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NDTV: 2 Days After Legalisation, Canada Pot Stores Run Out Of Supplies

Press Democrat: Tahoe area resort to have earliest opening day in its history

Press Democrat: Santa Rosa man shot in hand while trying to sell pot

Press Democrat: Two South Korean men convicted of poaching Mendocino Coast succulents ordered to leave the U.S.

Washington Post: A Rastafarian musician could smoke medical marijuana in Oregon. But in Mississippi, he was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Daily Beast: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Tea but Were Afraid to Ask

Seattle Times: Offshore wind farms planned on East and West coasts

The Oregonian: Study: Stoned driver crash risk grows as legal pot spreads in the US

LA Times: California will allow up to 4,000 nonviolent third-strike criminals with life sentences to seek parole

LA Times: Fentanyl smuggled from China is killing thousands of Americans

SF Chronicle: McKinley statue vandalism makes Chronicle

The Guardian: The Wall of Forgotten Natives, a makeshift camp in Minneapolis, is ground zero of a housing and opioid crisis for urban Indians


Toronto Star: Holy smokes, Nova Scotia. Cannabis sales top $660,000 on Day 1

San Jose Mercury: About 100,000 spouses will lose their right to work under Trump's new visa rules

Digg: Finally, A Truly To-Scale Map Of The World

New Republic: The Deceptive, Shameful, Lucratively Funded War Against Rent Control

Washington Post: In N.C., hurricanes did what scientists could not: Convince Republicans that climate change is real

Earther: The Biggest Organism on Earth Is Dying, and It's Our Fault

The Guardian: Revealed: US moves to keep endangered species discussions secret

The Oregonian: Trump ditches 144-year-old pact that allows China to mail packages to US at big discount

Seattle Times: After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

Press Democrat: Ten suspected of growing more than 5,000 pot plants in Lake County

Press Democrat: New cannabis manufacturer gains approval over neighbors’ opposition

LA Times: A simple earthquake fix can prevent catastrophe, but most homeowners ignore it

LA Times: Trump blames wildfires on California forest policy, threatens to withhold funds from state

Wednesday, Oct. 17

UK Independent: Cheech and Chong star tries to travel to Canada for cannabis legalisation day 'but can't find passport'

Politico: Members of Congress, businesses push for homegrown weed

CNBC: Cramer warns against buying volatile Canadian pot stocks until things settle down after legalization

Outside Online: The FBI of the National Park Service

NY Times: Trump Opens New Front in His Battle With China: International Shipping

Washington Post: Postal Service — the preferred shipper for drug dealers

The Oregonian: Homeless woman challenges Grants Pass anti-camping ordinance in court

Seattle Times: Mueller said ready to deliver key findings in his Trump probe after midterms

LA Times: Potentially deadly infection hits California sea lions

LA Times: Canada is now the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Press Democrat: Sonoma County limits pot growing to farms of at least 10 acres

San Jose Mercury: Court: Suspects leaving San Francisco jail can get marijuana back

Tuesday, Oct. 16

The Guardian: Humanity is ‘cutting down the tree of life’, warn scientists

The Guardian: Last stand in the swamp: activists fight final stretch of Dakota pipeline

Washington Post: Why isn’t the media covering climate change all day, every day?

San Jose Mercury: Robocall relief: New $100 million system may help frustrated consumers

Press Democrat: First phase of north county’s Highway 101 repaving project nearly complete

Press Democrat: Sears to keep Eureka store; closing Santa Rosa

LA Times: Plan that would increase property tax bills for California businesses qualifies for 2020 ballot

Monday, Oct. 15

Washington Post: ‘Hyperalarming’ study shows dramatic loss of insects in pristine American tropical forest

LA Times: Screened at U.S. border, Canadians who are honest about using marijuana could be banned from America

NY Times: E.P.A. to Disband a Key Scientific Review Panel on Air Pollution

Washington Post: The idea that action against climate change will ‘destroy the economy’ couldn’t be more wrong

Washington Post: Warren releases DNA test suggesting distant Native American ancestor

Washington Post: Marijuana is emerging in California’s SoCal wine country, offering promise and concern

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