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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 photo, 7-year-old Charlotte Figi, whose parent describe her as once being severely and untreatably ill, walks around inside a greenhouse for a special strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte's Web, which was named after Charlotte early in her treatment, at a grow location in a remote spot in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, Colo. Figi, the Colorado girl with a rare form of epilepsy whose recovery inspired the name of a medical marijuana oil that drew families to the state has died. The non-profit organization co-founded by her mother says Charlotte, now 13, Figi died Tuesday, April 7, 2020. It didn't say how she died. A post on her mother's Facebook page said she was recently hospitalized and a virus had infected her whole family. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Girl who inspired Charlotte's Web marijuana oil dies

Apr. 8, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A girl with a rare form of epilepsy whose recovery inspired the name of a medical marijuana oil that drew families of children with similar health problems to Colorado for treatment has died after being hospitalized and treated as a likely coronavirus patient, her mother said Wednesday....

Customers maintain social distance while waiting to enter The Green Cross cannabis dispensary in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. As about 7 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area are under shelter-in-place orders, only allowed to leave their homes for crucial needs in an attempt to slow virus spread, marijuana stores remain open and are being considered

A pot shop at your door: Home delivery surges amid outbreak

Mar. 20, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One company rushed to expand its delivery fleet. Another has seen sales triple. The global coronavirus pandemic has left millions of people locked out of bars, restaurants and theaters, but it’s been an unexpected boost for some U.S. pot shops. Marijuana users in the...

FILE-In this Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 file photo file photo, Marijuana plants growing under special grow lights, at GB Sciences Louisiana, in Baton Rouge, La. Views about medical marijuana appear to be changing across the South, where efforts to legalize it have long been stymied by Bible Belt politics. Medical cannabis is legal now in 33 states, but most Southern states remain among the holdouts. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Medical marijuana bills challenge Bible Belt politics

Mar. 14, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Facing a potentially historic vote on whether to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, Republican lawmaker John Schickel is conflicted. A retired law enforcement officer, Schickel once steadfastly opposed medical cannabis, but his stance has softened. Now he says he's approaching...

Oglala Sioux Tribe approves medical, recreational marijuana

Mar. 11, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed a referendum to legalize medical and recreational marijuana on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, according to preliminary results from the tribe's election commission. A proposal to allow alcohol in the tribe's casino failed. The...

FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Delegate Cheryl Diane Glenn, a Baltimore Democrat who chairs the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, speaks during a news conference in Baltimore. Baltimore businessman Lance Andre Lucas pleaded guilty Monday, March 9, 2020, to two federal charges stemming from bribes totaling $42,500 that he paid to a former state lawmaker while she was still in office. Lucas pleaded guilty to federal honest services wire fraud and a travel act violation, admitting to bribing former state Del. Glenn. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)

Baltimore businessman admits to bribing former lawmaker

Mar. 9, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore businessman pleaded guilty Monday to two federal charges stemming from bribes totaling $42,500 that he paid to a former state lawmaker while she was still in office. Lance Andre Lucas pleaded guilty to federal honest services wire fraud and a travel act violation, admitting to...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo, marijuana plants grow in the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe's growing facility in Flandreau, S.D. Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe will vote this week on legalizing medical and recreational marijuana on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation in an initiative that many hope will bring economic development to one of the most impoverished areas in the country. If the measure is approved, the Oglala Sioux Tribe would become the only Native American tribe to set up a cannabis market in a state where it's otherwise illegal. The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe attempted to set up a marijuana resort in the eastern part of the state in 2015, but eventually burned its cannabis crop out of fear of a federal raid.  (Joe Ahlquist/The Argus Leader via AP, File)

South Dakota tribe set to vote on legalizing marijuana

Mar. 8, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe will vote this week on legalizing medical and recreational marijuana on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation in an initiative that many hope will bring economic development to one of the most impoverished areas in the country. Neither South Dakota...

Jessica Baker takes a cutting of a plant at the Baker's marijuana nursery at Baker Medical, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Oklahoma City. When voters in conservative Oklahoma approved medical marijuana in 2018, many thought the rollout would be ploddingly slow and burdened with bureaucracy. Instead, business is booming so much cannabis industry workers and entrepreneurs are moving to Oklahoma from states with more well-established pot cultures, like California, Colorado and Oregon.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Pot entrepreneurs flocking to the Bible Belt for low taxes

Mar. 7, 2020 6:24 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — From their keen taste for sun-ripened pot to their first meeting at a pro-marijuana rally in college in the 1990s, everything about Chip and Jessica Baker fits the stereotype of cannabis country in Northern California, where they lived for 20 years. Jessica, with wavy hair that falls...

FILR - In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, file 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. Opponents of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky pushed back Wednesday, March 4, 2020 as the focus shifts to the Senate, which will decide the bill's fate after it won House passage by a wide margin. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner, File)

Foes push back against medical marijuana bill in Kentucky

Mar. 4, 2020 4:49 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Opponents of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky pushed back Wednesday as the Senate gets set to decide the fate of a bill that won House passage by a wide margin. At a statehouse news conference, the lineup of opponents included a prosecutor and a doctor. Warren County...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif. Utah's first medical marijuana dispensary is set to open Monday, March 2, 2020, as the state begins a slow rollout of a program that will allow residents with certain health conditions to use the plant for medicinal purposes. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Conservative Utah's 1st medical marijuana dispensary opens

Mar. 2, 2020 6:23 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's first medical marijuana dispensary opened Monday as the state began a slow rollout of a program that will allow residents with certain health conditions to use pot for medicinal purposes. The online application process for people to get medical marijuana cards started on...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Feb. 26, 2020 12:59 PM EST

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Feb. 25 The Bowling Green Daily News on a medical marijuana bill facing the Senate: We believe that people who are suffering from terminal illnesses that cause immense pain should have options to help mitigate that pain. No one with a terminal illness should have to...