FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country. That's according to two people with direct knowledge of the decision. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 05, 2018 - 3:17 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The buzz kill long dreaded in the marijuana industry came just days after California opened what is expected to be the world's largest legal pot market. The Trump administration announced Thursday that it was ending an Obama-era policy to tread lightly on enforcing U.S. marijuana...
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Budtender Austin Pitts, right, assists a customer inside the Harborside cannabis dispensary Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, creating new confusion about enforcement and use just three days after a new legalization law went into effect in California. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)
January 04, 2018 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration threw the burgeoning movement to legalize marijuana into uncertainty Thursday as it lifted an Obama-era policy that kept federal authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will now...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, Dr. Albert Maguire, right, checks the eyes of Misa Kaabali, 8, at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Misa was 4-years-old when he received his gene therapy treatment. The first-of-its kind genetic treatment for blindness will cost $850,000, less than the $1 million price tag that had been expected, but it's still among the most expensive genetic therapies in the world. Spark Therapeutics said it decided on the lower price tag for Luxturna, after hearing from health insurers about their ability to cover the injectable treatment. (AP Photo/Bill West, File)
January 03, 2018 - 12:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A first-of-its kind genetic treatment for blindness will cost $850,000, less than the $1 million price tag that had been expected, but still among the most expensive medicines in the world. Spark Therapeutics said Wednesday it decided on the lower price for Luxturna (Lux-turn-a)...
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Customers purchase marijuana at MedMen in West Hollywood, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. The California state law legalizing Marijuana went into effect on Jan. 1. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)
January 02, 2018 - 9:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's legal pot economy was supposed to operate under the umbrella of a vast computerized system to track marijuana from seed to storefronts, ensuring that plants are followed throughout the supply chain and don't drift into the black market. But recreational cannabis...
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A customer, who declined to give his name, waits for his order to be filled at Harborside marijuana dispensary, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Starting New Year's Day, recreational marijuana can be sold legally in California. (AP Photo/Mathew Sumner)
January 01, 2018 - 8:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on recreational marijuana sales in California (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The wait to buy newly legal recreational weed has stretched to 40 minutes at the Mankind Cooperative cannabis retailer in San Diego. "We're insane down here. And it's still going on, girlfriend...
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A customer purchases marijuana at Harborside marijuana dispensary, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Starting New Year's Day, recreational marijuana can be sold legally in California. (AP Photo/Mathew Sumner)
January 01, 2018 - 8:00 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — It wasn't exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal sales of recreational marijuana, but those who could find the drug celebrated the historic day, lining up early for ribbon cuttings, freebies and offerings ranging from cookies to gummy bears to...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, photo Employee Joshua Wilson counts cash at the Golden State Greens marijuana dispensary in San Diego. A few dozen California shops have cleared a final hurdle to sell marijuana for recreational use starting Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, and regulators will work through the weekend to grant more licenses. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
December 28, 2017 - 6:31 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Live music. Free T-shirts. A "Fweedom" celebration with mystery prize boxes worth up to $500, and a shot at a behind-the-scenes tour. Marijuana legalization arrives Monday in California with lots of hoopla, but only a handful of cities will initially have retail outlets ready to...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 file photo, Brian Madeux sits with his girlfriend Marcie Humphrey while waiting to receive the first human gene editing therapy at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, Calif. Madeux, who has Hunter syndrome, received the treatment on Monday, Nov. 13. Gene therapy aims to treat the root cause of a problem by deleting, adding or altering DNA, rather than just treating symptoms that result from the genetic flaw. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
December 28, 2017 - 10:23 am
After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull off the biblical-sounding feat of helping the blind to see were approved by U.S. regulators, establishing gene...
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Yu Haibin of the China National Narcotics Control Commission speaks during a press conference held in Beijing, China, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Yu said Thursday there was little evidence showing China was the source of much of the chemicals used in the production of the powerful opioid fentanyl. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 28, 2017 - 8:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — The United States should look within to cut down demand for opioids which are fueling its deadly drug crisis rather than stressing unsubstantiated claims that China is the major source of these chemicals, a top Chinese drug enforcement official said Thursday. China and the U.S. have...
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FILE - This June 16, 2009, file photo shows Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel in Boston. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, issued a new proposal for regulating homeopathic medicines that have long been on the fringe of mainstream medicine. The agency plans to target products that pose the biggest safety risks, including those marketed for children or for serious diseases. (AP Photo/Eric Shelton, File)
December 18, 2017 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials plan to crack down on a growing number of unproven alternative remedies, focusing on products containing dangerous ingredients that have occasionally been linked to serious injury and death. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a new proposal for...
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