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South Carolina cannabis fight persists in farmer's lawsuit

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina farmer is suing several state agencies in federal court on grounds they conspired to deny him his due process rights after authorities in 2019 destroyed his hemp crop, which was grown in unregistered fields.
Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 2.5% to $61.3 billion in July

Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 2.5% to $61.3 billion in July

OTTAWA — Retail sales fell 2.5 per cent to $61.3 billion in July, the first drop in seven months as sales at gasoline stations and clothing and clothing accessories stores decreased, Statistics Canada said Friday. The drop was deeper than the 2.
Marijuana stays on doping banned list; opiate tramadol added

Marijuana stays on doping banned list; opiate tramadol added

GENEVA (AP) — Marijuana use will remain banned at sports events after the World Anti-Doping Agency on Friday resisted calls to change its status on the list of prohibited substances.

Spanish police seize 15 tons of Moroccan hashish, arrest 49

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Civil Guard said Friday it seized 14 metric tons (15.4 tons) of hashish from Morocco and arrested 49 people as it smashed a major drug-smuggling ring.

Recreational marijuana measure OK’d for Arkansas ballot

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said voters can decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana, overturning a state panel's decision to block the measure from the November ballot.
Lawsuit: California utility targeted Asians in pot searches

Lawsuit: California utility targeted Asians in pot searches

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Extraordinary use of electricity has long been a telltale sign of illegal grow houses producing thousands of marijuana plants hidden in seemingly ordinary homes.
S&P/TSX composite down, U.S. stock markets also lower in volatile trading

S&P/TSX composite down, U.S. stock markets also lower in volatile trading

TORONTO — Canadian and U.S. markets were again under pressure Thursday after the Federal Reserve rate decision a day earlier indicated more rate hikes, and economic pain, to come.
How is cannabis legalization going? Feds launch overdue review to find out

How is cannabis legalization going? Feds launch overdue review to find out

OTTAWA — The federal government launched a long-awaited review on Thursday of how legalizing marijuana has affected the health of Canadians, the domestic cannabis industry and the black market.
Pot sector wants packaging changes, financial relief from Cannabis Act review

Pot sector wants packaging changes, financial relief from Cannabis Act review

TORONTO — Canada’s cannabis industry is hoping a newly launched review of the legislation that paved the way for the recreational use and sale of pot will help the sector stave off more financial difficulties.
Long-COVID and autoimmune diseases, new Canadian airline : In The News for Sept. 22

Long-COVID and autoimmune diseases, new Canadian airline : In The News for Sept. 22

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 22 ... What we are watching in Canada ...