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Aphria excited about Biden, U.S. legalization as it reports Q2 loss

Aphria excited about Biden, U.S. legalization as it reports Q2 loss

TORONTO — Aphria Inc. chief executive Irwin Simon is seeing green as Democrat Joe Biden prepares to be sworn in as president of the United States next week. Simon said Thursday that he has his sights set on the burgeoning U.S.
UFC won't punish fighters for marijuana use in policy change

UFC won't punish fighters for marijuana use in policy change

The UFC will no longer punish fighters for using marijuana in most cases, making a major change to its anti-doping policy.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,934.74, down 51.06 points.) Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B). Consumer staples. Down $4.21, or 10.19 per cent, to $37.
NB Liquor and Cannabis NB report third quarter sales increases and profits

NB Liquor and Cannabis NB report third quarter sales increases and profits

FREDERICTON — NB Liquor and Cannabis NB are both reporting third quarter revenue increases. The two Crown corporations released their third quarter figures Wednesday for the period ending Dec. 27, 2020.
Spain: Snow adds to misery in Madrid slum area without power

Spain: Snow adds to misery in Madrid slum area without power

MADRID — As record snowfall and sub-freezing temperatures enveloped much of normally temperate Spain, few residents suffered as severely as the thousands who live in La Cañada Real Galiana, a mega-shantytown outside Madrid that is ranked as one of th
Surveys suggest half of cannabis users have increased habit amid COVID-19 pandemic

Surveys suggest half of cannabis users have increased habit amid COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — New data suggests half of cannabis users have increased their habit amid the pandemic, putting them at increased risk of addiction and other health problems.
Kansas House Dems move to oust member over issues with women

Kansas House Dems move to oust member over issues with women

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas legislators on Tuesday began the process to oust a newly elected lawmaker over multiple issues that include the 20-year-old’s rhetoric on Twitter and allegations that he harassed and threatened girls and women.

Mexico publishes regulations for medicinal marijuana

MEXICO CITY — Three years after Mexico passed a law permitting the medicinal use of marijuana, the government on Tuesday published the underlying regulations governing everything from who can prescribe it to who can grow it.
Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP power broker, dies

Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP power broker, dies

LAS VEGAS — Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness.

Maine marijuana shops report brisk business despite pandemic

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine's rollout of legal marijuana sales has been muted compared with other states because of the coronavirus pandemic, but shops are reporting brisk business nonetheless.