The Daily Buzz: Canada's Weed Businesses Await Legalization; Drunk Driving at Thanksgiving; Also Drunk Dialing

Nov 23 2016

The Daily Buzz: Canada’s Weed Businesses Await Legalization; Drunk Driving at Thanksgiving; Also Drunk Dialing

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Marijuana Is Becoming a Billion-Dollar Business in Canada. Now All It Has to Do Is Become Legal. [Washington Post]
The government has promised to make Canada only the second country, after Uruguay, to fully legalize marijuana nationwide. But it’s “going slow.”

Local Officers Warn of Drunk Driving Dangers on “Blackout Wednesday” [WNCT]
Sure sounds bleaker than “Weed Wednesday.” This holiday is the worst of the year for drunk driving.

California Deputy on Leave After Shooting 15-Year-Old On LSD [ABC]
He was shot dead while wielding a knife—a situation in which cops outside the US routinely avoid lethal force.

Colombian Government and Farc to Sign New Peace Deal [BBC]
It’s a second chance after the first deal was rejected in a referendum. Opponents still say it goes too easy on Farc.

Where Marijuana Is the Doctor’s Orders, Will Insurers Pay? [New York Times]
Surprisingly, some want to. But federal laws make workarounds necessary.

A Comprehensive Guide to Drunk-Dial Damage Control [Glamour]
Like drunk driving, this is apparently a holiday Thing.