NEW YORK (AP) — Questions about marijuana and social justice have played a prominent role this year in several U.S. states' debates about pot legalization. But other states and cities where recreational or medical marijuana already is legal have also endeavored to make up for the consequences and racial disparities of decades of policing pot.
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried speaks at a pre-legislative news conference, in Tallahassee, Fl…
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — While Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis takes a large entourage of business leaders through Israel, the state's Democratic agriculture commissioner will take her own course through the country.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A lobbyist for a medical marijuana trade group is co-hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for Gov. Mike Parson next week as officials finalize rules for the state's fledgling medical marijuana program, which is scheduled to launch next year.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's plans to ask voters to decide next year on whether recreational marijuana should be legalized (all times local):
Gov. Tony Evers speaks at a news conference regarding Medicaid expansion as Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, left, stands next to him, at Milwaukee Ci…
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Two and a half years after Arkansans voted to legalize medical marijuana, qualifying patients could begin buying the product Saturday morning when the state's first dispensary opened, though the celebratory mood was dampened by confusion about operating hours and fears the dispensary wouldn't be able to serve all the patients by closing time.
A bill that would legalize medicinal cannabis has been sent to the Nebraska Legislature for debate next week.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans voted Thursday to scrap expanding Medicaid, legalizing medical marijuana, raising the minimum wage and a host of other priorities of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers as they begin dismantling his two-year budget plan.