By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected a petition to reclassify marijuana from its current federal status as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use.
The appeals court panel denied the bid from three medical marijuana groups,
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state officials are looking to build a strictly regulated marijuana system that could forestall federal concerns about how the drug will be handled once it's available for public purchase. Rick Garza of the Washington Liquor Control Board said
By SHANNON DININNYAssociated Press
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Irrigation canals line Washington's Yakima Valley east of the Cascade Range, transforming a desert landscape into one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world - including crops for some of America's biggest vices.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Now that Washington voters have legalized marijuana, will the Yakima Valley add pot to the list of products produced in one of the world's most productive agricultural regions? Not necessarily. Too many unanswered questions remain, from
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Members of the public are getting their chance to influence the creation of a legal marijuana market in Washington state. The state Liquor Control Board - the agency charged with implementing Initiative 502 - on Tuesday announced a series of evening public
By MALCOLM RITTERAP Science Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - A new analysis is challenging a report that suggests regular marijuana smoking during the teen years can lead to a long-term drop in IQ. The analysis says the statistical analysis behind that conclusion is flawed.
The original study, reported last
By NIGEL DUARAAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Justice Department attorneys used emails between an Oregon man and suspected terrorists overseas to try to show he was already on the path to radicalization by the time the FBI made him the subject of a yearlong terrorism sting operation.
By MARYCLAIRE DALEAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A troubled policeman's son who accuses two Roman Catholic priests and a teacher of raping him during boyhood is set to testify at a Philadelphia trial this week - and have his startling claims challenged for the first time.
The young man,
By TERRY COLLINSAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities in Northern California made a snappy discovery during a routine probation check: An alligator-like reptile named "Mr. Teeth," who was apparently protecting a stash of marijuana.
When Alameda County Sheriff's deputies entered the
By MICHAEL GORMLEYAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's fiery State of the State speech pushed the state onto the national stage over gun control and other progressive issues that some observers said better positioned the governor for a possible 2016 run for