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B.C. allows pot shops to sell cannabis-themed books, clothes and more

B.C. allows pot shops to sell cannabis-themed books, clothes and more

VICTORIA — B.C.'s private cannabis stores can now start stocking pot-themed clothing, books and other goods.
Convicted ex-mayor's prison sentence reporting date delayed

Convicted ex-mayor's prison sentence reporting date delayed

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor convicted of extorting recreational marijuana businesses will be allowed to enjoy the holidays as a free man.

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EU wants to stop flights from southern Africa over variant BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations were moving to stop air travel from southern Africa on Friday, seeking to counter the spread of a new COVID-19 variant as the 27-nation bloc battles a m
Thai chain's cannabis pizza: trendy but won't get you high

Thai chain's cannabis pizza: trendy but won't get you high

BANGKOK (AP) — One of Thailand’s major fast food chains has been promoting its “Crazy Happy Pizza” this month, an under-the-radar product topped with a cannabis leaf. It’s legal but won’t get you high.
Fire leads to thousands of illegal marijuana plants

Fire leads to thousands of illegal marijuana plants

REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities said they found more than 11,000 marijuana plants at an illegal growing operation Wednesday after one of the buildings caught fire. The blaze was reported at about 4:30 a.m.

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VIRUS OUTBREAK-MICHIGAN Military to help Michigan cope with COVID-19 patient surge LANSING, Mich.
Energy and tech stocks help lift TSX while U.S. stock markets rally before holiday

Energy and tech stocks help lift TSX while U.S. stock markets rally before holiday

TORONTO — Energy and technology lifted Canada's main stock index mid-week while U.S. stock markets staged a late rally on the eve of that country's Thanksgiving holiday due to positive economic data including jobless claims hitting a 52-year low.
South Dakota Supreme Court rules against pot legalization

South Dakota Supreme Court rules against pot legalization

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that nullified a voter-passed amendment to the state constitution that would have legalized recreational marijuana use. Gov.

Group forms to help give equal access to new cannabis market

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A new association has been formed to ensure Black and other under represented communities will have an opportunity to participate in Connecticut's new legalized recreational marijuana industry, as state legislators had promised.
German parties reach deal for government to end Merkel era

German parties reach deal for government to end Merkel era

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's would-be governing parties vowed Wednesday to modernize Europe’s biggest economy and step up efforts against climate change as they announced an agreement that leaves center-left leader Olaf Scholz poised to replace longtime C