Marijuana

  • Some Trump supporters unhappy with DOJ’s anti-pot stance

    The Trump administration’s anti-marijuana move has some members of the president’s voting base fuming. Fans of President Donald Trump who use marijuana say Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to tighten federal oversight of the drug is the first time they’ve felt let down by the man they helped elect....
  • High or Dry? California legal pot to test supply pipeline

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most Californians with an urge to smoke a joint will enter the state’s legal marijuana marketplace through a single doorway — at a retail shop. But out of view of those day-to-day sales, the state is ushering in a sprawling, untested system to move pot...
  • Can I buy legal weed today? A Q&A

    (CNN) It was a week of highs and lows for marijuana enthusiasts. Only three days after California opened its first legal weed dispensary, becoming the latest US state to trade in kosher cannabis, a massive reversal from the Justice Department has left the burgeoning industry in doubt. Attorney General...
  • Federal pot policy change sparks confusion, crackdown fears

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – The buzz kill long dreaded in the marijuana industry came just days after California opened what is expected to be the world’s largest legal pot market. The Trump administration announced Thursday that it was ending an Obama-era policy to tread lightly on enforcing U.S. marijuana laws....
  • More Banks Welcome Marijuana Businesses, Federal Data Shows

    A steadily growing number of banks are willing to open accounts for marijuana businesses, according to new federal data. Even as a string of conflicting signals from the Trump administration surrounds the debate about legalization with uncertainty, the number of depository institutions that are actively banking the cannabis industry...
  • Temporary Business Licenses Granted To LA Pot Shops

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — California’s legal marijuana market is finally, fitfully, taking shape. The state on Thursday issued the first batch of business licenses to sell and transport recreational-use pot, just 18 days before legal sales will begin on Jan. 1. The 20 temporary licenses — some of which...
  • Teen busted for allegedly selling pot brownies at Walmart

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. – A 19-year-old was arrested when police said they caught him selling pot brownies at a local Walmart. Douglasville police said Addae Simmons was arrested last week for selling the brownies and other edibles.  Simmons had a major “wake and bake” operation. Teen busted for selling dangerously...
  • Drugs ‘Queenpin’ behind multi-million dollar weed ‘fortress’ is caught ‘netting a fortune and using it to fund lavish lifestyle’ as a respected mom in upscale California neighborhood

    Stephanie Smith, a 43-year-old mother from the upscale neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, was operating a massive pot growing operation    Police received complaints from neighbors of a nearby ’empty’ warehouse that was part of a operation with over 24,000 plants Authorities said the sophisticated operation was like a ‘weed fortress’ with...
  • San Francisco pushes forward with legal marijuana sales

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco leaders have overcome deep divisions about how to regulate legal recreational marijuana in the densely packed city, approving pot-friendly rules that could allow sales to start the first week of January. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors late Tuesday adopted regulations favored by marijuana...