Illegal pot farms on public land creating environmental hazard

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with open containers of fertilizer and rodenticide.

House Panel seeks insight from Oregon on pot problems

Facing the possibility that Floridians could be asked next year to legalize recreational marijuana, a House panel on Tuesday turned to Oregon to learn more about the economic, environmental and health impacts the state has faced since authorizing adult pot use four years ago.

Petitions circulating to legalize marijuana in Florida

Many local residents opened their mailboxes this week to find a leaflet asking for their signature to get legal marijuana on the 2020 ballot in Florida.  The mailers are part of a petition drive organized by Make it Legal Florida. 

Florida eyes Washington on Hemp rules

Florida farmers might not be held back from planting hemp next year, even if the federal government has not signed off on long-awaited rule changes.