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Companies loosen job requirements but challenges remain

Companies loosen job requirements but challenges remain

NEW YORK (AP) — Landing a waitressing job or bartending gig at a Lost Dog Cafe in Northern Virginia had never been easy. “Help Wanted” signs were a rarity, and half the chain's staff stuck around for at least 10 years.

Cops: 14 arrested at large illegal marijuana grow operations

LEBANON, Ore. (AP) — Fourteen people were arrested and 1,400 pounds of pot were seized east of Corvallis in Lebanon in connection to two large illegal marijuana grow operations, authorities said.

In Afghanistan, opium is as big a winner as Islamic extremism

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South Dakota lawmakers push to outlaw homegrown medical pot

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Spain announces 107 arrests in major marijuana raids in July

MADRID (AP) — More than 100 people were arrested when police in Spain busted an illegal drug ring this summer, Europol said Wednesday.
Boston Beer Company to make cannabis-infused beverages with two Ontario companies

Boston Beer Company to make cannabis-infused beverages with two Ontario companies

TORONTO — A subsidiary of the Boston Beer Company Inc. will produce non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused beverages with the help of two Ontario companies. BBCCC Inc.

Effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio clears another hurdle

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An effort to legalize marijuana use and sales in Ohio has cleared another hurdle on the path to getting the proposal submitted to the Legislature.
New this week: 'Cinderella,' Imagine Dragons, Selena Gomez

New this week: 'Cinderella,' Imagine Dragons, Selena Gomez

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,644.64, up 140.49 points.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up 55 cents, or 2.33 per cent, to $24.20 on 9.8 million shares.

Cannabis company to pay $300,000 over payroll violations

BOSTON (AP) — A company that runs three cannabis dispensaries in Massachusetts failed to properly pay employees who worked Sunday and holiday shifts, according to the state attorney general’s office.