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Alabama medical cannabis license dates to stay the same

Oct. 18, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama regulatory commission has plenty to do before people can apply for medical cannabis licenses, so it won’t push for a date that might allow sales next year, a commission official said. The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission had said...

In quiet debut, Alzheimer's drug finds questions, skepticism

Oct. 17, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

The first new Alzheimer’s treatment in more than 20 years was hailed as a breakthrough when regulators approved it more than four months ago, but its rollout has been slowed by questions about its price and how well it works. Several major medical centers remain...

'God have mercy': Tigray residents describe life under siege

Oct. 16, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — As food and the means to buy it dwindled in a city under siege, the young mother felt she could do no more. She killed herself, unable to feed her children. In a Catholic church across town, flour and oil to make communion wafers will soon run out....

1st Black cannabis entrepreneurs expo coming to New Orleans

Oct. 16, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Peter Labat and his wife Venia are a bit bemused, but also excited, to be among a group of around 2,000 budding marijuana entrepreneurs slated to participate in the first ever Black CannaCon in late November at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. ...

Minnesota court: Workers' comp can't cover medical marijuana

Oct. 13, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers' compensation for injured employees doesn't cover medical marijuana because the drug remains illegal under federal law, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The state's highest court issued a pair of rulings that overturned earlier...

Feds OK Colorado plan to cover gender-affirming care

Oct. 12, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado will include gender confirmation care in its individual and small group health insurance plans, state and federal officials announced Tuesday. The state's plan under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will include jaw, cheek and eye...

Reeves: Work still happening on medical marijuana proposal

Oct. 12, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday that he and legislative leaders are continuing to negotiate changes in a proposal to create a medical marijuana program, including putting tight limits on how much of the medicine one person could buy. The...

Judge rejects state's residency rule for medical marijuana

Oct. 12, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has struck down Missouri’s requirement that a majority of the owners of companies that dispense, grow or manufacture marijuana must be state residents. U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey last week issued a permanent injunction...

Ohio GOP lawmaker to introduce marijuana legalization bill

Oct. 12, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Recreational marijuana would be legalized in Ohio for adults 21 and older under Republican legislation coming in the Ohio House that would levy a 10% sales tax on the product, a lawmaker announced Tuesday. Ohio facilities currently producing and...

Advice shifting on aspirin use for preventing heart attacks

Oct. 12, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

Older adults without heart disease shouldn't take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, an influential health guidelines group said in preliminary updated advice released Tuesday. Bleeding risks for adults in their 60s and up who haven't had a...