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A person walks past a closed Apple Store, Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Dedham, Mass. Many people are working from home and many business have indefinitely closed out of concern about the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

COVID-19 deaths surge past 500; Baker seeks health workers

Apr. 9, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts hit a cruel milestone Thursday in its effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic, surging past 500 deaths and rapidly approaching 20,000 confirmed cases, authorities said. The state reported 70 new deaths, pushing the toll to 503. It also logged 2,151 new cases for a total of...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 photo, 7-year-old Charlotte Figi, whose parent describe her as once being severely and untreatably ill, walks around inside a greenhouse for a special strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte's Web, which was named after Charlotte early in her treatment, at a grow location in a remote spot in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, Colo. Figi, the Colorado girl with a rare form of epilepsy whose recovery inspired the name of a medical marijuana oil that drew families to the state has died. The non-profit organization co-founded by her mother says Charlotte, now 13, Figi died Tuesday, April 7, 2020. It didn't say how she died. A post on her mother's Facebook page said she was recently hospitalized and a virus had infected her whole family. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Girl who inspired Charlotte's Web marijuana oil dies

Apr. 8, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A girl with a rare form of epilepsy whose recovery inspired the name of a medical marijuana oil that drew families of children with similar health problems to Colorado for treatment has died after being hospitalized and treated as a likely coronavirus patient, her mother said Wednesday....

Charlotte Figi, Colorado girl who inspired awareness of medical marijuana oil treatment for ill children, dies at 13

Apr. 8, 2020 1:11 PM EDT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Charlotte Figi, Colorado girl who inspired awareness of medical marijuana oil treatment for ill children, dies at 13.

Candy maker says THC-laced product in donations was fake

Apr. 7, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Candy infused with the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that sickened Utah children after it was donated to a food bank was a counterfeit version of a Nerds product, the company said Tuesday. Police said the candy containing THC had packaging similar to Nerds Ropes, with the...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, right, answers questions concerning the state's response to the coronavirus Monday, March 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Lee has asked all schools in Tennessee to close by the end of the week due to coronavirus spreading across the state. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee gov sees good news in virus model, urges vigilance

Apr. 6, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Monday he sees “some good news” in a model projecting the coronavirus' spread and demand on health care resources in his state, but he cautioned that models change and depend on people following strict social distancing orders. The...

Illinois governor commutes sentence of jailed cancer patient

Apr. 5, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker commuted the sentence of a suburban Chicago man with cancer who was serving four years in prison for ordering 42 pounds of chocolate infused with the main psychoactive component in marijuana. Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman Lindsey Hess said Thomas...

FILE - In this Friday, March 1, 2019 file photo, Marcus Schumacher, left, and Ray Morgan, right, pose outside North Dakota's first marijuana medical dispensary during its first day of business. The medical marijuana dispensary that opened in North Dakota's largest city a year ago has been shut down because of slow sales and regulatory delays due to the coronavirus, the facility's operators said in a statement. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack, File)

COVID-19 woes: Fargo medical marijuana dispensary shut down

Apr. 3, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A medical marijuana dispensary that opened in North Dakota's largest city a year ago was shut down Friday because of slow sales and regulatory delays due to the coronavirus, the facility's operators said in a statement. New York-based Acreage Holdings said it's temporarily closing The...

Georgia rapper Playboi Carti facing drug, traffic charges

Apr. 3, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Rapper Playboi Carti has been released from custody following his arrest on drug and traffic charges in Georgia. Playboi Carti, whose real name is Jordan Carter, was arrested late Thursday after Clayton County sheriff's deputies stopped a Lamborghini with an expired license plate tag,...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Apr. 1, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ March 31 The Greenwood Commonwealth on medical marijuana in Mississippi: Medical marijuana — unless someone can show it’s an effective treatment against the novel coronavirus — has lost some of its zip as a pressing concern in Mississippi....

2 of Iowa's 5 medical marijuana dispensaries have closed

Apr. 1, 2020 7:15 AM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Medical marijuana dispensaries have closed in Council Bluffs and Davenport, Iowa health officials said. The disclosure Monday by the Iowa Public Health Department said patients and caregivers still may purchase the cannabidiol products at Iowa's three other licensed outlets, in...