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Thailand first in Asia to move to decriminalize marijuana

Thailand first in Asia to move to decriminalize marijuana

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand on Tuesday became the first country in Asia to approve the de facto decriminalization of marijuana, though authorities have left a grey area around its recreational use.

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Senate and House pass medical pot bills, collision looms

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Senate on Tuesday passed a spate of bills to put lawmakers' mark on the state's new voter-passed medical marijuana law.
Black lawmakers say Tennessee GOP ignores racism concerns

Black lawmakers say Tennessee GOP ignores racism concerns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first month back at the state Capitol has felt frustratingly familiar for Black lawmakers in Tennessee’s majority-white Legislature.
Mississippi close to final vote on medical marijuana bill

Mississippi close to final vote on medical marijuana bill

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are poised to take final votes Wednesday on creating a medical marijuana program for people with serious medical conditions, negotiators said Tuesday.

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GEORGE FLOYD-OFFICERS-CIVIL RIGHTS Defense: Chauvin called ‘all of the shots’ when Floyd killed ST. PAUL, Minn.
Fired officer who apologized for assault seeking acquittal

Fired officer who apologized for assault seeking acquittal

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — The former South Carolina police officer who apologized after attacking a Black man seemingly without provocation during an arrest last year now wants a jury to acquit him of a misdemeanor charge stemming from the incident.
Quebec launching communications blitz to convince unvaccinated to get COVID-19 shot

Quebec launching communications blitz to convince unvaccinated to get COVID-19 shot

MONTREAL — The Quebec government says a new "positive approach" to persuade people to get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine will complement the punitive measures so far imposed to increase vaccination rates.
Some legislators in New Mexico tire of amateur status

Some legislators in New Mexico tire of amateur status

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The nation's only unsalaried legislature is considering whether to abandon its amateur status that has endured for 110 years since New Mexico became a state.

Minnesota groups unite to oppose marijuana legalization

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Several businesses, trade groups and social organizations announced the formation of a coalition on Monday opposing legalization of recreational marijuana in Minnesota as the measure's supporters signal another push for the issue a