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Accused marijuana ring leader pleads not guilty

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The accused ring leader of an operation that allegedly diverted and sold more than $13 million in marijuana grown for Maine’s medical cannabis program pleaded not guilty Thursday to eight charges.
US overdose deaths topped 100,000 in one year, officials say

US overdose deaths topped 100,000 in one year, officials say

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, a never-before-seen milestone that health officials say is tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and a more dangerous drug supply.
Crown seeks 1 year in jail for soldier who served cannabis cupcakes to colleagues

Crown seeks 1 year in jail for soldier who served cannabis cupcakes to colleagues

OROMOCTO, N.B. — Bombardier Chelsea Cogswell, who was convicted of serving cannabis-laced cupcakes to eight soldiers during a live-fire training exercise in New Brunswick in 2018, should serve one year in jail, the prosecution recommended Wednesday.
Seattle shows power and limits of Jayapal's progressives

Seattle shows power and limits of Jayapal's progressives

SEATTLE (AP) — When U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal returns home to Seattle, the Congressional Progressive Caucus chairwoman always goes for a walk along the Puget Sound. “Everything feels closed in sometimes in D.C.
S&P/TSX composite falls; materials sector helped by high October inflation

S&P/TSX composite falls; materials sector helped by high October inflation

TORONTO — A broad-based decline pushed Canada's main stock index lower midweek while a high inflation reading helped materials, with gold prices climbing to a five-month high.

Proposed medical marijuana law would expand capacity

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The amount of marijuana grown for Ohio's medical marijuana program would expand and the number of dispensaries able to sell it would be increased, under GOP legislation pending in the state Senate.
B.C. pot sector bracing for delivery challenges and shortages after extreme weather

B.C. pot sector bracing for delivery challenges and shortages after extreme weather

B.C.'s cannabis industry is bracing for difficulties with getting products to distributors and stores after storms, massive floods and mudslides hit the province this week.
The latest news on mudslides and flooding in British Columbia for Nov. 16, 2021

The latest news on mudslides and flooding in British Columbia for Nov. 16, 2021

The latest news on mudslides and flooding in British Columbia (all times Eastern): --- 11:48 p.m. The City of Abbotsford, B.C.
Sentence hearing told of lasting impact on soldiers who were served cannabis cupcakes

Sentence hearing told of lasting impact on soldiers who were served cannabis cupcakes

OROMOCTO, N.B. — Canadian soldiers who unwittingly ate cannabis-laced cupcakes during a live-fire training exercise in New Brunswick in 2018 say the incident has eroded their trust in other people and they say they feel betrayed.

Wisconsin pot possession proposal aims to find middle ground

MADISON, Wis.