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Edibles, beverages laced with THC legal Friday in Minnesota

Jun. 30, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new Minnesota law taking effect Friday allows people 21 and older to buy edibles and beverages that contain a limited amount of THC, the ingredient in marijuana that creates a high. Edibles, like gummies, and beverages can contain up to 5 milligrams of THC...

Marijuana, facial recognition, other laws take effect July 1

Jun. 30, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Most of the legislation passed earlier this year by the divided Virginia General Assembly and signed into law by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin will take effect Friday. That includes measures that lifted a sweeping ban on facial recognition technology,...

Mississippi new laws: Tax cut, teacher pay raise, state song

Jun. 30, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Several new laws take effect in Mississippi on Friday, which is also the first day of the new state budget year. TEACHER PAY In the new budget year, teachers will receive raises that average about $5,100, and assistant teachers will receive...

New York's 1st legal marijuana crop sprouts under the sun

Jun. 29, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (AP) — New York's recreational marijuana market is beginning to sprout, literally, with thin-leafed plants stretching toward the sun in farms around the state. In a novel move, New York gave 203 hemp growers first shot at cultivating marijuana destined for legal...

Puerto Rico police uncover island's biggest pot greenhouse

Jun. 28, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico police said they raided the island's largest hydroponic marijuana greenhouse on Tuesday, with nearly 2,000 plants being grown in a former addiction treatment center. Police Commissioner Antonio López Figueroa said officers discovered the...

WNBA star Brittney Griner ordered to trial Friday in Russia

Jun. 27, 2022 22:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Shackled and looking wary, WNBA star Brittney Griner was ordered Monday to stand trial by a court near Moscow on cannabis possession charges, about 4 1/2 months after her arrest at an airport while returning to play for a Russian team. The Phoenix Mercury center and...

Lawyer charged with trying to bribe cop in marijuana case

Jun. 25, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts lawyer has pleaded not guilty to federal charges he tried to bribe the Medford police chief to get help in opening a recreational marijuana dispensary on behalf of a client. Court records say that Somerville attorney Sean O’Donovan, 54, pleaded not...

Police: Man nabbed in Minot with $1 million worth of opioids

Jun. 21, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a Michigan man appeared in court Tuesday after Minot police seized 15,000 fentanyl pills and 80 grams of fentanyl powder with an estimated street value of more than $1 million. The drugs were found after a search warrant was executed at a storage...

Supreme Court limits reach of federal gun crime law

Jun. 21, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the reach of a federal statute that requires stiff penalties for crimes involving a gun. The 7-2 decision united both conservative and liberal justices, though one dissenting justice compared the result to "Alice in...

Newly created medical marijuana panel holds first meeting

Jun. 20, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A newly appointed medical marijuana advisory team formed by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear met for the first time on Monday. The agenda for the Kentucky Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee meeting included an overview of the panel's responsibilities and a...