Buyer beware Businessman Todd Collins is planning to open a cannabidiol store in the Plaza District next month. CBD oil can help with seizures, anxiety, PTSD and other issues. Collins says he understands the stigma around CBD shops. “I've seen them all,” he told The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer recently. “And that's why I want to go the other way.” Collins says he plans to sell a product that is “100 percent natural, 100 percent organic” and is free of THC. Some CBD shops, he told Lackmeyer, are being run as head shops and others are opening as a pretense to selling medical marijuana when State Question 788 takes effect. “We do have a bunch of people who saw an opportunity when the law was passed to sell stuff that isn't fit for human consumption,” he said. “And they'll be selling stuff that ends up with people testing positive at their jobs and wondering why.” The age-old maxim comes to mind — buyer beware. Confidence in … [Read more...] about Oklahoma ScissorTales: Changing and growing at Langston
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By Jessica Wehrman, Washington Bureau NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. — Adith Joshua George of Sidney correctly spelled storis — a mass of icebergs — while Madeline Thomas of Centerville fell victim to anonymuncule, which few people could define and probably fewer still can spell.Note: It’s a word describing an insignificant, anonymous author.And so it goes during the Scripps National Spelling Bee, occurring this week just across the river from Washington, D.C. George made it to round three of the bee, while Thomas was one of 67 contestants eliminated in the 91st annual event.Of the 519 spellers competing, 452 remain.The bee has become a post-Memorial Day tradition, drawing viewers who watch the finals on ESPN to find out which kid can battle words that most people find too daunting to ever use in a sentence.The bee began Tuesday morning with a written test and wrapped up Tuesday afternoon with all 519 spellers facing down words on stage for round two. … [Read more...] about One area speller in, but one out in National Spelling Bee
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Asia & Pacific by Annie Gowen by Annie Gowen Email the author April 26 at 10:07 AM Email the author Ramiz and Lisa, who asked that their last names not be used because of a Facebook threat against Muslim and Hindu couples in India, are an interfaith couple in India’s eastern city of Kolkata. (Annie Gowen/The Washington Post) KOLKATA, India — The 21-year-old Hindu college student was having a quiet breakfast with her mother when her phone pinged with a terrifying message. Her name was on a hit list. She and her Muslim boyfriend had been targeted publicly on Facebook along with about 100 interfaith couples … [Read more...] about A Muslim and a Hindu thought they could be a couple. Then came the ‘love jihad’ hit list.
382-WORD LIBYA CLEAN-UP STATEMENT BY ADMINISTRATION USES “TERRORIST” 5 TIMES – “Statement by the Director of Public Affairs for the Director of National Intelligence, Shawn Turner, on the intelligence related to the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi”: “In the immediate aftermath, there was information that led us to assess that the attack began spontaneously following protests … at our embassy in Cairo. We provided that initial assessment to Executive Branch officials and members of Congress, who used that information to discuss the attack publicly … As we learned more, … we revised our initial assessment to reflect new information indicating that it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried out by extremists. … [W]e do assess that some of those involved were linked to groups affiliated with, or sympathetic to al-Qa'ida. … We continue to support the ongoing FBI investigation and the State … [Read more...] about 4 days to debate, 38 days to Nov. 6, 94 days to cliff — INTEL STATEMENT ON LIBYA 9/11 TRIES TO TAKE HEAT OFF WHITE HOUSE — Now called organized terrorist attack; al-Qaida link — Gwen Ifill b-day
IF YOU READ ONLY 1 THING – Cover of tomorrow’s WashPost Outlook, “How Republicans lost their minds, Democrats lost their souls and Washington lost its appeal: Former Post managing editor Robert G. Kaiser says farewell”: “It’s an odd sensation, leaving the town I’d lived in for most of my 70 years, ending my 50-year career at The Washington Post, turning my back on the political circus that enthralled me for so long. But … I don’t miss Washington, and I don’t expect that to change anytime soon. Why? Because for me, the fun has drained out of the game. So has the substance. I used to get excited about the big issues we covered — civil rights, women’s liberation, the fate of the country’s great cities, the end of the Cold War. “I loved the politicians who brought those issues to life, from Everett McKinley Dirksen and Howard Baker (Dirksen’s son-in-law, curiously) to Russell B. Long and Edmund … [Read more...] about WELCOME TO MARCH — OBAMA to PUTIN: ‘There will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine’ — RUBIO: ‘a critical moment in world history’ — ‘GROUNDHOG YEAR’ on the Hill — CLINTON SPIN CLASS