(NEW YORK) -- In the last four months, five states have legalized recreational marijuana, meaning now 30% of the country allows its adult residents to possess and use cannabis. At least two more states are poised to be added to that list following the passage... Read More.
By Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News(ALLEN, Texas) -- The arrest and shocking death of Marvin Scott III in police custody have put a spotlight again on the racial disparities for marijuana arrests.Scott, a 26-year-old Black man, was arrested on... Read More.
By Ivan Pereira, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The New York state legislature formally voted to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana for adults and expunge the records of people previously convicted of possession.Shortly after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, the... Read More.
By DR. STEPHANIE WIDMER, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- New York State is on the brink of legalizing marijuana for recreational use -- following the footsteps of several other states -- but experts warn it could lead to more overdoses in kids.
By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The Empire State could soon become the 15th U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana.Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced late Saturday night... Read More.
By AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- New York is close to becoming the latest state to legalize recreational marijuana, sources in the state legislature told ABC News.State lawmakers are nearing an agreement and will introduce bills to... Read More.
By JON HAWORTH, ABC News (LOWELL, Ind.) -- More than half a ton of marijuana with a street value upwards of $8 million was discovered by a sharp-nosed police dog during a routine traffic stop in northwest Indiana.The incident occurred at... Read More.
By: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- New Jersey has officially become the latest state to permit recreational marijuana use.The New Jersey state legislature approved a series of bills Monday that regulates the sale of cannabis to anyone over... Read More.
By JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives took a historic vote Friday to pass a bill for the first time that would federally decriminalize marijuana.What does that mean and what happens next? Here is a... Read More.
By JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in congressional history, the House of Representatives voted to pass a measure that would decriminalize marijuana use at the federal level -- months after pulling the bill amid worries the... Read More.
By JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in congressional history, House Democrats are poised for a vote Friday on a long-shot measure that would decriminalize marijuana use at the federal level -- months after pulling the bill... Read More.
By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A majority of voters in five states, both red and blue, passed ballot measures that legalized marijuana on Election Day.This show of support at the polls will put more pressure on... Read More.