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UAE eases drug laws: No more jail for those bringing in THC

Nov. 29, 2021 03:58 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has eased some of its harsh drug laws, relaxing penalties for travelers who arrive in the country with products containing THC, the main intoxicating chemical in cannabis. The new law, published Sunday in the...

Convicted ex-mayor's prison sentence reporting date delayed

Nov. 26, 2021 10:05 AM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor convicted of extorting recreational marijuana businesses will be allowed to enjoy the holidays as a free man. A federal judge on Wednesday granted former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia's request to report to prison...

Thai chain's cannabis pizza: trendy but won't get you high

Nov. 26, 2021 01:35 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — One of Thailand’s major fast food chains has been promoting its “Crazy Happy Pizza” this month, an under-the-radar product topped with a cannabis leaf. It’s legal but won’t get you high. Veterans of the backpacker trail, familiar with the...

Fire leads to thousands of illegal marijuana plants

Nov. 24, 2021 19:53 PM EST

REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities said they found more than 11,000 marijuana plants at an illegal growing operation Wednesday after one of the buildings caught fire. The blaze was reported at about 4:30 a.m. on San Timoteo Canyon Road in Redlands, east of Los Angeles....

South Dakota Supreme Court rules against pot legalization

Nov. 24, 2021 14:04 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that nullified a voter-passed amendment to the state constitution that would have legalized recreational marijuana use. Gov. Kristi Noem instigated the legal fight to...

Group forms to help give equal access to new cannabis market

Nov. 24, 2021 13:03 PM EST

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A new association has been formed to ensure Black and other under represented communities will have an opportunity to participate in Connecticut's new legalized recreational marijuana industry, as state legislators had promised. The Alliance for...

St. Louis aldermen move to repeal city marijuana ordinance

Nov. 24, 2021 11:46 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted to repeal city ordinances that make it illegal to possess small amounts of marijuana. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that in addition to repealing city ordinances, the bill bars police from...

South Dakota Supreme Court strikes down voter-approved marijuana legalization on technical grounds

Nov. 24, 2021 11:17 AM EST
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Supreme Court strikes down voter-approved marijuana legalization on technical grounds.

Marijuana testing lab sues state over major product recall

Nov. 23, 2021 17:45 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A marijuana testing lab filed a lawsuit against Michigan regulators after a major product recall and allegations of unreliable results. Viridis Laboratories, with operations in Lansing and Bay City, said the “unjustified” recall last week...

Man ordered to stand trial in September killing in Omaha

Nov. 23, 2021 08:06 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been ordered to stand trial on first-degree murder for allegedly opening fire on two teenagers in Omaha killing one of them. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the judge made the decision Monday. In...