The Daily Populous

Friday September 14th, 2018 evening edition

image for Canadians who smoke marijuana legally, or work or invest in the industry, will be barred from the U.S.: Customs and Border Protection official

WASHINGTON—Canadians will be barred from entering the United States for smoking marijuana legally, for working in Canada’s legal marijuana industry and for investing in legal Canadian marijuana companies, a senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection official says.

Owen said border officers will not begin asking every Canadian about their marijuana use.

Owen’s comments corroborated anecdotal reports that have accumulated over the course of the year.

“We don’t recognize that as a legal business,” said Owen, executive assistant commissioner for the office of field operations.

Owen did not specify how much equity a Canadian has to hold in a cannabis company to be denied entry.

Scott Bernstein, senior policy analyst at the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, said he is troubled by the lack of clarity.

While nine states and Washington, D.C. now allow the recreational use of marijuana, the U.S. federal government continues to consider it illegal. »

Dallas police accused of smearing man killed by cop in his own apartment

Authored by

Officer Amber Guyger, who shot him, said she mistook his apartment for her own and thought he was an intruder.

A police affidavit shows that officers seized, among other items, 10.4 grams of marijuana and a marijuana grinder from Jean's apartment.

Scattered among the group of well-wishers was Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall. »

Sony Finally Admits It Doesn’t Own Bach and It Only Took a Bunch of Public Pressure

Authored by

Sony Music Entertainment claimed that 47 seconds of that performance belonged to them.

Rhodes took his story to Twitter, where it picked up some steam, and emailed the heads of Sony Classical and Sony’s public relations, eventually getting his audio restored.

Public pressure and the persistence of Rhodes was the only reason this complaint went away, despite how the rules are supposed to protect fair use and the public domain. »

Chile Just Converted 11 Million Acres Into New National Parks

Authored by

Chile set aside 11 million acres of land for national parks aided by the largest private land donation from a private entity to a country.

The Tompkins Foundation of one million acres will help form a network of 17 national parks along Patagonia that spans most of Chile.

The total 11 million acres of protected national park land is larger than Denmark and three times larger than Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks in the US combined. »

Willie Nelson to Perform at Beto O’Rourke Political Rally

Authored by

Country legend and marijuana supporter Willie Nelson is no stranger to the political ring.

However, when he plays a rally for Texas Democratic Senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke later this month, it’ll be his first-ever public performance in support of an active candidate.

“Beto embodies what is special about Texas, an energy and an integrity that is completely genuine.”. »