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Move over pot brownies: California prepares for marijuana in wine, trail mixes, tacos and other edibles

The sauvignon blanc boasts brassy, citrus notes, but with one whiff, it’s apparent this is no normal Sonoma County wine. It’s infused with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that provides the high.

Move over, pot brownies. The world’s largest legal recreational marijuana market kicks off Monday in California, and the trendsetting state is set to ignite the cannabis culinary scene.

Star Wars characters get Indigenized by Comox First Nation artist

There are few things in pop culture as iconic as the Star Wars stormtrooper: the white, glossy armour, with the insect helmet, is instantly recognizable as a minion of the Empire.

Comox First Nation artist Andy Everson has put his own unique Indigenized stamp on Star Wars costumes, and the fans are loving it.

Since the past week when the latest instalment of the movies came out, he has sold all out all the T-shirts in this line and has more orders coming in from across the world.

French children’s magazine pulls issue after saying Israel wasn’t a ‘real country’

A French children’s magazine has been withdrawn from newsstands after it admitted a “mistake” in writing that Israel wasn’t a “real country.”

The news editor for Youpi, a magazine for children from 5 to 8, told The Associated Press on Tuesday the January issue was being removed from kiosk sales in France and Belgium after writing that Israel was among a few states in the world that aren’t “real countries.”

Bertrand Fichou said he humbly apologizes for the mistake and that his intention wasn’t to challenge the legitimacy of the state of Israel.

Topless protester tries to grab baby Jesus figure at Vatican

A topless protester was detained by Vatican police on Monday for attempting to steal the doll of baby Jesus from the Vatican’s nativity scene. The incident occurred as thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square to hear the Pope’s Christmas Day message.

The woman, who was wearing pants and shoes, was part of the international feminist organization Femen. The group has become well-known for sending topless activists to protest world leaders and challenge the global patriarchy. The woman, identified by Femen as Ukrainian “sextremist” Alisa Vinogradova, had “God is Woman” written on her torso.

h/t Todd

10 year-end facts Canadians should understand and consider as we enter 2018

The total tax bill for the average Canadian family will exceed $35,000 in 2017, or 42.5 per cent of their income—more than what the average family spends on housing, food and clothing combined.

While the federal government has claimed it “cut taxes for middle-class Canadians everywhere,” the reality is that 81 per cent of middle-class families in Canada are paying higher federal income taxes under the government’s personal income tax changes—on average, $840 more a year.