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Bezuidenhout seeks Portrush 'revenge' after beta-blocker ban

Jul. 16, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — From developing a stutter and anxiety issues after drinking rat poison as a toddler to getting banned from golf for taking beta blockers, Christiaan Bezuidenhout has overcome plenty on the way to his first major championship. It has been quite the journey to this week's...

Johnson & Johnson 2Q profit jumps 42% despite lower sales

Jul. 16, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

Johnson & Johnson posted slightly lower sales across much of its business in the second quarter, but a big one-time gain and lower spending on marketing and administration boosted its profit a whopping 42 percent. That blew past Wall Street expectations. The maker of baby shampoo and cancer and immune...

Enrollment increase for New Mexico medical pot program

Jul. 16, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Patient enrollment in the state's medical marijuana program has increased by nearly 10% since the start of the year. Medical marijuana provider Ultra Health on Monday highlighted growth in the market for medical cannabis as the state overhauls cultivation limits, in a statement. The...

Missouri works to settle lawsuit on medicine for foster kids

Jul. 15, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to a settlement agreement for a lawsuit alleging that Missouri overmedicated children in foster care with psychotropic drugs. The agreement, which still needs final approval, calls for the state to make systemic changes to how...

Utah delays deadline to award medical cannabis licenses

Jul. 15, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Applicants vying for a handful of licenses to grow Utah's medical marijuana will have to wait longer than expected to find out who has been selected. The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food announced Saturday that they are delaying the announcement of who will grow the state's...

Troy business becomes a global leader in hemp extraction

Jul. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Nick Tennant spent eight months hunched over his dining room table learning how to assemble steel parts into a machine he saw as the future of the marijuana industry. The first trial run produced exactly what the young entrepreneur wanted: lustrous gold CBD oil. It's been seven years, and...

Sununu signs 1 marijuana bill, vetoes another

Jul. 14, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire residents who were convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana in the past will be able to annul their convictions. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday signed a bill establishing an annulment process for those convicted of possessing up to three-quarters of an...

Officials say it will take Years for medical cannabis sales

Jul. 14, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Despite legislation from 2017 that allowed cannabis to be legal for medical use on July 1 of this year, West Virginia officials say they're still years away from the first sale. That's — at least in part — because of a hangup with finding a banking solution to get...

Girl with rare disorder meets kids like her for first time

Jul. 14, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Cedar Ventura was diagnosed at four months old. "She was always a fussy baby," Cedar's mother, Emily Ventura, recalled. "We had her in and out of the doctor's office, and they couldn't ever really find anything wrong with her." Within the first few months of her life, Cedar had an ear...

Colorado man pleads guilty in theft of thousands of pills

Jul. 13, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to burglarizing a Colorado pharmacy including opioid pills valued at more than $18,000. U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn's office says Dewayne Scott entered his plea this week. Scott is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 26. According to...