California cannabis growers are assessing the damages. After the shock, resignation.

Published: Oct 20, 2017, 9:38 pm • Updated: Oct 20, 2017, 10:13 pm By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post The deadly wildfires that ravaged communities and wineries in Northern California also severely damaged numerous marijuana farms, just before the state is expected to fully legalize the drug, in a disaster…

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After the smoke clears: What’s next for Northern California’s cannabis industry?

Published: Oct 14, 2017, 7:29 am • Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 9:31 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The devastating and deadly wildfires in Northern California could hardly have come at a worse time for the region’s well-established and highly respected cannabis industry. Growers in the area, famous for…

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Strip search of ex-Miss Kentucky after she dropped balloon of weed at prison visit was wrong says lawyer

Published: Oct 13, 2017, 12:03 pm • Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 12:03 pm By The Associated Press LIMA, Ohio — A former Miss Kentucky USA who’s accused of smuggling marijuana into an Ohio prison shouldn’t have been pulled aside and searched by guards, her attorney told a judge. The attorney…

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Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd charged after vape pen, THC found in car

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 1:43 pm • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 1:43 pm By Joe Mandak, The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd was charged Thursday with owning a vape pen containing the active ingredient in marijuana that police say was found when his friend crashed the…

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Random drug tests after DUI arrest ruled unconstitutional by Washington Supreme Court

Published: Oct 5, 2017, 6:40 pm • Updated: Oct 5, 2017, 6:40 pm By Nicholas K. Geranios, The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — Requiring people who are arrested for driving under the influence to submit to random urinalysis tests as a condition of release is unconstitutional, the Washington Supreme Court…

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Drivers of Mexican tour bus arrested after 264 bricks of weed found on board

Published: Sep 22, 2017, 8:14 am • Updated: Sep 22, 2017, 8:14 am By The Associated Press TOMBSTONE, Ariz. — Two drivers of a Mexican tour bus have been arrested near Tombstone after 320 pounds (145 kilograms) of marijuana was found in a hidden compartment. Willcox Station Border Patrol agents…

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Mississippi cop resigns after threat to black motorist recorded on body cam

Published: Sep 15, 2017, 3:29 pm • Updated: Sep 15, 2017, 3:29 pm By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Miss. — A white Mississippi police officer is resigning after video from his body camera showed him berating a black motorist during a traffic stop and saying he could shoot into the…

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Uruguay setting up dedicated cannabis dispensaries after banks scare off pharmacies

Published: Sep 14, 2017, 8:15 am • Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 8:15 am By The Associated Press MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay’s government announced Wednesday that it is changing its retail system for legalized marijuana because banks are making it difficult for pharmacies to sell cannabis as planned. Banks are refusing…

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NBA’s Zach Randolph avoids felony charge, gets community service after possession arrest

Published: Sep 14, 2017, 9:48 am • Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 10:01 am By Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph was sentenced to community service on Wednesday after being charged with marijuana possession and resisting arrest following an incident last month at a…

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