(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden announced Friday he was granting clemency to nearly a dozen people who have been serving long prison sentences for non-violent drug offenses.The president also announced he was signing a proclamation to pardon certain marijuana offenses, building on action he... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Biden administration is rethinking how it classifies marijuana under a federal list of drugs, a move that could allow the cannabis industry to save potentially billions in federal taxes each year because it would allow producers to write off their business... Read More.
(SAN DIEGO) -- The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded over $158 million in illegal drugs in San Diego on Monday stemming from a drug-bust operation, officials said in a news release.More than 11,600 pounds of cocaine and 5,500 pounds of marijuana were confiscated during counternarcotics... Read More.
(BOSTON) -- Authorities questioned serial rape suspect Matthew Nilo back in July of 2008 about a suspected sexual assault after he was arrested for marijuana possession in Boston's North End, a spokesperson for the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office told ABC News.Nilo was arrested July... Read More.
(JACKSON, Miss.) -- Reports of children in Mississippi who found and ate marijuana-laced candies and chocolates at home resulting in emergency room visits increased sharply last year, the state's poison control center said in a statement.In 2019, the medical center received two calls concerning... Read More.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Between 2000 and 2020, reports to poison centers for child and teen marijuana use increased by 245%, according to a new study from the Oregon Health and Science University.The researchers analyzed more than 330,000 reports in the National Poison Data System... Read More.
(HENNESSEY, Okla.) -- The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation identified a suspect in a quadruple homicide at a marijuana farm outside a small town in Oklahoma, but won't release the person's name because doing so would put others in danger, the agency said Tuesday.Police... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- People who smoke marijuana were more likely to have certain types of lung damage than people who smoked cigarettes, according to a new study that reviewed lung scans of smokers. The researchers who led the study say their findings suggest smoking... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Legalized recreational marijuana is coming to Maryland and Missouri, but failed to become a reality in North Dakota, South Dakota and Arkansas, according to election results from ballot measures.The 2022 election referendums in the five states, which currently offer medicinal marijuana to... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden on Thursday announced he's pardoning all Americans who've been convicted of simple marijuana possession under federal law, coming closer to keeping a 2020 campaign promise to try to get the drug decriminalized a little more than a month before... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden on Thursday announced he is taking executive action to pardon Americans who've been convicted of simple marijuana possession under federal law.The action will benefit 6,500 people with prior federal convictions and thousands of others charged under the District of... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults has reached a new high.Use of marijuana and hallucinogens by 19- to 30-year-olds reached their highest levels since tracking began in 1988, according to a new Monitoring the Future panel study supported by the... Read More.