The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 26th, 2022 evening edition

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BERLIN, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Germany set out plans on Wednesday to legalise cannabis, a move Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government said would make Germany one of the first countries in Europe to do so.

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach presented a cornerstone paper on planned legislation to regulate the controlled distribution and consumption of cannabis for recreational purposes among adults.

Acquiring and possessing 20 to 30 grams of recreational cannabis for personal consumption would also be made legal.

The coalition government struck an agreement last year to introduce legislation during its four-year term to allow the controlled distribution of cannabis in licensed shops.

Many countries of the region have already legalised cannabis for limited medicinal purposes, including Germany since 2017.

Legalising cannabis could bring Germany annual tax revenues and cost savings of about 4.7 billion euros ($4.7 billion) and create 27,000 new jobs, a survey found last year.

Some 4 million people consumed cannabis in Germany last year, 25% of whom were between ages 18 and 24, Lauterbach said, adding the legalisation would squeeze out the cannabis black market. »

Attorney who fought Florida helmet laws died in motorcycle crash while not wearing one

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He represented clients who ran afoul of Florida’s motorcycle requirements in court cases that some say helped overturn Florida’s helmet law.

In August, Smith and his girlfriend, Brenda Jeanan Volpe, were riding a motorcycle on U.S. 19 in Pinellas County.

In states without helmet laws, 57% of motorcyclists who died in 2020 were not wearing a helmet compared to 11% of motorcyclists in states with helmet laws. »

Marjorie Taylor Greene Flees Interview After Callers Grill Her—'She's Gone'

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Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene abruptly left an appearance on a local TV show in which she was taking questions, prompting confusion from the hosts.

Just as the show cut out, Greene could be heard explaining that she had to leave, although the reason why was not broadcast.

When the program returned without the congresswoman, O'Neal said: "Well, we're back without Marjorie Taylor Greene... she's gone. »

Canada commits C$970 million to new nuclear power technology

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The funding, offered as low-interest debt from the Canada Infrastructure Bank's (CIB) pool earmarked for clean power investments, would go toward preparation work required prior to nuclear construction, including project design and site preparation.

"Nuclear power is one source that can help in reaching our climate targets while addressing growing future demand," Wilkinson said.

About 15% of Canada's electricity comes from nuclear power, according to the World Nuclear Association. »

Putin admits Russia is facing 'issues' in the Ukraine war and told his team to make faster decisions

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Putin also told his team to speed up the decision-making process in the conflict.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday admitted his country faces "issues" in the Ukraine war, and told his team to speed up the decision-making process in the conflict.

While the Kremlin wrote that Putin used the phrase "economic restrictions," the AFP reported that Putin said Russia was facing "economic difficulties" due to sanctions over the war. »