Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press Updated 9:49 am CDT, Friday, September 13, 2019 FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, a man smokes medical marijuana at his home in Belfast, Maine. Sniff and search is no longer the default for police in some of the 33 states that have legalized marijuana. Traditionally, an officer could use the merest whiff of weed to justify a warrantless vehicle search, and whatever turned up could be used as evidence in court. less FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, a man smokes medical marijuana at his home in Belfast, Maine. Sniff and search is no longer the default for police in some of the 33 states that have legalized ... more Photo: Robert F. Bukaty, AP Photo: Robert F. Bukaty, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Nov. … [Read more...] about In era of legal pot, can police search cars based on odor?
Vermont legalizing pot
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........DEVELOPING... Story will be updated as new information can be verified. Updated 5 times AlertMeSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers working to legalize recreational marijuana hit a snag that other states have wrestled with: whether to allow people to grow a few pot plants for personal use.The 10 states that have legalized recreational marijuana have different “home grow” rules, with Michigan allowing individuals to grow as many as 12 plants and Washington state not allowing them to grow any.The question in Illinois was settled Wednesday night when the Senate approved recreational use of marijuana after universal home cultivation of the plant was replaced by a provision allowing only medical-marijuana patients to grow their own.ADVERTISEMENTSkip … [Read more...] about Illinois advances legalized pot after home growing settled
By Kristine Owram Bloomberg Craig Giammona Sun., March 3, 2019 The cannabis industry has added another celebrity. This time it’s Martha Stewart, the 77-year-old lifestyle guru and convicted felon. Stewart, a pal of well-known pot connoisseur Snoop Dogg, is joining Canopy Growth Corp. as an adviser to help develop a new line of cannabis products for pets and people. “I’m especially looking forward to collaborating on developing products that can help people and their treasured animal companions,” said Stewart, who went to prison in 2004 for lying to federal authorities in an insider trading case. Canopy, the world’s most valuable cannabis company, is conducting clinical trials on various cannabis compounds, including CBD, the non-intoxicating hemp component that is showing up in drinks, beauty products, food and a host of consumer products. Vivien Azer, an analyst at Cowen & Co. who tracks the cannabis industry, now thinks the … [Read more...] about Martha dishes up pot as democrats burnish cred: Cannabis Weekly
When it comes to marijuana, Elizabeth Warren of 2012 would probably not recognize Elizabeth Warren of 2019.Seven years ago, Warren opposed legalization. In 2015, the US senator from Massachusetts said she was “open” to it. In 2016, she said, she voted for it privately at the ballot box. Now she’s one of marijuana’s top cheerleaders on Capitol Hill, championing a measure to protect the pot industry in states where it’s legal. Related Links Tracker: See the candidates’ views on marijuana Warren’s evolution is not unique — in fact, 2020 will see the first US presidential race in which every candidate, at least so far, favors some path to legalization.All 12 official Democratic candidates, as well as the potential Republican hopeful and former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld, told the Globe they now support full nationwide legalization, Canada-style. President Trump, meanwhile, has said he supports states’ rights to … [Read more...] about Marijuana legalization and the 2020 presidential race: where the candidates stand
David Klepper, Associated Press Updated 9:43 am CST, Sunday, January 13, 2019 In this April 27, 2015 photo, New York State Assembly member Crystal Peoples-Stokes, stands behind Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, during a news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Peoples-Stokes and Heastie argue that thousands of black and Latino New Yorkers were unfairly targeted by police and prosecutors during decades of the war on drugs. According to Heastie, any marijuana legalization must be accompanied by the expungement of past criminal convictions for marijuana possession. less In this April 27, 2015 photo, New York State Assembly member Crystal Peoples-Stokes, stands behind Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, during a news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Peoples-Stokes ... more Photo: Mike Groll, AP … [Read more...] about Thorny questions threaten to slow legal pot in New York