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Northeast officials team up to push pot, vaping regulations

Oct. 17, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The governors from several Northeastern states said Thursday they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping, including possible regional restrictions on flavored vaping products. Democratic governors from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania met in New York City...

No Douglas County criminal charges in some marijuana cases

Oct. 17, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson says his office will no longer file criminal cases for simple marijuana possession. Branson said Thursday that Douglas County citizens should not be criminally charged when citizens in Lawrence and surrounding communities face little or...

2 plead not guilty to conspiring with Giuliani associates

Oct. 17, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two businessmen pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions, as a prosecutor said evidence includes data from over 50 bank accounts and information gathered through 10 search warrants. David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin...

Kukushkin charges draw review of California pot licenses

Oct. 17, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The arrest of a Ukrainian-born businessman on charges of conspiring to violate federal campaign finance laws has triggered a review of the California cannabis licenses he was granted. Bureau of Cannabis Control Chief Lori Ajax tells the Los Angeles Times the indictment of Andrey...

Colorado pot grower loses 20K plants due to early snow

Oct. 17, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado marijuana grower has lost about 20,000 plants worth millions of dollars because of an early winter storm and says the impact is expected affect the state's legal pot supply. The Marijuana Business Daily reported Wednesday that Pueblo-based Los Sueños Farms lost the plants...

Pot legalization plan would subsidize patients, pay police

Oct. 16, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal unveiled Wednesday for legal marijuana sales throughout New Mexico would use taxes to subsidize medical pot purchases for low-income patients and set aside money for police and loans to cannabis startup companies. A panel appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a...

Frustration and pride in Canada after a year of legal pot

Oct. 16, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The weed is expensive, the selection is limited, the black market persists, and licensed stores are scarce. It's one year into Canada's experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened. While many residents remain proud of Canada for bucking...

Oklahoma lawyer pleads guilty over bogus threatening emails

Oct. 16, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The former top lawyer for the Oklahoma State Department of Health has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts over sending bogus threatening emails to herself. Julia Ezell was pretending to be the target of an angry marijuana advocate. She pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor...

$1M of illegal marijuana seized in California

Oct. 16, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

ANZA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they seized illegal marijuana with a street value of $1 million after stopping a van on a Southern California street because a passenger wasn't wearing a seatbelt. The California Highway Patrol says an officer smelled an odor of pot after stopping the van Monday in Anza,...

How Canada's legalization is shaping cannabis laws elsewhere

Oct. 16, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

Ever since Canada became the first major country to legalize marijuana for adults a year ago, other nations have been paying attention. The small South American nation of Uruguay was the first to legalize marijuana for adults. New Zealand, Luxembourg and Mexico are among those that have looked to Canada for...