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Constitutional ban on legal marijuana dies in Idaho House

Apr. 15, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment that would have prevented the legalization of marijuana and other drugs without the approval of two-thirds of the Idaho Legislature died in the House on Thursday. The legislation failed to attain the two-thirds...

Marijuana producer fined $142K after Santa Fe fire injures 2

Apr. 15, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A medical marijuana producer in New Mexico has been fined $142,000 for worker safety violations related to a fire at a Santa Fe facility last October that seriously injured two employees. The New Mexico Environment Department fined New MexiCann...

Medical marijuana bill heads to key House vote

Apr. 15, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A second legislative committee on Thursday approved a medical marijuana bill, putting the proposal in line for a key vote in the House of Representatives. The House Health Committee approved the legislation by Republican Sen. Tim Melson of...

Louisiana lawmakers weigh medical marijuana expansion, tax

Apr. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A House Republican leader's bid to expand Louisiana's medical marijuana program and allow smokable cannabis started to gain traction Thursday, as lawmakers advanced a bill that would tax the new therapeutic products. Louisiana’s dispensaries...

Growers fret as Mexico moves to legalize marijuana

Apr. 15, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

BADIRAGUATO, Mexico (AP) — For the first time that María can remember, half of her marijuana harvest is still in storage on her ranch in Mexico’s Sinaloa state months after it should have been sold. Sitting in her wooden house tucked into the same mountains that...

Sheriff's employee accused of bringing drugs to inmate

Apr. 15, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A sheriff's employee in New Orleans faces multiple charges, including trying to introduce contraband into the jail. The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office said Louis Williams, 36, has been suspended without pay pending a termination hearing. ...

Michigan city considering 2-day music fest with marijuana

Apr. 15, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

NILES, Mich. (AP) — A city in southwestern Michigan is considering a buzz-and-beats summer festival. A promoter has applied for a permit to hold a two-day event in Niles with live music and marijuana vendors. Germaine Redding has proposed July 16-17, but September dates...

Pot producers eager to ramp up, as legalization approaches

Apr. 15, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

SANTA FE, NM. (AP) — Several medical marijuana providers on Wednesday warned of a potential cannabis shortage in late June, when the first provisions of a new law go into effect to legalize recreational marijuana in New Mexico. Authorized recreational cannabis sales...

Mississippi marijuana program hinges on initiative arguments

Apr. 14, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that's trying to block a voter-approved medical marijuana program by disputing how the issue got onto the ballot. Arguments were not about marijuana. Instead, they were about...

Plea set in crash that killed Auburn broadcaster, wife

Apr. 14, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An 18-year-old charged in the wreck that killed an Auburn University broadcaster and his wife will face reduced punishment after being granted youthful offender status. Johnston Edward Taylor can receive a maximum sentence of three years following...