US: Long lines mark marijuana legalization in Illinois
Marijuana becomes legal in Illinois, the largest US midwestern state, as 2020 is rung in with shops opening at 6 am to support what is expected to be a record turnout for recreational cannabis. "I think this is groundbreaking," Jackie Ryan tells AFP after completing her first purchase at Sunnyside dispensary. "Finally, Illinois is following suit with other states and it's just really exciting."
US health officials link vaping deaths to vitamin E acetate
A US government lab study confirmed that vitamin E acetate is likely behind a wave of vaping illnesses and deaths. Most of the cases involved black market marijuana vaping products.
US' first marijuana-based restaurant opens in LA
With a full house and people waiting outside, California's Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Café on Tuesday became the first business in the United States with the license to sell food, beverages and products based on or derived from marijuana, which visitors may also smoke within the premises.
Canadian marijuana stocks jump on report Diageo discussing deal
Marijuana stocks including Aurora Cannabis Inc. jumped in Toronto after BNN Bloomberg TV reported Diageo Plc is holding discussions with at least three Canadian cannabis producers about a possible deal.
Recreational marijuana use about to become Boston legal
There’s a new green monster in town: Legal recreational marijuana sales are about to hit the East Coast for the first time -- a possible tipping point for the surging, multi-billion dollar weed industry.
California begins legal sales of recreational marijuana
Califonia launched the world's largest regulated commercial market for recreational marijuana on Monday, as dozens of nely licensed stores opened for business in the state.
Long lines as Nevada legalizes sale of marijuana
Locals and tourists wait in long lines to legally purchase marijuana in Nevada.
Legal marijuana 'light' is blazing in Switzerland
Swiss businesses are cashing in on a legalised variant of marijuana that carries a low THC content, the chemical intrinsic to the plant that gets you high.
Fourteen tons of marijuana burned in Bolivia
Three fields of marijuana are set on fire by Special Bolivian forces in Cochabamba.