AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: For more on K2 and to get a better sense of exactly what this substance is, we turn to Dr. Kathryn Hawk. She’s assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven. She joins us now. Welcome to the program. KATHRYN HAWK: Thanks so much for having […]

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Louisiana’s first legal crop of medical marijuana can be planted this week. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain, whose agency regulates the burgeoning industry, loosened a regulatory logjam that created a months-long delay. The Monroe News-Star reports that Strain’s team met with LSU AgCenter Chancellor Bill Richardson and the head of LSU’s marijuana contractor GB Sciences Wednesday […]

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PLATTSBURGH — As demand continues to grow for medical marijuana here, Curaleaf New York has completed renovations to its Plattsburgh branch and doubled hours of operation. The improvements at 345 Cornelia St., intended to create the feel of a community wellness center, include more open space and a new storefront, sign and wall of windows. […]

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Police say a “gray market” of illegal pot dealing is “thriving” under the state’s marijuana legalization laws, and they’re concerned that it will boom as it has in states like California, where it is undercutting the licensed operations. “The gray market is already here,” Walpole police Chief John Carmichael told the Herald. “If you look […]

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A man prepares to smoke K2 or “Spice”, a synthetic marijuana drug, along a street in East Harlem on August 5, 2015 in New York City. A man prepares to smoke K2 or “Spice”, a synthetic marijuana drug, along a street in East Harlem on August 5, 2015 in New York City. NEW HAVEN — […]

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