- Pot limits for Colorado tourists could be on the way out Updated: Apr-29-16 9:11 pm
DENVER - Colorado's tourists would be able to buy as much marijuana as residents, if a bill moving through the state Legislature passes.
- The Latest: Maine boosts availability of overdose antidote Updated: Apr-29-16 6:30 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Latest on veto votes by the Maine Legislature (all times local):
- NJ Weedman: Officials 'exaggerated big-time' in pot charges Updated: Apr-29-16 12:44 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman says authorities "exaggerated big-time" in charging him with distributing pot from his restaurant and cannabis church.
- Nebraska, Oklahoma join suit to halt Colorado marijuana law Updated: Apr-29-16 10:34 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson and his counterpart in Oklahoma are joining a lawsuit aimed at halting legal marijuana in Colorado.
- Vermont Speaker open to nonbinding vote on legalizing pot Updated: Apr-28-16 2:46 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives says having a nonbinding vote on whether to legalize marijuana in the state is the best way to gauge public opinion on the issue.
- Marijuana legalization clears hurdle to Maine ballot Updated: Apr-27-16 10:11 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A referendum proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Maine has met the threshold to appear on the November ballot, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Wednesday.
- Alaska weighing rules to allow use of pot at licensed stores Updated: Apr-27-16 9:59 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Some activists have a vision for Alaska's upstart marijuana industry that could have Anchorage looking more like Amsterdam in the years ahead.
- The Latest: Alaska floats rules for pot use at certain shops Updated: Apr-27-16 9:26 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Latest on regulations intended to allow use of marijuana in some Alaska businesses that will sell pot. (all times local):
- Wyoming legislators continue to struggle with marijuana laws Updated: Apr-27-16 7:17 pm
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyoming - Wyoming lawmakers continue to wrestle with setting criminal penalties for possession of marijuana edibles that are increasingly coming in from Colorado and other states where the drug is legal.
- School superintendents oppose pot legalization question Updated: Apr-27-16 3:57 pm
BOSTON - School superintendents say they're concerned about a proposed ballot question that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Massachusetts.
- The Latest: Marijuana legalization clears hurdle to ballot Updated: Apr-27-16 2:56 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The Latest on a referendum proposal to legalize marijuana in Maine (all times local):
- Industrial hemp pilot program backed by House lawmakers Updated: Apr-27-16 7:53 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State Rep. Jack Montoucet wants to study the growing of industrial hemp. But first he had to persuade his colleagues he wasn't creating a path toward legalizing marijuana.
- Colorado Editorial Roundup Updated: Apr-27-16 5:25 am
The Aurora Sentinel, April 20, on Colorado schools having Native American mascots and names:
- King County Council imposes 4-month moratorium on pot shops Updated: Apr-26-16 8:03 pm
SEATTLE - The Metropolitan King County Council has imposed an emergency moratorium on pot businesses in unincorporated areas.
- Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction? Updated: Apr-26-16 3:44 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers.
- Denver limits pot shops, giving dispensaries permanent lock Updated: Apr-26-16 11:39 am
DENVER - Denver's 421 marijuana businesses now have a permanent lock on the industry.
- Arkansas AG approves wording of marijuana proposal Updated: Apr-25-16 6:47 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has approved the wording of a proposal to legalize recreational and medical marijuana, allowing supporters to begin gathering signatures to put the measure on the November ballot.
- Washington pot activists to meet with White House officials Updated: Apr-25-16 1:50 am
WASHINGTON - Leaders of a successful initiative to legalize marijuana in the District of Columbia will be meeting with White House officials to argue that marijuana shouldn't be classified as a dangerous drug.
- Without a referendum, Vermont may lag in push to OK pot Updated: Apr-24-16 9:46 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The cartoon joint, bruised and battered to represent a bill to legalize marijuana in Vermont, laments that "they're gutting me in the House." A smoother, happier joint, representing Massachusetts, replies, "Dude, I'm serious! You gotta try a hit of this citizen's initiative stuff!"
- Minnesota law agencies warn of marijuana wax danger Updated: Apr-23-16 4:46 pm
ROBBINSDALE, Minnesota - Law enforcement agencies in Minnesota are warning of a rise in seizures of a potent marijuana concentrate.
- Oklahoma law enforcement on lookout for Colorado marijuana Updated: Apr-23-16 3:11 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Law enforcement officials say arrests for marijuana possession in the Oklahoma Panhandle have risen sharply since Colorado legalized the drug in 2014.
- Fruit-shaped pot treats banned under bill approved Friday Updated: Apr-22-16 6:33 pm
DENVER - A ban on pot-infused gummy bears and marijuana edibles that resemble fruits has passed the Colorado House.
- Mexico proposes raising limit on decriminalized pot to 1 oz Updated: Apr-21-16 5:17 pm
MEXICO CITY - President Enrique Pena Nieto said Thursday that he will ask Mexico's Congress to raise the limit on decriminalized marijuana for personal use to 28 grams, or about one ounce.
- Senate defeats effort to decriminalize marijuana Updated: Apr-21-16 2:11 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Senate lawmakers on Thursday rejected an effort to remove criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of pot, leaving New Hampshire as the only New England state without some form of marijuana decriminalization.
- UN hears major differences on global approach to drug use Updated: Apr-21-16 12:34 am
UNITED NATIONS - Jamaica defended its decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana. Iran said it seized 620 tons of different types of drugs last year and is helping protect the world from "the evils of addiction." Cuba opposed the legalization of drugs or declaring them harmless.