Sunday, May 28, 2017

Legality of cannabis

In this April 20, 2016, file photo, people smoke marijuana during a 4/20 cannabis culture rally in Toronto. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

BY ROB GILLIES TORONTO (AP) — The most controversial thing about Canada’s move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the minimum age for use at 18 — three years lower than in U.S. states that have embraced legalization — ...
Marijuana enthusiast flashes a peace sign as he waits to go on the stage light up at the 4/20 holiday on Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Denver's Civic Center Park. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

BY GENE JOHNSON SEATTLE (AP) — From Capitol Hill to Hippie Hill, marijuana enthusiasts observed their 4/20 holiday Thursday with public smoke-outs, parties and, yes, great deals on weed. Before the clock even hit 4:20 p.m., there were arrests in ...
In this Aug. 15, 2014 file photo, set to the symbolic 4:20 time, weed patterns adorn clocks up for sale on the first of three days of Hempfest, Seattle's annual gathering to advocate the decriminalization of marijuana at Myrtle Edwards Park on the waterfront in Seattle. (Jordan Stead/seattlepi.com via AP, File)

BY GENE JOHNSON SEATTLE (AP) — Thursday marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers ...
In this Feb. 1, 2011, file photo, medical marijuana clone plants are shown at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, California. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

BY ROB GILLIES TORONTO (AP) — Canadians should be able to smoke marijuana legally by July 1, 2018, a senior government official said Monday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government will introduce legislation to legalize recreational marijuana the week of ...
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, Lynne Tingle administers a cannabis based medicinal treatment to a dog at the Milo Foundation pet adoption center in Richmond, California. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

BY TERENCE CHEA SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Michael Fasman’s 12-year-old dog, Hudson, limps from pain caused by arthritis and an amputated toe, but Fasman doesn’t want to give her painkillers because “they just knock her out.” So the San Francisco ...
Rick Cook, right, and Dalton Brown move a sign while setting up for the High Times Cannabis Cup festival, Friday, March 3, 2017, near Moapa, Nevada. (AP Photo/John Locher)

BY KEN RITTER LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal prosecutor has snuffed out plans by pot fans to celebrate Nevada’s new recreational marijuana law by lighting up on an Indian reservation near Las Vegas. U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden took a ...
In this Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, the Hollywood sign is seen vandalized. Los Angeles residents awoke New Year's Day to find a prankster had altered the famed Hollywood sign to read "HOLLYWeeD." (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

BY PAUL ELIAS SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry ...
In this Dec. 31, 2013 file photo, partygoers smoke marijuana during a Prohibition-era themed New Year's Eve invite-only party celebrating the start of retail pot sales, at a bar in Denver. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

BY KRISTEN WYATT DENVER (AP) — At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed pot clubs. But the details of how these clubs will operate are ...
In this Jan. 31, 2017 photo, agriculture regulators from seven different states and Guam tour a Denver marijuana growing warehouse on a tour organized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture in Denver. (AP Photo/Kristen Wyatt)

BY KRISTEN WYATT DENVER (AP) — North Carolina wants to know if marijuana could one day replace tobacco as a cash crop. Louisiana is wondering how pot holds up in high humidity. And Washington state has questions about water supplies ...
In this Sept. 16, 2015, file photo, customers shop for marijuana inside a recreational marijuana store in Denver. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is leading a new effort to make sure vendors working with marijuana businesses don't have their banking services taken away. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

BY STEVE LeBLANC BOSTON (AP) — As marijuana shops sprout in states that have legalized the drug, they face a critical stumbling block — lack of access to the kind of routine banking services other businesses take for granted. U.S. ...
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