The Daily Populous

Saturday January 28th, 2023 night edition

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The government is poised to allow the use of medical marijuana to treat patients with intractable diseases, according to the outline of bills revealed on Tuesday.

The government is considering submitting the bills including one to revise the Cannabis Control Law during the current Diet session.

The proposed revision would also criminalize the use of marijuana.

Cannabis plants contain a substance that has an intoxicating effect, which is one of the reasons why the use of marijuana in medicine is prohibited in Japan.

The proposed revision would enable such patients to use drugs made from cannabis plants.

Marijuana has been dubbed a “gateway drug” as it is said to lead to other forms of drug abuse.

The government intends to strengthen the crackdown on marijuana to prevent abuse of the drug among young people, which is becoming a social problem. »

Tyre Nichols: Memphis releases video showing police stop that led to Nichols' death

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The city of Memphis has released police body camera and surveillance video showing the January 7 traffic stop and violent police confrontation that led to the death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols.

The video clips released by the city include three police body cams and an overhead angle from a pole-based police camera, city officials have said.

Earlier Friday, Memphis’ police chief said the video would show “acts that defy humanity,”. »

UK scientists discover method to reduce steelmaking’s CO2 emissions by 90%

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have developed an innovative method for existing furnaces that could reduce steelmaking’s CO2 emission by nearly 90%.

The iron and steel industry is a major cause of greenhouse gasses, accounting for 9% of global emissions.

This drastically reduces emission by the amount of coke needed and, subsequently, lowers steelmaking’s emissions by up to 88%. »

DirecTV dumps Newsmax instead of paying new fee, drawing Republican outrage

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The "rate increase" demanded by Newsmax was actually from a base of $0 because DirecTV didn't have to pay Newsmax to carry the network under their now-expired deal, a DirecTV spokesperson told Ars.

While DirecTV described it as a financial decision, Newsmax accused DirecTV of discrimination and censorship.

"This is a blatant act of political discrimination and censorship against Newsmax," Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy said in an article on the Newsmax website titled, "AT&T's DirecTV Cancels Newsmax in Censorship Move.". »

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Is Trying to Open a Gun Range That Serves Alcohol

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According to local news reports, Waukesha County Judge Jennifer Dorow, a conservative candidate, and her husband Brian, are developing an indoor gun range that would not only host weddings and other events, but would also serve alcohol.

The couple requested a Class B liquor license to sell beer and wine to members and guests in the “clubhouse.”

Dorow mentioned the project at a January meeting of the Republican Women of Southeast Wisconsin in audio obtained by Jezebel. »