Sunday, September 24, 2017

Legality of cannabis

In this Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, photo, Jim Norris poses for a photo outside of his information cafe called Mutiny in south Denver. Norris is hoping to license his storefront as one of the nation's first legal marijuana clubs.

BY KRISTEN NICHOLS DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. But Denver’s elaborate hurdles for potential weed-friendly coffee shops and gathering places may mean the city gets ...
In this June 8, 2017 file photo, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker meets with reporters in Juneau. Walker is asking the Trump administration to back off when it comes to marijuana.

BY BECKY BOHRER JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, a one-time Republican ...
A woman walks out of the Hotel Nipton, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Nipton, Calif.

BY JOHN LOCHER and JOHN ROGERS NIPTON, Calif. (AP) — Now that one of the nation’s largest cannabis companies has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, a question remains: Will the new owners rename the place Potsylvania? The ...
In this June 28, 2017, photo, a worker looks at a marijuana plant at the Desert Grown Farms cultivation facility in Las Vegas.

BY REGINA GARCIA-CANO LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada became the fifth state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes, opening a market early Saturday that is eventually expected to outpace any other in the nation thanks to ...
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 ...
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