The Daily Populous

Thursday August 8th, 2019 day edition

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Luxembourg has called on its EU neighbours to relax their drug laws as its health minister confirmed plans to become the first European country to legalise cannabis production and consumption.

Schneider said the legislation was likely to include a ban on non-residents buying cannabis in order to dissuade drug-tourism.

Profile Cannabis: a history Show Hide Cannabis: a history The earliest written reference to cannabis comes from China in the third millennium BC, but archaeological evidence suggests that hemp, probably for use in fabrics, was cultivated as early as 8,000BC.

California kicked off the legalisation of medicinal cannabis in 1996, several states had legalised recreational use by 2012 and a majority of states had legalised medicinal cannabis by 2016.

According to the World Health Organization, there are about 147 million cannabis users worldwide, some 2.5% of the global population.

Luxembourg will follow Canada in legalising the possession of 30 grams of cannabis.

In the Netherlands, possibly the European country most associated with a relaxed attitude toward the use of cannabis, its recreational use, possession and trade is technically illegal. »

Actor Danny Trejo comes to aid of baby that was trapped in overturned car

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(CNN) One of Hollywood's best-known villains, Danny Trejo, came to the rescue of a baby that was trapped in an overturned vehicle in Los Angeles.

The overturned vehicle that was sitting on its roof still had a baby strapped into a car seat inside.

"The only thing that saved the little kid was his car seat," Trejo told a photographer on the scene. »

Inmates defeat Harvard debate team

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And if the other side was a group of inmates at a maximum-security prison?

If you knew the prison debate club's record, you might have voted for the inmates.

They know their Bard education is an opportunity most inmates do not have, and they know it can be life-saving. »

RCMP find bodies believed to be B.C. murder suspects

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The Manitoba RCMP said two bodies have been found in the hunt for the B.C. murder suspects, believed to be those of Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod.

“At this time, we believe these are the bodies of the two suspects wanted in connection with the homicides in British Columbia,” RCMP Manitoba Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy told reporters on Wednesday.

She added that autopsies still need to be done to confirm the identities of the bodies and the cause of death. »