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West Virginia opens first medical cannabis dispensary

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's first medical cannabis dispensary opened Friday, more than four years after state lawmakers allowed a regulatory system for those products to be established. Trulieve Cannabis Corp.
Senate Democrats pick Scutari as leader after Sweeney's loss

Senate Democrats pick Scutari as leader after Sweeney's loss

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democrats in the New Jersey Senate picked state Sen. Nicholas Scutari on Friday to be their new leader after current President Steve Sweeney lost reelection to a Republican newcomer.

Ohio lawmaker seeks expansion of medical marijuana law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Eligibility for medical marijuana in Ohio would be expanded to include any condition determined by a licensed physician to need treatment, under a new bill that would further expand the state's medicinal marijuana program.

County in Oregon seeking $7 million to tackle illegal pot

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Officials in Jackson County in southwest Oregon plan to ask the state for more than $7.2 million to help crack down on the billions of dollars worth of illegal pot grows across the Rogue Valley.

Police seize $2.2M worth of pot after U-Haul truck stopped

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Police said Thursday that law enforcement seized about $2.2 million in marijuana found stuffed in plastic bags in a U-Haul truck on Interstate 5 near Albany, Oregon. On Nov.
S&P/TSX composite rebounds to new record as materials rise in hedge against inflation

S&P/TSX composite rebounds to new record as materials rise in hedge against inflation

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index rebounded from a midweek breather to resume its record climb as the materials sector got a boost from investors seeking safety from inflation. "After yesterday's surprise CPI (U.S.
Officials destroy $3 million worth of pot on WA farms

Officials destroy $3 million worth of pot on WA farms

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — About 13,000 pounds of marijuana valued at around $3 million was destroyed this week outside of three adjoining Touchet, Washington, cannabis farms accused of growing more than allowed by state law.

Boise shooter reported to police 3 times before mall attack

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police received multiple calls from people reporting an armed and threatening man in the months before he killed two people and injured at least four others in a shooting at a Boise shopping mall, public records show.
North American stock markets fall after inflation spike raises fears of rate hikes

North American stock markets fall after inflation spike raises fears of rate hikes

TORONTO — North American stock markets sank midweek as the hottest U.S. inflation numbers in more than 30 years had investors worrying that central banks will speed up interest rate hikes. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 132.
NJ senate president concedes to newcomer, cites 'red wave'

NJ senate president concedes to newcomer, cites 'red wave'

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney, one of the most powerful elected officials in the state, conceded on Wednesday that he lost reelection to the state Senate.