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Source: Global News

Will legal cannabis users be able to cross the U.S. border ‘It’s anyone’s guess,’ lawyer says

Today 18:12 GMT

Last week, U.S. border officials quietly issued a statement saying that Canadians who work in the legal cannabis industry here will be free to enter the United States.

On the eve of legalization, though, U.S. immigration lawyers say they have no idea whether ordinary Canadians will be barred for life from entering the U.S. for legal marijuana use in this country. U.S. law certainly allows for it: non-Americans can be barred at the border for being “abusers” of drugs including marijuana, whether or not it was legal where it was consumed.

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Source: CTV

Trudeau takes political gamble with legalized pot for Canadian adults

Today 19:07 GMT

The government has said it will address the issue of criminal records for past pot infractions only after legalization.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said Monday he is supportive of legalization but his party wants the federal government to expunge Canadians' criminal records for simple pot possession. He said the lack of action will "weaken" an otherwise positive step taken by the government, suggesting it calls into question the progressive elements of the decision.

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Source: ABC News

Trump said 'innocent until proven guilty' for Kavanaugh, but not for others

Today 20:02 GMT

President Donald Trump was adamant about sticking to the legal standard "innocent until proven guilty" during the battle over confirming now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh. "A man or woman must always be presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty," Trump said at Kavanaugh's ceremonial swearing-in on Oct. 9.

Trump spoke about the presumption of innocence a couple of weeks before Kavanaugh's nomination was approved, saying "innocent until proven guilty" is "a beautiful phrase." "Always I heard you are innocent until proven guilty," Trump said in late September in regard to the Kavanaugh allegations.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump calls Stormy Daniels 'Horseface' and threatens more legal action

Today 20:02 GMT

Donald Trump called Stormy Daniels “Horseface” on Tuesday, and hinted at further legal action against her, as the feud between the president and the porn star swelled back into public view. The adult film actor and director returned fire, calling the president “Tiny”.

In California on Monday afternoon, a federal judge threw out out a defamation lawsuit Daniels filed against Trump, one of a series of legal actions between the two in New York and Los Angeles.

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Source: Washington Post

Trump tops $100 million in fundraising for his own reelection

Today 19:07 GMT

President Trump has topped $100 million in fundraising for his 2020 reelection bid — an enormous haul for a president barely two years into his first term, according to new Federal Election Commission filings.

Trump pulled in $18.1 million last quarter through his campaign committee and two joint fundraising committees with the Republican National Committee, for a total of at least $106 million since January 2017, according to federal filings made public Monday evening.

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Source: Global News

Cannabis IQ: Here are all the legal ways to consume pot in Canada

Today 20:01 GMT

Legalization of cannabis in Canada will soon be in full effect, which means there will be several ways people can consume weed.

Chanel Rousseau, owner of medical cannabis clinic The Green Remedy based in Philadelphia, said there are at least 20 different ways to consume cannabis, but some are more popular (and practical) than others. Companies are betting big on edible pot products ahead of legalization. Working in the cannabis industry since 2014, Rousseau recently moved to the U.S. from Toronto.

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Source: Global News

4 in 10 Canadians say price of cannabis will determine if they buy legally: Ipsos poll

Today 15:27 GMT

Four out of 10 Canadians say the price will determine whether they buy their pot legally or on the black market as legalization approaches.

According to the poll, about one in 10 non-using Canadians say they will start using cannabis after legalization, which suggests at least some will buy pot legally, Macey said. A majority of Canadians (84 per cent) say legalization won’t change the amount of cannabis they consume, while another 13 per cent say they will consume more cannabis once it’s legalized.

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