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No charges in raid of CBD oil containing THC

Aug. 13, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Prosecutors in Pennington County have declined to issue charges resulting from a police raid of a health food store and the seizure of hemp-derived CBD oil which was found to contain THC, the compound in marijuana that produces a high sensation. Police and sheriff's deputies raided...

Mass shootings give rise to bullet-resistant backpacks

Aug. 9, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies like Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker are peddling bullet-resistant backpacks for children in time for the back-to-school shopping season. But critics argue they are using tragedy as a marketing opportunity and exploiting parents' worst fears. Safety is high on...

Uganda begins largest trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

Aug. 2, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Researchers in Uganda have launched the largest-ever trial of the experimental Ebola vaccine that is expected to be deployed in neighboring Congo, where a deadly outbreak has killed over 1,800 people. The trial of the Janssen Pharmaceuticals vaccine involves up to 800 people in the...

Ex-Walmart manager heads Missouri medical marijuana program

Aug. 2, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Like many elderly, frail people, Lyndall Fraker's parents spent their final days on a morphine drip, drugged into incoherence. Fraker, appointed in December to lead Missouri's medical marijuana program, wonders now what the family missed out on in those days — what his...

Lawsuit filed against Hawaii retailers mislabeling Kona brew

Aug. 1, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii coffee farmers have filed a lawsuit against major retailers after they said scientific tests confirm coffee frequently sold as being "Kona" is mislabeled, a report said. Three coffee farmers said the lawsuit came after chemical tests completed in May revealed that some Kona...

Louisiana medical marijuana could reach pharmacies next week

Jul. 29, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's first medical marijuana products are one step away from pharmacies, with final testing planned for this week. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain, whose department oversees the therapeutic cannabis program, said that if the product collected Monday from GB Sciences is...

Software problems cripple Washington state pot industry

Jul. 24, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — At least a dozen marijuana samples typically show up every day at Trace Analytics, a lab in Spokane that tests products for Washington's legal cannabis industry. On Tuesday, a single one arrived — a symptom of the most recent problems concerning the state's "seed-to-sale" tracking...

AU vet school develops treatment for neurological disease

Jul. 14, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University is celebrating the first treatment developed and licensed by Auburn that has gone to human clinical trial. Researchers at Auburn and the University of Massachusetts collaborated to work on a treatment for the neurologic disease known as GM1 gangliosidosis. Doug Martin,...

Some deer urine lures now legal again in Louisiana

Jul. 6, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana has modified its ban on urine-scented lures used to attract deer, legalizing those that are certified free of the malformed protein that causes chronic wasting disease and meet a second standard. A quick, reasonably priced test can now determine which urine-based products are...

Helmet maker rounds out football portfolio with new headgear

Jul. 1, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The company that produces the top-rated helmet for NFL players and introduced a youth version of the headgear is rolling out a version for flag football. Seattle-based VICIS already produces the helmet that rated best for three straight years at reducing head impact severity, according to...