- Massachusetts to participate in drug take-back day Updated: Apr-21-14 3:04 am
- Advocates make push to legalize marijuana in NJ Updated: Apr-20-14 5:41 pm
- Football player inspires after bout with cancer Updated: Apr-20-14 11:09 am
- Ohio hospital pioneering robotic catheter use Updated: Apr-20-14 5:11 am
- Marijuana firm buys buildings in Florida Updated: Apr-20-14 2:04 am
- Schools fear lawsuits by stocking medication Updated: Apr-19-14 3:58 pm
- Oklahoma dental groups oppose oral surgery measure Updated: Apr-19-14 3:13 pm
- Proposed initiative seeks to ban all marijuana Updated: Apr-19-14 2:04 pm
- Rules leave pot test labs with little oversight Updated: Apr-19-14 1:34 pm
- Medical marijuana supporters flock to Maine show Updated: Apr-19-14 8:26 am
- Even in death, Tampa teen's heart keeps giving Updated: Apr-19-14 1:26 am
- Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card Updated: Apr-18-14 4:22 pm
- Illinois prisons to use costly hepatitis C drug Updated: Apr-18-14 3:55 pm
- Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out Updated: Apr-18-14 2:56 pm
- Lawsuit filed over Del. medical marijuana effort Updated: Apr-18-14 2:42 pm
- Correction: Heroin Deaths-Ohio story Updated: Apr-18-14 12:34 pm
- Reno agrees to medical marijuana businesses Updated: Apr-18-14 6:28 am
- Vermont Senate hears challenge of opiate treatment Updated: Apr-17-14 7:55 pm
- FDA warns of cancer risk with fibroid procedure Updated: Apr-17-14 5:30 pm
- Ex-NBA player: Re-entry tougher than serving time Updated: Apr-17-14 4:24 pm
- Official: Recovering drug addicts should speak up Updated: Apr-17-14 4:20 pm
- Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language Updated: Apr-17-14 3:43 pm
- Miss. legalizing marijuana extract as medicine Updated: Apr-17-14 3:25 pm
- Port Angeles pot grower would rather make movies Updated: Apr-17-14 1:44 pm
- Rice students work to bring deft touch to amputees Updated: Apr-17-14 1:40 pm
NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts - Nineteen communities in western Massachusetts will participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, when people are asked to clean out their medicine cabinets of unwanted and outdated prescription drugs to help prevent misuse, diversion and abuse of the drugs.
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.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - In 2009, a basketball changed Katorie Bell's entire life when it struck him in the head during a Jeff Davis practice.
DAYTON, Ohio - A southwest Ohio hospital says it's one of the first in the Midwest using a robotic catheter system to aid in vascular surgery.
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.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A new law taking effect this summer requiring New Mexico schools stockpile medicine to treat students for severe allergic reactions or asthma attacks has officials concerned, the Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1hXHX7X ).
TULSA, Oklahoma - Some Oklahoma dental groups are opposing a bill in the state Legislature, proposed as a reaction to the case of an oral surgeon accused of maintaining filthy office conditions, that deals with training requirements for oral surgery dental assistants.
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.
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.
BANGOR, Maine - Medical marijuana supporters are flocking to Bangor, Maine, for the industry's largest trade show.
TAMPA, Florida - March 9, the first anniversary of his daughter's death, and Ronald Pierce was anxious.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois prison officials will be using an effective, but costly, new drug to treat inmates with hepatitis C, therapy that could cost tens of millions of dollars.
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.
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.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - In a story April 17 about heroin overdose deaths in Ohio, The Associated Press erroneously reported the percentage increase in heroin overdose deaths from 2011 to 2012. It was 60 percent, not 37 percent. The story also erroneously reported the title for Orman Hall. He is director of the Governor's Cabinet Opiate Action Team, not the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
RENO, Nevada - The Reno City Council is moving ahead with rules for medical marijuana establishments within the city limits.
MONTPELIER, Vermont - An estimated 50,000 people in Vermont need treatment for addiction problems every year and don't get it, and efforts to expand treatment options for people addicted to heroin and other opiates are expected to increase pressure on the treatment system, the head of an addiction-treatment center told a state Senate committee Thursday.
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure used to eliminate growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body.
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey - Former NBA player Jayson Williams says re-entering society after serving time for fatally shooting a chauffeur in 2002 was more difficult than being in prison.
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - The president's top adviser on drug policy urged those recovering from drug addiction to give hope to others by speaking out, saying that stigma and denial about substance abuse are obstacles to treatment.
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.
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, Washington - Filmmaker Ryan Herring is growing pot in an effort to boost his production company.
HOUSTON - People with prosthetic hands have to handle everything with care.