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Minnesota board: Moorhead-made THC gummies are too potent

Dec. 05, 2022 17:17 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy on Monday sued a Moorhead-based manufacturer of THC-laced gummies, saying the company's candies contain far stronger doses of the chemical that gives marijuana its high than state law allows. The lawsuit alleges that Northland...

Rhode Island latest state to allow recreational pot sales

Dec. 01, 2022 11:46 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Customers started lining up to buy recreational marijuana in Rhode Island on Thursday, a little more than six months after Gov. Dan McKee signed legislation permitting such sales to people 21 and older. Five stores are currently allowed to sell recreational...

Groups to defend citizens' power to amend Ohio constitution

Nov. 29, 2022 17:14 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Foes of a proposal that would make it harder for citizens to amend Ohio's constitution vowed Tuesday to unleash the same broad activist coalition against it that delivered a scorching rebuke to a Republican-backed anti-union law last decade. Opponents...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 28, 2022 14:54 PM EST

Toledo Blade. November 27, 2022. Editorial: Ohio is fat The fitness website Total Shape rates Ohio as out of shape in a nationwide health ranking. Ohio is ranked as the 45th healthiest state, or if you like to score high, the fifth unhealthiest location in the nation....

Pennsylvania campaign wildcard Fetterman turns to governing

Nov. 28, 2022 09:20 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When John Fetterman goes to Washington in January as one of the Senate's new members, he'll bring along an irreverent style from Pennsylvania that extends from his own personal dress code — super casual — to hanging marijuana flags outside his current office in the...

Armed guards a fixture outside pot farm before 4 were slain

Nov. 23, 2022 16:49 PM EST

Armed guards were a fixture outside the marijuana growing operation in rural Oklahoma where four people were slain execution-style. The mail carrier "was met with guns pretty much all the time,” Jack Quirk, the owner of the local paper, All About Hennessey, told The Associated...

Oklahoma police: Suspect nabbed in killings of 4 at pot farm

Nov. 22, 2022 21:43 PM EST

The suspect in the weekend killings of four people at a marijuana farm in Oklahoma was arrested in the afternoon by officers in South Florida, police announced late Tuesday. Wu Chen was taken into custody without incident just before 4 p.m. Central time by Miami Beach police and...

Thai marijuana boosters rally to keep drug decriminalized

Nov. 22, 2022 10:24 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Wearing T-shirts emblazoned with marijuana motifs and handling out samples, around 200 backers of Thailand’s liberalized marijuana regulations rallied Tuesday at Government House in Bangkok to protest the possible rollback of the drug's recent decriminalization. ...

Oregon's governor pardons thousands for pot convictions

Nov. 21, 2022 17:15 PM EST

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday she is pardoning an estimated 45,000 people convicted of simple possession of marijuana, a month after President Joe Biden did the same under federal law. “No one deserves to be forever saddled with the impacts of a conviction for simple...

New York issues first licenses for legal pot dispensaries

Nov. 21, 2022 16:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York issued its first 36 cannabis dispensary licenses on Monday, taking a monumental step in establishing a legal — and lucrative — marketplace for recreational marijuana. The licenses approved by the state's Cannabis Control Board were the first of 175 the...