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Fairbanks officials allow use of marijuana at certain stores

Apr. 24, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The city of Fairbanks will allow people to recreationally use marijuana inside the authorized stores where they buy it. The City Council voted 4-2 Monday for the ordinance allowing on-site marijuana use in retail cannabis stores in the city, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported...

Assembly passes bills on bump stock ban, pot convictions

Apr. 24, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Bills to ban bump stocks and require safe firearm storage were among the dozens of measures Tuesday that cleared a key vote in the state Assembly ahead of a legislative deadline. Lawmakers in both chambers held a flurry of votes in lengthy floor sessions on Tuesday, a deadline day...

New Hampshire Senate hears plenty from opponents of pot bill

Apr. 23, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Opponents of a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in New Hampshire came out in force to a Senate committee hearing Tuesday, arguing it would result in more impaired drivers and lead users to try harder drugs in a state already struggling with an opioid crisis. The hearing follows...

2 charged after loaded AK-47 found under toddler's bed

Apr. 23, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have arrested two people after finding marijuana and a loaded AK-47 under the bed of a 2-year-old child. News outlets report Fayetteville police say drug and child abuse charges were filed against 32-year-old Sergio F. Weeks and 25-year-old Alysha J....

AG reviews proposed minimum wage, medical pot initiatives

Apr. 23, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho attorney general's office has completed reviews of proposed minimum wage and medical marijuana initiatives intended for the state ballot in the November 2020 general election. The minimum wage initiative would increase Idaho's current $7.25 per hour to $8.75 on June 1, 2021;...

Pot proposal would put Mainers first in line for licenses

Apr. 23, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's proposed rules about recreational marijuana call for the people who grow, manufacture and sell pot and pot products to be homegrown. The state released its long-awaited draft rules about the marijuana program late Monday, and the proposal would limit licenses to residents of...

California bill encourages banks to work with pot businesses

Apr. 22, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California legislators considered a plan Monday intended to encourage more banks to do business with marijuana companies that have been frozen out of thousands of financial institutions. Most Americans live in states where marijuana is legally available in some form. But most financial...

Only 2 pot arrests in Reno during 4/20 DUI patrols

Apr. 22, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police say they made six DUI arrests during stepped up patrols over the weekend for the unofficial 4/20 activities tied to the April 20 celebration of marijuana. Police say only two of the arrests Saturday and early Sunday were specifically cannabis related. Officers made 66 stops...

2 Oregon men plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute pot

Apr. 22, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two men who grew marijuana in Oregon and shipped it to Texas, Virginia and Florida have entered guilty pleas in federal court to marijuana distribution and money laundering conspiracy charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Portland says Cole Griffiths of Hood River and Raleigh Lau of...

Alabama county ending misdemeanor marijuana arrests

Apr. 22, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's most populous county will immediately end arrests for misdemeanors including the possession of small amounts of marijuana, officials announced Monday. Officers will begin issuing tickets for nonviolent misdemeanor offenses rather than taking people to jail, Capt. David...