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Vikings RB Thomas charged with felony marijuana possession

The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota Vikings running back Roc Thomas has been charged with felony possession of marijuana.

A criminal complaint says Thomas' apartment in a Twin Cities suburb was searched Jan. 16 and officers found more than 143 grams of marijuana (about five ounces), along with drug paraphernalia and $16,000 in cash.

Court: Board wrong to deny workers' comp for medical pot

Kathy McCormacK, The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. - A labour appeals board was wrong to determine that workers' compensation insurance can't reimburse an employee for the cost of medical marijuana, according to a New Hampshire Supreme Court decision released Thursday. But the court left unresolved whether an insurance company can be prosecuted for it under federal law.

The court ruled in favour of reimbursement for Andrew Panaggio, 59, who hurt his back at work and was approved by the state Health Department to participate in the therapeutic cannabis program in 2016. He used the medical marijuana to treat the ongoing pain and sought reimbursement through workers' compensation, but his insurance carrier denied it on the grounds it wasn't necessary.

Police: Man who killed parents feared psychiatric commitment

Amy Taxin, The Associated Press

Official: School illegally moved medical marijuana plants

The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana State University's Agricultural Center and its medical marijuana growing partner illegally moved their cannabis crop into the school's primary growing facility, a state official said.

The centre and its private partner GB Sciences violated state law when they moved the crop, news outlets quoted state Agriculture and Forestry Department Commissioner Mike Strain as saying.


Most actively traded companies on the TSX

The Canadian Press

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

Alaska moves closer to onsite marijuana use in certain areas

Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press

Hawaii opens medical marijuana registration to visitors

The Associated Press

HONOLULU - Hawaii is allowing visitors who are qualified to receive medical marijuana elsewhere in the U.S. to register and buy it from dispensaries in the state.

Toronto stock market closes slightly higher

Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

Health Canada probing pot firms' charity sponsorship

Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

The Canadian Press

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

More migrants crossing US southern border in large groups

Colleen Long, The Associated Press

Regulations needed after cryptocurrency CEO takes passwords to his grave

Lisa Kramer, Professor of Finance, University of Toronto, The Canadian Press

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