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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif.   On Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, cannabis stocks are flying high this month after voters in four states passed measures clearing the way for sales of marijuana to adults. That alone is projected to boost the market for legal cannabis sales in the U.S. by 20%.    (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Cannabis stocks surge as US election opens new markets

Nov. 25, 2020 12:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cannabis stocks are flying high after voters in New Jersey, Arizona and three other states cleared the way for expanding legal sales of marijuana. Shares in some of the biggest cannabis companies, including Aurora Cannabis, Canopy Growth and Cresco Labs, are up between 24% and 75% so...

Marijuana plants grow at a makeshift camp outside of the Senate building in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Mexican marijuana activists have been camping outside the Senate since February of this year, growing a crop of marijuana plants and smoking it as a way to pressure the government into legalizing recreational cannabis. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Mexican church decries Senate's marijuana legalization vote

Nov. 22, 2020 6:36 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Roman Catholic Church on Sunday criticized a vote in the Senate to legalize the possession, cultivation and use of small amounts of marijuana. The bill adopted this past week must still go to the lower house of Congress for a vote. It would legalize the possession of up...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019  file photo, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman speaks at a news conference in the governor's Capitol reception room in Harrisburg, Pa. A provision slipped into lame-duck budget legislation Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 would ban flags not approved by lawmakers from flying at the state Capitol — such as the pro-marijuana legalization and LGBTQ- and transgender-rights flags that Fetterman hangs from his second-floor outdoor balcony that overlooks the building's broad front steps. (AP Photo/Marc Levy, File)

Lieutenant gov's flags fly in the face of some PA lawmakers

Nov. 20, 2020 4:25 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, Democrat John Fetterman, may have gotten under somebody’s skin. A provision slipped into lame-duck budget legislation Friday would ban flags not approved by lawmakers from flying at the state Capitol — such as the pro-marijuana...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif. In what could be a temporary victory for California's legal cannabis industry, a state judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to overturn a state rule allowing home deliveries statewide, even into communities that banned commercial marijuana sales. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Judge nixes lawsuit challenging California home pot delivery

Nov. 19, 2020 8:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In what could be a temporary victory for California's legal cannabis industry, a judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to overturn a state rule allowing home deliveries statewide, even into communities that banned commercial marijuana sales. The court challenge raised a fundamental...

Montana Advanced Caregivers owner Richard Abromeit talks about different strains of marijuana stored in a refrigerator at the Billings, Mont., medical marijuana dispensary on Nov. 11, 2020. Recreational marijuana initiatives passed in four states this year, from liberal New Jersey to conservative Montana and South Dakota. The results prove how broadly accepted marijuana has become throughout the country and across party lines. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Americans across party lines, regions embrace marijuana

Nov. 16, 2020 9:21 AM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Bill Stocker could be considered the archetype of a conservative voter: He's a retired Marine and former police officer who voted for President Donald Trump. But he's also among the majority of South Dakota voters who broadly legalized marijuana this month. Stocker, 61, said enforcing...

President-elect Joe Biden departs after mass at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Election 2020 Today: Biden advisers on virus, pot embraced

Nov. 16, 2020 8:08 AM EST

Here’s what’s happening Monday in Election 2020 TODAY’S TOP STORIES: ‘HE WON’: President Donald Trump worked to take back an apparent acknowledgment that Joe Biden won the White House and made clear he would keep trying to overturn the election result. VIRUS TRANSITION:...

Couple complain Animal Planet show cast them as pot growers

Nov. 11, 2020 1:00 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A couple say they were cast in a false light on an Animal Planet reality television show about state Fish and Game conservation officers, but a lawyer for the show's production companies disagreed in arguments before the New Hampshire Supreme Court. The court heard arguments Tuesday...

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2020, file photo, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gestures as she gives her victory speech to Labour Party members at an event in Auckland, New Zealand. Ardern announced her new Cabinet lineup Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, after her liberal Labour Party won reelection in a landslide victory last month. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

Final votes confirm New Zealand won't legalize marijuana

Nov. 5, 2020 9:34 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand won't be legalizing marijuana after the final votes counted Friday in a referendum failed to overturn the result from election night — although it got close. The referendum to legalize the drug ended up with 48% in support and 51% opposed, a tightening from...

School district fires Marine vet over medical marijuana use

Nov. 5, 2020 10:43 AM EST

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida high school dean has been fired after he tested positive for marijuana, even though it had been prescribed for him by a doctor to treat post-traumatic stress disorder he incurred in the Marines. The Marion County School Board voted 5-0 Wednesday to fire Mike Hickman, saying...

FILE - This June 26, 2020 file photo from video provided by the Yes on Measure 110 Campaign shows volunteers delivering boxes containing signed petitions in favor of the measure to the Oregon Secretary of State's office in Salem.  The measure said the U.S., possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other hard drugs would be decriminalized in Oregon. Election returns show the measure passed on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. (Yes on Measure 110 Campaign via AP, File)

Oregon leads the way in decriminalizing hard drugs

Nov. 4, 2020 8:28 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a first in the nation, Oregon has rejected charging drug users with criminal offenses, with voters passing a ballot measure that decriminalizes possession of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other hard drugs. “Today’s victory is a landmark declaration that the...