California officials side with marijuana company in new fight over home deliveries
Escalating a legal battle with California cities and counties over where marijuana can be sold, state officials are intervening in a new court fight over home delivery of cannabis in communities that have banned or restricted pot shops. Earlier this month, Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a motion on behalf of the California Bureau of Cannabis Control to join a lawsuit by Salinas-based East of Eden Cannabis Co. against Santa Cruz County, which has banned deliveries by companies it has not licensed.
Like Power, hundreds are now legally buying recreational marijuana all over Canada, but not The supply of recreational marijuana could be limited, at least early on, in some stores. In December 2013, Uruguay was the first country to legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana .
Opening day of legal recreational marijuana sales at the Sierra Wellness Connection and Blum Reno dispensaries in Reno on July 1 , 2017. Nevada had the chance to become the first state to legalize recreational marijuana in 2002, but voters The lines were longest during the midnight celebration
ANN ARBOR — Nearly two hours before the first sales of recreational marijuana began Sunday, the line at Arbor Wellness snaked halfway down the block.
And Nick St. Onge was the first in line, arriving from his Clinton Township home shortly before 7 a.m.
“It’s a historic moment. I wanted to be one of the first ones to buy legal marijuana,” he said. “To not have to worry about it anymore. I can just walk in and buy it instead of going to somebody on the street to find it. It’s tested and that’s comforting.”
Biden rolls back stance on marijuana being a "gateway drug"
The former vice president wrongly claimed that he had never said so in the first place. © CBS News screen-shot-2019-10-28-at-12-29-08-am.png "I don't think it is a gateway drug. There's no evidence I've seen to suggest that," Biden said in a conference call with reporters. Biden claimed that he never said marijuana was a gateway drug, only that "some say" it is. When asked about legalizing weed, Biden said "some in the medical community" say pot needs to be studied more to determine whether it is a gateway drug or could be harmful when combined with other substances.
Matt Lucero, the owner of Buddy’s, said his store has stocked up on pot to make sure its doesn’t run out of recreational marijuana during the first day of legal Because Los Angeles is the biggest market in the state, some of those shops will be approved more quickly than others waiting in line , he said.
California legalizes recreational marijuana . At Harborside dispensary in Oakland, hundreds lined up to be the first to buy the legal weed, CNN affiliate KGO reported. California is the sixth state to allow sales of recreational marijuana , and as the nation's most populous state, it's widely seen as a
The actual first sale at Arbor happened at 9:50 a.m. to legendary cannabis activist John Sinclair, a Detroit resident who wracked up three marijuana related arrests in the 1960s and landed a 10-year prison sentence for giving an undercover cop two joints. His plight attracted the attention of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, who headlined a concert in Ann Arbor in 1971 to bring attention to Sinclair's arrest.
These days, Sinclair doesn’t have to worry about finding weed, he’s been smoking every day for decades. But he wanted to be in Ann Arbor to help celebrate the momentous moment for marijuana.
Uruguay opposition claims victory in presidential vote, official candidate concedes
Uruguay's conservative opposition party claimed victory as the official count of Sunday's presidential election concluded on Thursday, and the candidate of the governing party conceded defeat. First, there was a tweet from the opposition National Party saying its candidate Luis Lacalle Pou had won the election. Minutes later, also by way of Twitter, Daniel Martinez of the ruling Broad Front party conceded defeat.
Customers line up for marijuana products during the first day of recreational sales at Acres Cannabis in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 1 But hundreds stood in a line that stretched around the strip mall building on Jones Boulevard south of Warm Springs Road. “This is the largest I’ve ever seen
People wait in line at Harborside, one of California’s largest and oldest dispensaries of medical marijuana , on the first day of legalized The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday reversed official policy that had tolerated the growing state-based movement to legalize marijuana sales , just three
“To me, this is all for other people. I’ve been able to get weed every day since 1962,” he said. “But I’m glad for the average person that they don’t have to worry about it anymore.”
Hundreds of people waited in lines at three Ann Arbor marijuana retail stores — Arbor Wellness, Greenstone Provisions and Exclusive Brands — on the first day of legal recreational sales in Michigan. Those were the only three shops open on Sunday with more to come as the state licenses more stores.
It comes more than a year after voters approved legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use. Under the ballot proposal, use, possession and sales of marijuana are now legal to anyone 21 or older. People also can grow up to 12 plants for personal use.
