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Jury acquits Texas man of pot charges in Nebraska

Dec. 10, 2019 7:20 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Texas man accused of hauling hundreds of pounds of marijuana through Nebraska has been acquitted of drug charges. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 51-year-old Edward Babb, of Houston, was found not guilty Friday of two counts of possession for sale and two counts of no drug tax...

Michigan sales top $1.6M in first week of recreational pot

Dec. 9, 2019 8:48 PM EST

Recreational marijuana sales totaled about $1.6 million in the inaugural week of business at the first retail shops in Michigan. Sales during the Dec. 1-8 period brought the state roughly $270,400 in revenue from the excise and sales taxes levied on pot, the Detroit Free Press and MLive.com reported. As of...

Virginia legal landscape shifts as cannabis support grows

Dec. 9, 2019 5:17 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — “We do grams, eighths, quarters, half ounces, pounds, wholesale pounds -- however you want it,” Jacob Stretch said, standing between crates of dried hemp in his living room that doubles as his hemp processing and drying facility. Stretch, owner of Chesapeake Blue, just...

5th illness tied to vaping reported in Las Vegas area

Dec. 9, 2019 4:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A regional health authority is reporting the Las Vegas area’s fifth case of respiratory illness linked to an e-cigarette or vaping product. The Southern Nevada Health District says the fifth case was found in a person who was older than 18. The first case in Clark County as reported...

New rule proposed for out-of-state medical marijuana users

Dec. 9, 2019 8:38 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island agencies have proposed a new regulation on the sale of medical marijuana that would require out-of-state patients to present identification from their state as proof of residency. Last year, state lawmakers began allowing dispensaries to sell to out-of-state residents,...

Over 200 visitors enroll in New Mexico medical pot program

Dec. 7, 2019 12:14 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's medical cannabis program is attracting enrollment from outside the state after legislative reforms did away with an in-state residency requirement. November enrollment statistics from the state Health Department show that 215 cannabis patients reside outside the state....

Study: Pot businesses more likely in less-educated areas

Dec. 6, 2019 5:30 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State University researchers have released a study saying licensed cannabis companies are more likely located in less-educated neighborhoods across the state. The Spokesman-Review reports that the research used publicly available data from the state Liquor and Cannabis...

Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak

Dec. 6, 2019 5:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands most commonly linked to hospitalizations. Most of the nearly 2,300 people who suffered lung damage had vaped liquids that contain THC, the high-inducing part of...

Cannabis stocks' 2019 skid showing few signs of easing

Dec. 6, 2019 4:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to investing in cannabis stocks, the marijuana bud's faded bloom has shown few signs of returning this year. Cannabis stocks have had a harsh comedown as investors' enthusiasm about the prospects for strong growth and blockbuster company mergers has dimmed. The ETFMG...

2 children sent to hospital after ingesting pot

Dec. 6, 2019 12:48 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Two children, ages 2 and 4, were taken to a hospital after ingesting edible marijuana, police in Maine said. Police in Lewiston said the children were taken to Central Maine Medical Center on Monday and released. The Sun Journal reports police were still investigating and they had...