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Poll: Support rises in all age groups for legal pot

Mar. 19, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A growing majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal, underscoring a national shift as more states embrace cannabis for medical or recreational use. Support for legal marijuana hit 61 percent in 2018, up from 57 percent two years ago, according to the General Social Survey, a...

Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

Mar. 19, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times, according to the biggest-ever study to examine the impact of pot on psychotic disorder rates. The research adds to previous studies that have found links between marijuana and...

Quarles: Sales of Kentucky hemp products surged in 2018

Mar. 18, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's resurgent hemp sector flexed more economic clout in 2018, with processors reporting sharply higher sales and farmers reaping more than twice as much income from their crop, the state's agriculture commissioner said Monday. The state's hemp processors reported $57.75...

Police sued over bulldozer death of pot suspect

Mar. 18, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

Pennsylvania State Police acted recklessly when troopers used a bulldozer to pursue a Grateful Dead fan caught growing marijuana on public land, killing him when he wound up under the machine's treads, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed Monday. Greg Longenecker's family said state police had no business...

Upstart party turns cannabis into key Israeli election issue

Mar. 18, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Cinderella story of Israel's current election campaign is a fringe party led by an ultranationalist libertarian with a criminal record who vows to legalize marijuana, and seems to diverge dramatically from the long list of quirky candidates of the past who have drawn attention to their...

New Mexico bill to create state-run pot shops appears dead

Mar. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal that would make New Mexico the first U.S. state to set up government-operated marijuana stores appeared to be dead Thursday in the current legislative session. Sen. John Sapien, a Bernalillo Democrat, said lawmakers still have questions about the measure with only hours...

Alaska poised to let people use marijuana at certain stores

Mar. 13, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is poised to become the first state in the nation with statewide rules allowing people to use marijuana at certain stores where they buy it. Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer this week signed and filed rules for the use of recreational marijuana at authorized pot shops. They allow marijuana...

Aurora Cannabis shares higher after Peltz comes aboard

Mar. 13, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares in Aurora Cannabis are jumping after the company announced the appointment of activist investor Nelson Peltz as a senior adviser. The Canadian pot company said Wednesday that Peltz will help it find partnerships and advise its global expansion strategy. Canada has become a launching...

New Mexico bill would create first state-run pot shops in US

Mar. 12, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would become the first U.S. state to set up its own government-operated marijuana stores and subsidize medical cannabis for the poor under a bill brokered between Republicans and Democrats, as a new wave of states weighs legislation that would legalize recreational sales...

New Jersey takes big step toward legalizing recreational pot

Mar. 12, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders said Tuesday they've agreed on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana for adults. The Democratic trio, including Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senate President Steve Sweeney, announced the agreement in a statement...