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Raptors' win boosted June retail sales

Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

California pot taxes tick up but miss initial projections

Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - When it comes to tax money from marijuana sales, California is living with diminished expectations.

The state pulled in $74 million in cannabis excise taxes between April and June, after the administration of Gov. Gavin Newsom sharply scaled back projected tax dollars from the shaky legal market.

Alaska governor is bringing back member of marijuana board

Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Mike Dunleavy is bringing back a marijuana advocate to the board that regulates Alaska's legal cannabis industry after his earlier appointment of a marijuana skeptic was rejected by lawmakers.

Dunleavy's office said Thursday that he has appointed Bruce Schulte to the Marijuana Control Board.

Utah moves to scrap state-run pot dispensary system

Morgan Smith, The Associated Press

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Toronto stock index falls; U.S. markets mixed

Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

Serial killer who preyed on gay men executed in Florida

Brendan Farrington, The Associated Press

Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businesses

Mike Blood And Gene Johnson, The Associated Press

A timeline of Ontario's sex-ed curriculum

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - A timeline of events in the multi-year political battle over Ontario's sex education curriculum:

Five changes to Ontario's sex-ed curriculum

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Ontario's Progressive Conservative government released a new health and physical education curriculum Wednesday, including sex-ed components that are largely similar to the previous Liberal government curriculum that the Tories maligned as ideological. Here are five topics that have changed:

Police: Child unknowingly brings cocaine to kindergarten

Janet McConnaughey, The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - A 5-year-old boy unknowingly brought cocaine to a kindergarten in a New Orleans suburb, leading to the arrest of a man and a woman, police said Wednesday.

Watchdog warns of 'alarming' conditions in Nebraska prison

Grant Schulte, The Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska's largest prison faces "alarming" conditions driven by staffing shortages, record overtime and inmates who are secretly using synthetic drugs and contraband cellphones, according to the state's watchdog for correctional services.

Second Ontario pot store lottery winners announced

Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Ontario has selected 42 operators who can apply to run the next wave of cannabis shops in the province but some analysts say the new stores still won't be enough to combat pot sold on the black market.

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