Canada legalizes recreational Marijuana

CANADA — Justin Trudeau promised to legalize marijuana in Canada when he campaigned to become prime minister. Wednesday, the Cannabis Act became law, as Canada becomes the first G7 Nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Canada became the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis. Medical marijuana has been legal in…

President Trump signed the Music Modernization Act

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Donald Trump signed the Hatch-Goodlatte Music Modernization Act, which will close loopholes in our digital royalty laws to ensure that songwriters, artists, producers, and providers receive fair payment for the licensing of music. “The Music Modernization Act closes loopholes in our digital royalties laws to ensure that songwriters, artists and producers…

Colombian president tightens anti-drug laws

BOGOTA,Columbia — Colombia’s newly-elected president Ivan Duque signed a decree Monday cracking down on drug consumption following an “alarming increase” in domestic abuse of substances. The decree will allow police to confiscate even minimum doses of marijuana, decriminalized in the South American country since 1994. “We are signing a decree that gives tools to the…

Kanye West Clarifies ‘Abolish’ 13th Amendment Remark

LOS ANGELES, California — Following his appearance on SNL, Kanye West (Ye) sat down with Harvey Levin from TMZ to discuss his wording when addressing the 13th Amendment written into the United States Constitution. Ye states that he used the wrong word when he said he wanted to “abolish” the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery,…

Michigan judge stops state from closing 98 medical pot businesses

LANSING, Michigan — Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello issued an injunction on Thursday that saved the closure of 98 medical marijuana facilities in Michigan. Borrello’s brief ruling ordered the state to extend the deadline to Dec. 15 for all facilities temporarily operating under emergency rules and stop “treating temporarily operating medical marijuana businesses…

Kevin Garnett sues accountant over $77 million lost to wealth manager

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — Future NBA Hall of Famer, Kevin Garnett is suing an accountant and his firm, alleging they helped a wealth manager steal $77 million from the retired Champion. The federal malpractice lawsuit alleges Kentucky-based accountant Michael Wertheim and Welenken CPAs enabled Charles Banks IV of Atlanta to defraud Garnett through businesses in which…

President Trump announces trade deal with Mexico; Canada still negotiating

WASHINGTON D.C. — US President Donald Trump announced that his cabinet and Mexico have agreed to revamp Nafta, the North American Free Trade Agreement, in what Donald Trump called a “really good deal” for both countries. The US President made the announcement on Monday. Canada – the other member of Nafta – is yet to…

Trump sounds off to Europe’s $5 Billion antitrust fine for Google

BRUSSELS, Belgium — United States President Donald Trump responded to the hefty fine that the European Commission announced on Wednesday against Tech Giant Google. Google was found guilty of three types of illegal antitrust behavior according to the European Commission — with its Android OS, since 2011 — and is fining the company $5 billion;…

China to regulate tax payment in film industry

BEIJING, China — According to tax authority’s, China has ordered local authorities to reinforce tax payment and management for the film and television industry. In a statement released by the State Administration of Taxation — Companies and personnel in the sector should honestly declare and pay due taxes as required by law. The statement also…

Canadian Act passes hurdles, Legalizes recreational cannabis use

TORONTO, Canada — Canada’s Upper House of Parliament approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana on Tuesday. The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed, and sold. Canadians will be able to buy and consume cannabis…