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LAX to allow marijuana in carry-ons

OS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, better known as LAX, has announced that it will permit travelers to bring small amounts of legal marijuana through security in their carry-on bags. But wait: That doesn’t mean you can toke up at the airport. Pot is legal in several US states, but not on the federal level, so you still need to study up before packing your bags on your way out of LA. In 2016, California passed Proposition…

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Allegations against ‘sex cult’ yoga retreat in Thailand expose darker side of wellness tourism Swami

Vivekananda Saraswati – real name Narcis Tarcau – has fled the country amid reports of abuse endured by former students and staff members at the world’s biggest tantric yoga school, Agama Yoga, on the island of Koh Phangan By MH 12 Sep 2018 Swami Vivekananda Saraswati, whose real name is Narcis Tarcau, has been accused of sexual assault by former staff members and students of Agama Yoga in Thailand. In April, the wellness industry found…

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Cruisin Motorhomes pays penalty for excessive payment surcharges

Cruisin Motorhomes Pty Ltd (Cruisin Motorhomes) has paid a penalty of $2,600 after the ACCC issued an infringement notice for an alleged breach of the excessive payment surcharge laws in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. Cruisin Motorhomes operates a campervan and motorhome rental business, with branches in Hobart, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns. The ACCC alleged that, in January 2018, Cruisin Motorhomes charged Visa and MasterCard customers a 2 per cent surcharge, despite the…

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Best Countries to Smoke Weed

CANADA Should you smoke here? Ask again later On October 17, 2018, Canada will legalize recreational marijuana in full. Growers can get licensed by the federal government, and then individual provinces will determine how the product gets distributed and sold. It won’t be heavily advertised — the attitude here is that the government will sign off, but not promote. THE UNITED STATES Should you smoke here? It depends Surely the most mismatched category of laws…

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Vaping could get you ten years in a Thai prison

Vaping, the popular alternative to smoking cigarettes, might be OK where you come from, but in Thailand sucking on your favourite ‘vape’, or even bringing them into the country, could put put you in a Thai prison for ten years. It’s not a new law, with the import of electronic cigarettes and shisha being banned back in October 2014, but most tourists don’t know about the three year old laws. Adding to the confusion the…

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