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Biden will assail Florida's 6-week abortion ban as he tries to boost his reelection odds

Biden will assail Florida's 6-week abortion ban as he tries to boost his reelection odds

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is wading deeper into the fight over abortion rights that has energized Democrats since the fall of Roe v.
Advocacy group calls on Vancouver to 'embrace' cannabis tourism after 4-20 'debacle'

Advocacy group calls on Vancouver to 'embrace' cannabis tourism after 4-20 'debacle'

VANCOUVER — The head of a B.C. cannabis growers group says the City of Vancouver's choice to discourage instead of sanction a marijuana celebration over the weekend was a costly "missed opportunity.

North Carolina medical marijuana sales begin at Cherokee store

CHEROKEE, N.C. (AP) — Medical marijuana can now be legally purchased in North Carolina with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians opening its long-planned dispensary this weekend on tribal land.
Marijuana grow busted in Maine as feds investigate trend in 20 states

Marijuana grow busted in Maine as feds investigate trend in 20 states

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The high electricity consumption of a home, its cardboard-covered windows and odor of marijuana drew law enforcement's attention to an illicit grow operation off the beaten path in rural Maine.
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market

New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers passed a $237 billion state budget Saturday that includes plans to spur housing construction and combat unlicensed marijuana stores.
Record Store Day celebrates indie retail music sellers as they ride vinyl's popularity wave

Record Store Day celebrates indie retail music sellers as they ride vinyl's popularity wave

PHOENIX (AP) — Special LP releases, live performances and at least one giant block party are scheduled around the U.S.
The drug war devastated Black and other minority communities. Is marijuana legalization helping?

The drug war devastated Black and other minority communities. Is marijuana legalization helping?

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — When Washington state opened some of the nation's first legal marijuana stores in 2014, Sam Ward Jr. was on electronic home detention in Spokane, where he had been indicted on federal drug charges.
4/20 grew from humble roots to marijuana's high holiday

4/20 grew from humble roots to marijuana's high holiday

SEATTLE (AP) — Saturday 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 pot shops in legal-weed states thank their customers with discounts.

An Alabama prison warden is arrested on drug charges

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — The warden of an Alabama prison was arrested Friday on drug charges, officials with the state prison system confirmed.
New York closing in on $237B state budget with plans on housing, migrants, bootleg pot shops

New York closing in on $237B state budget with plans on housing, migrants, bootleg pot shops

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state lawmakers are on the verge of passing a $237 billion budget that includes sweeping plans to build housing, shutter unlicensed cannabis storefronts and help manage the city's migrant crisis .