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'Wild West': Audit on veterans' medical cannabis sparks calls for oversight, research

'Wild West': Audit on veterans' medical cannabis sparks calls for oversight, research

OTTAWA — Mental-health providers and others are reacting with shock and concern after an internal government audit uncovered significant problems with Ottawa's administration of hundreds of millions of dollars in medical marijuana for veterans.

Leena Manimekalai's documentary 'Kaali' challenges Hindutva nationalism

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Ottawa has lost control of $150M program reimbursing veterans' cannabis: audit

Ottawa has lost control of $150M program reimbursing veterans' cannabis: audit

OTTAWA — An internal audit by Veterans Affairs Canada suggests Ottawa has all but lost control as it shells out hundreds of millions of dollars for veterans' medical marijuana each year without proper oversight, direction or evidence of health benefi

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. September 13, 2022. Editorial: State creates, ignores addiction Gambling enables state legislators to bring in revenue indirectly.
Suspect in Toronto-area shootings had long criminal history: parole docs

Suspect in Toronto-area shootings had long criminal history: parole docs

TORONTO — The suspect in a string of shootings that killed a Toronto police officer and an auto shop owner this week had an extensive criminal record, including ties to a gang at one point.

Alleged Mexican cartel hitman extradited to North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An accused prolific hitman for a Mexican drug cartel has been transferred to face federal charges in North Dakota, nearly 11 years after he was apprehended in Tijuana.

Missouri Supreme Court won't weigh recreational pot lawsuit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to take up a lawsuit challenging a ballot proposal to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state.
Expert: School shooter's mother drank heavily in pregnancy

Expert: School shooter's mother drank heavily in pregnancy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — One of the nation’s leading fetal alcohol researchers testified Tuesday that Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz’s birth mother drank more during her pregnancy than any woman he’s ever seen documented. Dr.
Bassist for country group Alabama arrested on pot charge

Bassist for country group Alabama arrested on pot charge

CENTRE, Ala. (AP) — Teddy Gentry, a founding member of and bass player for the country music super group Alabama , was arrested Monday on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge, records show.

Former UFC fighter Elias Theodorou dies at age 34

TORONTO (AP) — Elias Theodorou, a charismatic mixed martial artist who campaigned successfully for the right to use medical marijuana as an athlete, has died. He was 34.