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Kansas City strips marijuana possession from its city code

Jul. 10, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City will no longer punish people for marijuana possession, effectively decriminalizing it throughout much of the city. City council members voted 9-4 on Thursday to strip the crime from the city code, The Kansas City Star reported. The change does not legalize its...

Ohio board OKs medical marijuana use for wasting syndrome

Jul. 9, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Medical Board of Ohio has voted to add cachexia to the list of conditions that qualify for a doctor to recommend medical marijuana for patients. That condition involves weakness or wasting of the body due to chronic illness, and it includes symptoms such as loss of appetite....

Nevada court hears racial arguments on DUI murder charges

Jul. 8, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Supreme Court justices are considering whether to overturn a second-degree murder charge against Ronald Leavell, who authorities say caused a fatal crash in 2017 while high on marijuana and driving up to 80 mph over the speed limit. During oral arguments, Nevada Justice Lidia...

Former JSU president found guilty in prostitution sting

Jul. 8, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

CLINTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge has found Jackson State University's former president guilty of misdemeanor charges related to a prostitution sting. Municipal Judge Steve Boone of Clinton found William Bynum Jr. guilty Wednesday of procuring the services of a prostitute, false statement of...

No pardons issued yet for low-level marijuana convictions

Jul. 8, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three weeks after Nevada announced the state would unconditionally pardon people who were convicted of possessing a small amount of pot, no pardons have been issued. Denise Davis, the executive secretary of the State Board of Pardons Commissions, said Wednesday that the forms people can...

Actor Johnny Depp leaves the High Court in London, Tuesday, July 7, 2020.  The libel case by Depp against a British tabloid newspaper started Tuesday over a 2018 article that branded him violent and abusive to then-wife Amber Heard. Depp strongly denies the claim. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)

At libel trial, Depp blasts Amber Heard's 'sick' abuse claim

Jul. 7, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp said Tuesday that ex-wife Amber Heard had made “sick” claims of abuse and falsely branded him a monster, as the actor testified in a U.K. libel case that hinges on who was the aggressor in the celebrity couple’s violent, toxic relationship Depp is suing...

Carson City developing new hemp policy amid court fight

Jul. 7, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Carson City is working on a policy for hemp growing as it continues to fight a lawsuit brought by a cultivator who wants to grow it on city open space land. The suit involves Tahoe Hemp LLC’s plans to grow hemp on city-owned open space known as Buzzy’s Ranch. The...

Editorial Roundup:

Jul. 6, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. July 5, 2020. Nebraska must do better in reaching out to risk groups about COVID Fighting the coronavirus requires testing and medical treatment, but it also requires something else: information. Data, that is, about how the disease is affecting individual population subgroups. Armed with that...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo file photo, Marijuana plants growing under special grow lights, at GB Sciences Louisiana, in Baton Rouge, La. State lawmakers are poised to greatly expand Louisiana's medical marijuana to make more people eligible for the treatment, under a bill that continued Wednesday, May 20, 2020, to speed toward final passage. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Louisiana's second medical marijuana grower releases product

Jul. 5, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's second medical marijuana grower announced it has started making its products to the state's dispensaries for sale to patients. Ilera Holistic Healthcare — the company that grows marijuana for Southern University's agricultural center — said Wednesday that...

Voters may see just 4 initiatives on November ballot

Jul. 3, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters are likely to see four voter initiatives on their November ballot, although all four must first survive a review of qualifying signatures turned into the Secretary of State's office this week and legal challenges that routinely are made. The four that turned in their...