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Corporate America embraces 420 as pot legalization grows

Apr. 19, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marijuana users have for decades celebrated their love of the drug on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it. No, Hallmark doesn't yet have a card to mark "420." But many other...

40,000 illegal marijuana plants found in Southern California

Apr. 19, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they seized 40,000 marijuana plants at an illegal pot farm east of Los Angeles. The Riverside Police Department says a tip regarding the strong odor of marijuana coming from a home sent them to a house that turned out to have a private nursery about the size of a...

US authorities: Marijuana involvement imperils citizenship

Apr. 19, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Immigration authorities on Friday said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state where they live, can be denied citizenship because the drug is still illegal under federal law. The announcement comes weeks after officials in Colorado,...

Oklahoma governor signs bill for commercial hemp production

Apr. 19, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed legislation establishing guidelines for producing commercial hemp in the state. The bill signed by Stitt Thursday authorizes the state Department of Agriculture to develop and manage a hemp production program under the 2018 federal farm bill. The...

10 Things to Know for Today

Apr. 19, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CONGRESS MULLS NEXT STEPS AFTER RELEASE OF MUELLER REPORT It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump. 2. ANALYSIS: MUELLER PAINTS...

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...

NE Indiana man pleads guilty to trying to kill officers

Apr. 18, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

GARRETT, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana man has pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder stemming from an exchange of gunfire with two officers. Forty-two-year-old Joshua D. Mumma of Garrett also pleaded guilty to being a habitual offender under a plea agreement Wednesday in which prosecutors...

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...