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73-year-old woman pushed onto NYC subway tracks

Oct. 20, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police were searching on Tuesday for a man suspected of knocking a 73-year-old woman onto New York City subway tracks after her family scolded him for smoking marijuana. It happened Monday afternoon during a confrontation between the suspect and the woman’s husband and grandson on a...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2018, file photo, an employee stocks cannabis at a store shortly before its first day of recreational marijuana sales in San Francisco. Two marijuana trade organizations filed a lawsuit Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, against the nation's largest legal pot market over restrictions on stand-alone delivery services that have blocked them from obtaining licenses until 2025. The lawsuit against Los Angeles and its Department of Cannabis Regulation seeks to overturn rules enacted earlier this year that postponed the availability of those licenses for certain businesses, even though broad legal sales began in the state in January 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Los Angeles faces lawsuit over marijuana delivery licenses

Oct. 19, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two marijuana trade organizations filed a lawsuit Monday against the nation’s largest legal pot market over restrictions on stand-alone delivery services that have blocked them from obtaining licenses until 2025. The lawsuit against Los Angeles and its Department of Cannabis...

First Kansas City-area medical marijuana dispensary opens

Oct. 19, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — The first medical marijuana dispensary in the Kansas City area drew a good-sized crowd when it opened Monday, despite having limited supplies or varieties for customers. Dozens of people lined up before Fresh Green opened in Lee's Summit. The owners, Rob and Bianca Sullivan, plan...

Long lines as Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries open

Oct. 18, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's first licensed marijuana dispensaries opened this weekend in the St. Louis area with long lines. The two dispensaries run by N'Bliss opened Saturday in Ellisville and Manchester. Another dispensary is expected to open Monday in the Kansas City area nearly two years after...

This photo provided by Cresco Labs LLC shows Charlie Bachtell, CEO of Cresco Labs.  Demand for marijuana products in U.S. states where they are legal in some form has been resilient this year, despite the pandemic. Bachtell credits strong sales this year to growing marijuana demand and retailers having been deemed essential businesses during the pandemic.  (Cresco Labs LLC via AP)

Cresco Labs CEO talks legal marijuana industry challenges

Oct. 18, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demand for marijuana products in U.S. states where they are legal in some form has been resilient this year, despite the pandemic. In California and other states that account for most of the retail sales of marijuana for recreational use, sales are up 8.5% from a year ago, according to...

Ex-mayor, aide, face January trial on corruption charges

Oct. 18, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The trial of a former Massachusetts mayor and his chief of staff facing corruption charges is scheduled to start early next year. U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock at a hearing this week said he expects the trial of former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II and Gen Andrade to start...

Virginia's 1st medical cannabis processor opens in Bristol

Oct. 17, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Virginia's first medical cannabis processor has officially opened to patients. Dharma Pharmaceuticals held a grand opening Saturday morning in Bristol. It's one of four pharmaceutical processors approved in the state to produce medical marijuana, TV station WCYB reported. Lisa Smith...

Explosion at New Mexico cannabis plant critically injures 2

Oct. 17, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two men are in critical condition after an explosion at a cannabis manufacturing facility in New Mexico. The explosion Thursday at the New MexiCann Natural Medicine facility in Santa Fe was the second explosion that has injured workers at the plant in the last five years, the...

In this court artist sketch, former Mexican defense secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda's appears in federal court, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in Los Angeles. Cienfuegos, who led the country’s army for six years under ex-President Enrique Peña Nieto, has been arrested on drug trafficking and money laundering charges at Los Angeles International Airport, U.S. and Mexican sources said Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Bill Robles via AP).

Authorities: Top Mexico official helped smuggle drugs to US

Oct. 16, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexico’s former defense secretary helped a cartel smuggle thousands of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United States in exchange for bribes, according to court documents unsealed Friday. Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, 72, acted on behalf of...

A cyclist rides past a sign in support of making marijuana legal in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. New Zealanders are poised to decide on two crucial social issues during an election on Saturday, Oct. 17, whether to legalize recreational marijuana and whether to legalize euthanasia. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

New Zealand to vote on legalizing marijuana and euthanasia

Oct. 15, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders are poised to decide on two landmark social issues during an election Saturday: whether to legalize recreational marijuana and whether to legalize euthanasia. A “yes” vote on both referendums would arguably make the nation of 5 million one of the...