Medical use of cannabis officially legal in Poland

WARSAW, Poland — Poland has officially made the use of prescription cannabis legal. Under the new regulations, cannabis from imported plants can be used to make prescription drugs at Polish pharmacies. However, it has to be first registered with the Office for Registration of Medicinal Products. The Polish Pharmaceutical Chamber said that pharmacists are ready…

Alice Bah Kuhnke presents Per Anger Prize to Activist Gégé Katana Bukuru

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — On Thursday of this week, Sweden’s Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke presented the Per Anger Prize to women’s rights activist Gégé Katana Bukuru, in honour of her work for human rights and women’s rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The prize ceremony took place at Södra Latin…

Mayor Bowser Celebrates Uber Greenlight Hub in Ward 7

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Mayor Bowser announced that Uber will open a new Greenlight Hub, a state-of-the-art support and resource center for local Uber drivers, at the East River Park Shopping Center in Ward 7. Uber’s DC Greenlight Hub will result in the creation of 25 full-time jobs, millions of dollars in investment into the…

Detroit Attorney Aliyah Sabree Appointed to 36th District Court

DETROIT, Michigan — Governor Rick Snyder has appointed Aliyah Sabree to 36th District Court in Detroit. She replaces Judge Prentis Edwards Jr., who joined the Wayne County 3rd Circuit Court in July. Sabree has been associate general counsel for the city of Detroit Water & Sewerage Department since January and prior to that was the…

O.J. Simpson released after serving 9 years in Nevada prison

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Former football legend O.J. Simpson is now a free man after serving nine years for a botched hotel room heist in Las Vegas. Simpson was released at 12:08 a.m. PT on Sunday from Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada. The department released video on social media of Simpson  as he left, wearing…

Finland to introduce Residence Permit for Startups

FINLAND — The Finnish governement has announced that it will take steps to make it easier for entrepreneurs and experts to move to Finland and thereby to promote economic growth and employment. The amendments are scheduled to enter into force as soon as possible. The aim is to make it possible for growth entrepreneurs to…

Detroit hip hop stars lead ‘Turn up the Vote’ rally

DETROIT, Michigan — Detroit City Council member Mary Sheffield used an element of surprise as an incentive with the help of some Detroit hip hop artists for a Turn up the Vote rally at Detroit Edison Public School. Sheffield set up the innaugural rally to help teach students about their civic duty by using rap, something…

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive

SAUDI ARABIA — Saudi Arabia has reversed a longstanding rule, announcing that it will now allow women to drive. In a royal decree signed by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the order said it will be effective immediately but the rollout will take months, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday. A high-level committee…

Angela Merkel Wins Mandate For 4th Term as German Chancellor

GERMANY– Angela Merkel will return for a fourth term Sunday after preliminary results show German voters awarded her a mandate. Merkel had campaigned on her record as a highly respected leader not only in Germany, but also internationally, as well as record low unemployment and strong economic growth. “Merkel has become a very polarizing figure,…