Marijuana

  • Mitch McConnell just introduced a bill to legalize hemp

    The top Republican in the US Senate wants to legalize hemp. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill on Thursday that would remove federal barriers to hemp, which is derived from the cannabis plant but, as a nonpsychoactive substance, can’t get someone high. Hemp, instead, is typically used...
  • John Boehner Reveals Why He Changed His Stance on Marijuana

    Former Speaker of the House John Boehnerappeared on the Today show to discuss his recently changed stance on marijuana. “I found myself like a lot of Americans over the last 10 years or so beginning to look at this issue a little differently,” Boehner said in an interview with...
  • Police: 420 grams of marijuana, other drugs found on Migos tour bus

    ATLANTA – Police in North Carolina said they followed their noses to the tour bus of rap group Migos and found multiple types of drugs onboard. Three men, none of them members of the popular rap group, were charged with drug possession Thursday night, according to a news release...
  • Marijuana grow house found in same apartment with child living inside, police say

    NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. – Police say they’ve busted a big grow house in an apartment complex. Roswell police say they were called out to the Seven Pines Apartments on Monday night after neighbors complained about marijuana smoke in the 2500 building. “It’s surprising,” a neighbor told Channel 2’s...
  • McConnell wants hemp removed from controlled substance list

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The U.S. Senate’s top leader said Monday he wants to bring hemp production back into the mainstream by removing it from the controlled substances list that now associates it with its cousin – marijuana. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told hemp advocates in his home state...
  • City of South Fulton votes 5-3 to decriminalize marijuana possession

    SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — The City of South Fulton has voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, officials confirm. In a Tuesday vote 5-3, council members passed the proposal that would decriminalize the plant within the new city. The legislation, sponsored by Mayor Pro Tem Mark Baker,...
  • Grandma brings Doritos bag full of drugs to prison for grandson, police say

    FOX NEWS – A Tennessee grandmother was arrested after she brought a Doritos bag full of drugs to a prison, but told police her grandson had tricked her into bringing the banned items.   Sarah Griffin, 68, was visiting her grandson Cody Clements, an inmate at Shelby County Division...
  • Money, Power, Ammunition: Court employee arrested for drug distribution

    BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. – An investigator with DeKalb County Magistrate Court remained behind bars Monday night in Butts County. The Butts County Sheriff’s Office said Marques Smith and another man were arrested late Thursday night on Interstate 75 with a pound of marijuana and several weapons in their vehicle....
  • Thousands of marijuana convictions could be reduced or thrown out

    San Francisco’s district attorney said Wednesday that city prosecutors will toss out or reduce thousands of criminal convictions for marijuana dating back decades, a move allowed under the 2016 state ballot measure legalizing recreational sales of pot. District Attorney George Gascon said his office will dismiss nearly 3,000 misdemeanor cases...