What’s essential? In France: pastry, wine. In US: golf, guns

The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what’s “essential” and what things we really can’t do without, even though we might not need them for survival. Attempting to slow the spread of the virus, authorities in many places are determining what shops and services can remain open. They’re also restricting citizens from leaving their […]

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

The death toll from the global coronavirus pandemic surpassed 10,000 people worldwide and the effects of a global economy grinding to a halt because of the pandemic were beginning to show, from millions of unsold flowers rotting in piles in Kenya to the slow emptying of the world’s skies. In Southern Europe, gasping patients filled […]

Pot politics: Some Northeast states regroup on legalization

NEW YORK (AP) —A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast— it had already passed in three of the region’s states and was a priority for governors in three more, including the populous New York. Now, after legislative efforts stalled and a vaping sickness stirred new concerns, the […]

States charge more for electric cars as new laws take effect

The new year will bring new charges for some owners of electric vehicles, as an increasing number of states seek to plug in to fresh revenue sources to offset forgone gas taxes. In Hawaii, the charge will be $50. In Kansas, $100. In Alabama and Ohio, $200. New or higher registration fees go into effect […]

Yale and CT Pharma to conduct new clinical study on medical marijuana

(WTNH) — A study exploring the effectiveness of medical marijuana on stress and pain will soon begin in Connecticut. The Department of Consumer Protection, Yale School of Medicine and CT Pharma are joining together on phase one of the study. It’s the first of its kind on human subjects. Researchers want to understand the positives […]

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