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Milk, eggs and now bullets for sale in handful of US grocery stores with ammo vending machines

Jul. 09, 2024 18:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A company has installed computerized vending machines to sell ammunition in grocery stores in Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas, allowing patrons to pick up bullets along with a gallon of milk. American Rounds said their machines use an identification scanner and...

Cannabis advocates in Thailand protest a proposal to ban again its general use

Jul. 08, 2024 22:41 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Two years after marijuana was decriminalized in Thailand, nearly a hundred of its advocates marched to the prime minister’s office Monday to protest a possible ban on general use. A health ministry drug control committee approved Friday a proposal to relist...

Maine has no testing requirement for medical cannabis. Public health advocates want that to change.

Jul. 08, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

Keri-Jon Wilson started as a hobbyist, making medical marijuana edibles on a small scale for patients suffering from chronic pain and cancer. But in 2015 she expanded her business, Portland-based Pot + Pan Manufacturing, and began to standardize her products. “Eventually you’ve...

Group files petitions to put recreational marijuana on North Dakota's November ballot

Jul. 08, 2024 16:52 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Organizers of a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota submitted petition signatures on Monday, likely setting up another statewide vote on the issue that voters and state lawmakers have previously defeated. The New Economic...

Cherokees in North Carolina begin sales of recreational marijuana to adult members

Jul. 08, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

CHEROKEE, N.C. (AP) — A tribal-owned medical marijuana dispensary in western North Carolina is also now selling cannabis products for adult recreational use just weeks after the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians governing board approved its expanded use on tribal lands. The Great...

Arkansas election officials checking signatures of 3 measures vying for November ballot

Jul. 05, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Supporters of proposals to expand Arkansas' medical marijuana program and repeal a casino license turned in thousands of signatures on Friday to try and get their measures before voters in the November election. Organizers of the initiative campaigns, along...

Diamond Shruumz microdosing candies may be linked to a death and nearly 50 illnesses, FDA says

Jul. 02, 2024 17:12 PM EDT

Federal health officials are investigating a possible death and dozens of illnesses tied to recalled “microdosing” candies laced with a chemical found in mushrooms and sold online and in vape shops nationwide. At least 48 people in 24 states said they got sick after eating...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 28, 2024 12:36 PM EDT

Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. June 27, 2024. Editorial: Vermont arts One of the things we love about summer is you don’t have to look far for an outdoor concert or show. Whether it is visiting Bread and Puppet in Glover; or a concert at the lawn at Shelburne Farm,...

Marijuana conviction in Maryland? Maybe there's a job for you

Jun. 27, 2024 14:10 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland wants to help people once convicted of marijuana-related offenses land jobs in the state's legal cannabis industry. Gov. Wes Moore announced the new workforce development program on Thursday. Last week, he signed an executive order pardoning people...

Kentucky to open applications for the state's medical marijuana business

Jun. 27, 2024 13:21 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Businesses that want to sell, process or grow medical marijuana for Kentucky can start applying for permits starting Monday, part of an accelerated push to have products available in early 2025, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. Doctors and advanced practice...