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FDA approves first-ever marijuana-based drug in US

“The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its first ever approval for a drug derived from marijuana” writes Clark Mindock for independent.co.uk. During the presidency of Barack Obama, for instance, marijuana enforcement was not seen as a priority.While medical marijuana has been legalised for medical purposes in nearly half of the states in the US — and a handful of states have legalised recreational use — the drug is still a Schedule 1 drug under federal law. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Canada set to be first G7 country to legalise marijuana nationwide

“Canada is poised to legalise recreational marijuana across the country this week, making it the first G7 country to do so” writes Emily Shugerman for independent.co.uk. Under guidelines from Canada’s public health agency, marijuana products will be sold in plain packaging with limited branding.Some of the countries, including Canada, have passed legislation allowing marijuana for medical use. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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US Supreme Court rules in favour of Colorado baker who refused to make gay wedding cake

“Justice Anthony Kennedy said in his majority opinion that the larger issue “must await further elaboration” in the courts” writes Allison Pearson for telegraph.co.uk. The verdict was a limited decision, that leaves for another day the larger issue of whether a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gay and lesbian people. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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‘When she went outside to investigate …’

“Colorado has a “robust” population of about 18,000 black bears, he said, noting that unprovoked attacks by black bears on humans are rare” writes Keith Coffman for aol.com. DENVER, May 14 (Reuters) – Wildlife rangers in Colorado on Monday shot and killed a black bear suspected of attacking and trying to drag off a five-year-old girl from her yard.The attack occurred early Sunday morning when the girl went outside to check on a noise she thought her dog had made and her mother heard screaming, officials said. Source: aol.com Share This:

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First, it was West Virginia. Then, Kentucky and Oklahoma. Now, Arizona and Colorado teachers prepare to walk out.

“In Arizona, teachers are also clamoring for the state to restore education funding to pre-recession levels” writes Moriah Balingit Is for washingtonpost.com. The school funding reductions in the GOP-led states are a byproduct of generous tax cuts. But it’s really about funding education.”. Classes are canceled for hundreds of thousands of students in Arizona and Colorado as educators descend on state capitols to rally for more education funding, part of a wave of teacher activism that has swept through West Virginia, Kentucky and Oklahoma. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Arizona and Colorado teachers prepare to walk out

“In Arizona, teachers are also clamoring for the state to restore education funding to pre-recession levels” writes Moriah Balingit Is for washingtonpost.com. The school funding reductions in the GOP-led states are a byproduct of generous tax cuts. But it’s really about funding education.”. Classes are canceled for hundreds of thousands of students in Arizona and Colorado as educators descend on state capitols to rally for more education funding, part of a wave of teacher activism that has swept through West Virginia, Kentucky and Oklahoma. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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