Marijuana now legal in CNMI but will be kept out of public schools to ensure fed funding

By Lori Lyn Lirio ALTHOUGH now legal in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, the CNMI-Public School System will still maintain its old policy of prohibiting marijuana in schools. Thus stressed Interim Commissioner Glenn Muña saying they need to maintain a drug-free campus to ensure federal funding. “That is something we cannot afford to lose […]


“We want a drug free campus” — CNMI-PSS

By Lori Lyn Lirio DESPITE the growing the number of states allowing the regulated use of marijuana, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public School Service still expresses its desire to maintain a drug free campus as it opposes the marijuana bill in the local legislature. This after the Board of the Education approved the […]


BOC turns over used clothing to DSWD, seized drugs as well as live snake

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Thursday has turned over about 120 boxes of abandoned clothes and pillows, bedding and blankets to the Department of Social Welfare and Development for use of Typhoon Ompong victims. BOC Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the items and personal effects came from delayed luggage […]

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Canadian Prime Minister Says Marijuana Will Be Legal Nationwide Starting October

By Sputnik News ON Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that marijuana will become legal nationwide starting October 17. Canada’s Senate passed the federal government’s bill to legalize marijuana nationwide Tuesday. Although Trudeau’s government had hoped to legalize pot nationwide by July 1, the government announced Tuesday that it will take several weeks for provincial and territorial […]