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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...

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...

The Latest: Ford shares up 34% in two days amid stock rally

Mar. 25, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the action in the financial markets (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Shares of Ford Motor Co. shot up 34% over the past two days, closing Wednesday at $5.39. The spike came less than a week after the company suspended its dividend and borrowed $15.4 billion to weather any...