One-third of recent cannabis users have driven while high

According to the recently published results of a survey conducted in January 2022 by EKOS for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada, 33% of Canadians who report having used cannabis within the previous year have also reported having engaged in cannabis-impaired driving. Moreover, among Canadians who have reported using cannabis at some point in their lives, about 26% have reported driving after consuming it. A total of 2,193 responses were collected using the survey from…

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TikTok Star Mama Tot Pleads For Answers After Her Son Was Fatally Shot A Day Before His 19th Birthday

A beloved TikTok star is begging for answers about the murder of her teenage son. Ophelia Nichols, who runs the popular account @shoelover99 and is known as Mama Tot, revealed to her 7.1 million followers that her child, Randon Lee, was killed just one day before his 19th birthday. According to Fox10, Randon was shot at an Exxon gas station in Prichard, Alabama, at around 7:45 a.m. on Friday but was able to drive across…

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Brittney Griner to Appear in Court in Russia

(MOSCOW) — More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, American basketball star Brittney Griner is to appear in court Monday for a preliminary hearing ahead of her trial. The Phoenix Mercury star, considered in some polls to be the United States’ most gifted female athlete, could face 10 years in prison if convicted on charges of large-scale transportation of drugs. Fewer than 1% of defendants in Russian…

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The weekend’s best deals: Steam Summer Sale, Apple Back to School promo, and more

Ars Technica It’s the weekend, which means the time has come for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from around the web is particularly heavy on video games, as Steam’s annual Summer Sale kicked off earlier this week. The PC gaming storefront’s latest mega-sale runs until July 7 and, as is often the case, includes thousands of discounts on games that span across genres and eras. There’s a good chance you’re already…

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2 dead, 10 seriously wounded after Norway mass shooting being investigated as terror attack

A gunman opened fire in Oslo’s nightlife district early Saturday, killing two people and leaving 10 seriously wounded in what police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack during the Norwegian capital’s annual Pride festival. Investigators said the suspect, identified as a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from Iran, was arrested after opening fire at three locations in downtown Oslo. While the motive was unclear, organizers of Oslo Pride cancelled a parade that was set for…

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California Will Allow Large Cultivation Licenses

On January 1, 2023, California’s Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) will begin accepting applications for large cultivation licenses for the first time ever. California law authorized large cultivation licenses years ago. But, the law caveat was that applicants could not apply for large cultivation licenses until 2023. And on June 17, the DCC announced it was proposing regulations to start the large cultivation license application process next year. Today I’ll explore some of the key…

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Spinning an ancient yarn: Inside the struggle to recreate Dhaka muslin

It’s one of the abiding mysteries of the ancient world. How did they build the pyramids? What exactly is Stonehenge? And how on earth did they make Dhaka muslin? The fabric, popular all the way from the 2nd century BCE to the 18th century CE, is the stuff of legend: A fabric woven so fine that it was translucent, with a thread count so high that a six-yard sari could pass through a wedding ring.…

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A faulty forensic test sends mothers to prison for killing their newborns

UMÁN, Mexico —  Shortly after being found at a high school on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the body of a newborn arrived at the medical examiner’s office. The autopsy team placed the boy on a scale — which indicated 5 pounds, 4 ounces — and searched for clues to how he died. Opening his chest, they removed a tiny pair of reddish lungs and set them in a container of water. It was a key moment and…

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Civil jury finds Bill Cosby sexually abused 16-year-old girl at Playboy Mansion in 1975 – National

Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday that Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. The Los Angeles County jury delivered the verdict in favor of Judy Huth, who is now 64, and awarded her $500,000. Jurors found that Cosby intentionally caused harmful sexual contact with Huth, that he reasonably believed she was under 18, and that his conduct was driven by unnatural or abnormal sexual interest in a…

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Macron holds postelection talks with French party leaders

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron was holding talks Tuesday with France’s main party leaders after his centrist alliance failed to win an absolute majority in parliamentary elections. The meetings at the Elysee presidential palace come after Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne formally offered her resignation Tuesday, in line with the tradition after parliamentary elections. Macron immediately rejected the offer and maintained the current government. Macron’s Together! alliance won 245 seats in Sunday’s parliamentary elections —…

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