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In this Feb. 6, 2020, photo, a Clean Colorado highway sign sponsored by the Northern Lights Cannabis Co. is displayed on eastbound 6th Avenue west of Sheridan Blvd. in Denver. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP)

Pot shops turn to highway sponsor signs amid strict ad rules

Feb. 16, 2020 10:29 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Cannabis companies are using a loophole in Colorado's strict limits on marijuana advertising by sponsoring state highways and putting their names on roadside signs. Currently, 51 cannabis dispensaries, cultivators, manufacturers and edible producers sponsor roadways throughout the state,...

Border Patrol ex-agent gets 6-year term for aiding smugglers

Feb. 15, 2020 6:22 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted helping traffickers smuggle drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border has been sentenced to six years in prison on drug and bribery convictions. A federal judge in Tucson on Friday imposed the prison term on 50-year-old Jose Antonio Yanez of...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, photo, Eric Crawford, center right, is hugged by another medical marijuana advocate after a bill to legalize medical cannabis in Kentucky was approved by a state House committee, in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne said Friday that the bill could possibly come up for a House vote as soon as next week. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

Speaker: Vote on medical marijuana bill possible next week

Feb. 14, 2020 12:44 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Medical marijuana is getting a serious look in the Kentucky legislature. In another sign of momentum for the push to legalize cannabis for treatment of some medical conditions, House Speaker David Osborne said the bill could come up for a House vote as soon as next week. The measure...

FILE - This April 6, 2018, file photo shows the leaves of a marijuana plant inside Ultra Health's cultivation greenhouse in Bernalillo, N.M. New Mexico would legalize recreational marijuana sales without exceptions for dissenting cities and counties under a rebooted proposal form legislators that emphasizes small business opportunities and ready access to pot for 80,000 current medical cannabis patients. Legalization for the first time enjoys the full throttled support of second-year Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who set up a volunteer commission last year to vet health and public safety concerns about recreational cannabis and on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, pitched the benefits of the pot economy to a gathering business leaders. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

New Mexico bid for recreational marijuana is all but doomed

Feb. 13, 2020 7:50 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's bid to become the 12th U.S. state to legalize recreational use of marijuana abruptly fell flat after state senators in a legislature dominated by Democrats rejected a bill that would have forced permission for sales in all of the state's cities and towns. In a late-night...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg pauses as he speaks to supporters at a primary night election rally at Nashua Community College, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Buttigieg's rocky record on race gets a closer look

Feb. 13, 2020 3:45 PM EST

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is facing a more intense spotlight on his past leadership on issues of race and policing as he tries to translate his strong showing in Iowa and New Hampshire into support in more diverse states. Buttigieg, who spent eight years as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has...

Police: Ex-UNC athlete had $160K worth of marijuana, edibles

Feb. 12, 2020 9:19 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former college football player was arrested after receiving a parcel in North Carolina that contained about $160,000 worth of marijuana and THC edibles, authorities said. Christopher Jamel Hawkins, 37, was charged with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, conspiracy to deliver...

State Rep. John Sims Jr., left,is  congratulated by a medical marijuana advocate on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Frankfort, Ky., after the House Judiciary Committee advanced a bill to legalize medical cannabis in Kentucky. The bill heads to the full House next. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

Kentucky bill to legalize medical marijuana advances

Feb. 12, 2020 4:50 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After years of setbacks, medical marijuana advocates in Kentucky gained momentum Wednesday when a House committee overwhelmingly approved a bill to legalize medical cannabis. The House Judiciary Committee advanced the measure on a 17-1 vote. The bill moves to the full House next, and...

Air Force discloses drug investigation at nuke missile base

Feb. 10, 2020 4:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Security guards at an Air Force base responsible for protecting strategic nuclear missiles in three states are under investigation for alleged marijuana use, Air Force officials said Monday. They are part of the same security force whose members were caught using the hallucinogen LSD four...

This is a Jan. 16, 2020 photograph of then president of Jackson State University, William Bynum Jr., 57, at a college board meeting in Jackson, Miss. Bynum resigned effective immediately, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, after he was arrested during the weekend in a prostitution sting in Clinton, Miss. The former president was among more than a dozen people arrested during the weekend. He is charged with procuring services of a prostitute, false statement of identity and simple possession of marijuana. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

University leader resigns after bust in prostitution sting

Feb. 10, 2020 4:23 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The president of Jackson State University resigned Monday after he was arrested in a prostitution sting in central Mississippi. William Bynum Jr., 57, was among 17 people arrested during the weekend in the Jackson suburb of Clinton, according to Clinton Police Chief Ford Hayman. A...

FILE - In this March 4, 2019, file photo, a Hindu holy man smokes marijuana at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festivalin Kathmandu, Nepal. Dozens of Nepalese parliament members have filed a proposal seeking to legalize marijuana use in the Himalayan nation. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)

Nepal lawmakers seek to legalize growing, using marijuana

Feb. 10, 2020 2:22 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Ruling party lawmakers have proposed legalizing marijuana in Nepal, where it has been used for generations and was famed during the counterculture '60s. Forty-six members of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal filed the proposal in Parliament to legalize the production and use of...