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Some CBD vapes contain street drug instead of the real thing

Sep. 16, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. "It'll relax you," the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn't relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. That's because what he was vaping didn't have any CBD, the suddenly popular compound extracted from the cannabis plant...

Why Maryland's medical pot growers are adding more plants

Sep. 14, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

WARWICK, Md. (AP) — The air inside SunMed Growers' sprawling, $10 million marijuana greenhouse was thick with the citrusy aroma of freshly harvested Lemon Skunk. Outside, heavy machinery cleared land for about 30,000 additional plants. "This is tripling for medical," said owner Jake Van Wingerden, a former...

Authorities: Bookkeeper stole more than $100,000 from firm

Sep. 12, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a bookkeeper for a wholesale food distribution company stole more than $100,000 from the firm. Bergen County prosecutors say Stefany Urias took customer checks and money orders without her employer's authorization and deposited them into her personal bank account. The...

Dems question Trump official on lands, Native Americans

Sep. 10, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Skeptical Democrats questioned a Trump administration official Tuesday on whether he's committed to preserving public lands and whether he respects Native Americans. William Perry Pendley, acting director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, appeared before the House Natural Resources...

Downtown Los Angeles commercial fire burns nearly 3 hours

Sep. 9, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A huge fire has destroyed a wholesale fabric firm's building in downtown Los Angles. The Fire Department says it took 186 firefighters nearly three hours to fully extinguish the blaze early Monday. Two firefighters were injured and a third suffered exhaustion, but all were expected to be...

USDA: Probe launched over beef pricing after Kansas fire

Aug. 28, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue said Wednesday his department has launched an investigation to determine whether there have been unfair beef pricing practices after the fire at the Tyson slaughterhouse in Kansas. "As part of our continued efforts to monitor the impact of the...

US stock indexes end mixed ahead of Fed chairman speech

Aug. 22, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

A wobbly day on Wall Street left stock indexes mostly lower Thursday as investors turned cautious ahead of a widely anticipated speech by the Federal Reserve chairman. Losses by health care, technology and energy companies, among other sectors, outweighed gains by banks, consumer goods makers and elsewhere in the...

BJ's Wholesale, Keysight rise while L Brands, Retrophin fall

Aug. 22, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday: BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings Inc., up $3.87 to $26.42 The wholesale membership warehouse beat Wall Street's second quarter profit expectations and maintained a solid forecast for the year. L Brands Inc., down 70 cents to $19.33...

Judge blocks implementation of new liquor law

Aug. 12, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state district judge has blocked implementation of a new law that requires top brands of wine and spirits to be sold to all Oklahoma alcohol wholesalers. The Oklahoman reports Judge Thomas Prince in Oklahoma City ruled the new law violates the state constitution. The Oklahoma Supreme...

Data: 842M opioid pills sent to state pharmacies 2006-2012

Aug. 5, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Opioid manufacturers distributed about 842 million pills to Minnesota pharmacies from 2006 to 2012, amounting to 156 pills for each resident, according to newly released data. Most of the pills were circulated in urban Hennepin and Ramsey counties, but rural counties topped the list...