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Ohio board OKs large increase in medical pot dispensaries

Apr. 19, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Board of Pharmacy voted on Monday to more than double the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the state to deal with patient complaints about lack of access and high prices. Board officials said 73 more dispensaries will be added...

NJ to waive waive minimum terms for non-violent drug cases

Apr. 19, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey prosecutors must waive mandatory minimum prison terms for non-violent drug offenses, the state attorney general said Monday in a new directive. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said the mandatory terms were “outdated policy," which was...

Idaho Gov. signs bill allowing growing, transport of hemp

Apr. 19, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law a bill legalizing the production and transportation of hemp with up to 0.3% of THC, the cannabis compound that gives marijuana its high. The Republican governor signed the bill Friday, making Idaho the last...

Analysis: Initiatives seek to bypass Mississippi lawmakers

Apr. 18, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters circumvented the Legislature in 2020 by approving a medical marijuana ballot initiative. People are now looking to bypass the House and Senate by proposing initiatives to expand Medicaid, authorize early voting and reconsider the state flag design. ...

Woodstock considers whether to allow retail marijuana sales

Apr. 18, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) — Officials in Woodstock are considering whether to allow retail marijuana operations when such sales become legal in Vermont next year. The Woodstock Cannabis Review Committee is wrapping up an online survey of residents and business owners, asking...

Wunderkind ex-mayor to face jurors in fraud, bribery case

Apr. 18, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — After he was elected mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, at just 23 years old, it seemed Jasiel Correia's political career had nowhere to go but up. Bright and dynamic, Correia charmed voters by portraying himself as a successful entrepreneur who could revive the struggling...

Idaho governor signs bill making ballot measures tougher

Apr. 17, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Saturday signed legislation making it more difficult to get initiatives or referendums on ballots in what is widely seen as an attempt to stop a medical marijuana initiative and other left-leaning causes in the conservative state. ...

Constitutional ban on legal marijuana dies in Idaho House

Apr. 15, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment that would have prevented the legalization of marijuana and other drugs without the approval of two-thirds of the Idaho Legislature died in the House on Thursday. The legislation failed to attain the two-thirds...

Marijuana producer fined $142K after Santa Fe fire injures 2

Apr. 15, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A medical marijuana producer in New Mexico has been fined $142,000 for worker safety violations related to a fire at a Santa Fe facility last October that seriously injured two employees. The New Mexico Environment Department fined New MexiCann...

Medical marijuana bill heads to key House vote

Apr. 15, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A second legislative committee on Thursday approved a medical marijuana bill, putting the proposal in line for a key vote in the House of Representatives. The House Health Committee approved the legislation by Republican Sen. Tim Melson of...