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Mississippi justices toss voter-backed marijuana initiative

May. 14, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will remain in the minority of states without a medical marijuana program after the state Supreme Court on Friday overturned an initiative that voters approved last fall — a decision that also limits other citizen-led efforts to put issues on the...

Retired Black players say NFL brain-injury payouts show bias

May. 14, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of retired Black professional football players, their families and supporters are demanding an end to the controversial use of “race-norming” to determine which players are eligible for payouts in the NFL’s $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims, a...

Mississippi Supreme Court overturns voter-approved medical marijuana initiative, says initiative process is outdated

May. 14, 2021 14:58 PM EDT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Supreme Court overturns voter-approved medical marijuana initiative, says initiative process is outdated.

Irish health system targeted in 'serious' ransomware attack

May. 14, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ireland's health service shut down its IT systems on Friday after being targeted in a ransomware attack by what it called “international criminals.” Appointments and elective surgeries were canceled at several hospitals and Deputy Prime Minister Leo...

City removes ordinance banning medical cannabis drive-thrus

May. 14, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

LEHI, Utah (AP) — Lehi will allow medical cannabis drive-thrus after a unanimous vote to remove a local ordinance banning them. The Tuesday city council vote came after a proposal from Curaleaf, which is the only cannabis pharmacy in the town, the Daily Herald...

Gianforte signs 2 bills to reduce prescription drug costs

May. 13, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Beginning this fall, all Montana physicians will be able to dispense medications they prescribe to patients, not just those whose offices are at least 10 miles (about 16 kilometers) away from a pharmacy. The catalyst for passing the legislation was...

Twin MDs battle entrenched racism in the medical world

May. 13, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

The inseparable sisters always stood out — identical twins from Twinsburg, Ohio, whip-smart students from the side of town with unpaved streets and no sidewalks, excluded from the gifted track because they were Black. Their friends were white and a classmate’s comment...

Missouri chefs get creative with cannabis-infused food

May. 13, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

Cannabis-infused food has come a long way from dorm room pot brownies. The options are growing for Missouri’s nearly 100,000 medical marijuana card holders who prefer to take in cannabis by eating rather than smoking. More dispensaries are popping up in the St. Louis...

Medical pot bill dies, setting up Nebraska ballot drive

May. 12, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A bill to legalize and tightly regulate medical marijuana died in the Nebraska Legislature on Wednesday, setting the stage for a much less restrictive ballot measure with a good chance of passing. Supporters of the bill fell two votes shy of the 33...

Alabama woman pleads guilty to robbing Mississippi bank

May. 12, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama woman, who authorities believe stole money from a bank to pay for plastic surgery, pleaded guilty to robbery and will serve 15 years in prison. Iconic Facce, from the southern Alabama town of Ashford, entered her plea Monday to two...