The Daily Populous

Wednesday November 16th, 2022 morning edition

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WAVE) - Kentucky governor Andy Beshear signed two executive orders on Tuesday that will allow Kentuckians to legally use medical cannabis.

The first executive order allows Kentuckians who meet certain criteria to possess and use small amounts of medical cannabis that was legally purchased in another state to treat specific health conditions beginning Jan. 1, 2023.

“Many have stepped forward to share their stories on how quality of life has improved because of medical cannabis,” Beshear said.

Beshear said there are several conditions that must be met in order to qualify.

Cannabis must be lawfully purchased in the United States from a state where the purchase is legal.

Beshear said the decision was made as Kentuckians were leaving the state to access medical marijuana, with some not returning.

“The structure can and will also serve as a template for when the General Assembly fully legalizes medical cannabis. »

Poland calls 'urgent' defense meeting after Russian missiles kill 2

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Russian Defense Ministry calls reports from Poland a 'deliberate provocation'.

The Russian Defense Ministry called the reports about the impact of Russian missiles in Poland a "deliberate provocation," claiming that the Russian Armed Forces did not carry out any strikes near the Ukrainian-Polish border.

The defense minister added that NATO could respond by providing further anti-aircraft defense in Poland and in part of Ukraine. »

Russian missiles reportedly cross into Poland, killing two

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The missiles reportedly killed two people near a grain silo in a village on the Ukraine border.

Gen. Pat Ryder said he was “aware” of reports that missiles had struck inside Poland.

“Collective response to Russian actions must be tough and principled,” he wrote, reiterating calls for western fighter jets and air defense systems to intercept Russian missiles. »

Biden: ‘Unlikely’ missile that hit Poland fired from Russia

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President Joe Biden talks talks to reporters after a meeting of G7 and NATO leaders in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday it was “unlikely” that a missile that killed two in NATO-ally Poland was fired from Russia, but he pledged support for Poland’s investigation into what it had called a “Russian-made” missile.

“There is preliminary information that contests that,” Biden told reporters when asked if the missile had been fired from Russia. »

Prosecutor Defeats Chewbacca Defense In An Actual Federal Court Case

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In a case of real life not quite imitating art, a prosecutor who compared a defense attorney’s closing arguments to the Chewbacca Defense was able to win at trial.

The case also appears to be the first time a federal court decision has alluded to the Chewbacca Defense.

Instead, Corsmeier argued that the defense was throwing out a red herring reminiscent of the Chewbacca Defense from South Park:. »