Aamra Hallelujah thought it was a good time to open a marijuana dispensary in Toronto — that is until five officers busted open the door of her shop and placed her and one of her employees under arrest.
Hallelujah's storefront dispensary, Up Cafe, was among 43 such locations raided by Toronto Police on Thursday, when 90 people were arrested and slapped with a total of 186 charges. The raids also saw 269 kilograms of dried marijuana and a large quantity of cookies and other marijuana edibles seized.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tax Provisions
The Affordable Care Act contains comprehensive health insurance reforms and includes tax provisions that affect individuals, families, businesses, insurers, tax-exempt organizations and government entities. These tax provisions contain important changes, including how individuals and families file their taxes. The law also contains benefits and responsibilities for other organizations and employers.
If you purchased insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, you should report changes to the Marketplace when they happen. Changes to your household income or family size may affect your eligibility for the advance payments of the premium tax credit.
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"Toronto is in the middle of a grey market, marijuana dispensary boom. Since Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was elected in 2015, weed entrepreneurs have been illegally opening up shop all over the city. Even though there's no guarantee that Trudeau's plan for legal marijuana will include storefront businesses, these operations are opening almost daily. Not only do these shops sell weed, more and more customers are coming through the doors of their local dispensary looking for marijuana edibles. While these stores insist they're providing a medical need to cannabis patients, can a weed soda or a chronic cookie really be considered medicinal? VICE host and medical marijuana patient Damian Abraham does the tough job of trying to figure that out," reports Vice on their YouTube channel.
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Chuck Jones reports for Forbes.com, "The big news this week for Apple was Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway disclosing that it had bought over $1 billion in the company’s shares in the March quarter and Tim Cook spending five days in India. For the stock it broke a four week losing streak by rising $4.70, or 5.2%, to $95.22. The week’s biggest move was on Monday when the stock increased by over $3 when Berkshire Hathaway’s purchase came to light. For the week the shares were stronger than the overall market increasing 5.2% vs. the S&P 500 up 0.3% and the NASDAQ’s increase of 1.1%."
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USAToday.com reports, "Donald Trump has released another financial statement, but critics are still waiting on his tax returns.
Trump's legally required Personal Financial Disclosure, filed with the Federal Election Commission, "shows a tremendous cash flow, and a revenue increase of approximately $190 million dollars (which does not include dividends, interest, capital gains, rents and royalties)," his campaign said in a statement.
It added that Trump's "net worth is in excess of $10 billion dollars."
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High Times reports on their YouTube channel, "Tweed is Canada’s largest medical cannabis producer, providing medicine for roughly 20 percent of the country’s registered pot patients.
The company recently converted an old Hershey’s chocolate factory into a massive marijuana growing facility for its 125 employees.
Tweed is currently working with multiple Cannabis Cup winners DNA Genetics to provide Canadians with the highest quality medical marijuana."
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We need tools that can help us – both clinicians and patients – make better healthcare decisions. Yet in order to do so, those tools need to “think like we do” ... and the key to natural intelligence is not simply X better than Y, but rather sequences of decisions over time. To best assist us, our clinical computing tools should approximate the same process. Such an approach ties to future developments across the broader healthcare space: cognitive computing, smart homes, cyborg clinicians, and robotics.
Casey Bennett is the Chief Scientific Officer for Faros Healthcare. He received his PhD from the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. His work focuses on artificial intelligence in healthcare, including the areas of robotics, machine learning, clinical decision support, and personalized medicine. He was the lead designer for Centerstone’s award-winning organization-wide analytics platform (2010 TDWI Best Practices Award) and the national Knowledge Network Data Warehouse, the largest ongoing clinical mental health data repository in the country. His work has also been featured as part of IBM’s “Smarter Planet” campaign. He is currently working on projects using artificial intelligence to augment clinical decision-making in chronic illness, as well as utilizing in-home robots for therapeutic purposes with elderly patients.
Reports TheSpiritBusiness.com, "It’s a unique approach to consider the United States as an emerging market; as we all know, it’s the largest premium spirits arena in the world. But for Edrington, the Scotland-based producer of The Macallan and Highland Park, the US represents an opportunity for the group that has been largely untapped, until now.
It’s been almost a full year since Edrington launched a dedicated distribution arm to handle its operation in the Americas, rolled out as part of a wider strategy to develop an international distribution network across the world, which also saw the launch of Edrington FIX in the Middle East, Edrington Singapore and most recently, Edrington Webb for Americas travel retail."
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In related news, one company is helping legal medical marijuana and cannabis entrepreneurs navigate business challenges with a specialty service, offering... Cannabis Compliant Accounting + Tax
With the “green rush” and dramatic shift in marijuana policy and law, the need Cannabis Compliant Accounting for legitimate Marijuana and Cannabis businesses has never been greater, and The Nestegg Group, Inc. is ahead of the curve in this regard. Because of Federal Law, even more detailed records are necessary Cannabis businesses; whether you are growing, buying or selling.
NBCNews.com reports, "For seasonal job-seekers and new grads starting off their careers, this summer is shaping up to be a good one to get hired.
As the employment picture improves overall, new surveys indicate that this summer could be a good one for people who are looking for work. Better yet: A tighter labor market means that more employers are going to be raising wages in order to get the stuff they need.
According to a survey by SnagaJob.com of hourly employers that typically hire summer help, 92 percent plan to hire workers for the summer. More than nine out of 10 said they'll hire the same or a greater number of summer workers, and roughly two-thirds said they expect to hire new people as opposed to just rehiring seasonal employees from the previous year."
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