Two employees of a Massachusetts cannabis company have contracted the novel coronavirus, prompting other workers at the firm to criticize its safety measures during the continuing pandemic. State cannabis regulators said on Wednesday that they were “looking into” allegations that New England Treatment Access (NETA) failed to adequately protect... Read more
Marijuana sales in Illinois continue to hum along, three months in the state’s nascent adult-use cannabis program. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced Thursday that weed sales in March totaled $35,902,543.22, bringing the three-month sales total to more than $110 million since the program kicked off... Read more
Federal agents discovered more than two tons of illegal drugs in a tunnel underneath the U.S. international border with Mexico, law enforcement officials announced on Tuesday. The drugs, which included marijuana, cocaine, meth, and opioids, have an estimated street value of nearly $30 million dollars, according to a press... Read more
More than half of the participants in a study exploring the placebo effect said that they hallucinated on fake psychedelic drugs, according to researchers from McGill University in Quebec. Results of the study, which was led by a psychiatry Ph.D. candidate who is also a former magician, were published... Read more
New Yorkers will likely have to wait another year before getting legal weed. The state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, said Tuesday that legalization for recreational marijuana use will not be included in this year’s budget deal.  “Not likely,” the Democrat said at a press briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic. “Too... Read more
Colorado regulators have now decided that the state’s recreational marijuana dispensaries can reopen, following a previous order that limited the retailers to curbside pickup. The executive order for nonessential businesses to close was originally issued by Gov. Jared Polis on March 22 in an attempt to contain the spread... Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic could accelerate the legalization of marijuana deliveries in Illinois. Sonya Harper, a Democratic state House representative from Chicago, had already introduced a bill last month that would open the door for both medical and recreational cannabis customers to receive their products via delivery.   Harper’s legislation would... Read more
The U.S. Justice Department charged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and several other government officials of drug trafficking last week, accusing them of conspiring with Colombian insurgents to smuggle tons of cocaine to the United States. The charges were announced by U.S. Attorney General William Barr at a video press... Read more

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