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Nevada governor vows to root out crime in pot marketplace

Oct. 11, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's governor expressed outrage Friday and vowed to tighten control of the state's lucrative legal marijuana marketplace in response to reports that a foreign national contributed to two top state political candidates last year in a bid to skirt rules to open a legal cannabis store....

2 charged in Kansas bar shooting roamed free, despite past

Oct. 11, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two convicted felons facing criminal charges over a Kansas bar shooting that killed four people and wounded five others had previous brushes with the law that could have kept them behind bars had judges and other officials made different decisions, according to a review of court...

MedMen's ends blockbuster deal adding to cannabis stock woes

Oct. 8, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marijuana stocks have come down hard from their highs a year ago, and the skid isn't just spooking investors. On Tuesday, MedMen Enterprises Inc., which sells legal cannabis in California and 11 other states, backed out of a blockbuster deal to buy PharmaCann, a Chicago-based marijuana...

Maine on track for legal marijuana sales by spring 2020

Oct. 6, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine marijuana enthusiasts will probably be able to purchase their preferred products in retail stores by March 2020 after years of waiting. Voters approved legal adult-use marijuana at the polls in November 2016, and the road to legal sales has been long and bumpy. But a key act...

Dank, the brand that isn't, scrutinized amid vaping illness

Oct. 4, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a widely known vaping cartridge in the marijuana economy, but it's not a licensed brand. And it's got the kind of market buzz no legitimate company would want. The vaping cartridges that go by the catchy, one-syllable name "Dank" — a slang word for highly potent cannabis...

Oregon imposes temporary ban on some vaping products

Oct. 4, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's governor ordered a temporary ban Friday on the sale of flavored vaping products amid an outbreak that has sickened more than 1,000 people nationwide -- and killed two in Oregon. Several other states, including Washington, New York, Michigan and Rhode Island, have also imposed...

What we know about the US vaping illness outbreak

Oct. 3, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

U.S. health officials continue to look for patterns in the hundreds of serious lung injuries reported in people who use electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices. A look at what we know so far about the outbreak and the investigation: WHO IS GETTING SICK? The latest tally is 1,080 confirmed and probable...

Greek authorities seize drug stash on Aegean islet, arrest 4

Oct. 1, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek officials say they have seized 1.2 tons of marijuana stashed by a smuggling gang on a remote Aegean islet and arrested four suspected gang members following a high-speed chase at sea. Authorities also confiscated two high-powered speedboats allegedly used in the chase by members...

Keep calm and vape on: UK embraces e-cigarettes, US cautious

Sep. 28, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — While the U.S. scrambles to crack down on vaping, Britain has embraced electronic cigarettes as a powerful tool to help smokers kick the habit. The Royal College of Physicians explicitly tells doctors to promote e-cigarettes "as widely as possible" to people trying to quit. Public Health...

Washington to issue flavored vape ban, joining other states

Sep. 27, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington is joining several other states in banning the sale of flavored vaping products amid concern over the mysterious lung illness that has sickened hundreds of people and killed about a dozen across the country. Gov. Jay Inslee signed an executive order Friday asking the state Board...