Motorcyclist killed after collision with pickup truck in Banning – San Bernardino County Sun

A man died after a motorcycle and a pickup truck collided in Banning on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 16.

Authorities did not immediately identify the motorcyclist.

The crash in the 2500 block of West Williams Street was reported to police around 3:20 p.m. Arriving officers saw the motorcyclist on the ground unresponsive, Banning police Lt. Vincent Avila said.

He said the man died at the scene. He didn’t have details yet on what happened before the collision.

The driver of the pickup was not injured, Avila said, adding the man remained at the scene.

Police closed Williams Street and Woodland Avenue at 3:21 p.m. It remained closed as of 6 p.m.

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Robert Durst has COVID-19, is on ventilator, says attorney – San Bernardino County Sun

LOS ANGELES — New York real estate heir Robert Durst, who days ago was sentenced in a two-decade-old murder case, has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, his lawyer said Saturday.

Defense Attorney Dick DeGuerin said he was notified that Durst was admitted after testing positive for the coronavirus. DeGuerin said he didn’t know Durst’s condition and was trying to find out more details.

Durst, 78, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without a chance of parole for the murder of his best friend more than two decades ago. Durst, who has numerous medical issues, sat in a wheelchair with a catatonic stare during much of the sentencing hearing.

“He was very, very sick in the courtroom,” DeGuerin said Saturday.

He was convicted in Los Angeles Superior Court last month of first-degree murder for shooting Susan Berman point-blank in the back of the head at her home in December 2000.

The killing had been a mystery that haunted family and friends for 15 years before Durst was arrested in 2015 following his unwise decision to participate in a documentary that unearthed new evidence and caught him in a stunning confession.

DeGuerin said Thursday that Durst will appeal.

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Superette cannabis dispensary in Toronto resembles a retro grocery store – Dezeen

Bold graphics and a checkerboard floor feature in a Superette marijuana shop in Toronto, which was created by the brand’s in-house team in collaboration with Canadian designer Emily Robinson.

Based in Toronto, Superette was founded in 2019 by entrepreneurs Mimi Lam and Drummond Munro. The company now operates six brick-and-mortar shops in Canada and plans to open locations in the United States next year.

The shop is located within a complex made from shipping containers

Aiming to make “buying cannabis as enjoyable as consuming it”, the company has prioritised creating products and retail environments that have a nostalgic feel. Bodegas, pharmacies and hardware stores are among the influences.

The retailer’s latest shop is located at Stackt Market, a shopping complex made of shipping containers in downtown Toronto. Billed as the company’s first “SuperMarket”, the new 800-square-metre space has a look that mimics a classic grocery store.

A checkerboard floor defines the space

It was designed by an in-house team in collaboration with British Columbia’s Emily Robinson Design.

“SuperMarket follows the blueprint of a quintessential neighbourhood grocery store, from the interior design and customer flow to merchandising and product assortment,” the

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Does Medical Licensing Make Sense in Recreational Jurisdictions?

Cannabis licensing has a pretty standard trajectory by this point in time. States tend to start out with medical programs and later adopt recreational programs. What usually happens is that the recreational cannabis market swallows up the medical market. The majority of medical operators will seek out and get authorization to sell recreational cannabis, and many if not most customers will be recreational customers.

The reasons for this are pretty obvious but it bears noting. There is a much bigger consumer push towards the recreational market given that it’s a whole lot easier for a customer to just pull out their ID than it is to get a doctor’s recommendation. So even a lot of people who may have been traditional medical customers will end up just going the easy route and buy recreational cannabis.

So with all this in mind, it bears asking, why is medical cannabis licensing even still a thing?

On one hand, medical cannabis actually makes a lot of sense from a customer’s point of view. Where I practice in California, there are numerous benefits for medical customers:

Recreational cannabis can only be sold to people over age 21. Medical cannabis doesn’t have the same

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With a hometown touch and local supply, Balagan Cannabis wants to bring craft marijuana to Northampton’s Main – MassLive.com

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Inside its doors on Wednesday afternoon, Balagan Cannabis was bright and festive. Its owners shuttled around the room, preparing glass display cases of concentrates and marijuana flower for their Thursday soft opening and Saturday grand opening. Over a speaker, Ms. Lauryn Hill sang about That Thing, and on the TV, Israeli basketball team Hapoel Jerusalem faced off in a Champions League matchup against Spain’s Bàsquet Manresa.

Hapoel’s starting small forward is Willy Workman. The Northampton native took Amherst College to a Division III National Championship in 2013, but now he plays in Israel alongside former NBA first round picks Thon Maker and Anthony Bennett.

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Letter: Five years and still no dispensaries – Chico Enterprise-Record

It’s been five years since voters passed Prop. 64 (Cannabis Legalization).  A year ago, headlines announced approval of cannabis sales in Chico.  And the year before. Despite an adopted ordinance the process is mired by a hostile council, and important components have been intentionally sidelined.

Left in limbo are those who had invested in applications and facilities to distribute, test or manufacture; all legal under ordinance but suspended by behind-the-scenes maneuvers. And possible retail storefronts, determined by population, were reduced from four to three with no explanation.

When these three storefront businesses are chosen – if ever – they must stock cannabis produced, tested – and taxed – from other areas.
Twenty-nine applicants have paid $10,803 each to vie for a Chico storefront.  Most have been paying rent for two years (the review process is site specific). Yet, it is likely another year or more before the magical city sorting hat finishes its work.

Where does this hostility come from? Councilmember Sean Morgan was asked about legalizing, he said “my answer is not only no, but hell no.” He and Councilmember Reynolds hijacked the ordinance almost a year ago, reworking the resolution on fees. Veterans and seniors in need be damned.

As

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