February, 2018


Saliva tests to screen drivers for marijuana proposed in Vermont

A bill that would allow police to test a driver’s saliva for marijuana is being considered by Vermont lawmakers as the state prepares to legalize the drug. READ MORE HERE

Lawsuit challenging Sessions and DEA on marijuana's Schedule I status dismissed by federal judge

The plaintiffs, including an Iraq War veteran, a child with a seizure disorder and an ex-NFL player, claimed that the CSA’s classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance is so “irrational” that it violates the U.S. Constitution. READ MORE HERE

Oregon man accused of shipping $1M in marijuana in fake rocks faces federal charge

A 37-year-old man accused of stashing $1 million worth of marijuana in fake boulders and attempting to ship it from Springfield, Oregon, to Oklahoma City now faces facing a federal charge. READ MORE HERE

Vape pen sparks mini fire in security line at DIA, forcing evacuation

A vape pen disassembled by its owner to prevent sparking a fire did just that when it passed through an x-ray in the TSA security line at Denver airport. READ MORE HERE

Cannabis descheduling not one of pharma giant's 'core priorities'

Eli Lilly & Co. made the declaration in response to a shareholder resolution that would require the company to support cannabis descheduling READ MORE HERE

Marijuana amnesty boxes set up at airport in Las Vegas

At the airport in Las Vegas, people can now get rid of any leftover weed in metal receptacles installed outside the facility. READ MORE HERE

Ohio should continue medical marijuana program despite 'multiple' flaws, state auditor says

At issue is the Department of Commerce’s admission last week that an error led to a company’s exclusion from the proposed list of marijuana growers in Ohio’s new program. READ MORE HERE

Chicago high school considers stiffer anti-vaping discipline, adding vapor detectors to bathrooms

Being caught with e-cigarettes that have THC results in detentions, a referral to the assistance program, and citations for possession. READ MORE HERE

Medical, recreational marijuana sales banned in Elko, Nevada

The mayor gave the tie-breaking vote following the prolonged debate. READ MORE HERE

Jim Bridwell, legendary hippie rock climber, dies at 73

The hard-partying mountaineer was part of the Stonemasters, a 1970s band of rebel climbers that brought psychedelic vibes to the toughest peaks in California. READ MORE HERE