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San Francisco bans smoking inside apartments; pot smoking OK

Dec. 2, 2020 1:42 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — City officials in San Francisco have banned all tobacco smoking inside apartments, citing concerns about secondhand smoke. But lighting up a joint inside? That’s still allowed. The Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 Tuesday to approve the ordinance making San Francisco the largest...

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)

UN agency removes cannabis from strictest drug category

Dec. 2, 2020 1:31 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world's most dangerous drugs, which could impact the global medical marijuana industry. The Vienna-based U.N. agency said in a statement that it had voted 27-25, with one...

Arizona history Dec. 6-12

Dec. 2, 2020 12:10 PM EST

Sunday, Dec. 6 On this date in 1913, the U.S. District Court awarded the 100,000 remaining acres of the Baca Float grant in southern Arizona to the heirs of the original grant. On this date in 1921, Yuma’s business section was gutted by a $250,000 fire. On this date in 2012, Arizona’s first legal...

Arizona courts must work out changes under new marijuana law

Dec. 2, 2020 12:16 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters' passage of a ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana leaves the state court system with having to work out how some changes will be handled. Proposition 207 legalized sale and use of recreational marijuana for people age 21 or older but it also reclassifies...

Tennessee dismisses LB Kivon Bennett hours after arrest

Dec. 1, 2020 7:50 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee dismissed outside linebacker Kivon Bennett from the football team on Tuesday, hours after he was arrested during a traffic stop. “There is a standard our student-athletes are expected to uphold at Tennessee, and today’s incident fell well short of that...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif. Top prosecutors in the vast majority of Arizona counties are dropping all existing possession of marijuana cases even before a new voter-approved law eliminating criminal penalties for having small amounts of the drug takes effect when results of the Nov. 3, 2020 election are certified. An Associated Press survey of county attorneys received responses from 13 of 15 elected county attorneys, all of whom said they were either immediately dropping existing cases or in one case pausing prosecutions and planning to drop them when Proposition 207 goes into effect.  (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Arizona county prosecutors join in dropping pot charges

Nov. 29, 2020 12:10 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Top prosecutors in the vast majority of Arizona counties are dropping all existing possession of marijuana cases even before a new voter-approved law eliminating criminal penalties for having small amounts of the drug takes effect when results of the Nov. 3 election are certified. An...

Legal group to help Illinoisans clear marijuana convictions

Nov. 29, 2020 9:14 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A new legal group will help people with marijuana convictions in Illinois clear their records. New Leaf Illinois launched earlier this month as part of the state’s law legalizing recreational cannabis. Under the law, people with low-level marijuana convictions can have their records...

Virginia's 2nd medical cannabis processor opens in Richmond

Nov. 27, 2020 4:37 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's second medical cannabis processor has opened in Richmond. Green Leaf Medical of Virginia announced Friday it has opened its doors to registered patients seeking treatment. "With another processor open here in Virginia, accessibility to treatment is even easier. This is...

Indiana cigarette tax proposal raises questions on spending

Nov. 26, 2020 12:57 PM EST

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — Indiana legislative leaders are willing to increase the state's cigarette tax but say any measure must include specifics on how the new revenue will be used to improve public health. Indiana's 21.8% adult smoking rate is one of the highest in the nation, The (Northwest Indiana) Times ...

Women plead guilty in Virginia to drug, laundering charges

Nov. 26, 2020 9:47 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Two Mississippi sisters pleaded guilty Monday to distributing synthetic marijuana and laundering millions of dollars from the sales, federal officials said. A U.S. Department of Justice news release said Kimberly Drumm, 51, and Bonnie Turner, 49, of Olive Branch, Mississippi, pleaded...