SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Food and lifestyles guru Martha Stewart says the recipe for success she has followed throughout her career also applies to cannabis companies — offer quality products at fair prices.Stewart spoke to about 650 cannabis industry leaders Tuesday at the World Cannabis Congress in Saint John, N.B.In February, Stewart joined Ontario-based Canopy Growth Corp. in an advisory role to help develop a new line of products.The company said it would use Stewart’s knowledge of consumer products while exploring the effectiveness of hemp-derived CBD and other cannabinoids as they relate to both humans and pets.Stewart says she was introduced to Canopy Growth by Snoop Dogg, a noted marijuana aficionado.Her ties to the rapper go back to at least 2015, when she baked brownies on “The Martha Stewart Show” with him and hinted that he could add some weed to the recipe.The crowd in Saint John roared with laughter when Stewart said Snoop Dogg is always high.The Canadian Press
In the first 3 days, security forces took 87 suspects into custody and they were handed over to police for further investigations, he added. The military detained nearly 100 suspects during four days of search operations against remnants of an Islamist group blamed for the Easter attacks that killed 258, officials said Sunday, May 26.Some 3,000 military personnel were deployed in and around the capital as well as other key towns for cordon-and-search activities that began on Thursday, May 23, a military official said. While authorities say the immediate jihadist threat has been blunted, President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday, May 22, extended for one month the 30-day state of emergency imposed after the suicide bombings. Several parts of the capital were also targeted in search operations by troops on Sunday.Similar raids were carried out in North Western Province, north of Colombo, where anti-Muslim riots this month left one man dead and left hundreds of Muslim-owned shops, homes and mosques destroyed.Security forces have arrested scores of suspects in connection with the April 21 bombings of 3 hotels and 3 churches, as well as over what appeared to be organised violence against the island’s Muslim minority. “The number of people detained could be around 100 by now,” a security official said adding that almost all were taken in for possessing drugs and in some cases illegal weapons. A few were also detained along with video and other propaganda material of the local jihadi group, the National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) which has been blamed for the April 21 bombings.The Islamic State group has also claimed a role in the attacks. Sirisena said the move was to maintain “public security”, with the country still on edge after the Easter attacks.Christians make up 7.6% and Muslims 10% of mainly Buddhist Sri Lanka.