January 2018

— Actress Kate Hudson recently shared an adorable photo featuring her legendary mom Goldie Hawn and her equally legendary stepfather Kurt Russell embraced in a cozy-looking cuddle. Read more trending news “Pendleton love birds,” Hudson, 38, captioned the image, referencing the company that makes woolen clothes and blankets like the ones the happy couple are […]

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The Associated Press COLUMBUS  Nine public and private entities in Ohio have applied for licenses to test the quality and potency of medical marijuana, with three of the applicants focusing on locations in central Ohio. The nine total applicants filed to create medical marijuana testing labs, according records released Friday by the Ohio Department of […]

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A budtender displays cannabis at the Higher Path medical marijuana dispensary in the San Fernando Valley Dec. 27, 2017. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) A budtender displays cannabis at the Higher Path medical marijuana dispensary in the…read more at http://ktla.com/2018/01/01/legal-weed-in-california-barack-obama-day-in-illinois-and-other-new-state-laws-for-2018/

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(OAKLAND, Calif.) — It wasn’t exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal retail sales of marijuana, but those who could find the drug celebrated the historic day, lining up early for ribbon cuttings, freebies and offerings ranging from cookies to gummy bears to weed with names like Red Dragon. Jeff Deakin, 66, […]

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Jessica Wehrman Dispatch Washington Bureau @JessicaWehrman ROCKVILLE, Maryland — From the outside, the building is nondescript, your typical medical office nestled near an acupuncturist, a doctor’s office and steps from a CVS pharmacy. From the inside, however, Bill Askinazi says he is watching medical miracles. An example: The 35-year-old man, toes on both feet pointed […]

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Medical marijuana businesses in Florida will have to find banking elsewhere. (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) Florida’s First Green Bank started serving the state’s medical marijuana industry with much fanfare this year, boasting that it was the only financial institution in the state willing to work with marijuana businesses. “I suspect we’ll have the entire industry […]

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By Nick Hamilton | USA Legalizing marijuana needs to happen in 2018. Now, I know exactly what you’re thinking. “Marijuana is bad for our kids.” “Marijuana is bad in general!” Well, it’s really not. In 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there were 33,171 alcohol-induced deaths. That’s 33,171 more deaths than cannabis […]

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CLOSE Joseph Walker, Ringwood police chief, talks about the potential impact of legalized marijuana in New Jersey. David M Zimmer/NorthJersey.com Marijuana and cash seized by police officials in Bergen County.(Photo: File/NorthJersey.com) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — Proponents say legalizing marijuana will increase tax revenue and decrease crime. For local police departments across the nation, the change would usher in a new way […]

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