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Police killings, other racial injustice cases pending in US

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin's sentencing Friday in George Floyd's death will hardly be the last word in the case, with federal civil rights charges still pending, appeals expected and three more officers facing trial.

UN: 275 million people used drugs worldwide in 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Around 275 million people used drugs worldwide last year, while over 36 million people suffered from drug use disorders, according to the World Drug Report released Thursday by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna.

Amherst creates fund to pay reparations to Black residents

AMHERST, Mass.
Cheaper, more potent cannabis found in B.C. government-run stores: study

Cheaper, more potent cannabis found in B.C. government-run stores: study

VANCOUVER — The price of cannabis at government-run stores in British Columbia declined while potency rose between 2019 and 2020, says a new report that has a researcher raising questions about what its findings mean for public health.
DA: Probe into deadly drug raid ends with 2 more indictments

DA: Probe into deadly drug raid ends with 2 more indictments

HOUSTON (AP) — A long-running corruption probe sparked by a 2019 Houston police drug raid in which a couple was killed has ended with new indictments against two officers already charged in the case, authorities announced Wednesday.

Texas grand jury issues no indictments in Black inmate death

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A grand jury in Texas has declined to indict eight jailers over the in-custody death of a Black man who died after struggling with detention officers.

Medical marijuana producers seek tax refund worth millions

SANTA FE, N.M.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,200.65, up 44.29 points.) Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Down five cents, or 0.11 per cent, to $44.84 on 15.
Former CannTrust executives face securities charges after unlicenced cannabis growing

Former CannTrust executives face securities charges after unlicenced cannabis growing

The former chief executive and two past board members of CannTrust Holdings Inc. are facing charges roughly three years after the cannabis company became embroiled in unlicensed growing allegations.
'Joints for Jabs:' Company offering cannabis prizes to fully vaccinated Manitobans

'Joints for Jabs:' Company offering cannabis prizes to fully vaccinated Manitobans

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg-based cannabis producer and retailer is hoping to increase COVID-19 vaccination uptake with a chance to win free joints.