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Kentucky to open applications for the state's medical marijuana business

Kentucky to open applications for the state's medical marijuana business

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Businesses that want to sell, process or grow medical marijuana for Kentucky can start applying for permits starting Monday, part of an accelerated push to have products available in early 2025, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday.
Tilray launches new non-alcoholic drink brand Runner's High Brewing Co.

Tilray launches new non-alcoholic drink brand Runner's High Brewing Co.

TORONTO — Tilray Brands Inc. says it's launching a new brand of premium non-alcoholic beverages. The Canadian cannabis company says the new brand is named Runner’s High Brewing Co.
What to know from the first day of US journalist Evan Gershkovich's trial in Russia

What to know from the first day of US journalist Evan Gershkovich's trial in Russia

Here's a look at what we know about the first day of the trial for Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who has been charged in Russia with espionage — charges that he, his employer and the U.S. government deny.
Biden pardons potentially thousands of ex-service members convicted under now-repealed gay sex ban

Biden pardons potentially thousands of ex-service members convicted under now-repealed gay sex ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden pardoned potentially thousands of former U.S.
A US journalist goes on trial in Russia on espionage charges that he and his employer deny

A US journalist goes on trial in Russia on espionage charges that he and his employer deny

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich went on trial behind closed doors in Yekaterinburg on Wednesday, 15 months after his arrest in the Russian city on espionage charges that he, his employer and the U.S.
Brazil’s Supreme Court decriminalizes possession of marijuana for personal use

Brazil’s Supreme Court decriminalizes possession of marijuana for personal use

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s Supreme Court on Tuesday voted to decriminalize possession of marijuana for personal use, making the nation one of Latin America’s last to do so, in a move that could reduce its massive prison population.

NCAA council votes to remove cannabis from banned drug list, removes limits on on-field coaches

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA Division I council voted to remove use of cannabis products from the banned drug class for championships and postseason participation in football.

AP News in Brief at 6:04 p.m. EDT

Israel's high court orders the army to draft ultra-Orthodox men, rattling Netanyahu's government JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled unanimously that the military must begin drafting ultra-Orthodox men for compulsory service, a l
Lyles and Snoop help NBC post best track trials ratings in 12 years

Lyles and Snoop help NBC post best track trials ratings in 12 years

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The combination of Noah Lyles, Snoop Dogg and 16-year-old Quincy Wilson running for a spot in the Olympics lifted NBC to its largest audience for the U.S. track trials since 2012, according to Nielsen.
Organigram takes stake in German cannabis firm Sanity Group with $21M investment

Organigram takes stake in German cannabis firm Sanity Group with $21M investment

MONCTON, N.B. — Organigram Holdings Inc. says it has taken a minority stake in European cannabis company Sanity Group through a $21 million investment. Moncton-based pot producer Organigram says it may eventually advance another $4.