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Student charged after marijuana-laced brownies sicken pupils

Aug. 23, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio student is facing assault charges after allegedly bringing marijuana-laced brownies to school, sending four students to the hospital. Lauren Worley is a spokeswoman for Cincinnati city schools. She says six children ate the brownies Thursday and four were hospitalized for vomiting...

Skateboard shop owners accused of selling pot from store

Aug. 23, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Federal authorities have charged the owners of a skateboard shop in Vermont with selling marijuana and edibles infused with THC from their business. John Van Hazinga and Samantha Steady, owners of Ridin' High in Burlington, pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiracy to distribute...

Colorado finds lung disease case possibly linked to vaping

Aug. 23, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado health officials say one person has been confirmed with a severe lung disease that appears to be linked to electronic cigarette products. The Denver Post reported Thursday that the state Department of Public Health and Environment is investigating a possible second case of the...

New Mexico limits providers to 1,750 marijuana plants

Aug. 23, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will limit licensed medical marijuana providers to 1,750 mature cannabis plants, a drop from the 2,500 plants allowed under an expiring emergency state rule. The Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday that the new rules adopted by state Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel take...

Editorials from around New England

Aug. 23, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Pot legalization: Unreliable in many ways The Republican-American Aug. 22 As if Connecticut didn't already have enough reasons to resist the temptation to legalize - and tax - recreational marijuana sales, the Pew Charitable Trusts offered another this week. As...

Man accused of selling drugs at a Glendale convenience store

Aug. 23, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested for allegedly selling marijuana out of his convenience store in Glendale. Phoenix police announced Thursday that 43-year-old Bejar Sadiq Abdulaziz was booked into jail on numerous felony charges, including selling narcotic drugs, possessing dangerous...

Alaska governor is bringing back member of marijuana board

Aug. 22, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy is bringing back a marijuana advocate to the board that regulates Alaska's legal cannabis industry after his earlier appointment of a marijuana skeptic was rejected by lawmakers. Dunleavy's office said Thursday that he has appointed Bruce Schulte to the Marijuana...

California pot taxes tick up but miss initial projections

Aug. 22, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to tax money from marijuana sales, California is living with diminished expectations. The state pulled in $74 million in cannabis excise taxes between April and June, after the administration of Gov. Gavin Newsom sharply scaled back projected tax dollars from the shaky...

Utah moves to scrap state-run pot dispensary system

Aug. 22, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah legislators were moving Thursday to scrap a planned state-run medical marijuana dispensary system after county attorneys said it would put public employees at risk of being prosecuted under federal drug laws. Under the revised plan being written by Republican Senate Majority...

New Mexico agency: Lung disease possible linked with vaping

Aug. 21, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating possible cases of lung disease associated with vaping and recommends against using vaping cartridges containing an active ingredient of marijuana. The department said in a statement Wednesday that a 29-year-old Albuquerque area man...