Study Finds Cannabis Use During Pregnancy Increasing in United States

Researchers have discovered that the variety of ladies in the United States who use hashish throughout pregnancy is rising, based on a study revealed this week in the medical journal JAMA. Cannabis use throughout the first trimester of pregnancy was particularly prevalent, researchers decided. To conduct the research, researchers used self-reported information from the National…

California Officials Launch Campaign to Combat Illicit Cannabis Market

California cannabis regulators launched a new campaign on Friday that aims to combat the illicit marijuana market by educating consumers about the risks of unlicensed operators. Lori Ajax, the Chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), said in a press release that the statewide “Get #weedwise” public information program will encourage consumers to only…

Prosecutor Issues Warning About Cannabis Edibles That Look Like Normal Candy

Halloween is still months away. But in Charleston, West Virginia, U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says Trick or Treat will never be the same. On Thursday, Stuart’s office in the Southern District of West Virginia issued a public health alert about THC-infused edibles. The alert warns about cannabis edibles that look like normal candy, saying they…

New York Legislators Vote to Pass Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Unable to pass an anticipated bill to legalize marijuana in the state, New York’s state Senate and Assembly passed a bill on Thursday night to decriminalize the drug. Under the new regulation, small scale cannabis possession charges would be roughly equivalent to getting a parking ticket; $50 for under an ounce and $200 for under…

House Votes to Protect States With Legal Marijuana From Feds

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure on Thursday that protects states with legal marijuana from interference from the Department of Justice and federal law enforcement agencies. The amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill prohibits the Justice Department from spending funds to prevent the states, U.S. territories, and the…

Five Welfare Fraud Felonies Dismissed

A 35-year-old secretary was charged with a Level 6 felony for welfare fraud, Level 6 felony theft, and three Level 6 felonies for perjury. She faced up to six years in jail. Her child had been in and out of various state-run placement facilities. During that time, she continued to receive money from the Social…