Hochul announces budget outline as lawmakers continue to hash out details

[ad_1] ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the framework of a $237 billion budget that includes broad plans to drive new housing construction, address the influx of migrants and crack down on illegal marijuana shops. Hochul, a Democrat, described the announcement as the “parameters of a conceptual agreement” on the … Read more

What does science say about the ingredients in functional beverages?

[ad_1] Functional beverages — or drinks promoted as offering mental or physical benefits beyond hydration — are growing in popularity around the world. Hundreds of companies have jumped into the market, hoping to get some buzz with trendy and sometimes unfamiliar ingredients. Here are some of the latest ones found in functional beverages and what … Read more

Ex-Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he will sell cannabis edibles

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has announced he is entering the cannabis market as a seller, as the state still figures out retail sales of the drug on the heels of legalizing marijuana for adults last year. Ventura is launching his own brand of cannabis edibles in partnership with Retro Bakery, which … Read more

AP Photos: India celebrates Holi, the Hindu festival of color, marking the reawakening of spring

[ad_1] NEW DELHI — Millions of Indians celebrated Monday the Hindu Holi festival, dancing to festive music, exchanging food and drink and smearing each other with red, green, blue and pink powder, turning the air into a joyful kaleidoscope of color. Widely known as the Hindu festival of colors, Holi marks the arrival of the … Read more

New York to probe sputtering legal marijuana program as storefronts lag, black market booms

[ad_1] ALBANY, N.Y. — New York will evaluate its troubled recreational marijuana licensing program after lawsuits and bureaucratic stumbles severely hampered the legal market and allowed black-market sellers to flourish, Gov. Kathy Hochul ordered Monday. The review will focus on ways the state can speed up license processing times and allow businesses to open faster, … Read more

Vice President Harris, rapper Fat Joe team up for discussion on easing marijuana penalties

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris and rapper Fat Joe led a White House discussion Friday on easing marijuana penalties, with Harris saying it’s “absurd” that the federal government classifies marijuana as more dangerous than fentanyl, the synthetic opioid blamed for tens of thousands of deaths annually the United States. Harris, a former state … Read more

Rats are high on marijuana evidence at an infested police building, New Orleans chief says

[ad_1] NEW ORLEANS — Rats have gotten into confiscated pot at New Orleans’ aging police headquarters, munching the evidence as the building is taken over by mold and cockroaches, said the city’s police chief. “The rats eating our marijuana, they’re all high,” Police Superintendent Anne Kirkpatrick told New Orleans City Council members. Kirkpatrick described vermin … Read more

College athletes will need school approval for NIL deals under bill passed by Utah Legislature

[ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY — College athletes in Utah who are looking to profit off their name, image and likeness will have to seek written approval from their schools for any business deal exceeding $600 under a bill that received final legislative approval on Friday. The policy giving Utah universities more control over student-athletes’ marketing … Read more

College athletes will need school approval for NIL deals under bill passed by Utah Legislature

[ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY — College athletes in Utah who are looking to profit off their name, image and likeness will have to seek written approval from their schools for any business deal exceeding $600 under a bill that received final legislative approval on Friday. The policy giving Utah universities more control over student-athletes’ marketing … Read more

New study links marijuana use to increased risk of heart attack and stroke

[ad_1] New study links marijuana use to increased risk of heart attack and stroke – CBS News Watch CBS News A new study found marijuana use is linked to a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. That includes cannabis that is smoked, vaped or eaten. Dr. Celine Gounder, CBS News medical contributor and editor … Read more