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In California pot market, a hazy line between legal and not

Jan. 16, 2022 11:47 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On an isolated farm, greenhouses stand in regimental order, sheltered by a fringe of trees. Inside are hundreds of head-high cannabis plants in precise rows, each rising from a pot nourished by coils of irrigation tubing. Lights powerful enough to turn night into day blaze...

2 years in, Utah’s cannabis program has accessibility issues

Jan. 16, 2022 08:01 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Since 2020, the state’s medical cannabis program has seen substantial growth. An annual report last year found that the number of active cardholders more than tripled, and pharmacies in the state more than doubled. But despite the expansion of the program,...

5 students taken to hospital after eating edible with THC

Jan. 14, 2022 15:30 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Five students at a Connecticut magnet school were taken to the hospital as a precaution Friday after eating chocolate containing the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana and becoming ill, officials said. A 13-year-old student at the Bishop Woods School...

Waukesha parade suspect to stand trial for murder

Jan. 14, 2022 15:13 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more when he drove an SUV through a suburban Christmas parade must stand trial, a court commissioner ordered Friday. Prosecutors have presented “ample” evidence to show Darrell Brooks Jr....

Sheriff: 2 arrested after fire at California drug lab

Jan. 13, 2022 22:12 PM EST

ADELANTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities arrested two people in connection with a large fire at an illegal Southern California drug lab, officials said Thursday. The blaze was reported around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at a commercial building in the city of Adelanto, about 85 miles (137...

Ohio marijuana legalization campaign adds more signatures

Jan. 13, 2022 20:36 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group seeking to legalize marijuana possession and cultivation in Ohio submitted nearly 30,000 additional signatures to state officials in an effort to put the issue in front of lawmakers this year. Earlier this month, it looked like the group might not get...

US Customs: Marijuana, ammunition seizures up in Michigan

Jan. 13, 2022 17:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Seizures of marijuana and ammunition at Michigan's border with Canada have increased over the past year or so despite travel restrictions between the U.S. and Canada due to the coronavirus pandemic. Marijuana confiscated last year by U.S. Customs and Border...

Medical marijuana advances with Mississippi senate vote

Jan. 13, 2022 17:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators voted Thursday to advance a bill that would create a medical marijuana program, sending it to the House for more work. One lawmaker started the debate by quoting Bob Dylan's “Everybody Must Get Stoned." It was a double reference to...

Newly divided Virginia General Assembly kicks off session

Jan. 12, 2022 22:09 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A newly empowered Republican majority assumed control of the Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday as the General Assembly opened its 2022 session under divided party control. Members of the House and Democrat-controlled Senate will be meeting for 60 days...

Medical marijuana proposal moves to Mississippi Senate

Jan. 12, 2022 18:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A bill to create a medical marijuana program is headed for debate in the Mississippi Senate in coming days. Senate Bill 2095 passed the Senate Public Health Committee on Wednesday. It would allow a person with a marijuana prescription to obtain up to 3.5 grams...