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Conservative Nebraska Sen. Groene sponsors medical pot bill

Jan. 20, 2022 15:23 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A conservative lawmaker from rural, western Nebraska took a leading role Thursday in the push to allow medical marijuana in the state. Sen. Mike Groene, of North Platte, introduced a legalization bill that would impose tight controls on the drug. ...

Thai health ministry proposes easing rules on cannabis use

Jan. 20, 2022 10:15 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand, which in 2020 became the first Southeast Asian nation to decriminalize the production and use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, moved Thursday to further loosen regulations on the drug. The Public Health Ministry’s Food and Drug Administration proposed...

Medical marijuana moves 1 step closer in Mississippi

Jan. 19, 2022 18:52 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is moving closer to joining most other states in allowing people to use marijuana to relieve medical conditions. The state House voted 104-14 Wednesday to pass a bill that would create a medical marijuana program. The bill passed...

Police: Nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana found in camper

Jan. 19, 2022 08:03 AM EST

LEEDS, Ala. (AP) — Two California men were jailed in Alabama after police said they found almost 1,000 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $3 million hidden in a camper just off Interstate 20. An officer saw a camper running off the road while exiting the highway Tuesday morning,...

Hochul budget would boost school aid, offer tax relief

Jan. 18, 2022 21:41 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would boost state school aid, provide sweeping property tax relief and deliver bonuses to health care workers over the next year if lawmakers pass a $216.3 billion budget outlined by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday. Top legislative leaders are expected to...

In ad, Senate hopeful smokes pot, slams arrest disparities

Jan. 18, 2022 18:18 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A political newcomer in Louisiana whose adept use of social media drew notice when he finished strong in a U.S. House race last year has posted an online video ad certain to draw more attention and, perhaps, campaign donations — it shows him smoking marijuana while decrying...

Plant count increases ahead of New Mexico marijuana sales

Jan. 18, 2022 13:23 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have doubled the number of marijuana plants that licensed growers can cultivate as the state prepares for recreational sales to start this spring, officials announced Tuesday. Increasing the plant count makes sense “to ensure that...

Double dealing: Legal, illicit blur in California pot market

Jan. 16, 2022 15:50 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On an isolated farm, greenhouses stand in regimental order, sheltered by a fringe of trees. Inside are hundreds of head-high cannabis plants in precise rows, each rising from a pot nourished by coils of irrigation tubing. Lights powerful enough to turn night into day blaze...

2 years in, Utah’s cannabis program has accessibility issues

Jan. 16, 2022 08:01 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Since 2020, the state’s medical cannabis program has seen substantial growth. An annual report last year found that the number of active cardholders more than tripled, and pharmacies in the state more than doubled. But despite the expansion of the program,...

5 students taken to hospital after eating edible with THC

Jan. 14, 2022 15:30 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Five students at a Connecticut magnet school were taken to the hospital as a precaution Friday after eating chocolate containing the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana and becoming ill, officials said. A 13-year-old student at the Bishop Woods School...