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Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Apr. 18, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: SAVING LIVES WITH NALOXONE SHOULDN'T COST YOU LIFE INSURANCE In 2012, the opioid crisis started to impact the life of Sharon White, now 53, from Lansdowne, Delaware County. White saw loved ones suffering from addiction and struggling to find resources to get better. She scaled...

Marijuana advocates trying again for Wisconsin legalization

Apr. 18, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Marijuana advocates have high hopes that the latest proposal to legalize pot in Wisconsin has a better chance of success than ever given growing public support, but the bill unveiled Thursday again faces stiff opposition from Republicans who control the Legislature. That's not...

Alaska Legislature confirms Public Safety commissioner

Apr. 17, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A divided Alaska Legislature on Wednesday confirmed Amanda Price to lead the Department of Public Safety as she fended off allegations of absenteeism in a prior job. Supporters of Price cast her as fiery and outspoken and the victim of a "witch hunt." Critics cited concern with what...

The Latest: Lawmakers reject Stiver appointment to pot board

Apr. 17, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Alaska Legislature's confirmation of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's Cabinet and board selections (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The Alaska Legislature has rejected the appointment of a marijuana critic to the board that regulates the state's legal marijuana industry. Lawmakers...

Bill to lower penalties for pot possession clears committee

Apr. 17, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama Senate committee has advanced a bill that would lower the penalty for possessing small amounts of marijuana. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to send the bill by Sen. Bobby Singleton to the Senate floor. The committee approved a similar bill last year, but...

LA lawsuit: unlicensed dispensary sold pesticide-tainted pot

Apr. 17, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unlicensed marijuana dispensary sold cannabis sprayed with a dangerous pesticide, the city of Los Angeles said in a lawsuit Wednesday that's part of a wide-ranging crackdown on illegal pot sales. Marijuana sold at Kush Club 20 contained paclobutrazol, a fungicide frequently used on...

Bid to reduce penalties for pot possession fails in Missouri

Apr. 17, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An attempt to abolish jail time for possessing small amounts of marijuana has failed in the Missouri House. Missouri law currently makes possession of 35 grams of marijuana or less a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. Republican...

County prosecutor says he won't prosecute CBD oil cases

Apr. 16, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The top prosecutor in Pennington County says he won't prosecute cases involving hemp and CBD oil, contradicting a decision by the South Dakota attorney general. State Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg recently sent a release that said industrial hemp and all forms of CBD oil remain...

Correction: CBD Goes Mainstream story

Apr. 16, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story April 15 about CBD, The Associated Press reported erroneously the parent company of Nine West. It is Authentic Brands Group, not Authentic Fitness. A corrected version of the story is below: Mainstream retailers embrace marijuana's less taboo cousin Retailers take advantage of...

Poll: Voters back plastic bag ban, tax cap, not Cuomo raise

Apr. 16, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Most registered voters in New York support the plastic bag ban recently passed by the Democrat-controlled state Legislature, but they're not so keen on the big pay raise lawmakers approved for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, according to the results of a Siena College poll released Tuesday. The poll...