The Associated Press

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Medical marijuana bill clears Alabama Senate committee

A medical marijuana bill cleared its first hurdle Wednesday in the Alabama Legislature, giving hope to advocates after years of setbacks....

Pot shops turn to highway sponsor signs amid strict ad rules

Cannabis companies are using a loophole in Colorado’s strict limits on marijuana advertising by sponsoring state highways....

Chicago's former top cop consulting local cannabis company

A former head of the Chicago Police Department is advising a local cannabis company on security after more than $200,000 was stolen....

Africa's black farmers fight to enter marijuana market

“One of the most important aspects of this industry is for us to find ways to uplift small farmers, particularly black rural farmers,” said McClelland...

Cannabis startup pulls out of CES tech show amid limits

A Canadian cannabis tech company has pulled out of the CES gadget show after being given constraints on how it could promote its products....

Thailand launches full-time clinics dispensing cannabis oil

NONTHABURI, Thailand — Thailand on Monday opened its first two full−time clinics dispensing cannabis oil for medical treatment,...

Illinois sees first legal sales of recreational marijuana

CHICAGO — Illinois’ first day of legal recreational marijuana generated nearly $3.2 million in sales, state officials announced Thursday....

Brazil regulator greenlights medicinal cannabis products

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s health regulator has approved guidelines for the sale of medicinal products derived from cannabis....

Legal hemp, CBD stir more farmers to grow unfamiliar crop

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Dave Crabill and two business partners started small for their first foray into farming hemp...