• California governor OKs medical marijuana regulations

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trio of bills aimed at bringing order and oversight to California’s medical marijuana industry nearly 20 years after the state led the nation in legalizing pot for medical use won Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature, his office said Friday.

  • Tribes get $4.4M to reduce drugs, suicide, domestic violence

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Indian Health Services will support nine New Mexico tribes’ and tribal organizations’ efforts to reduce suicide, drug addiction and domestic violence with $4.39 million in federal grants.

  • New Mexico OKs medical marijuana farm near Roswell

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health has approved several applications to grow medical marijuana in the state, including a hotly debated proposed farm near Roswell.

  • This photo taken Sept. 23, 2011 and released by Xinhua News Agency on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 shows Chinese pharmacologist Tu Youyou posing with her trophy after winning the Lasker Award, a prestigious U.S. medical prize, in New York. Three scientists from Ireland, Japan and China won the 2015 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 for discovering drugs against malaria and other parasitic diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people every year. Tu was awarded the prize for discovering artemisinin, a drug that has helped significantly reduce the mortality rates of malaria patients. (Wang Chengyun/Xinhua via AP) NO SALES

    China wins long-sought Nobel Prize in one of the sciences

    BEIJING (AP) — For decades, China has yearned for a Nobel Prize in science. Now, a little-known researcher who helped develop a malaria medicine in a secret military project to assist Vietnam in its war against the U.S. has finally won Beijing that honor.

  • New Mexico to license 12 new medical marijuana producers

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health says it will issue licenses to a dozen new producers as part of the state’s medical marijuana program.

  • In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 photo, marijuana plants with their buds covered in white crystals called trichomes, are nearly ready for harvest in the "Flower Room" at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. Trichomes contain cannabinoids like THC and CBD. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

    AP Exclusive: Legal marijuana stirs hope in Illinois town

    ALBION, Ill. (AP) — A skunky aroma fills the room in which hundreds of lush marijuana plants grow, some nearly ready for harvest. Grower Ashley Thompson, a former high school agriculture teacher in this rural part of southeastern Illinois, takes the scent of weed home with her.