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2 charged in killing of LA marijuana dispensary worker

Nov. 23, 2020 7:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two people have been charged in the killing of a Los Angeles marijuana dispensary worker whose body was found in a shallow grave in the Mojave Desert, authorities said Monday. Juan Carlos Hernandez, a 21-year-old college student from South Los Angeles, disappeared on Sept. 22 and his...

Equity obstacles in Virginia push to legalize marijuana

Nov. 23, 2020 4:23 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Could legalizing marijuana in Virginia help address social disparities and inequities? That’s one of the topics the state’s legislative watchdog agency explores in a new report examining how the commonwealth could legalize marijuana. The Joint Legislative Audit &...

North Carolina man gets 14 years on multiple drug charges

Nov. 23, 2020 2:45 PM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was sentenced Monday to 14 years in prison on multiple drug charges for which he pleaded guilty in May, federal prosecutors said. In 2018, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office received information that Jackson was selling large amounts of crack cocaine...

Marijuana plants grow at a makeshift camp outside of the Senate building in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Mexican marijuana activists have been camping outside the Senate since February of this year, growing a crop of marijuana plants and smoking it as a way to pressure the government into legalizing recreational cannabis. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Mexican church decries Senate's marijuana legalization vote

Nov. 22, 2020 6:36 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Roman Catholic Church on Sunday criticized a vote in the Senate to legalize the possession, cultivation and use of small amounts of marijuana. The bill adopted this past week must still go to the lower house of Congress for a vote. It would legalize the possession of up...

South Dakota law officers sue over pot legalization

Nov. 21, 2020 11:25 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two South Dakota law enforcement officials want the courts to overturn a citizen-approved constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana in the state. The Argus Leader reports Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom and South Dakota Highway Patrol Superintendent Rick Miller filed a...

Pot advocates: Pritzker's reading of law costing state $135M

Nov. 21, 2020 10:31 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J. B. Pritzker’s interpretation of Illinois' marijuana legalization law is costing the state more than $100 million in tax revenue by blocking certain pot shops from relocating, some state lawmakers and cannabis industry advocates say. Cannabis sales have remained consistent...

Wyoming holding out as other states legalize marijuana

Nov. 21, 2020 10:10 AM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — In the eight years since Colorado legalized marijuana, it’s been an open question whether Wyoming would someday follow the lead of its southerly neighbor. So far, that hasn’t happened. Lawmakers did legalize hemp and CBD products in 2019. Both lack marijuana’s...

North Dakota marijuana backers eye neighbors for momentum

Nov. 21, 2020 1:01 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Leaders of two ballot measure groups that have sought to legalize marijuana in North Dakota say legalization of the drug in Montana and South Dakota bodes well for their efforts. Voters in the two neighboring states this month approved recreational marijuana, and South Dakota voters...

FILE- In this March 25, 2019, file photo, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, center, speaks to reporters in Trenton, N.J. A New Jersey Assembly voting session that had been scheduled for Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, that was to include a measure setting up the new recreational marijuana market has been canceled, Coughlin said Friday, Nov. 20. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NJ voting session canceled amid cannabis bill disagreements

Nov. 20, 2020 9:56 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Assembly voting session that had been scheduled for Monday and was to include a measure setting up the new recreational marijuana market has been canceled, Speaker Craig Coughlin said Friday. Coughlin, a Democrat, said it was clear the legislation wouldn't get final...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019  file photo, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman speaks at a news conference in the governor's Capitol reception room in Harrisburg, Pa. A provision slipped into lame-duck budget legislation Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 would ban flags not approved by lawmakers from flying at the state Capitol — such as the pro-marijuana legalization and LGBTQ- and transgender-rights flags that Fetterman hangs from his second-floor outdoor balcony that overlooks the building's broad front steps. (AP Photo/Marc Levy, File)

Lieutenant gov's flags fly in the face of some PA lawmakers

Nov. 20, 2020 4:25 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, Democrat John Fetterman, may have gotten under somebody’s skin. A provision slipped into lame-duck budget legislation Friday would ban flags not approved by lawmakers from flying at the state Capitol — such as the pro-marijuana...