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Marijuana excise taxes outpace alcohol in Massachusetts

Jan. 23, 2022 12:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Excise taxes for marijuana sold for adult recreational use exceeded alcohol excise taxes for the first time in Massachusetts, reflecting growing marijuana sales that reached $2.54 billion, according to the Cannabis Control Commission. Massachusetts collected $74.2...

SC senator to get medical marijuana debate after 7 years

Jan. 23, 2022 09:48 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina senator who has fought to allow medical marijuana in the state for seven years appears to finally be getting a debate on the Senate floor. Senators put Sen. Tom Davis' medical marijuana bill in a special debate slot where they will have to...

County nixes plan to end marijuana testing of job applicants

Jan. 23, 2022 09:26 AM EST

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Commissioners in a suburban Atlanta county rejected an official's proposal to drop marijuana testing for some job applicants. DeKalb County Commissioner Ted Terry last week proposed ending the tests. But WAGA-TV reports the plan died in a...

Oregon man pleads guilty to distributing pot on dark web

Jan. 22, 2022 10:14 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Springfield man has pleaded guilty to distributing marijuana on the dark web and laundering his cryptocurrency proceeds, according to federal prosecutors. The U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Oregon said Robert Kelly O’Neill, 59, waived indictment and...

Analysis: Hundreds supported independent redistricting

Jan. 22, 2022 08:02 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — “It provides accountability to the redistricting process.” “We need representation that understands the diversity of this area.” “As a voter in a rural area I’m entirely uncomfortable with my vote being used to dilute the power of...

Bill to legalize pot-derived pain relief spray introduced

Jan. 21, 2022 11:36 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill that would allow Idaho residents with multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders to use a pain-relief spray derived from marijuana has been introduced in the House. The bill provides a carve-out in Idaho code for nabiximols, an oral spray that...

Conservative Nebraska Sen. Groene sponsors medical pot bill

Jan. 20, 2022 20:43 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A conservative lawmaker from rural, western Nebraska took a leading role Thursday in the push to allow medical marijuana in the state, although some advocates say his bill is too restrictive. Sen. Mike Groene, of North Platte, introduced a legalization bill...

Maine considers bill to allow recreational weed delivery

Jan. 20, 2022 18:10 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is considering a bill that would allow recreational marijuana stores to deliver to residents across the state even if a town prohibits recreational marijuana stores. During a hearing Wednesday, a legislative committee heard from the bill's supporters and...

Thai health ministry proposes easing rules on cannabis use

Jan. 20, 2022 10:15 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand, which in 2020 became the first Southeast Asian nation to decriminalize the production and use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, moved Thursday to further loosen regulations on the drug. The Public Health Ministry’s Food and Drug Administration proposed...

Medical marijuana moves 1 step closer in Mississippi

Jan. 19, 2022 18:52 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is moving closer to joining most other states in allowing people to use marijuana to relieve medical conditions. The state House voted 104-14 Wednesday to pass a bill that would create a medical marijuana program. The bill passed...