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  • Advocates make push to legalize marijuana in NJ 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:41 pm
  • TRENTON, New Jersey - Dozens of activists and community members have gathered at the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana.

  • Marijuana firm buys buildings in Florida 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:04 am
  • BRADENTON, Florida - A publicly traded firm that appears to be positioning itself in advance of a medical marijuana vote in Florida later this year has acquired a trio of industrial buildings just north of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.

  • Proposed initiative seeks to ban all marijuana 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:04 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - A Billings car-dealership owner has proposed a ballot measure that would completely ban the use and possession of marijuana in Montana, even for medical uses.

  • Rules leave pot test labs with little oversight 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:34 pm
  • SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Legislature's vote last year to regulate medical marijuana shops created new business opportunities for another kind of pot enterprise - marijuana testing - but leaves it virtually unregulated.

  • Medical marijuana supporters flock to Maine show 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 8:26 am
  • BANGOR, Maine - Medical marijuana supporters are flocking to Bangor, Maine, for the industry's largest trade show.

  • Even in death, Tampa teen's heart keeps giving 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:26 am
  • TAMPA, Florida - March 9, the first anniversary of his daughter's death, and Ronald Pierce was anxious.

  • Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:22 pm
  • CHICAGO - Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that had angered gun owners - changes that are going down well with the law's supporters.

  • Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:56 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for reasons not quite clear.

  • Lawsuit filed over Del. medical marijuana effort 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:42 pm
  • DOVER, Delaware - A lobbyist who once worked for U.S. Sen. Tom Carper is the target of a lawsuit accusing him of breach of contract in efforts to establish Delaware's first medical marijuana dispensary.

  • Reno agrees to medical marijuana businesses 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:28 am
  • RENO, Nevada - The Reno City Council is moving ahead with rules for medical marijuana establishments within the city limits.

  • Conn. enrolls total of 208,301 in health coverage 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:13 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's health insurance exchange announced Thursday it enrolled 208,301 people in health plans during the first open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, more than double its original goal of 100,000.

  • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:43 pm
  • CHICAGO - Illinois regulators finalizing the state's conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun owners from becoming cannabis-using patients, a person close to the process told The Associated Press.

  • Miss. legalizing marijuana extract as medicine 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:25 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.

  • Port Angeles pot grower would rather make movies 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:44 pm
  • PORT ANGELES, Washington - Filmmaker Ryan Herring is growing pot in an effort to boost his production company.

  • Iowa insurance agency probed for overbilling 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:28 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - State regulators are investigating an insurance agency accused of overbilling thousands of government employees for health care coverage.

  • UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:19 am
  • UnitedHealth Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as funding cuts to a key product and costs imposed by the health care overhaul dented the health insurer's performance.

  • Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:14 am
  • St. Cloud Times, April 16

  • Judge orders Maricopa County to pay attorney fees 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:08 am
  • PHOENIX - A judge is ordering Maricopa County to pay $190,000 for attorney fees incurred by a Sun City medical dispensary operator which successfully challenged the county's refusal to provide zoning clearance for the facility.

  • Kansas to mandate some health coverage on autism 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:14 pm
  • OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - Kansas will require health insurance companies to cover services for hundreds of children with autism starting next year under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Sam Brownback after a six-year fight by lawmakers and parents for at least a limited mandate.

  • Walker signs bill legalizing pot byproduct 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:02 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that legalizes the use of a marijuana byproduct to help treat children's seizures.

  • Judge hears arguments over 2011 marijuana law 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:24 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - The medical marijuana industry continues its efforts to overturn restrictions in a 2011 law that sought to rein in the number of providers and users in Montana.

  • RI law enforcement seek medical marijuana fixes 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:28 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's attorney general and others in a working group are urging state lawmakers to make some fixes to the state's marijuana program.

  • Hawaii weighs expanded coverage for infertility 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:05 am
  • HONOLULU - When Piilani Smith was diagnosed with infertility at the doctor's office and chose to pursue fertility treatment, she was shocked by what she learned.

  • Medical marijuana moratoriums in 71 Oregon cities 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:04 am
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - At least 71 Oregon cities have moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries, and more than 40 others are considering bans, according to the League of Oregon Cities and the Association of Oregon Counties.

  • IU psychology students mentor middle schoolers 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:01 am
  • BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - When they snapped on plastic gloves to hold a real human brain last week, Bloomington Project School students said they weren't even nervous.