Apr 22 2017
Thursday's official marijuana holiday, dubbed 420 by enthusiasts, is reaching new highs (get it?) this year.
Advocacy group DCMJ, which spearheaded legalization of cannabis in D.C., is leading the free giveaway.
Of the eight weed activists arrested during the joint giveaway near Capitol Hill on Thursday, two of them are now facing possession charges-though they're viewing them with a glass half-full.
In January, New York State Senator Liz Krueger introduced the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act into the state legislature, which would make New York the ninth state in the country to legalize the recreational use of cannabis (not including the District of Columbia). They said members of the group will set up just off Capitol grounds and pass out joints of locally grown marijuana rolled by hand in the home base of DCMJ on Embassy Row in Washington. "We have [a] couple dozen volunteers who will hand out the joints in order to keep in compliance with the 2-ounce possession limit".
The demonstration Thursday afternoon was intended as a protest against federal interference with states that have legal marijuana. The amendment expires on April 28. Possession and distribution of marijuana is illegal under federal law, while the DC government allows possession in small quantities.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly recently called marijuana "a potentially unsafe gateway drug that frequently leads to the use of harder drugs" - a view long held by drug warriors despite scant evidence of its validity.
Taliban Kill 'More Than 50' Afghan Troops In Army Base Attack
Dozens of people have been killed by the Taliban in an attack on a military base in Afghanistan, US officials have said. The militant strike was carried out in Mazar-i-Sharif, at the headquarters of Afghan National Army's 209th corps.
Google Reaches Android Antitrust Settlement In Russia
The company has about 55 percent market share in Russian search versus Google's 40 percent, according to researcher LiveInternet. In addition, Google has promised to develop a tool to make it easy for users to change their device's default search engine.
North Korea celebrated its founder's birthday with an extravagant military display
Liquid-fueled missiles can't move as easily and so tend to be sitting ducks, if the USA or another country chose to take them out. In a tweet on April 11, Trump expressed his willingness to work with the Chinese to "solve the problem" with North Korea.
"At first, I thought weren't going to get anyone, but there has been a number of Congressional staff that told us they will come".
Four members of the House of Representatives, two Democrats and two Republicans, announced the formation of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus in February to help integrate federal and state laws governing weed.
This year's 420 party follows successful legalization campaigns in California, Nevada, Maine and MA, which joined Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington as states that allow recreational marijuana.
The event wasn't meant to break any laws, Mr. Eidinger said, adding that he had consulted with a lawyer about the event's legality.
Philadelphia's 420 celebrations likely won't be as high profile. So unless it's renewed, the 29 states that have legalized medical marijuana would be vulnerable to prosecution. In Alaska, though, regulators put a damper on promotions, warning retail shops about an "alarming amount of social media advertisements for 4/20 celebrations" that violate state rules against certain activities, such as games or competitions, that encourage pot sales.
Apr 21 2017
Keane: Rooney's time at Man United coming to an end
Burnley's tally of 32 points after 16 home games is the best by a promoted team since Charlton Athletic in 2000/01 (34). Scott Arfield remains a doubt with a hamstring injury but Johann Berg Gudmundsson is fit after a knee injury.
Apr 20 2017
Westbrook breaks Robertson's record for triple-doubles
Though Denver's story ends before a stunned Pepsi Center, this night, this moment, belongs to Russell Westbrook . Denver will face Oklahoma City again on Wednesday in the season finale after playing in Dallas on Tuesday.
Apr 20 2017
Huge indeed: $107 million in donations for Trump's inaugural
Roughly $107 million was raised for President Trump's inauguration on January 20, according to a report by The New York Times . In the past, questions have been raised about Trump's follow-through on his commitments to make charitable donations.
Apr 18 2017
Snapchat ratings plummet following alleged CEO comments on 'poor countries'
Upon deleting the SnapChat App, it gives users a notification message saying " Deleting Snapchat will make Snapchat poor ". Responding, Snapchat released a statement calling the allegations "ridiculous". "Obviously Snapchat is for everyone".
Apr 18 2017
Snapchat CEO said India "too poor" to consider expansion
Snapchat denies Spiegel said it. "Obviously, Snapchat is for everyone!" a Snap spokesperson said on Sunday in a press briefing. Interestingly, the whole news became more interesting with anti-Indian Kashmiri people giving Snapchat 5 stars.
Apr 18 2017
Five dead in Lisbon plane crash
A plane has crashed into a supermarket near the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, killing five people and injuring several others. Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was on the site and the rescue operation was underway in the residential area.
Apr 18 2017
Crosby, Penguins edge Blue Jackets 4-1 for 2-0 series lead
Louis at home in Game 2, on the heels of a 2-1 defeat in overtime in Game 1, when they outshot the Blues 52-26. In seven playoff games against the Blue Jackets, Crosby has eight total: That's a major factor in the series.
Apr 18 2017
Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions
ET) at the state's Cummins Unit in Grady, a small town about 75 miles (120 km ) southeast of Little Rock, the state capital. The ruling by a federal court in Little Rock threatens that plan, as did an order on Friday by an Arkansas state judge.
Apr 18 2017
Devastating new poll: Majority of Americans now say Trump can't keep promises
The percentage who think he is a "strong and decisive leader" also took a big hit, falling from 59 percent to 52 percent. Only 16 percent of Democrats think the president keeps his promises and 81 percent of Republicans agree.
Apr 17 2017
F1 Raceweek: Ferrari hoping for more success in the desert
Vettel won the season-opening Australian GP and Hamilton , who has secured both pole positions, won in China last weekend. SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) A pair of multiple world champions level on points, Mercedes and Ferrari neck-and-neck.
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