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A low-ranked American tennis player is banned after testing positive for marijuana at a tournament

Feb. 27, 2024 13:33 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A low-ranked American tennis player who competed for the University of North Carolina has been suspended for two years after testing positive for marijuana during an ATP Challenger tournament, the International Tennis Integrity Agency announced Tuesday. The ITIA said...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Feb. 26, 2024 07:13 AM EST

Toledo Blade. February 21, 2024. Editorial: Confront gun culture The change in political leadership in Michigan has allowed that state to take action to restrict gun ownership to those who can handle them responsibly. Would that Ohio had the same...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Feb. 23, 2024 13:08 PM EST

Boston Globe. February 22, 2024. Editorial: THC-infused gummies shouldn’t be sold without regulation Makers of hemp-derived products don’t pay the state’s marijuana taxes, creating unfair competition to legal marijuana dispensaries. Massachusetts...

Germany's parliament votes to legalize limited marijuana possession and allow 'cannabis clubs'

Feb. 23, 2024 09:58 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Friday approved a government plan to liberalize rules on cannabis, paving the way for the country to decriminalize limited amounts of marijuana and allow members of “cannabis clubs” to buy it for recreational purposes. Parliament's lower house,...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Feb. 22, 2024 12:48 PM EST

Post and Courier. February 17, 2024. Editorial: Medical marijuana can relieve needless suffering; SC bill can make it safe If you’re looking for a losing strategy for persuading the South Carolina Legislature to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana, check out the...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Feb. 21, 2024 13:59 PM EST

LNP/LancasterOnline. February 14, 2024. Editorial: Pennsylvania’s low-wealth school districts must get funding they need, but legalizing marijuana isn’t the answer We strongly believe that Pennsylvania owes children in low-wealth school districts better educations...

Wisconsin bills to fight 'forever chemicals' pollution, speed ballot counting in jeopardy

Feb. 21, 2024 13:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Measures that would legalize medical marijuana, spend $125 million to combat pollution from “forever chemicals” and allow election officials to speed up the counting of absentee ballots all appear to be doomed as the Wisconsin Legislature approaches the end of its session...

Nevada issues first license to a lounge in Las Vegas where cannabis can be consumed recreationally

Feb. 16, 2024 18:44 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada regulators have issued the first license to operate a lounge where cannabis can be consumed recreationally, marking the first of what are expected to be dozens of such operations. The state Cannabis Compliance Board announced Thursday that the license was...

A Republican plan to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin is dead

Feb. 15, 2024 11:26 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin is dead. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Thursday that there will still be a public hearing to build support for passage next session, but it won't occur until after the Assembly has adjourned for...

Medical marijuana again makes its way to the South Carolina House

Feb. 14, 2024 17:27 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate again on Wednesday passed a bill allowing people to use marijuana and related products for medical needs. Just like in 2022, Republican Tom Davis' bill is off to the House. It died back then on a procedural ruling in the final days of...