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Charges dropped, brothers move to sue NYC for hemp-pot mixup

Dec. 11, 2019 8:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The bust was a bust, and it could end up costing New York City some serious green. A day after prosecutors dropped criminal charges in a case spotlighting confusion over hemp, marijuana and conflicting laws, the Brooklyn brothers caught in the chaos took the first step toward suing the city...

Massachusetts officials rescind ban on vaping product sales

Dec. 11, 2019 7:24 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Retailers in Massachusetts will once again be allowed to sell unflavored vaping products after state officials on Wednesday ended an emergency ban on their sale and approved new restrictions on flavored vaping products. The state’s Public Health Council on Wednesday voted to rescind a...

California considers calling THC in pot a risk to moms-to-be

Dec. 11, 2019 5:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California panel on Wednesday wrestled with the reliability and accuracy of dense research studies as it considers whether to declare marijuana's potent, high-inducing chemical — THC — a health risk to pregnant women and require warnings for the pot products legally sold...

Chicago prosecutor to vacate 1,000 marijuana convictions

Dec. 11, 2019 5:03 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The top prosecutor in Illinois’ largest county on Wednesday filed motions to vacate more than 1,000 low-level marijuana convictions, kicking off the process of clearing tens of thousands of convictions. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s motions are the first step...

Northern California man accused of aiding Canadian fugitive

Dec. 11, 2019 4:56 PM EST

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man had been hiding one of British Columbia’s most wanted fugitives in a 2008 killing prior to his violent arrest, authorities said Wednesday. Butte County sheriff’s deputies said Sam Koh, 40, of Gridley, harbored Brandon Teixeira, 28, in the days...

GOP support grows for legal medical marijuana in Wisconsin

Dec. 11, 2019 4:32 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The push to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin gained momentum Wednesday with the unveiling of a bill introduced for the first time by Republican lawmakers. The newfound Republican support comes for an idea that Democrats have tried in vain for years to get passed in the...

Immigration attorneys urge caution with new marijuana law

Dec. 11, 2019 3:07 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Recreational marijuana will be legal in Illinois within weeks, but legal experts on Wednesday urged immigrants to exercise caution as marijuana use or cannabis-related jobs could mean repercussions including deportation. Illinois will allow adult recreational marijuana in January, but the...

Colorado pot grower advances sales despite $7M loss in storm

Dec. 11, 2019 1:45 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado marijuana grower has estimated it lost about $7 million in an early wintry storm but still expects to harvest more than last year for the extraction market. Pueblo-based Los Suenos Farms lost about 20,000 plants because of subfreezing temperatures and several inches of snow in...

Indiana county might ease up on marijuana possession

Dec. 11, 2019 10:49 AM EST

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana county near Michigan and Illinois is proposing to ease the penalties for marijuana possession after the neighboring states legalized pot use. The Lake County Council endorsed an ordinance Tuesday that would give sheriff's deputies the discretion to write a...

Hearing on medical pot for ailing pets delayed in New Mexico

Dec. 10, 2019 7:37 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A pubic hearing has been delayed on a petition to open up New Mexico's medical marijuana program to ailing pets. New Mexico's medical cannabis advisory board declined to hear the proposal Tuesday because a quorum of board members was not in attendance or available by phone. Chairwoman...