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Illegal marijuana farms take West's water in 'blatant theft'

Sep. 17, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

LA PINE, Ore. (AP) — Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it. “We were going to grow our own food. We were going to live righteously. We were going to grow...

Director tapped for medical marijuana commission in Alabama

Sep. 17, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Treasurer John McMillan has quit to take over a new state panel dealing with medical marijuana and will be replaced by Young Boozer, who previously served two terms in the office, the governor's office said Friday. Elected treasurer in...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 15, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

New York Post. September 14, 2021. Editorial: There’s a reason Rikers is such a dangerous hellhole: De Blasio just doesn’t care Mayor Bill de Blasio all but admitted the obvious Tuesday: The Rikers jail complex is a dangerous, out-of-control,...

Police: Florida teen high, speeding in crash that killed 4

Sep. 15, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenage driver was high on an illegal form of cannabis when he sped through a red light at more than 100 mph and caused a July crash that killed four people, authorities said. Christopher Garrett, 17, of West Palm Beach is...

Court blocks drive for more marijuana in Mount Pleasant

Sep. 14, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals has blocked an effort to increase the number of marijuana businesses to 10 from three in a mid-Michigan college town. The question was headed to the November ballot in Mount Pleasant. But the appeals court...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Sep. 14, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. September 11, 2021. Editorial: Texas and Missouri schemes to monetize right-wing extremism must not stand The Justice Department’s lawsuit last week against the state of Texas over its extreme new anti-abortion-rights law...

South Dakota lawmakers reject a handful of medical pot rules

Sep. 13, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Monday rejected a handful of rules proposals governing medical marijuana from Gov. Kristi Noem's administration but approved the bulk of the program. The Legislature's Rules Review Committee, which is responsible for...

Woman pleads guilty to role in pot delivery business

Sep. 13, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who worked for an unlicensed marijuana delivery company that had millions of dollars in revenue has pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors said Monday. Tatiana Fridkes, who also goes by the name Sonya, 34, of Boston, was sentenced...

Newspaper: Pot arrests fall dramatically in central Virginia

Sep. 12, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Arrests on marijuana-related charges have fallen dramatically this summer in and around Virginia’s capital since a new law legalized possession of small amounts of pot and residents keeping a few cannabis plants, according to a newspaper report. ...

Last-minute cannabis license prompts calls for investigation

Sep. 12, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials in late June briefly opened a window to submit applications for lucrative licenses for pot production and then approved the only application received, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. The Health Department's handling of...