018 |

A few months after California legalized recreational use of marijuana, the Desert Hot Springs Inn in the Coachella Valley began advertising itself as cannabis friendly — a place where guests can smoke by the pool or heat up a vaporizer in the rooms.

What surprised innkeeper John Thatcher was not…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump’s Marijuana Comments Put Him at Odds With Sessions

June 9, 2018 |

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to move the nation further away from the legalization of marijuana. His boss? Not so much, apparently. President Trump on Friday suggested he will back legislation currently in the works to end, or at least ease, the federal ban on marijuana, reports NPR . “I probably…
Newser

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…
Newser

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…
Newser

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…
Newser

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…
Newser

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…
Newser

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