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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A 7-Eleven in Suphan Buri. Credit: Grendelkhan/Wikimedia Commons

That’s right, banking is coming to 7-Eleven next month

Seh-wen, is there anything you can’t do? After months of rumors, it’s now official: banking is coming to 7-Eleven.  As reported by Khaosod English, Government Savings Bank will be the first to offer basic banking transactions at 13,000 Seh-wen nationwide, starting from Oct 31. Under the pilot banking program, Government Savings Bank customers will be able to deposit and withdraw funds at 7-Eleven’s counter service, with a charge of B15 per transaction. There’s no minimum transaction, with deposits of up to B30,000…

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How traveling abroad with kids showed how to fix US transit

Our trip to Sweden featured reliable trains, wide sidewalks, ubiquitous bathrooms—and no car seats ACH TIME I TRAVEL, I find that the most disorienting part of the trip is what I eventually end up wanting to replicate at home. This summer, I sat on a subway platform beneath Stockholm, mulling how I could bring a stress-free transit-riding experience back with me. My three-year-old sat next to me, enthralled by a wall of colorful geometric graphics…

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Nevada Weed Taxes Exceed Expectations, Tourism Opportunities Await

One year into Nevada’s foray into legalized marijuana and (at least budget-wise) things are definitely in the black. Or, is it green? Associated Press reports that marijuana revenue projections have been exceeded by 25 percent in Nevada’s first year of sales, blowing away even the loftiest expectations of legalization’s most strident proponents. In actual dollars, sales are expected to exceed $500 million with tax revenue around $70 million—$25 million of which is earmarked for schools.…

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