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NJ lawmakers planning cannabis question for 2020 ballot

Nov. 18, 2019 5:24 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey legislative leaders unveiled a proposed ballot question Monday that would ask voters whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana. If the proposal to amend the state constitution is approved in 2020, New Jersey would join the District of Columbia and 11 other...

Hemp-processing plant opens in Kokomo to dry, process crop

Nov. 18, 2019 7:36 AM EST

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A hemp-processing plant has opened in central Indiana to turn the state’s first legal crop into a market-ready product. Kentucky-based Third Wave Farms opened the plant last month in Kokomo inside a 22,000-square-foot building. It’s now equipped with machines that can dry...

Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard

Nov. 17, 2019 1:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered...

Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard

Nov. 17, 2019 1:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A month after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered...

Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard

Nov. 17, 2019 1:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A month after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land in the California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site. A group including Forest Service rangers, scientists and conservationists hiked into the...

Senator: Banking laws must protect hemp, cannabis businesses

Nov. 16, 2019 1:30 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s independent senator says it’s time for the federal government to update banking laws to reflect the rise of legal hemp and cannabis businesses. Sen. Angus King represents a state where legal adult use marijuana sales are likely to begin in early 2020. He says...

No short-term fix for challenges in California pot market

Nov. 15, 2019 9:45 PM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California’s struggling marijuana market can expect more strain and turbulence for at least a couple of years as it deals with sustained competition from illegal sales, industry layoffs and fallout from a national vaping crisis, the state’s top cannabis regulator...

Mormon leader: We didn’t leave Boy Scouts, they left us

Nov. 15, 2019 4:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A high-ranking leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday the church severed its century-long tie with the Boy Scouts of America because the organization made changes that pushed it away from the church. “The reality there is we didn’t really leave...

Drug charges dropped against Lawrence CBD store owner

Nov. 15, 2019 1:31 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped felony drug charges against the owners of a Kansas CBD store for selling hemp flower, which looks and smells like marijuana but contains only trace amounts of THC, the compound that gives pot its high. Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson’s...

ACLU: NJ marijuana arrests jump about 35% over 4 years

Nov. 15, 2019 1:18 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Marijuana-related arrests in New Jersey jumped about 35% over a four-year period ending in 2017, according to a report released Friday by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey. The ACLU-NJ published the data — based on FBI crime figures — showing nearly 38,000...