Illinois city approves using marijuana taxes to fund reparations program
Lawmakers in a Chicago suburb earlier this week approved using taxes from recreational marijuana sales to establish a local reparations program. The money will go toward job training and other benefits for Evanston's black population, the Pioneer Press reported.“We can implement funding to directly invest in black Evanston,” said Ald. Robin Rue Simmons, who proposed the reparations bill.Simmons said the source of the funds was especially appropriate, citing the "war on drugs" that has led to increased incarceration rates among African-Americans, particularly for marijuana-related offenses.
Canada's Senate passed a bill Thursday legalizing recreational marijuana , moving it closer to becoming the first member of the Group of Bill C-45, or the Cannabis Act, passed the Senate with 52 votes for, 30 against and one abstention after months of debate over the ramifications of legalization .
Fifty-year-old Kathleen Santos waited in line so she could be on “the forefront” of California’s legalization efforts. She’s been purchasing marijuana with a medical card at the dispensary for In 2012, Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana .
Andrew Brisbo, director of the state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency, said he was proud of the state’s ability to get recreational sales started months sooner than expected.
“I am proud of the hard work our team put in to implement the will of the voters, ahead of the deadline,” he said.
But Dr. Kevin Sabet, president of the Smart Approaches to Marijuana which opposes legalization, said it was a sad day for Michigan.
“An addiction for profit industry can now target vulnerable communities just as it has done in other states,” he said. “And it’s only a matter of time before we begin to see its lobbyists bankroll lawmakers and claw away at any and all regulations placed upon it.”
Others looked at the day as a celebration.
Rick Thompson, owner of the Michigan Cannabis Business Development Group, said Sunday was the culmination of decades of work to legalize marijuana.
“We’re the first state in the Midwest to be able to walk this path. We are a leader and the way cannabis law reform has been accomplished so far,” he said, after buying several pre-rolled joints. “Damn it. America is a beautiful place. And Michigan is more beautiful today.”
Michigan, Illinois set to usher in recreational pot sales
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — James Daly is eager to make marijuana history on Sunday, when he plans to open the doors to Arbors Wellness, beckon the lengthy line outside and legally start selling recreational pot for the first time in the Midwest. © Provided by Associated Press This Nov. 25, 2019 photo shows marijuana on display at Arbors Wellness in the medical marijuana shop in Ann Arbor, Mich. Adults age 21 and over will be able to buy marijuana for recreational use starting Sunday, Dec. 1 in Michigan.
Colorado's first recreational marijuana sale takes place under a canopy of cameras. Tyler Alstrup, 23, just paid 0 for an eighth, two joints and an edible at LoDo From Telluride to Denver, thousands of people cheerfully stood in lines for hours to buy legal marijuana after presenting nothing more than
Hundreds of customers hoping to purchase marijuana on the first day of recreational sales in Massachusetts were waiting for hours in long lines Tuesday, despite She arrived in Leicester at 3:30 a.m. with chairs and a blanket, expecting to camp out like she was waiting in line for concert tickets.
By 9:30 am, around 200 people were waiting in line by the historic yellow house where Greenstone Provisions sets up shop. Despite the cold and drizzle, people were in good spirits.
"I love cannibis!" one man screamed.
Al Gray, who made a 40-minute drive from Toledo to get to the Ann Arbor dispensary, said he had "nothing else to do."
"It helps me sleep at night," the 62-year-old said.
Gray suffers from insomnia and has been using marijuana off and on for 30 years. He planned to purchase an ounce of marijuana flower at Greenstone.
"Used to be hard to find until today," he said, laughing.
Tony Gandolfo made a new friend while waiting in line, getting to know Jordan Zawaski. The 29 and 28 year old said they prefer marijuana over drinking.
"I feel like when I take medicinal or recreational marijuana, I'm in control, I feel good, I eat more because I'm trying to gain weight, I sleep better. Those are the reasons why I choose to use it," Gandolfo said
The Ann Arbor Police Department had Officer Jennifer Sartori on hand to watch the festivities at Arbor Wellness.
"It's been really chill," she said. "Everybody's in a good mood and there have been no problems at all."
Contact Kathleen Gray: 313-223-4430, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @michpoligal.
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78-year-old poet makes 1st purchase of legal recreational weed in Michigan .
People lined up at dispensaries in Michigan to buy recreational weed."It went swiftly. I got some weed over the counter," Sinclair told ABC News when reached by phone. "It's about time. I've been waiting for this for 50 years.