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A Hindu holy man smokes marijuana during Shivaratri festival at the premises of Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Hindu holy men were joined by devotees and the public Friday at a revered temple in Kathmandu where they lit up marijuana cigarettes during an annual festival despite prohibition and warning by authorities. Hindu holy men were joined by devotees and the public Friday at a revered temple in Kathmandu where they lit up marijuana cigarettes during an annual festival despite prohibition and warning by authorities. “There is a ban on smoking marijuana but at the same time it is centuries-old tradition which we have to respect,”said police officer Suman Khadka adding there was no arrests made Friday. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Thousands light up joints during Hindu festival in Nepal

Feb. 21, 2020 4:56 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hindu holy men were joined by devotees and the public Friday at a revered temple in Kathmandu where they lit up marijuana cigarettes during an annual festival despite prohibition and warnings by authorities. Hundreds of police officers patrolled the forested area around the...

Police find secret cigarette factory 4 meters underground

Feb. 20, 2020 7:36 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Police have dismantled what they say is the Europe Union’s first clandestine underground cigarette factory — four meters (13 feet) under a horse stable in southern Spain. Statements Thursday from Spanish police and Europol said 20 people from Britain, Ukraine and Lithuania were...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson smiles during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Robinson was being held Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020,  in a Texas jail on a pending drug distribution charge from a federal agency, records show. Robinson, 27, was booked Tuesday, according to El Paso County jail records.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

NFL free agent Greg Robinson jailed in Texas on pot charge

Feb. 19, 2020 8:20 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson remained in a West Texas jail without bond Wednesday after federal agents said they found 157 pounds (71.21 kilograms) of marijuana in a rented vehicle in which he and two other people were riding. Robinson, 27, of Thibodeaux, Louisiana, and Jaquan...

Mom of man slain in home robbery arrested on drug charges

Feb. 19, 2020 7:51 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Awoman whose son was fatally shot during a home invasion has been arrested after officers found more than $1 million worth ofdrugsin theGeorgiahome. Autumn Lynn Tillery, 37, was arrested Monday on multiple felony drug possession and intent to sell charges, news outlets reported. ...

Cristi Cain speaks to reporters after appearing at a hearing where Alabama lawmakers granted initial approval to a bill allowing medical marijuana, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Montgomery, Ala. Cain said her 8-year-old son had as many as 100 seizures daily before starting CBD oil, and the number has since been drastically reduced. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

Medical marijuana bill clears Alabama Senate committee

Feb. 19, 2020 2:31 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A medical marijuana bill cleared its first hurdle Wednesday in the Alabama Legislature, giving hope to advocates after years of setbacks. Audience members applauded as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 8-1 for the bill, putting it in line for a Senate floor vote later this...

Review: Chains, trade group members win pot licenses in Mo.

Feb. 19, 2020 1:44 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some of the biggest out-of-state marijuana chains and board members of a pot-related trade group in Missouri were among the top recipients of medical marijuana licenses in the state, according to a newspaper's review of records. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reviewed records and business...

In this Feb. 6, 2020, photo, a Clean Colorado highway sign sponsored by the Northern Lights Cannabis Co. is displayed on eastbound 6th Avenue west of Sheridan Blvd. in Denver. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP)

Pot shops turn to highway sponsor signs amid strict ad rules

Feb. 16, 2020 10:29 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Cannabis companies are using a loophole in Colorado's strict limits on marijuana advertising by sponsoring state highways and putting their names on roadside signs. Currently, 51 cannabis dispensaries, cultivators, manufacturers and edible producers sponsor roadways throughout the state,...

Border Patrol ex-agent gets 6-year term for aiding smugglers

Feb. 15, 2020 6:22 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted helping traffickers smuggle drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border has been sentenced to six years in prison on drug and bribery convictions. A federal judge in Tucson on Friday imposed the prison term on 50-year-old Jose Antonio Yanez of...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, photo, Eric Crawford, center right, is hugged by another medical marijuana advocate after a bill to legalize medical cannabis in Kentucky was approved by a state House committee, in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne said Friday that the bill could possibly come up for a House vote as soon as next week. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

Speaker: Vote on medical marijuana bill possible next week

Feb. 14, 2020 12:44 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Medical marijuana is getting a serious look in the Kentucky legislature. In another sign of momentum for the push to legalize cannabis for treatment of some medical conditions, House Speaker David Osborne said the bill could come up for a House vote as soon as next week. The measure...

Suit: Ex-pharmacist fired for not trying medical marijuana

Feb. 13, 2020 9:48 PM EST

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania pharmacist is suing the medical marijuana dispensary where she worked on allegations she was fired after refusing to illegally sample the shop’s products. Carol Kopiak, of Wilkes-Barre, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against her former employer Justice...