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This Week’s Top Cannabis News: New York’s Legalization, Alaska’s On-Site Consumption, New Zealand’s Rules, And Capital Markets Moves

Cannabis Javier Hasse This week came with a few positive news items from the cannabis, hemp and psychedelics world. We witnessed the opening of the first state-approved cannabis retail spaces with on-site consumption in Alaska; New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s presentation of the FY 2021 budget proposal, which included expected fiscal revenue from adult-use marijuana

Small Business: Taking farming waste to create apparel for infants

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New Zealand grass-fed wagyu prized by US consumers

SUPPLIED First Light beef is bred using Wagyu genetics crossed with either New Zealand dairy cows or Angus dams. Wagyu beef produced by a New Zealand company is sought after by America’s rich. An elite subscription-based buyers club of high net worth Americans, called The Steak Club, sees prime cuts of New Zealand reared grass-fed wagyu

New Zealand’s seafood exports may be among first trade casualties of coronavirus

This‌ ‌story‌ ‌was‌ ‌originally‌ ‌published‌ ‌on‌‌ ‌‌RNZ.co.nz‌‌ ‌and‌ ‌is‌ ‌republished‌ ‌with‌ ‌permission. The deadly new virus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan will affect New Zealand exporters, a top seafood official says. The coronavirus has killed at least 41 people and infected some 1400 since it was identified in Wuhan. Chinese President Xi Jinping warned today that the spread of the disease

Free PhD for the cop killer

Steve Elers writes: In 2002, 17-year-old Luff shot two Feilding police officers, killing Detective Constable Duncan Taylor and injuring Detective Jeanette Park. Taylor died instantly after being shot in the head and chest at point-blank range at a Rongotea farmhouse in Manawatū. Taylor left behind a wife and an 11-month-old son, who is now a

The Liberator: How one man’s 15,000 pest fish changed New Zealand’s waterways

STUFF Stewart Smith illegally released thousands of pest fish into waterways in a decades-long crime spree. An aging communist armed with oxygenated fish tanks in his car roamed New Zealand’s countryside for decades in a bizarre crime spree that forever changed our environment. It led him to be called one of the country’s worst environmental criminals; but

What does the coronavirus epidemic mean for New Zealand?

DAVID WHITE/STUFF Lisa Chamussy and her friends arrive home from Thailand wearing face masks as a precaution against the fast spreading coronavirus. OPINION: The emerging coronavirus outbreak has tragic consequences for vulnerable populations in its path, but also has potential to unlock the best in international collaboration in science and public health. Unlike armed conflict,

Pattrick Smellie: Fish farm objections smell like seabed mining

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New Zealand Rugby launches extensive review into ‘under pressure’ sport

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has launched an extensive review into the sport as the governing body examines how best to thrive in a rapidly changing society. A governance group has been formed to provide oversight and input from across all levels of rugby, with NZR board member Stewart Mitchell appointed as chair. The review work