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New Mexico primed to join US recreational pot wave

New Mexico primed to join US recreational pot wave

New Mexico is joining a wave of states that are legalizing recreational marijuana as its Democrat-dominated Legislature sent a package of cannabis bills Wednesday to a supportive governor.

US judge orders detention of gun enthusiast arrested in Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A judge Wednesday ordered the detention of a Colorado firearms enthusiast who raised alarm at an Iowa gun store last week when he said he was surprised people didn't suspect he was the Boulder mass shooter.
S&P/TSX slips but ends March higher for fourth-straight quarterly gain

S&P/TSX slips but ends March higher for fourth-straight quarterly gain

TORONTO — A resurgence in the tech sector helped power Canada's main stock index to its fourth-straight quarterly gain despite dipping for the day. The S&P/TSX composite index lost 4.89 points to 18,700.
Baylor bigs: Flo, `Everyday Jon' help make Bear guards great

Baylor bigs: Flo, `Everyday Jon' help make Bear guards great

Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua and Flo Thamba, the high-energy athletic bigs who do so much inside helping guard-oriented Baylor, first met at a Basketball Without Borders camp in Johannesburg, South Africa.
New York is latest state to legalize recreational marijuana

New York is latest state to legalize recreational marijuana

New York adults over the age of 21 can now possess and use marijuana — even in public — under a legalization bill signed Wednesday by Gov.
Virginia governor seeks to accelerate marijuana legalization

Virginia governor seeks to accelerate marijuana legalization

Adults in Virginia could legally possess and grow small amounts of marijuana beginning in July, about three years sooner than initially envisioned, under changes the governor proposed Wednesday to legislation passed earlier this year.

Australian judge says man who filmed dying officers is hated

MELBOURNE, Australia — A man who filmed four dying police officers at a crash last year while describing it as justice was “probably the most hated man in Australia," a judge said Wednesday while considering his sentence.
'Blood Quantum,' 'Schitt's Creek' top Canadian Screen Award nominations

'Blood Quantum,' 'Schitt's Creek' top Canadian Screen Award nominations

TORONTO — This year's leading Canadian Screen Awards nominees are a film featuring the walking dead and several series fans wish they could revive.
48North Cannabis lays off 20% of staff, cuts outdoor growing facility

48North Cannabis lays off 20% of staff, cuts outdoor growing facility

TORONTO — 48North Cannabis Corp. will lay off about 20 per cent of its staff as it ends outdoor cultivation at an Ontario facility.

San Francisco 'dope lawyer' to the stars Brian Rohan dies

SAN FRANCISCO — Brian Rohan, who was known as San Francisco's “dope lawyer” for 1960s counterculture clients like the Grateful Dead and Ken Kesey, has died, according to a newspaper report Sunday. He was 84.