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Renewed Indiana pot legalization push faces GOP opposition

Renewed Indiana pot legalization push faces GOP opposition

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A renewed push for Indiana to join more than two-thirds of states with some form of legalized marijuana use appears to face the same roadblock from Statehouse Republicans who have opposed such a step for many years.

Fentanyl found in marijuana after overdoses

PLYMOUTH, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials believe nearly 40 drug overdoses across the state since July may be linked to marijuana laced with the powerful opioid fentanyl and are warning the public about the potential danger.
Canopy Growth making changes, two top executives leaving company

Canopy Growth making changes, two top executives leaving company

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — Canopy Growth Corp. says chief financial officer Mike Lee and chief product officer Rade Kovacevic are leaving the company at the end of the year.
Cannabis bust on Indigenous land highlights legal divide

Cannabis bust on Indigenous land highlights legal divide

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal raid on a household marijuana garden on tribal land in northern New Mexico is sowing uncertainty and resentment about U.S.
S&P/TSX composite slips despite higher crude prices, energy sector gains

S&P/TSX composite slips despite higher crude prices, energy sector gains

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index was relatively flat Thursday despite gains in the energy sector as crude prices partially recovered from recent weakness. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 15.48 points to 21,637.54.
Legal pot growers frustrated by illegal operations in Oregon

Legal pot growers frustrated by illegal operations in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Amanda Metzler, a licensed cannabis grower, has beefed up security around her property and no longer dares to go out alone after dark because of illegal marijuana farms in her region.

Louisiana lawmakers: Strain too slow on medical marijuana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain came under fire Thursday from state lawmakers who complained his regulatory agency was moving too slowly in expanding the medical marijuana products available to patients.

Accused marijuana ring leader pleads not guilty

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The accused ring leader of an operation that allegedly diverted and sold more than $13 million in marijuana grown for Maine’s medical cannabis program pleaded not guilty Thursday to eight charges.
US overdose deaths topped 100,000 in one year, officials say

US overdose deaths topped 100,000 in one year, officials say

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, a never-before-seen milestone that health officials say is tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and a more dangerous drug supply.
Crown seeks 1 year in jail for soldier who served cannabis cupcakes to colleagues

Crown seeks 1 year in jail for soldier who served cannabis cupcakes to colleagues

OROMOCTO, N.B. — Bombardier Chelsea Cogswell, who was convicted of serving cannabis-laced cupcakes to eight soldiers during a live-fire training exercise in New Brunswick in 2018, should serve one year in jail, the prosecution recommended Wednesday.