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Judge rules for pot shop in permit dispute with city

Jun. 2, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Superior Court judge has ruled that the city of Springfield must allow a recreational marijuana shop at the site of a now-closed burger bar. Hampden Superior Court Judge Michael Callan said in his ruling Tuesday that the city council’s denial of a special permit for the...

This undated photo provided by the Israeli Antiquities Authority, an ancient altar is on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Israeli archaeologists said they've made a dope discovery, finding cannabis residue on artifacts from an ancient temple in southern Israel. They said it provides the first evidence of the use of hallucinogens in the Jewish religion. In a research paper, the authors said the discovery from an 8th century BC shrine offers the first proof for

Israeli scientists dig up cannabis traces in ancient temple

Jun. 1, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists say they’ve found cannabis residue on artifacts from an ancient temple in southern Israel — providing the first evidence of the use of hallucinogenics in the ancient Jewish religion. In a research paper, the authors say the discovery from an 8th-century...

Sales associate Alex Guralnik, of Newton, Mass., right, hands a bag containing recreational cannabis product to a customer outside New England Treatment Access medical and recreational marijuana dispensary, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Brookline, Mass. Sales of recreational cannabis products to the public was allowed to open Monday, May 25 in Massachusetts after being closed for about two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Buzz kill: Pot shops reopen, but some fear another shutdown

May. 28, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Marijuana shops in many states have enjoyed brisk business during the coronavirus pandemic. In New England? Not so much. Recreational shops reopened this week in Massachusetts with strict regulations after being ordered shut down the past two months. Now, some worry that state officials could...

FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers' Montravius Adams is seen during NFL football training camp in Green Bay, Wis. Packers defensive lineman Montravius Adams was arrested in Georgia this week and charged with marijuana and driving offenses. He was stopped Tuesday, May 18, 2020, just after 6 p.m. on suspicion of driving with suspended registration and no insurance, according to a Houston County Sheriff’s Office report. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Packers' Montravius Adams faces marijuana, driving charges

May. 22, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

ELKO, Ga. (AP) — Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Montravius Adams was arrested in Georgia this week and charged with marijuana and driving offenses. He was stopped Tuesday just after 6 p.m. on suspicion of driving with a suspended registration and no insurance, according to a Houston County...

'Godfather of Grass' seeks prison release over virus concern

May. 22, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

LISBON, Ohio (AP) — The “Godfather of Grass,” who was sentenced for his role in a large marijuana operation after eight years on the run, has asked a judge to release him from a federal prison in Ohio that has seen nine coronavirus deaths. John Robert “Johnny” Boone vouched for...

Police chief denies racial profiling in controversial video

May. 21, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The police chief of a South Carolina city has defended the actions of his officers who are accused of racial bias and excessive force after video of a black man being detained by officers sparked outrage. In a 21-minute response posted online Wednesday, North Charleston Police...

Brazil police seize marijuana in nation's 'biggest bust'

May. 21, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police said Thursday that nearly 28 tons of marijuana have been seized hidden in corn in what authorities have called “the biggest drug bust” ever in the country. The Brazilian federal police say several packages of the drug were underneath the corn being carried...

Belgian police seize 11.5 tons of cannabis, arrest 6 people

May. 19, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police have seized 11.5 tons of cannabis with an estimated street value of 114 million euros ($124.6 million) and arrested six people during a drugs bust at Brussels' main wholesale market, officials said Tuesday. The Belgian capital's prosecution office said special federal police...

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters push ambulance cots at the scene of a structure fire that injured multiple firefighters, according to a fire department spokesman, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Probe into LA explosion begins as firefighters recover

May. 18, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators on Monday began combing the wreckage of a fire and explosion at a downtown Los Angeles vape and marijuana accessories wholesaler to determine its cause as 12 injured firefighters started the long process of recovery. Seven burned firefighters have been released from the...

People demonstrate against state restrictions imposed over concern about COVID-19 near the residence of Gov. Charlie Baker, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Swampscott, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Gov. Baker unveils reopening plan: COVID-19 cases top 87,000

May. 18, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday outlined a phased-in approach to gradually restart the Massachusetts economy, which was largely shuttered nearly two months ago as the state ramped up its fight against the coronavirus which has claimed nearly 5,800 lives in the state. In the first phase beginning...