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FILE - In this Friday, March 1, 2019 file photo, Marcus Schumacher, left, and Ray Morgan, right, pose outside North Dakota's first marijuana medical dispensary during its first day of business. The medical marijuana dispensary that opened in North Dakota's largest city a year ago has been shut down because of slow sales and regulatory delays due to the coronavirus, the facility's operators said in a statement. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack, File)

COVID-19 woes: Fargo medical marijuana dispensary shut down

Apr. 3, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A medical marijuana dispensary that opened in North Dakota's largest city a year ago was shut down Friday because of slow sales and regulatory delays due to the coronavirus, the facility's operators said in a statement. New York-based Acreage Holdings said it's temporarily closing The...

Georgia rapper Playboi Carti facing drug, traffic charges

Apr. 3, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Rapper Playboi Carti has been released from custody following his arrest on drug and traffic charges in Georgia. Playboi Carti, whose real name is Jordan Carter, was arrested late Thursday after Clayton County sheriff's deputies stopped a Lamborghini with an expired license plate tag,...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Apr. 1, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ March 31 The Greenwood Commonwealth on medical marijuana in Mississippi: Medical marijuana — unless someone can show it’s an effective treatment against the novel coronavirus — has lost some of its zip as a pressing concern in Mississippi....

2 of Iowa's 5 medical marijuana dispensaries have closed

Apr. 1, 2020 7:15 AM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Medical marijuana dispensaries have closed in Council Bluffs and Davenport, Iowa health officials said. The disclosure Monday by the Iowa Public Health Department said patients and caregivers still may purchase the cannabidiol products at Iowa's three other licensed outlets, in...

In this photo released Tuesday, March 31, 2020, by the San Diego Tunnel Task Force, Department of Homeland Security, a large haul of drugs that were seized in a cross-border tunnel running from warehouses in Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego are displayed in San Diego.  (San Diego Tunnel Task Force/Department of Homeland Security via AP)

US finds major cross-border tunnel used to smuggle drugs

Mar. 31, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A large haul of drugs, including opioids, methamphetamine and cocaine, being smuggled from Mexico to California was seized from a cross-border tunnel equipped with ventilation, lighting and an underground rail system, authorities said Tuesday. The tunnel connected warehouses in Tijuana and...

FILE - In this July 30, 2008 file photo, attorney Dan Viets, speaks to the media in Columbia, Mo. The spread of the coronavirus has likely doomed an effort to get a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Missouri on the November 2020 ballot, according to organizers of the campaign. With businesses closing, public gatherings restricted and more people staying at home because of the virus, it is harder to find voters to sign the petitions, said Dan Viets, chairman of the Missourians for a New Approach committee. (Julia Robinson/Columbia Daily Tribune via AP File)/Columbia Daily Tribune via AP)

Virus likely dooms Missouri recreational marijuana campaign

Mar. 31, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The spread of the coronavirus has likely doomed an effort to get a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Missouri on the November ballot, according to organizers of the campaign. With businesses closing, public gatherings restricted and more people staying at home...

In this photo taken March 24, 2020, Mia Grace, right, holds a package of toilet paper as she and her dog Breezy observe social distancing chalk marks on the sidewalk while waiting to get in to The Reef Capitol Hill, a marijuana store in Seattle, which was limiting the number of people in the store at one time to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Earlier in the week, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ordered nonessential businesses to close and the state's more than 7 million residents to stay home in order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. In Washington and several other states where marijuana is legal, pot shops and workers in the market's supply chain were deemed essential and allowed to remain open. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

What's essential? In France: pastry, wine. In US: golf, guns

Mar. 28, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what's “essential” and what things we really can't do without, even though we might not need them for survival. Attempting to slow the spread of the virus, authorities in many places are determining what shops and services can remain open. They're...

Near collision with Delaware trooper leads to drug bust

Mar. 28, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

Authorities in Delaware say that a driver who sped through a yield sign and nearly caused a crash with a state trooper was then arrested on drug charges. The Delaware State Police said in a news release that the arrest happened shortly after 8:30 Friday night in the Georgetown area. Authorities say a trooper...

Officials: Marijuana dispensaries can offer curbside pickup

Mar. 27, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma medical marijuana dispensaries are prohibited from delivering during the new coronavirus pandemic, but they can offer curbside pickup with limited contact, state officials decided. Dispensaries are considered “essential” businesses, which are exempt from Gov....

New Mexico cannabis company exporting to Israel

Mar. 26, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico medical marijuana company has begun exporting cannabis-based medicine to Israel. Ultra Health spokeswoman Marissa Novel said recently the company started exporting earlier this month through a partnership with Israeli pharmaceutical group Panaxai. The medicine was...