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Corporate America embraces 420 as pot legalization grows

Apr. 19, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marijuana users have for decades celebrated their love of the drug on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it. No, Hallmark doesn't yet have a card to mark "420." But many other...

40,000 illegal marijuana plants found in Southern California

Apr. 19, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they seized 40,000 marijuana plants at an illegal pot farm east of Los Angeles. The Riverside Police Department says a tip regarding the strong odor of marijuana coming from a home sent them to a house that turned out to have a private nursery about the size of a...

US authorities: Marijuana involvement imperils citizenship

Apr. 19, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Immigration authorities on Friday said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state where they live, can be denied citizenship because the drug is still illegal under federal law. The announcement comes weeks after officials in Colorado,...

Border agent admits to helping smuggle large amounts of pot

Apr. 19, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona Border Patrol agent has pleaded guilty to using his position to help smuggle thousands of pounds of marijuana. The Arizona Daily Star reports a plea agreement filed April 10 in U.S. District Court in Tucson says Jose Antonio Yanez faces up to 15 years in prison after...

Arkansas medical marijuana sales set to begin in mid-May

Apr. 19, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Medical marijuana sales in Arkansas are set to begin around May 12 as cultivators plan to begin harvesting the plant in the coming days and regulators finish the approval process for the state's first dispensaries. Department of Finance and Administration Spokesman Scott Hardin...

Oklahoma governor signs bill for commercial hemp production

Apr. 19, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed legislation establishing guidelines for producing commercial hemp in the state. The bill signed by Stitt Thursday authorizes the state Department of Agriculture to develop and manage a hemp production program under the 2018 federal farm bill. The...

Manchester man gets almost 3 years for pot scheme

Apr. 19, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who used his girlfriend's apartment to store hundreds of pounds of marijuana that they shipped from California has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison. The Hartford Court reports that 25-year-old Kenneth Chaparro, of Manchester, was sentenced Thursday...

Michigan House targets unlicensed pot shops still operating

Apr. 18, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers are intervening in a long-running legal dispute over unlicensed medical marijuana shops, pushing to enact a firm deadline by which the businesses must close or risk their ability to get a license. The House voted 102-4 Thursday in favor of legislation that would...

Kodak Black arrested on drug, gun charge at Canadian border

Apr. 18, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as the rapper tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was driving two other people in a Cadillac Escalade with temporary...

Nebraska troopers seize THC items in traffic stops

Apr. 18, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says troopers have seized thousands of marijuana and THC products and arrested eight in four separate stops. Three of the stops occurred Wednesday, the first being just before noon on Interstate 76 in western Nebraska. The patrol says a car stopped for speeding...