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Man lighting a marijuana joint with a lighter.
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KMBZ News Staff
February 06, 2020 - 9:42 am
Now that medical marijuana is legal in Missouri, Kansas City is hosting its first cannabis career fair Saturday.
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A long line of people brave the cold as they wait to be the first in Illinois to purchase recreational marijuana at Sunnyside dispensary Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
AP News Staff
January 02, 2020 - 9:50 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The sale of marijuana for recreational purposes became legal Wednesday in Illinois to the delight of pot fans — many who began lining up hours early at dispensaries. About 500 people were outside Dispensary 33 in Chicago. Renzo Mejia made the first legal purchase in the shop shortly...
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Suspect in handcuffs while investigator holds small bag with possible marijuana in it
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Bill Grady
September 30, 2019 - 7:16 am
Kansas City councilman Brandon Ellington and his allies say the police department is off base on its opposition to marijuana decriminalization. Ellington has introduce a measure to create an ordinance that would simple possession a municipal violation, with no fine. The limit would be 100 grams of...
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Man preparing to smoke marijuana with a water pipe
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Bill Grady
September 25, 2019 - 10:57 pm
Kansas City, MO - A committee of the Kansas City Council has tabled a plan to decriminalize marijuana for at least one month. Public Safety Committee chair Kathryn Shields had to use the gavel during public testimony because some folks wanted to go beyond their allotted time. Others spoke out of...
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Bill Grady
June 21, 2019 - 6:56 am
Kansas City, MO - Traffic cops across the country are changing their patrol activities as marijuana laws change. Driving while stoned is not the same as having a few too many drinks. The testing is different. There is no equivalent of a breathalyzer to determine if a motorist is over the limit with...
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FILE - This May 20, 2019 file photo shows marijuana plants in a grow room using green lights during their night cycle in Gardena, Calif. According to research released on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, archaeologists have unearthed the earliest direct evidence of people smoking marijuana from a 2,500-year-old graveyard in western China. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
AP News Staff
June 12, 2019 - 1:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Archaeologists have unearthed the earliest direct evidence of people smoking marijuana from a 2,500-year-old graveyard in western China. The evidence comes from 10 wooden bowls found in a complex of lofty tombs situated among the Pamir Mountains. Using new techniques for chemical...
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Illinois deputy governor Christian Mitchell and Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, embrace as they celebrate the 66-47 vote in the Illinois House for a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use Friday, May 31, 2019. The vote sends the bill to Gov. J.B. Pritzker who indicated he will sign it. (Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP)
AP News Staff
May 31, 2019 - 4:11 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is likely to become the 11th state to allow small amounts of marijuana for recreational use after the Democratic-controlled House on Friday sent a legalization plan to Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who campaigned on the issue. Those 21 and older would be able to...
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Marc LaVoie
January 28, 2019 - 5:04 am
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver De'Anthony Thomas was arrested Saturday on suspicion of marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia in Allen County, Kansas. The county is in Southeast Kansas, near Ft. Scott and Independence, Kansas. Thomas was released on bond. So DeAnthony Thomas got in some...
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AP News Staff
December 12, 2018 - 5:59 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A divided Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that police can rely exclusively on their sense of smell to provide probable cause to do preliminary search of a home for drugs. The ruling came in a case where Lawrence police entered a man's apartment to search after saying they...
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AP News Staff
November 13, 2018 - 3:01 pm
Kansas City, MO - Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker says her office will not prosecute most marijuana possession cases. Voters last week overwhelmingly approved amending the Missouri constitution to allow medical marijuana. Jackson County will no longer prosecute marijuana possession...
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