The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 6th, 2018 night edition

image for All eyes on Canada as first G7 nation prepares to make marijuana legal

Canada had already legalized medical marijuana, and Canopy predicted full legalization for recreational use to be next.

Canada will be thrust even more directly under the international microscope on Thursday, when a vote in the Senate is expected to ratify Bill C-45, effectively making Canada the first G20 nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

“It’s unique in the world, because it’s happening for the first time in a wealthy country.

Even places that have already taken the legalization plunge are hoping Canada will solve some mysteries.

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Legal marijuana for sale at a shop in Salem, Oregon.

So far, Canada has allowed a few major players to dominate the industry, and their influence remains to be seen, said US marijuana industry expert Mark Kleiman.

But it’s much more difficult to measure impairment from cannabis than from alcohol, and enforcing a legal limit will prove tricky. »

Judge Aaron Persky, who gave Brock Turner lenient sentence in rape case recalled

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Critics say Judge Aaron Persky treated former swimmer Brock Turner and his crime too lightly.

The controversial judge who sparked outrage after offering a lenient sentence to Brock Turner, a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault, was recalled from office Wednesday — becoming the first California jurist recalled from the bench in 86 years.

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, 56, became the target of a recall after sentencing Turner, who could have faced 14 years in prison, to only six months behind bars. »

High Court backs NHS decision to stop funding homeopathy

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A decision to stop NHS funding for homeopathy has been upheld by a High Court judge.

The British Homeopathic Association (BHA) brought a legal challenge against NHS England's decision, made in November last year, to stop paying the £92,000 annual cost of homeopathic remedies.

NHS England issued guidance in November last year that GPs should not prescribe "homeopathic treatments" as a new treatment for any patient. »

Dave Bautista Wants Marcus Fenix Role in Gears of War Movie

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Dave Bautista is pursuing the lead role of Marcus Fenix in the Gears of War movie.

"I've been pursuing Gears of War for YEARS now... Marcus Fenix is absolutely a dream role."

While it is likely too early for Bautista to get cast, he would be a great fit for the role of Marcus Fenix. »