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In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, photo, Lyla June Johnston appears during a weeklong fast outside the New Mexico Statehouse in Santa Fe, N.M., to protest for action on climate change. Johnston is campaigning for the Democratic primary nomination to the state House against Rep. Brian Egolf of Santa Fe. Legislative elections and ideological divisions among Democrats are looming over major initiatives backed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on gun safety, recreational marijuana and pension reform. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

Elections loom over Democrats on guns, marijuana, pensions

Jan. 25, 2020 10:48 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislative elections and ideological divisions among Democrats are looming over major initiatives backed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham — from new gun restrictions to recreational marijuana legalization and pension reform — during a second straight year of unified...

Marijuana stolen from an ``amnesty box" at Chicago airport

Jan. 24, 2020 6:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Marijuana was stolen this week from a box placed at Chicago’s Midway International Airport for travelers who dispose of their marijuana before they board a plane, police said Friday. The ``marijuana amnesty boxes” were placed at Midway and O’Hare International Airport...

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board listens to testimony during a public comment period on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska. Alaska's legal marijuana industry hit a milestone Thursday, as regulators approved the first retail stores that will be allowed to have customers consume marijuana products on site.(AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

First Alaska retail pot shops get OK to allow on-site use

Jan. 24, 2020 6:16 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The first marijuana shops in Alaska where customers can partake on-site have gotten approval, putting them on the leading edge nationally. Visions for the spaces range from a living room feel to a brewery-style tasting room with a TV to watch football games. Zoning and ventilation...

CSU gets gift to open research center on cannabis compounds

Jan. 24, 2020 5:27 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A research center at Colorado State University dedicated to studying the chemical compounds in hemp is expected to open this spring, school officials said Thursday. The announcement comes after the university received a $1.5 million donation from a Golden-based company that makes products out...

Missouri grants licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries

Jan. 24, 2020 3:50 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri health officials on Friday posted the list of recipients of the first 192 licenses to operate medical marijuana dispensaries, bringing the state closer to joining the many others that allow at least some form of marijuana use. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior...

Sheriff: Traffic stop leads to meth labs, drug seizure

Jan. 24, 2020 3:31 PM EST

PIXLEY, Calif. (AP) — A traffic stop in central California for a minor offense earlier this month led deputies to a major methamphetamine and fentanyl trafficking operation, including labs inside three homes and drugs with a street value of $1.5 million, authorities said. A Tulare County Sheriff deputy...

NY lawmaker backs pot legalization after past reservations

Jan. 24, 2020 3:24 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York lawmaker who last year expressed reservations over marijuana legalization is now backing a bill to make the drug legal. State Sen. Pete Harckham, a Democrat who represents a swath of the Hudson Valley, has announced he is supporting a bill that legalizes and regulates...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt walks on the field at halftime of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, in Cleveland. Browns running back Kareem Hunt was cited for a traffic violation on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Rocky River, Ohio and during the stop police officers found marijuana in his vehicle. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Browns' Kareem Hunt cited for speeding, marijuana in car

Jan. 24, 2020 1:59 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns running back Kareem Hunt was cited for a traffic violation, and police say they found marijuana in his car. He was pulled over Tuesday afternoon in Rocky River, Ohio — on Cleveland's west side — while driving on Interstate 90. An incident report said officers smelled...

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board listens to testimony during a public comment period on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska. Alaska's legal marijuana industry hit a milestone Thursday, as regulators approved the first retail stores that will be allowed to have customers consume marijuana products on site.(AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Alaska pot shops to be among 1st in US to allow consumption

Jan. 24, 2020 12:53 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Marijuana shops in Alaska will be among the first nationally where onsite use would be permitted. Alaska's legal marijuana industry hit the milestone Thursday as regulators approved the first retail stores in the state that will be allowed to have customers smoke or consume marijuana...

Seller of synthetic marijuana sentenced to 7 years in prison

Jan. 23, 2020 9:19 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The operator of a Chicago convenience store who sold illegal synthetic marijuana laced with rat poisoning was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison by a federal judge. Fouad Masoud pleaded guilty in September to drug conspiracy for selling the illegal substance, sometimes called K2,...