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Saturday February 1st, 2020 night edition

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“States are changing marijuana laws across the country, certainly that’s true, but federal law has not changed,” U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney said.

The sentence upset several family members and pro-marijuana activists who attended the sentencing in Grand Rapids.

He said it was difficult to reconcile what he called a harsh sentence in a state where marijuana is legal.

He was not allowed to use the state’s medical-marijuana law as a defense to the federal charges.

He said that every single sale of medical marijuana at his businesses would have been legal under laws in 33 states and the District of Columbia that allow medical or recreational marijuana.

McGraw said Trevino acted as though marijuana – legalized in 2018 for recreational use in Michigan – was always legal.

He noted that Congress has eliminated the mandatory minimum prison sentence for crack cocaine but has not acted on marijuana. »

UK’s health chief slams Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand

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The chief executive of Britain's National Health System on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 criticized Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand Goop and her new Netflix series, warning it carries “considerable risks to health.”

LONDON (AP) — The chief executive of Britain’s National Health Service has criticized Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop and her new Netflix series, warning it carries “considerable risks to health.”. »

Scientists may have found appendix’s purpose

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That’s the theory from surgeons and immunologists at Duke University Medical School, published online in a scientific journal this week.

Two years ago, 321,000 Americans were hospitalized with appendicitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The appendix “acts as a good safe house for bacteria,” said Duke surgery professor Bill Parker, a study co-author. »

EU lawmakers snub Apple's pleas, overwhelmingly vote to push for charging cable standard

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EU lawmakers voted 582-40 in favor of a resolution to spur action by the Commission on a single charging solution for smartphones.

"Voluntary agreements between some tech companies have significantly decreased the number of charger types in circulation, but a common standard is elusive, the resolution notes.

In 2016, Europe generated 12.3 million metric tons of e-waste, equivalent to an average of 16.6 kilograms per inhabitant. »