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Man charged in death of 17-year-old in Wichita

May. 28, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 17-year-old during a drug deal, police said. Malcolm Louis Ganther, 22, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and aggravated battery in the death of Marcus Sain. Police say Sain and another...

Sales associate Alex Guralnik, of Newton, Mass., right, hands a bag containing recreational cannabis product to a customer outside New England Treatment Access medical and recreational marijuana dispensary, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Brookline, Mass. Sales of recreational cannabis products to the public was allowed to open Monday, May 25 in Massachusetts after being closed for about two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Buzz kill: Pot shops reopen, but some fear another shutdown

May. 28, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Marijuana shops in many states have enjoyed brisk business during the coronavirus pandemic. In New England? Not so much. Recreational shops reopened this week in Massachusetts with strict regulations after being ordered shut down the past two months. Now, some worry that state officials could...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo file photo, Marijuana plants growing under special grow lights, at GB Sciences Louisiana, in Baton Rouge, La. State lawmakers are poised to greatly expand Louisiana's medical marijuana to make more people eligible for the treatment, under a bill that continued Wednesday, May 20, 2020, to speed toward final passage. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Medical marijuana expansion nears final passage in Louisiana

May. 28, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are one step from removing most restrictions on which medical conditions are eligible for medical marijuana, allowing doctors to recommend the treatment for any patient they believe it would help. The Senate voted 28-6 Wednesday for the expansion proposal from...

Group stops collecting signatures for marijuana legalization

May. 27, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A group seeking a constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas has stopped collecting signatures due to the coronavirus pandemic but will refocus its efforts for 2022, a spokeswoman said. Arkansas True Grass wanted an amendment to legalize marijuana use...

Nev. elections office reviewing MedMen donation allegations

May. 27, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada secretary of state's office is reviewing allegations made by a former executive of the cannabis company MedMen Enterprises Inc. that the company’s co-founders made illegal campaign donations to Democratic Gov. Steve Sioslak. The allegations made by former MedMen Chief...

Dad who was smoking pot pleads guilty to child's heat death

May. 27, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A 24-year-old man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder by domestic violence in the 2019 death of his 20-month-old daughter whom he left alone in his hot car while he was smoking marijuana at a friend's residence in Lake Havasu City. Under a plea agreement with...

Ohio crime labs able to differentiate hemp from marijuana

May. 26, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An upgrade in equipment at Ohio's three state crime labs has allowed technicians to differentiate between industrial hemp and marijuana but is not likely to have much effect on how law enforcement agencies enforce drug laws. Upgraded testing began two weeks ago at state crime labs in...

Virginia man indicted on charges stemming from 2019 shooting

May. 22, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia grand jury has indicted a man on charges stemming from the shooting death of a teenager during a marijuana sale last year. Foster Leon Brooks Jr. 23, of Fredericksburg was indicted this week by a Spotsylvania County grand jury on charges that include manslaughter and...

Maine marijuana smokers causes fire in field, officials say

May. 22, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

COOPER, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who was smoking marijuana while mowing a field is being blamed for starting a wildfire. The man lost his footing, fell down and lost his joint while mowing a field. “He then walked back up to his house and then turned and noticed the field was on fire,”...

FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers' Montravius Adams is seen during NFL football training camp in Green Bay, Wis. Packers defensive lineman Montravius Adams was arrested in Georgia this week and charged with marijuana and driving offenses. He was stopped Tuesday, May 18, 2020, just after 6 p.m. on suspicion of driving with suspended registration and no insurance, according to a Houston County Sheriff’s Office report. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Packers' Montravius Adams faces marijuana, driving charges

May. 22, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

ELKO, Ga. (AP) — Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Montravius Adams was arrested in Georgia this week and charged with marijuana and driving offenses. He was stopped Tuesday just after 6 p.m. on suspicion of driving with a suspended registration and no insurance, according to a Houston County...