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Long Lines, $1.30 Grams Mark Uruguay’s Legal Cannabis Debut

Pharmacies began dispensing medical cannabis to registered patients on Wednesday. It's available, but it's weak: 2% THC. Hey, it's a start.

The Associated Press - July 20, 2017

Colorado Will Ban Cannabis Gummy Bears

Sponsors say that gummy bears, gummy worms and chewy candies shaped like fruits are too attractive to children.

The Associated Press - June 10, 2016

Denver Shuts Down 26 Legal Cannabis Businesses, Makes Arrests

The city's order shuttered 26 retail stores and other marijuana growing facilities operating under the name Sweet Leaf. Police investigation focused on eight locations licensed by the company.

The Associated Press - December 14, 2017

10 Things to Know About Florida’s Medical Marijuana Bill

The Florida Legislature on Friday finally approved a bill establishing a framework for the state's constitutional amendment expanding medical marijuana.

The Associated Press - June 9, 2017

California’s Legal Cannabis Countdown: What’s Coming by Jan. 1

Don't count on being able to stroll into your local dispensary on New Year's Day to celebrate with an infused cookie or a joint.

The Associated Press - November 17, 2017

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Utah cannabis patients face barriers after legalization

As Utah prepares to launch its medical marijuana program, patients who want to use the drug are encountering skeptical doctors and the quandary of where to get the plant.

The Associated Press - October 25, 2019

Why are colleges expelling students for taking legal medicine?

Some colleges in medical states are expelling students for taking legal medicine. Students are fighting back in court—and winning.

The Associated Press - October 24, 2019

‘Yolo!’ brand CBD vapes sickened consumers with K2 and spice

Prosecutors accuse an illegal California vape maker of using synthetics, not CBD, because they were cheaper. Dozens fell ill because of it.

The Associated Press - October 21, 2019

New York cannabis legalization will pair with neighboring states, governors say

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania officials plan regulatory parity for legal marijuana.

The Associated Press - October 18, 2019

New Mexico cannabis legalization would fund medical program

New Mexico's governor proposed spending adult use taxes on subsidizing low-income medical cannabis, police, and small business.

The Associated Press - October 17, 2019

County sued for denying medical cannabis to probationers

Would officials prohibit heart medication? Pennsylvania patients sue to defend their right to medical cannabis.

The Associated Press - October 9, 2019

Maine’s first cannabis sales expected by March 2020

Maine marijuana enthusiasts will probably be able to purchase their preferred products in retail stores by March 2020 after years of waiting.

The Associated Press - October 7, 2019

Officials finally catch on to illegal ‘Dank Vapes’ problem

It's not a legal brand. 'Dank Vapes' exist only as empty cartridge boxes—until illegal cart makers fill them with god knows what.

The Associated Press - October 4, 2019

Virginia’s attorney general wants to legalize cannabis

“Virginians know we can do better. It’s time to move toward legal, regulated adult use,” AG Mark Herring said, pointing to a study showing that more than half of Virginians agree with him.

The Associated Press - October 3, 2019

Keep calm and vape on: As UK embraces e-cigarettes, US shies away

While the U.S. scrambles to crack down on vaping, Britain has embraced electronic cigarettes as a powerful tool to help smokers kick the habit.

The Associated Press - October 1, 2019