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In states with legal cannabis, teen use triggers concerns

June 22, 2019, 10:18pm Northwest

The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana are starting to grapple with teenagers’ growing use of highly potent pot, even as both boost the industry and reap huge tax windfalls from its sales. Read story

Communities put faith in pot

June 22, 2019, 6:02am Churches & Religion

On June 2, at a Philadelphia synagogue, Karen Michaels attended a conference about cannabis and various religions’ views on it. She knows she was there because she has the notes she wrote. But she can’t recall a minute of it. Read story

This undated artist rendering provided by the Bureau of Cannabis Control shows a proposed billboard urging consumers to purchase cannabis from only licensed retailers. Aiming to slow illegal pot sales that are undercutting the licensed market, California is kicking off a public information campaign, Get #weedwise, encouraging consumers to verify that the product they are about to buy is tested and legal.

California launches anti-illegal pot campaign

This undated artist rendering provided by the Bureau of Cannabis Control shows a proposed billboard urging consumers to purchase cannabis from only licensed retailers. Aiming to slow illegal pot sales that are undercutting the licensed market, California is kicking off a public information campaign, Get #weedwise, encouraging consumers to verify that the product they are about to buy is tested and legal.

June 21, 2019, 12:26pm Nation & World

Marijuana shoppers are going to be getting a message from California regulators: Go legal. Read story

Driving while high: Marijuana users twice as likely to crash, AAA study finds

June 21, 2019, 10:15am Health

Nearly 15 million people report driving while high on pot, making them twice as likely to be involved in a crash, a new AAA study has found. Read story

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2015, file photo, a bud tender holds two marijuana buds on his fingers on the way to a customer at the Denver Kush Club in north Denver. The Democratic-controlled House has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. The bipartisan 267-165 vote on June 20, 2019, represents a breakthrough for advocates of legalizing pot, who have unsuccessfully pressed the idea in the past under GOP control of the House.

House would block Feds from interfering with state pot laws

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2015, file photo, a bud tender holds two marijuana buds on his fingers on the way to a customer at the Denver Kush Club in north Denver. The Democratic-controlled House has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. The bipartisan 267-165 vote on June 20, 2019, represents a breakthrough for advocates of legalizing pot, who have unsuccessfully pressed the idea in the past under GOP control of the House.

June 20, 2019, 4:41pm Latest News

The Democratic-controlled House has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Read story

FILE - This Nov. 27, 2015 file photo shows two marijuana buds displayed for a customer in Denver. A government report released on Tuesday, June 17, 2019 shows that pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and is most common during the first trimester.

Marijuana use doubles in U.S. pregnant women

FILE - This Nov. 27, 2015 file photo shows two marijuana buds displayed for a customer in Denver. A government report released on Tuesday, June 17, 2019 shows that pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and is most common during the first trimester.

June 18, 2019, 9:06pm Health

Pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and is most common during the first trimester, government research shows. Read story

Police: Person shot in break-in at illegal marijuana grow

June 6, 2019, 10:17am Northwest

Authorities say one person was shot in the leg after two people broke into a Washington state home containing an illegal marijuana growing operation. Read story

Beyond the high: WSU researcher identifies chemicals in marijuana

June 4, 2019, 9:52am Northwest

A Washington State University researcher and a Spokane budtender have at least one thing in common: They want more cannabis research. Read story

TSA says hemp products and CBD medications now cleared to fly

June 2, 2019, 6:02am Business

Heading out of town? Now your cannabis can come along, too. Read story

Dog treats are displayed at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition trade show, Thursday, May 30, 2019 in New York. The treats contain non-psychoactive cannabidiol, CBD. They are marketed by DabbinDoge of New Providence, N.J.

U.S. holds CBD hearing as fans, sellers await legal clarity

Dog treats are displayed at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition trade show, Thursday, May 30, 2019 in New York. The treats contain non-psychoactive cannabidiol, CBD. They are marketed by DabbinDoge of New Providence, N.J.

May 31, 2019, 2:45pm Nation & World

CBD products have surged in popularity despite confusion around their legal status . Now U.S. regulators are exploring ways to officially allow the hemp ingredient in food, drinks and dietary supplements. Read story