Recreational pot News

Maine’s Largest City Proposes Retail Licensing Rules for Marijuana Businesses

Officials in Maine’s largest city are proposing licensing regulations for recreational and medical marijuana businesses. The Portland Press Herald reports the proposed rules include a cap of 20 recreational marijuana retail locations citywide, a $10,000 annual license fee and a …

Report from New York Health Officials Calls for Pot Legalization

Proposals to permit recreational marijuana use in New York state took a big step forward Friday when state health officials issued a long-awaited report concluding that the benefits of legalization outweigh the risks. The 74-page analysis from the Department of …

Pot Landlord Sues Southern California City Over Marijuana Regulations

A woman who owns a business that claims to be California’s largest landlord of marijuana businesses sued the city of San Bernardino to overturn its pot regulation ordinance that could bar her from the industry. Stephanie Smith, the owner of …

Vermont Legalizes Marijuana, but Lake Champlain is Considered Federal

While possessing small amounts of marijuana will be legal in Vermont later this year, it will remain off-limits on the waters of Lake Champlain. The lake is considered federal water because it borders Canada. The Burlington Free Press reports that …

Lawmakers Consider Again Extending Maine Pot Sales Ban

Maine lawmakers on Tuesday considered a proposal to extend a ban on retail sales of marijuana until May 1 to give the state more time to craft rules about legal pot. Lawmakers in the state are trying once again to …

New Hampshire House Committee Rejects Marijuana Legalization Bill

A bill that would legalize marijuana in New Hampshire has been rejected by a House committee. The Concord Monitor reports the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Tuesday voted not to recommend the bill to the House. Under the …

Vermont Governor Creating Commission for Pot Legalization Issues

Vermont Governor Phil Scott says he’s organizing a commission to study issues related to the legalization of marijuana and will announce members in the next few days. Vermont Public Radio reports retail outlets in Maine and Massachusetts will begin selling …

Legalized Marijuana Takes Hold in Maine

The first tangible results of state voters’ decision to legalize marijuana are being felt as possession and home growth of marijuana becomes legal in Maine. Voters narrowly passed the ballot question in November, and the waiting period between the vote …

Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Once Again in Front of California Voters

For the second time in six years, California voters will consider legalizing recreational use of marijuana. This time, supporters of the move have much more financial backing and professional campaign help than they did in 2010. And polls show Proposition …