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First Louisiana marijuana pharmacy license approved for New Orleans drug store in surprise vote - Cannabis News

The state's first license for a medical marijuana pharmacy was awarded Tuesday in the greater New Orleans region to the longstanding owner of H&W Drug Store to dispense the drug at a proposed Gentilly location.

Cynthia Nixon is Making Marijuana a Central Part of Her Campaign for New York Governor - Cannabis News

Actress Cynthia Nixon is challenging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination in next fall's election, and it appears the Sex and the City star is making marijuana legalization a cornerstone of her campaign.

Hawaii Lawmakers Consider Allowing Edibles & Tourist Med Cards - Cannabis News

Hawaii medical marijuana patients may not have to toil over the stove baking edibles for much longer.

Maryland Lawmakers OK Medical Marijuana Bill - Cannabis News

A measure to help improve diversity in Maryland's new medical marijuana industry received final approval by the General Assembly on Monday, as lawmakers worked toward a midnight deadline when the legislative session is scheduled to end.

Connecticut lawmakers advance marijuana legalization bill - Cannabis News

Connecticut lawmakers have advanced a recreational marijuana bill out of committee, setting up the state legislature to vote on legalizing the substance in the state for the first time.

Nearly half of New Jerseyans want legal recreational marijuana, new poll finds - Cannabis News

Nearly half of New Jerseyans want the state to legalize the use of recreational marijuana — while a slightly smaller number say Trenton should stay away from legalizing weed — as lawmakers consider a variety of proposals that would make it easier to use the drug in the Garden State.

New Mexico: Albuquerque City Council votes to decriminalize pot - Cannabis News

The Albuquerque City Council has voted to decriminalize marijuana possession in small amounts and send the measure to the mayor for final approval.

Massachusetts braces for crush of marijuana shop applicants - Cannabis News

The Cannabis Control Commission is bracing for a “Green Rush” of applicants today vying to be among the first to open marijuana retail stores as Massachusetts becomes the new frontier for recreational pot on the East Coast.

Tennessee: House committee approves, advances medical cannabis legislation - Cannabis News

Over the objections of law enforcement and health officials, a second House committee approved a bill Wednesday that would legally allow some Tennesseans to use medical cannabis.