One of the union’s most conservative states was set to legalize marijuana for medical use Thursday, with GOP lawmakers switching sides to pass a bill that had earlier passed the state Senate. The Alabama House of Representatives voted 68-34 in the law’s favor, which mandates a doctor’s prescription for purchases. The bill now heads to Gov. Kay Ivey’s desk; if she signs, Alabama becomes the 37th state in the union to legalize the drug.
A medical marijuana bill in 2013 won the Shroud Award for the “deadest bill” in the House.
“They laughed at me,” former Democratic state Rep. Patricia Todd, the sponsor of the 2013 bill said Thursday of the reaction she got from some Republicans at the time.
Jonathan Brown, a police officer in Bristol, Va., was charged with murder this week after shooting and killing Jonethen Kohler, a local resident. Brown, on duty and in uniform, was among officers responding to a “shots fired” call early in the morning on March 30, according to prosecutors. As they searched the area, they spotted… READ THE REST
Three more Trump supporters were arrested this week and charged with crimes committed during Jan. 6’s siege of the U.S. Capitol complex. The total number of defendants now exceeds 400 and federal prosecutors say they’re still looking for 100 more. Abram Markofski and Brandon Nelson of Wisconsin and John Douglas Wright of Ohio were all… READ THE REST
I missed this fantastic article about the slander-removal complex—websites that host slanderous things about people and ads to remove the same content at exorbitant cost. The New York Times’ Aaron Krolik sacrificed his google results, submitting himself to one of them to see the lie spread through the complex. Then he and colleague Kashmir Hill… READ THE REST
Raising kids is a grind, a 24/7/365 all-encompassing responsibility that never truly ends. But even as all-important as that job is, it’s no surprise that all the other overwhelming responsibilities parents face in their daily lives occasionally make them take their eye off the ball when it comes to the kids. Are they following Mom and… READ THE REST
For low-impact device users, all that’s needed is a simple charger that they can throw in their pocket or bag, ready to supply an efficient little power jolt for flagging devices when they’re running on empty. But for users with deeper power needs, those rocking a handful of different devices who might need to charge… READ THE REST
While the past year probably helped advance your culinary skills immeasurably… you’re thinking what we’re thinking, right? With vaccinations rising and restrictions loosening, it’s time to get back out there and enjoy restaurants again. From big chains to local eateries, we all know they haven’t been doing all that great lately. But with this offer… READ THE REST