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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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Bill Grady
March 27, 2018 - 6:20 am
Earlier this month, the Missouri state senate approved a bill supporting industrial hemp. Now, US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he will introduce legislation to legalize the production of industrial hemp. Once a major crop in the US, hemp has been grown on an experimental basis in a...
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February 07, 2018 - 4:03 pm
Jeff City, MO - Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow people with terminal conditions to use medical marijuana. Several veterans support the bill but say they'd like to expand it to include people with PTSD, related to military service. Opponents say the bill would put Missouri...
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Kansas House of Representatives
Marc LaVoie
January 09, 2018 - 7:03 am
Kansas State Rep. Steve Alford has apologized for racially-insensitive comments he made during a public meeting Saturday. “I sincerely apologize to anyone whom I have hurt,” Alford said in a statement. He also said he regretted what he had said. Alford was arguing against the legalization of any...
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July 01, 2017 - 5:45 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada has become the fifth state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes. People began buying pot early Saturday, just months after voters approved legalization in November. It's the fastest turnaround from the ballot box to retail sales in the nation...
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