Paraguayan NGO distributes free marijuana seeds

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — A nongovernmental organization in Paraguay is distributing free marijuana seeds so that mothers of chronically ill patients can produce CBD oil at home. The...

Canada to allow the sale of cannabis edibles late this year

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Canadian government says a limited selection of cannabis-laced food products won't hit retail shelves in the country before mid-December. Last October, Can...

New Oregon lab, seed certification bring standards to hemp

AURORA, Ore. (AP) — A unit of wheat is a called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century. But hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so new that a unit of hemp see...

Taiwan Customs seizes record haul of marijuana as checks on US, Canada flights tighten

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As inspections of passengers arriving from the U.S. and Canada have been tightened, Taiwan Customs officers seized from a passenger a record 37 kilograms of marijuana worth nea...

Nevada law prevents most employers from rejecting pot-users

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two backers of a pioneering Nevada law to prevent employers from rejecting job-seekers based on a pre-employment marijuana test cast the effort Wednesday as an anti-discrimination mea...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 11 The Wall Street Journal on Democratic state Attorneys General suing t...

Signs of ritual pot smoking found in ancient Chinese graves

WASHINGTON (AP) — Archaeologists have unearthed the earliest direct evidence of people smoking marijuana from a 2,500-year-old graveyard in western China. In a complex of lofty tombs...

Medical marijuana grower catches fire; cause not clear

ELIOT, Maine (AP) — A medical marijuana growing facility caught fire in Maine, sending smoke into the sky and drawing firefighters from several surrounding departments. The Monday ni...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT A HOUSE RESOLUTION WOULD DO A resolution being voted...

Tokyo Olympic CEO reminds all: Cannabis is banned in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Cannabis has been legalized in some parts of the world. But the chief executive of next year's Tokyo Olympics has reminded potential visitors to the games that the substance is against th...

AP analysis: Medical pot takes hit when weed legal for all

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Associated Press analysis has found existing medical marijuana programs take a hit when states legalize cannabis for all adults over age 21. In the most extr...

AP analysis: Medical pot takes hit when weed legal for all

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few year...

Promise of marijuana leads scientists on search for evidence

SEATTLE (AP) — Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little sci...

UK Conservative leadership contenders acknowledge past sins

LONDON (AP) — British Environment Secretary Michael Gove has admitted using cocaine on "several occasions" two decades ago, as Conservative Party leadership hopefuls rush to admit past sins and avoid ...

Australian record 1.8 tons of crystal meth seized at port

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian officials have seized the nation's largest haul of methamphetamine at the Melbourne waterfront in a shipment of almost 1.6 metric tons (1.8 tons) of the illicit ...