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A look at efforts to make legal pot foster social justice

May. 19, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Questions about marijuana and social justice have played a prominent role this year in several U.S. states' debates about pot legalization. But other states and cities where recreational or medical marijuana already is legal have also endeavored to make up for the consequences and racial...

Democratic candidates call for more higher education funding

May. 15, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ahead of next week's primary election, Democrats running for Kentucky governor promised during a debate Wednesday to push for increased state funding for higher education. During the hourlong televised debate — their second one this week — candidates called for...

New Jersey will ask voters to legalize recreational pot

May. 15, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A measure to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey fizzled out Wednesday when the state Senate president said he would instead look to voters next year and will pursue separate bills to expand medical cannabis and wipe clean some criminal records. Democrat Steve Sweeney vowed...

The Latest: Murphy says he's open to medical pot expansion

May. 15, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's plans to ask voters to decide next year on whether recreational marijuana should be legalized (all times local): 4:45 p.m. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he's open to new legislation on medical marijuana expansion and criminal records expungement after...

Arkansas' first medical marijuana dispensary opens its doors

May. 11, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Two and a half years after Arkansans voted to legalize medical marijuana, qualifying patients could begin buying the product Saturday morning when the state's first dispensary opened, though the celebratory mood was dampened by confusion about operating hours and fears the...

Wisconsin Republicans vote to kill Medicaid expansion

May. 9, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans voted Thursday to scrap expanding Medicaid, legalizing medical marijuana, raising the minimum wage and a host of other priorities of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers as they begin dismantling his two-year budget plan. Evers and Democrats remain defiant, saying the...

The Latest: Wisconsin GOP leader: Medicaid block no surprise

May. 9, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin budget (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says no one should be surprised that Republicans have rejected Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plan to expand Medicaid coverage. Republicans on the Legislature's finance committee voted...

Democratic candidates stake out stances on abortion

Apr. 30, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrats Andy Beshear and Adam Edelen touted their abortion-rights credentials, while Rocky Adkins took a different stance by portraying himself as "pro-life" as the Kentucky gubernatorial candidates reached out to voters in a televised debate Tuesday night. The three also defended...

2 firms first to export LatAm medicinal marijuana to Europe

Apr. 24, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Two companies from Uruguay and Colombia will become the first in Latin America to export medical marijuana products to Europe under deals announced Wednesday. Fotmer Life Sciences of Uruguay and Clever Leaves of Colombia will export cannabis extract and dried marijuana flowers to...

Candidates discuss wide range of issues during debate

Apr. 24, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Three Democrats running for Kentucky governor wrangled Wednesday evening in a televised debate over issues ranging from marijuana legalization to the future of Appalachian coal, less than a month before the state's primary. The candidates also emphasized some of their campaign themes...