Questions about Denver’s decriminalization of magic mushrooms? We have your answers

Unofficial election results show Denver voters narrowly approved Initiative 301, decriminalizing psychedelic mushrooms. If military and overseas ballots don’t change that, Denver will become the first city in the country to decriminalize psilocybin, the key compound in psychedelic mushrooms. That has led to national headlines, strong opinions and serious speculation. It has also led to […]

Tests show Idaho police seized hemp, not marijuana

BOISE, Idaho — A truckload of what Idaho police believed to be marijuana turned out to be industrial hemp, a newspaper reported. A federal judge in Idaho approved the release of test results Friday that identified that 7,000 pounds of a green substance confiscated by Idaho State Police in January, The Idaho Statesman reported Tuesday. […]

Marijuana-themed Cheba Hut opening more sub joints in Colorado, across the country

A lot has happened since Scott Jennings opened his first Cheba Hut, a marijuana-themed sub shop, in 1998. What was still pretty daring has become more mainstream, culturally speaking, Jennings said. And what started as one shop in Tempe, Ariz., where Jennings attended Arizona State University, is turning into an enterprise whose goal is to […]

Marijuana banking proposal gets first-ever hearing in U.S. House committee

A proposal to open banking and financial services to marijuana businesses in states that have legalized marijuana got its first-ever hearing in a U.S.House committee Wednesday, making Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter optimistic about its chances. “We’ve been introducing a version of this bill for almost six years, since Colorado by initiative legalized recreational marijuana,” Perlmutter, […]

Advertising weed Is tough when the feds consider you a drug dealer

America’s cannabis companies are racing to build national brands and market their wares to mainstream consumers. There’s just one problem: It’s hard to advertise your product when the federal government considers you a drug dealer. Facebook, which like Google prohibits marijuana ads, has kicked some weed sellers off Instagram. Earlier this month CBS declined to […]

California approves home marijuana delivery — even in communities that ban sales

LOS ANGELES — California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales. The regulation by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control was opposed by police chiefs and other critics who predict it will create an unruly market of largely hidden pot transactions, while […]

Gains, growing pains mark California’s 1st year of legal pot

LOS ANGELES — It was supposed to be a great year for marijuana entrepreneur Brian Blatz. When California broadly legalized pot on Jan. 1, the lawyer with a background in banking and health care had been working for a year to set up a trucking company that would whisk fragrant marijuana buds, infused juices and other […]

Utah latest state to legalize medical pot, expand Medicaid

SALT LAKE CITY — Voters in conservative Utah have decided to join the growing number of states legalizing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid to cover tens of thousands more low-income residents, two issues that had long stalled out with conservative state lawmakers. Utah will be on the list of more than 30 states allowing patients […]