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Commission's order supports ban on marijuana vaping products

Nov. 12, 2019 7:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The state's four-month ban on marijuana oil vaping products will remain in place after the state's Cannabis Control Commission issued a quarantine order Tuesday. The order targets vape pens, vape cartridges, aerosol products, and inhalers that use oil-based vaping materials. It doesn't apply...

Pot or not? Busts highlight growing confusion over hemp

Nov. 9, 2019 7:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The CBD craze might be leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused. The extract that's been showing up in everything from candy to coffee is legally derived from hemp plants, which look and smell an awful lot like that other cannabis — marijuana. They're so similar, police...

S. Carolina man: McDonald's sweet tea came with weed inside

Nov. 7, 2019 8:10 PM EST

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man who went to McDonald's for a sweet tea says he received a little extra herbal substance on the side. The Island Packet reports Parrish Brown went to a McDonald's on Hilton Head Island and asked for a sweet tea with light ice and extra lemon. Brown now believes...

Authorities: 2 indicted in deputy slaying in US illegally

Nov. 7, 2019 8:01 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two Mexican nationals charged in the slaying of a Northern California sheriff's deputy are in the country illegally, authorities said Thursday. The two suspects had been tending an illegal marijuana garden during the shooting last month, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said. Scott...

Feds subpoena Boston's marijuana contract records

Nov. 7, 2019 3:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating Boston's contracts and payments with marijuana companies as part of a statewide probe. The Boston Globe reports a federal grand jury has subpoenaed the city for records of interactions between local officials and marijuana company representatives. City...

Cowboys defensive lineman Ross arrested on drug, gun charges

Nov. 6, 2019 6:50 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Police in the Dallas suburb of Frisco say Cowboys defensive lineman Daniel Ross has been arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying of a weapon. Frisco police Sgt. Evan Mattei said Ross was arrested Wednesday morning. He didn't provide further details. The...

Police: Hemp plants seized in California were pot worth $1B

Nov. 5, 2019 10:06 PM EST

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Central California have seized and destroyed about 10 million plants they said were being grown as legal hemp but contained higher-than-allowed levels THC, the chemical compound that gives marijuana its high. The Kern County Sheriff's office said it served search...

Municipal marijuana contracts investigated by grand jury

Nov. 5, 2019 5:24 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts grand jury is investigating contracts and payments between municipalities and the marijuana companies they host. The Boston Globe reports the grand jury convened by U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling is part of a larger effort by federal prosecutors to curb local corruption related...

Judge: Medical marijuana products exempt from vaping ban

Nov. 5, 2019 4:26 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts judge says the state's ban on the sale of vaping products can't be enforced on medical marijuana products. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins ruled Tuesday that marijuana card holders seeking to purchase marijuana vaping products should be exempt from the four-month...

Medical marijuana in Louisiana: Questions about cost arise

Nov. 4, 2019 8:24 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three months after medical marijuana became available in Louisiana, doctors and clinics say some patients are finding the cost for therapeutic cannabis too high for treatment, pricing them out of a medication they waited years to obtain. Nine pharmacies dispense medicinal-grade pot...