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US Virgin Islands authorizes recreational use of marijuana

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Virgin Islands has authorized the recreational and sacramental use of marijuana for anyone 21 and older, joining several nations across the socially conservative Caribbean that have relaxed their cannabis laws.
Moore approves release of $3.5M to expand abortion training

Moore approves release of $3.5M to expand abortion training

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore announced Thursday he is releasing $3.5 million to expand abortion training in the state as part of a package of about $69 million he has approved for measures passed by lawmakers last year.

Colorado girl, 13, arrested after 100 mph highway chase

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state troopers arrested a 13-year-old driver from Colorado after a chase that topped 100 mph along an interstate highway earlier this week.

Man who had more than 200 firearms at home pleads guilty

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who had more than 200 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition at his home pleaded guilty on Wednesday to lying to federal authorities about his drug use when he purchased the weapons.
Mom 'livid' after key figure in teen's death gets parole

Mom 'livid' after key figure in teen's death gets parole

DETROIT (AP) — A man who told police that he placed a teenager's body in a trash bin, a disclosure that led to an extraordinary but unsuccessful search of a suburban Detroit landfill, has been released from prison after less than a year. “I'm livid.
Shooter stood over California mom holding baby, killed both

Shooter stood over California mom holding baby, killed both

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A shooter stood over a 16-year-old mother clutching her 10-month-old baby and shot and killed them in a brazen attack in a central California farming community that left six dead, a sheriff said Tuesday.
Smith says she won't pursue COVID pardon legislation on advice from justice officials

Smith says she won't pursue COVID pardon legislation on advice from justice officials

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she won't introduce legislation to pardon those convicted of COVID-19 public health violations because she has been advised to let the courts handle it.
Smith says no COVID-19 pardons because Canadian system doesn't work like the U.S.

Smith says no COVID-19 pardons because Canadian system doesn't work like the U.S.

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she is no longer pursuing amnesty for COVID-19 health-rule violators because Canada doesn’t work that way.

Alberta’s new policy on psychedelic drug treatment for mental illness: Will Canada lead the psychedelic renaissance?

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Canada, a superpower? Here's how the country might one day fit the bill

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site.
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