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Correction: CBD Crackdown story

Feb. 7, 2019 7:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Feb. 7 about a New York City crackdown on restaurants selling food containing CBD, The Associated Press reported erroneously that every state that has legalized marijuana for recreational use has ordered businesses to remove CBD-infused foods from stores. Only some have done so....

E-cigs outperform patches and gums in quit-smoking study

Jan. 30, 2019 5:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major new study provides the strongest evidence yet that vaping can help smokers quit cigarettes, with e-cigarettes proving nearly twice as effective as nicotine gums and patches. The British research, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, could influence what...

Mexico health officials stalled medical imports since 2007

Jan. 28, 2019 7:22 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's health regulatory agency says it has cleared about 13,000 requests for permits for medical devices and medicines, some of which had been awaiting approval since 2007. The agency says that since its new team of officials took office Dec. 3, the agency has worked to reduce a...

South Florida eateries add marijuana ingredient CBD to menus

Jan. 20, 2019 3:01 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Customers are raving about the new slices at Pizza City in Fort Lauderdale — especially the marinara sauce, which is infused with cannabidiol, aka CBD oil, the trendy but controversial compound commonly found in marijuana. At Foxworth Fountain in Delray Beach you can...

Idaho teen vaping on the decline but still big nationally

Jan. 19, 2019 1:56 PM EST

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Though education surveys show vaping use is down among Idaho high school students, health officials are concerned about vaping's rising popularity among teens nationwide. The Idaho Press reports according to the 2017 Idaho Youth Risk Behavior Survey, conducted by the Idaho Department of...

Senators ask FDA to update rules on certain pot products

Jan. 15, 2019 8:11 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's two senators on Tuesday urged the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to update federal regulations to permit interstate commerce of food products containing a key non-psychoactive ingredient of cannabis. The appeal by Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley came after...

State regulators approve well pad near Battlement Mesa homes

Jan. 15, 2019 3:12 PM EST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — State regulators have approved a proposal by Ursa Resources to drill 24 wells and a wastewater injection well near a Battlement Mesa mobile home park. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports the Ursa proposal is part of a two-pad, second phase of drilling it plans in...

Legal marijuana industry toasts banner year

Dec. 27, 2018 3:45 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. Liberal California became the largest legal U.S. marketplace, conservative Utah and Oklahoma...