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EXPLAINER: Olympics are harder on marijuana than pro sports

Though pro leagues are slowly adjusting to the reality that marijuana is not a performance-enhancing drug, it remains squarely on the banned list for Olympic sports.

No Bolt means stage open for new stars to emerge in Tokyo

HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Usain Bolt. The 34-year-old Bolt, retired since 2017, will watch the Tokyo Games from the comfort of his home in Jamaica as someone other than him captures the Olympic title in the 100 and 200 for the first time since 2004.
Richardson will miss Olympic 100 after marijuana test

Richardson will miss Olympic 100 after marijuana test

American champion Sha'Carri Richardson cannot run in the Olympic 100-meter race after testing positive for a chemical found in marijuana. Richardson, who won the 100 at Olympic trials in 10.

38 Albanians arrested in Italian-led drug trafficking probe

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Some 38 Albanian nationals including a prosecutor, a government department head and three senior police officers have been arrested for drug trafficking, corruption, abuse of post and money laundering, Albanian authorities said
Wyoming man accused of torching toddler has bail set at $1M

Wyoming man accused of torching toddler has bail set at $1M

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man accused of burning a toddler with a butane torch, killing him and disposing of his body in an apartment complex dumpster in February has had his bail set at $1 million.
Rapid growth of Ontario cannabis stores will likely result in some closures: OCS

Rapid growth of Ontario cannabis stores will likely result in some closures: OCS

TORONTO — The head of the Ontario Cannabis Store is warning that the soaring number of pot shops in the province will likely result in so much competition that some will close.
Police kill man near California pot farms evacuated by fire

Police kill man near California pot farms evacuated by fire

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Recreational marijuana legal to possess, grow in New Mexico

Recreational marijuana legal to possess, grow in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It's legal for people in New Mexico to possess recreational marijuana and grow those plants at home as of Tuesday, the same day regulators opened discussions on rules for the launch of pot sales next year.

NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal stepping down to join SEC

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, the nation's first Sikh state attorney general, is resigning to join the Securities and Exchange Commission, the agency and Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday.

Decriminalizing drug use is a necessary step, but it won't end the opioid overdose crisis

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