- Officials ban using, growing marijuana in Santa Fe Forest Updated: May-26-16 1:53 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Officials have issued an order banning the use, possession or storage of marijuana in the Santa Fe National Forest, though such practices were already illegal.
- Reports disclose fund-raising for Nevada ballot measures Updated: May-25-16 9:59 pm
LAS VEGAS - New campaign finance reports reveal fundraising for proposed November ballot measures. Here are some takeaways:
- Snyder signs bills to crack down on meth production Updated: May-25-16 11:34 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan will have tougher laws related to making methamphetamine under legislation Gov. Rick Snyder has signed.
- Medford voters to decide city ban on growing pot outdoors Updated: May-22-16 3:31 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - Medford voters will decide whether city residents can grow marijuana outdoors.
- Rauner 'probably comfortable' with marijuana legislation Updated: May-19-16 1:35 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner says he may be comfortable with legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Illinois. But the Republican stopped short of promising to sign the bill.
- House, Senate to gather in simultaneous sessions Updated: May-19-16 12:22 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire lawmakers are entering one of most chaotic and unpredictable periods of the year as the session winds to a close.
- Legislature approves firm 180-day period for ballot drives Updated: May-18-16 6:17 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Groups collecting signatures for statewide ballot drives could submit those only collected within a firm 180-day period under legislation passed by a divided House Wednesday and expected to land on Gov. Rick Snyder's desk soon.
- Religion news in brief Updated: May-18-16 12:46 pm
Speaker defends nuns over birth control mandate
- Congressional candidate linked with growing marijuana Updated: May-18-16 12:30 pm
CROSSVILLE, Tennessee - An eastern Tennessee Democrat Congressional candidate has been linked with a marijuana growing operation.
- Avakian wins Democratic primary for secretary of state Updated: May-18-16 2:22 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Latest on Oregon's primary election (all times local):
- Grant County says "no" to pot; Klamath County heads same way Updated: May-18-16 1:41 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Voters in a conservative eastern Oregon county just said "no" on Tuesday to an effort to allow marijuana cultivation and sales.
- 8 charged with illegally selling pot by delivery in Seattle Updated: May-17-16 8:27 pm
SEATTLE - Authorities in Seattle say eight people have been charged for illegally selling marijuana through delivery services.
- Ballot box stolen, votes discarded in Oregon county Updated: May-17-16 2:10 pm
BEND, Oregon - Klamath County officials say someone broke into a ballot box and threw the mail-in ballots into a nearby dumpster.
- Summit addresses issue of drug-impaired driving in Maine Updated: May-17-16 12:04 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Authorities say more education about drug-impaired driving is needed in Maine as the state deals with a heroin epidemic and considers legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
- Election guide: Candidates and issues in Oregon's primary Updated: May-17-16 3:41 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - The presidential race generated a lot of enthusiasm among Oregonians, with about 160,000 adding their names to the rolls of the two major parties this year - but mostly Democrats.
- Negotiators advance compromise marijuana legislation Updated: May-16-16 4:24 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska House and Senate negotiators have advanced legislation that would give unincorporated communities the ability to hold elections to decide whether to prohibit legal marijuana businesses.
- Marijuana legalization still contentious in Oregon counties Updated: May-14-16 4:33 pm
REDMOND, Oregon - Last year, Lindsey Pate and her husband, Christopher, bought 15 acres of high desert covered in junipers in central Oregon, where they planned to grow marijuana in greenhouses to sell for recreational use.
- Medford city councilor opens marijuana dispensary Updated: May-14-16 3:15 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - A member of the Medford City Council, known for its tough stance on legalized marijuana, has opened his own pot dispensary.
- Small Colorado communities find marijuana's benefits, costs Updated: May-14-16 2:11 pm
DENVER - The mayor of a tiny Denver-area town looks forward to filling pot holes with pot revenue. The prospect of marijuana tax proceeds also has raised spirits in a Colorado mountain county facing the closure of a major mine.
- New Kansas laws deal with pot penalties, abortion, tanning Updated: May-13-16 8:07 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is lessening some of its penalties for marijuana possession, specifically prohibiting nurse midwives from performing abortions and strengthening its gun rights laws.
- Colorado police ask for two-year hold on new pot laws Updated: May-13-16 5:02 am
DENVER - Colorado's top prosecutors and police officials say the state's regulation of marijuana seems "to change on a daily basis" and are calling for a two-year moratorium on new pot laws to give officers time to catch up.
- AP Quiz: What did you learn during the legislative session? Updated: May-12-16 5:40 pm
DENVER - Colorado lawmakers have just wrapped up a four-month legislative session headlined by political battles over spending, primary elections and roads.
- The Latest: Youth offenders bill, tributes close session Updated: May-11-16 9:29 pm
DENVER - The Latest on the Colorado legislature's last day Wednesday (all times local):
- Rhode Island bishop: Legal pot leads to 'land of oblivion' Updated: May-10-16 6:38 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's Roman Catholic bishop said he wants to smell holy incense, not cannabis, in Providence's cathedral and warned state lawmakers against transporting young people to "the land of oblivion" by legalizing marijuana.
- Vermont pro-pot forces take solace where they can Updated: May-10-16 12:39 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - After a series of stinging defeats last week, supporters of legalizing marijuana in Vermont say there still are some positive signs.