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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...

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...

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...

In this Tuesday, March 24, 2020 photo, shops at Anderson Towne Center are closed in Anderson Township, Ohio, on the first day of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's shelter-in-place order in response to the new coronavirus pandemic. All non-essential businesses are closed and residents have been asked to stay at home. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Ohio OKs 2,000 child care sites, revises medical pot rules

Mar. 25, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 2,000 child care centers have been approved so far under a special “pandemic” license, while lawmakers are rushing to pass legislation to address the widespread impact of the coronavirus. A look at virus-related developments in Ohio on Wednesday: ___ CASES Ohio...

Ohio AG rejects recreational pot issue lacking valid signers

Mar. 24, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio attorney general said Monday that he has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have legalized recreational marijuana in the state for lack of valid signatures. Republican Attorney General Dave Yost said in a release that he did not take steps to determine...

Recent Missouri editorials

Mar. 24, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

The Kansas City Star, March 20 Johnson County commissioners were told only Thursday that a California or New York-style shelter-in-place order was possible to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. On Friday, they stressed that no lockdown plan was in place. By Saturday, it indeed was — not just in...

Virus not likely to stop Nebraska marijuana, casino measures

Mar. 22, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters may still get a chance to legalize medical marijuana and casino gambling even though the new coronavirus has forced activists to stop collecting signatures to place the issues on the November ballot. Organizers from both campaigns said they’re confident...

Customers maintain social distance while waiting to enter The Green Cross cannabis dispensary in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. As about 7 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area are under shelter-in-place orders, only allowed to leave their homes for crucial needs in an attempt to slow virus spread, marijuana stores remain open and are being considered

A pot shop at your door: Home delivery surges amid outbreak

Mar. 20, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One company rushed to expand its delivery fleet. Another has seen sales triple. The global coronavirus pandemic has left millions of people locked out of bars, restaurants and theaters, but it’s been an unexpected boost for some U.S. pot shops. Marijuana users in the...