Brazil regulator greenlights medicinal cannabis products

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s health regulator has approved guidelines for the sale of medicinal products derived from cannabis. The agency known as Anvisa said Tuesday it has outli...

Over 500K pot vapes seized in 2 years as busts rise in US

NEW YORK (AP) — As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it’s increasingly on law enforcement’s radar, too. From New York City to Nebraska farm country to California, authori...

Suspension over, Waiters returns to Heat locker room

MIAMI (AP) — Dion Waiters returned to practice with the Miami Heat on Saturday, apologizing publicly for the incident on the team plane that led to his 10-game suspension. Waiters wi...

Michigan, Illinois set to usher in recreational pot sales

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — James Daly is eager to make marijuana history on Sunday, when he plans to open the doors to Arbors Wellness, beckon the lengthy line outside and legally start selling recreatio...

Michigan, Illinois set to usher in recreational pot sales

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — James Daly is eager to make marijuana history on Sunday, when he plans to open the doors to Arbors Wellness, beckon the lengthy line outside and legally start selling recreatio...

EU drug agency sees rising gang violence amid steady prices

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The European Union agency that monitors drug use says it has detected a trend of escalating violence between gangs operating on the continent. The development...

Uruguay’s opposition has narrow lead in presidential vote

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayans are stuck waiting for final results in a closer than expected presidential runoff election that has the candidate backed by a united opposition holding a razor-th...

Business Highlights

___ S&P 500 snaps 6-week string of gains even as stocks rise NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks shook off a midday stumble to finish slightly higher Friday, though the...

Green Party Taiwan favors legalization of medical marijuana

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Green Party Taiwan on Thursday (Nov. 21) announced that it is in favor of legalizing medical cannabis in Taiwan and has selected one of its legislator-at-large candida...

Boston overhauling pot review process to close race gap

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is overhauling its process of reviewing marijuana businesses to boost involvement of minority entrepreneurs in Massachusetts’ burgeoning pot industry. The City C...

Divided US House committee backs pot decriminalization

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A divided House panel has endorsed a proposal to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level. Groups supporting an end to the nation’s longstanding prohib...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 20 The Los Angeles Times on a plan that would have pulled flavored electronic cigarettes from ...

Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A month after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cl...

No short-term fix for challenges in California pot market

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California’s struggling marijuana market can expect to see a period of continued strain and instability for at least a couple of years. That’s according to ...

Cirque du Soleil founder tangled in Tahiti marijuana probe

PARIS (AP) — Authorities in French Polynesia have handed preliminary drug charges to the founder of world-renowned circus Cirque du Soleil. State broadcaster Polynesie 1 showed Guy L...