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Medical marijuana set to be exempt from 4-month vaping ban

Nov. 12, 2019 9:04 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Medical marijuana products are set to become exempt from Massachusetts' four-month vaping materials ban. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins ruled a week ago that marijuana cultivated for medical use must be exempted from Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's ban starting Tuesday. Wilkins...

Wisconsin Assembly set to pass bill helping hemp industry

Nov. 12, 2019 6:38 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly is scheduled to give final approval to a bill designed to help the state's industrial hemp industry as the program enters its second year. The bill up for approval Tuesday would align the state's program with new requirements under the 2018 federal farm bill,...

Maine investigating marijuana-related ads at arena

Nov. 11, 2019 9:59 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Regulators in Maine are investigating concerns about marijuana-related advertisements at a sports arena. The Portland Press Herald reports several parents whose children play sports at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston have complained about the ads. State laws prohibits...

Lawmakers seek to dismiss governor's suit over marijuana law

Nov. 10, 2019 1:38 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers are asking a judge to dismiss Gov. Gina Raimondo's challenge to a new medical marijuana and hemp law. The Democratic governor wants the state Superior Court to block legislation giving lawmakers the right to veto regulations imposed on the industry. The...

Missourians compete with out-of-state marijuana businesses

Nov. 10, 2019 12:08 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some Missouri business owners looking to profit from the state's burgeoning marijuana industry worry that they'll lose out to established out-of-state organizations that have been aggressive in applying to process or sell medical marijuana in Missouri. Nearly 700 groups filed a total of...

Pot or not? Busts highlight growing confusion over hemp

Nov. 9, 2019 7:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The CBD craze might be leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused. The extract that's been showing up in everything from candy to coffee is legally derived from hemp plants, which look and smell an awful lot like that other cannabis — marijuana. They're so similar, police...

Georgia moves closer to legal hemp production

Nov. 9, 2019 12:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia farmers are poised to cash in on the cannabis craze. By the end of the year, state officials plan to submit proposed rules to the federal government for growing hemp, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. That means Georgia farmers could begin legally raising the crop as early...

Wisconsin residents using medical cannabis amid restrictions

Nov. 9, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — After four decades of using strong prescription drugs to treat Crohn's disease, a chronic digestive disorder, Patty developed an aggressive form of skin cancer. "It's because my body has been suppressed for so long, it can't fight it (cancer)," the Wisconsin resident said. Patty, who...

Missouri proposes ban on pot companies paying taxes in cash

Nov. 8, 2019 3:58 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's health department wants to ban medical marijuana businesses from paying taxes in cash, a move that industry advocates say could shut out small businesses from the field. Missouri voters in 2018 made medical marijuana legal but sales are still prohibited under federal law....

Nevada pot dispensary licenses process deemed fair

Nov. 8, 2019 3:44 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada audit has found that the marijuana dispensary licenses process across the state is fair despite multiple lawsuits and corruption allegations. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Thursday that executive branch auditor Saranjeet Bains told state officials that the process...