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Mississippi mayor challenges medical marijuana initiative

Oct. 27, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mayor on Tuesday challenged the petition process that put one of two medical marijuana proposals on the statewide ballot, arguing that the number of signatures gathered does not meet standards set in the state constitution. Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler filed papers...

Attorney general candidate calls for Indiana to legalize pot

Oct. 27, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Indiana attorney general is calling on the state to legalize marijuana, saying that doing so would reduce the state’s prison and jail populations and generate millions of dollars for public education. Jonathan Weinzapfel said Monday in a statement he...

Police seize 75K marijuana plants from Los Padres forest

Oct. 27, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — About 75,000 marijuana plants were seized and 11 suspects were arrested by authorities in Southern California during an investigation into illegal grows in Los Padres National Forest. The Ventura County sheriff's office said in a statement Monday that the quantities represent a...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo, Jonathan Hunt, vice president of Monarch America, Inc., shows a marijuana plant while giving a tour of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe's marijuana growing facility, in Flandreau, S.D. Voters in four states could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day, setting the stage for a watershed year for the industry that could snowball into neighboring states as well as reshape policy on Capitol Hill. The Nov. 3, 2020, contests will take place in markedly different regions of the country, New Jersey, Arizona, South Dakota and Montana and approval of the proposals would highlight how public acceptance of cannabis is cutting across geography, demographics and the nation's deep political divide. (Joe Ahlquist/The Argus Leader via AP, File)

Election could stoke US marijuana market, sway Congress

Oct. 25, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

Voters in four states from different regions of the country could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day, and a sweep would highlight how public acceptance of cannabis is cutting across geography, demographics and the nation’s deep political divide. The Nov. 3 contests in New Jersey, Arizona,...

FILE In this file photo taken on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks to the media during a news conference in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainians are heading to the polls on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 to cast ballots in local elections seen as a key test for President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Zelenskiy, a popular comedian without prior political experience, was elected by a landslide in April 2019 on promises to end fighting with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, uproot endemic corruption and shore up a worsening economy. (Sergey Dolzhenko/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Ukraine's local elections test leader and his young party

Oct. 25, 2020 3:24 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainians were voting Sunday in local elections that are considered a test for President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a former comedian who took office last year vowing to bring peace, uproot endemic corruption and shore up a worsening economy. Zelenskiy was elected president by a landslide...

Last West Virginia county approves cannabis dispensaries

Oct. 24, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's lone holdout in taking action on cannabis dispensary permits approved 20 of 21 proposals on Thursday, The Dominion Post reported. The Monongalia County Board of Health approved the permits during a special session after coming under pressure to get the permits...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Pensacola International Airport, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Trump calls 'Borat' star an unfunny 'creep'

Oct. 23, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump says he thinks Sacha Baron Cohen, the comedian behind the “Borat” films, is “a creep.” Baron Cohen’s new movie, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” shows...

Large marijuana grow raided in Humboldt County

Oct. 23, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

GARBERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Humboldt County’s marijuana enforcement team shut down a large illegal grow and seized firearms this week, the Sheriff’s Office said. A warrant served Wednesday on three parcels east of Garberville led to eradication of 11,000 growing cannabis plants, destruction of...

Oregon vineyards lose lawsuit against nearby pot operation

Oct. 22, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

MCMINVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Two Oregon wine grape growers have failed to convince a state judge their grapes would be marred by odors from a neighboring marijuana operation. Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Easterday ruled that Smera Vineyard and Maysara Winery haven’t met their burden of...

Groups pushing pot legalization report cash advantage

Oct. 22, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The groups pushing for South Dakota voters to legalize marijuana have a large cash advantage over opponents of the proposal as the campaigns enter their final days. The Argus Leader reported that two of committees pushing for recreational and medical marijuana ballot measures have...