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Neb. state Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln, center, who co-chaired the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana campaign committee, speaks in front of the State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb., Thursday, July 2, 2020. Organizers of the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana campaign said they've gathered 182,000 signatures from all 93 counties to allow the drug for medicinal use. To qualify for the ballot, the campaign needed to turn in more than 121,000 valid signatures, representing more than 10% of the voters in the state. Campaign officials also needed to collect signatures from at least 5% of voters in at least 38 Nebraska counties.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Medical marijuana, gambling likely headed to Nebraska ballot

Jul. 2, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters will likely get to weigh in on measures to legalize medical marijuana and casino gambling after advocates for both causes announced Thursday that they have enough signatures to put them on the November ballot. Organizers of the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana campaign...

Louisiana medical marijuana grower says it will cut prices

Jun. 23, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's only medical marijuana grower currently selling cannabis said it intends to slash the price of its wholesale products for the second time this year. The Advocate reports that Wellcana Group, the Baton Rouge-based medical marijuana grower licensed by the Louisiana State...

Fake doctor signed 600 patients' medical pot paperwork

Jun. 20, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — About 600 patients seeking authorization to purchase medical marijuana in Missouri had their paperwork signed by a fake doctor, officials say. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said in a news release that there is no evidence to indicate the affected patients...

Court tosses county ban on probationers using medical pot

Jun. 18, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

Counties may not ban people on probation or parole from using prescription cannabis if they are registered in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court said that people holding a valid medical marijuana card are immune from...

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)

Louisiana widening access to medical marijuana under new law

Jun. 16, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More Louisiana residents will have access to medical marijuana under a significant expansion of the state's therapeutic cannabis program that was signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards. The changes in the law, which take effect in August, allow doctors to recommend medical...

More than 7 tons of medical marijuana sold in Arkansas

Jun. 14, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — More than seven tons of medical marijuana has been sold in the state in just more than a year since sales began, according to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. DFA said Saturday that 22 dispensaries have sold 14,714 pounds of marijuana for a total of just more...

FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks in Rapid City, S.D. Noem on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, previewed her plan to disburse the $1.25 billion the state has received from the federal government for coronavirus relief, following a push from President Donald Trump's administration to share the money with local governments. (Jeff Easton/Rapid City Journal via AP, File)

Marijuana advocates launch campaign for November election

Jun. 10, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Marijuana legalization advocates kicked off their campaign on Wednesday to convince South Dakota voters to vote to legalize both medical and recreational marijuana in the November general election. South Dakota, where marijuana is currently illegal, would be the first state to...

1 of few black-owned pot shops in the US robbed in Boston

Jun. 2, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's lone retail marijuana shop is dealing with another setback. Pure Oasis, one of the few black-owned shops in the country, was robbed early Monday morning, as mostly peaceful protests against police brutality ended in violence miles away in downtown Boston, police said this week. More...

Reps. Jean-Paul Coussan, R-Lafayette, left; Stephen Dwight, R-Lake Charles, center; and Jerome

Louisiana lawmakers finish regular session without budget

Jun. 1, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Wrapping up a shortened regular session interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, Louisiana lawmakers Monday handed business groups the limits on car wreck lawsuits that they've sought for years while punting completion of next year's budget to another session. The House and Senate...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, marijuana plants are pictured at Baker Medical in Oklahoma City. Numbers from the Oklahoma Tax Commission show sales of medical marijuana in Oklahoma are continuing to smash records. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma medical marijuana sales continue to smash records

Jun. 1, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Sales of medical marijuana in Oklahoma topped $73 million last month, the highest monthly total yet, the Oklahoma Tax Commission reported on Monday. The data shows May sales generated more than $11.6 million in tax revenue last month, including $6.5 million in state and local taxes...