Timeline of events: Disruptive passenger's travel to Hawaii – Merced Sun-Star

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Fighter jets were scrambled to escort an American Airlines flight to Honolulu after a disruptive passenger’s laptop caused fear among flight attendants that it may contain explosives. Here’s a timeline of events involving Anil Uskanli’s travel to Hawaii. 12:03 a.m., Friday, May 19: Anil Uskanli uses a credit card to purchase a ticket to Honolulu at Los Angeles International Airport. …

West Virginia in early stages of medical marijuana planning – Merced Sun-Star

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West Virginia officials say they’re in the early stages of developing a plan to implement the state’s new medical marijuana law. The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/2r3pvq7 ) reports that the state Department of Health and Human Resources has devoted a section of its website to frequently asked questions and more information. Only one agency responsible for nominating a member to the …

West Virginia in early stages of medical marijuana planning … – Merced Sun-Star

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West Virginia officials say they’re in the early stages of developing a plan to implement the state’s new medical marijuana law. The state Department of Health and Human Resources has devoted a section of its website to frequently asked questions and more information, the Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/2r3pvq7) reported. Only one agency responsible for nominating a member to the West Virginia …

The Latest: Legislature confirms Alaska pot regulators – Merced Sun-Star

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The Latest on confirmations of gubernatorial appointees by the Alaska Legislature (all times local): 3 p.m. The Alaska Legislature has confirmed the three marijuana regulators who were up for approval. Peter Mlynarik (MLYN’-arh-ik), Nicholas Miller and Mark Springer were confirmed Tuesday to the Marijuana Control Board. All three have been serving on the board but were subject to legislative approval …

Robert Riechel: Legalizing weed and bulding out Ferrari Ranch could save Atwater – Merced Sun-Star

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Atwater is on the verge of very big things. Two game-changing projects on the city council’s docket could be life-saving for the long-suffering, nearly bankrupt city: The Ferrari Ranch project and the proposed cannabis ordinance. If passed, each will provide a financial and jobs-creation boom for the city. The Ferrari Ranch project, sitting at the junction of Highway 99 and …

New Mexico marijuana enrollment climbs above 40000 patients – Merced Sun-Star

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The medical marijuana industry in New Mexico has grown substantially since being organized in 2007. About 8,000 New Mexico residents have obtained a medical marijuana license since Jan. 1, which brings the statewide total to more than 40,000 patients, the Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/2pDt2uW ). The amount of patients has increased by 84 percent since March 2016. The number of …

Buzz kill: California police work to detect drugged drivers – Merced Sun-Star

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Joseph Brenan, a 40-year-old father of four, was changing a flat tire along Interstate 80 near Sacramento last week when he was struck and killed by a passing motorist who had drifted onto the shoulder of the highway. The California Highway Patrol arrested Brandon Rotolo, 24, on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana and vehicular manslaughter. The tragic …

California police scramble to detect drugged driving – Merced Sun-Star

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Joseph Brenan, a 40-year-old father of four, was changing a flat tire along Interstate 80 near Sacramento last week when he was struck and killed by a passing motorist who had drifted onto the shoulder of the highway. The California Highway Patrol arrested Brandon Rotolo, 24, on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana and vehicular manslaughter. The tragic …

Governor signs medical marijuana expansion on final day – Merced Sun-Star

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal approved an expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program on Tuesday, allowing people being treated for six additional medical conditions to possess cannabis oil. The new qualifying conditions include autism, AIDS, Tourette’s syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease. Patients must register with the state to be eligible and have a doctor’s permission. Many of the additions restrict use …

DA ordered to return money to marijuana distributor, family | Merced … – Merced Sun-Star

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San Diego’s district attorney has been ordered to return more than $100,000 seized from a medical marijuana businessman and his family, 15 months after drug agents raided the company and didn’t charge anyone with a crime. The Union-Tribune reported Monday (http://bit.ly/2pro7br) that a judge issued the order six weeks after lawyers representing James Slatic argued that the money must be …

DA ordered to return money to marijuana distributor, family – Merced Sun-Star

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San Diego’s district attorney has been ordered to return more than $100,000 seized from a medical marijuana businessman and his family, 15 months after drug agents raided the company and didn’t charge anyone with a crime. The Union-Tribune reported Monday (http://bit.ly/2pro7br) that a judge issued the order six weeks after lawyers representing James Slatic argued that the money must be …

UC Irvine considering center to study marijuana – Merced Sun-Star

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A California university is considering creating a special center to study marijuana. The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/2p7J4wM ) says the University of California, Irvine is looking into creation of an interdisciplinary cannabis research institute. It’s the brainchild of Daniele Piomelli, a neurobiology professor who studies marijuana. He says the institute would research the impact of cannabis on everything from medicine …

UC Irvine considering center to study marijuana | Merced Sun-Star – Merced Sun-Star

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A California university is considering creating a special center to study marijuana. The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/2p7J4wM ) says the University of California, Irvine is looking into creation of an interdisciplinary cannabis research institute. It’s the brainchild of Daniele Piomelli, a neurobiology professor who studies marijuana. He says the institute would research the impact of cannabis on everything from medicine …

Bills on Georgia medical marijuana, beer sales still in flux – Merced Sun-Star

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Gov. Nathan Deal has largely cleared his desk of contentious bills, including a new law allowing permit-holders to carry concealed firearms on public college campuses he signed on Thursday. But Deal still has several days to consider remaining bills before Tuesday’s deadline for his signature or veto. Any legislation that Deal doesn’t act on within 40 days of adjournment by …