marijuana News

Pot Producers Are Pushing to Clamp Down on Delta-8 THC

A little-known substance derived from hemp is flying off the shelves of U.S. gas stations and smoke shops, offering users a cheap and convenient high even in states where marijuana isn’t legal. But large cannabis producers are now pushing to …

Cannabis Boom Creates Fears of Increasing Illicit Trade

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — On a sunny spring day in Southern Oregon’s Illinois Valley, Mason Walker is showing off rows of neatly planted marijuana. “We have a permanent trellising system that’s installed almost in a vineyard style,” Walker, co-owner …

Pot Sellers, Shunned by Banks, Stash Cash; a ‘Recipe for Disaster’

The U.S. cannabis business has a very particular cashflow problem — too much of it. Marijuana can be sold legally in 36 U.S. states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) for medical use and in 15 of them and in …

N.J. Supreme Upholds Order to Reimburse Work Comp Claimant for Marijuana

The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a construction company to reimburse a workers’ compensation claimant for marijuana that was prescribed to relieve his back pain caused by a work injury. The high court rejected M&K Construction’s argument that …

California County to Pay $10M After Shooting, Paralyzing Man

SAN FRANCISCO — A Northern California county has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to settle a lawsuit by a Silicon Valley software engineer who was having a mental health crisis when a deputy shot him, paralyzing him from the …

Mass. Holds the Line on Reimbursement for Marijuana, but Some States Pushing Further

Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Tuesday that a workers’ compensation insurer cannot be required to reimburse a claimant for the cost of marijuana he used to curb chronic pain from a workplace accident, as long as the substance remains illegal under …

Election Could Stoke US Marijuana Market, Sway Congress

Voters in four states from different regions of the country could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day, and a sweep would highlight how public acceptance of cannabis is cutting across geography, demographics and the nation’s deep political divide. …

Mother Sues Hospital For Test That Led To Child Abuse Probe

A mother is suing a Pittsburgh hospital after she says it collected and drug tested her urine without her consent and reported a false positive result to child protective services, launching a child abuse investigation. This is the second such …

Unwitting Insurers May Be Subsidizing Marijuana Grow Houses

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — While California has a $1.4 billion legal marijuana market, a black market of perhaps equal size is thriving. Some enterprising growers are working on ways to get home insurers to cover their capital costs. A presentation …

California Considers Calling THC in Pot a Risk to Moms-To-Be

LOS ANGELES — More than three years after California voters broadly legalized marijuana, a state panel is considering if its potent, high-inducing chemical _ THC _ should be declared a risk to pregnant women and require warnings. Studies have indicated …